Pages

Waiting On Wednesday #44 – Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


Roar by Cora Carmack

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
I am thrilled – Cora Carmack you´ve done a terrific job! Holy moly this novel has it all: Emotions, great pictures, beautiful language and a heroine who rocks.

Roar* by Cora Carmack
Stormheart Series #1
Published by Tor Teen on June 13, 2017
ISBN 9780765386311
Pages 384
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies within those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world´s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora´s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She´s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she´s yet to show any trace of the magic she´ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Auroa´s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He´ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks – storm magic. And the people selling it? They´re not Stormling. They´re storm hunters. Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there´s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she´s brave enough. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

My Review

I fell in love with the US cover the moment I saw it. And the cover of the German edition is as beautiful as the original one. You will see it, if you keep reading *smile*

Sag Kein Wort by Raphael Montes

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Perfect Days, as the English edition is called, has a cover that fits totally. You can see it at the bottom of my review. But it was the cover of the German edition, that got me. Dark, fascinating, and with a hint of danger.

Sag Kein Wort* by Raphael Montes
Original Title Dias Perfeitos / Perfect Days
Published by Limes on June 26, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8090-2678-5
Pages 317
Format ARC
Source Publisher
Goodreads

Téo is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn´t have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver – that is, until he meets Clarice. She´s almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she´s working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Téo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlines in her screenplay. Through it all, Téo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other. That time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can´t get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. 

My Review

A psychological thriller is exactly what you will get. A twisted, dark, dusky and very bloody piece of work with some unexpected turns and two main figures where I am still not sure which of them was more psychic.

Follow Friday #27 – Highlight August 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about our book highlight for August. I had it before and I have it again. Two books I can´t decide which one I want to highlight, so I give both the honor. Different genres though, but each very good in their own way.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman

After I had enjoyed her Young Adult novels so much, I was eager to see how an adult novel written by the author would be.

Leave Me* by Gayle Forman
Published by Algonquin Books on September 6, 2016
ISBN 978-1-6162-0617-8
Pages 352
Format Hardcover 
Source Publisher



Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we´re going we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves. 

My Review

I don´t know what I´ve expected of this novel, but I am sure that it wasn´t what I got in the end.

Die Goldene Stadt by Sabrina Janesch

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Guess you could translate the title The Golden Town. A book about Peru, the Inca and their legendary gold and a man who never got his historic fame for discovering Machu Picchu first. Sounds confusing and interesting altogether?

Die Goldene Stadt* by Sabrina Janesch
Published by Rowohlt Berlin on August 18, 2017
ISBN 978-3-87134-838-9
Pages 539
Format Hardcover
Source ARC by Publisher




“How do you know it´s El Dorado when you find it?”, Singer asked abruptly. Berns let his papaya sink. Pepe looked now. Amusement rose in Berns. This question had never occurred to him; He was more than certain that the lost city of the Inca would tell him immediately and unequivocally. “I´ll see it”, Berns answered. El Dorado was built by people like me. That´s why people like me will find it.” (personal translation)

My Review

Right, it does. And exactly that was the reason for me, why I wanted to read this book. 

Die Wellington Saga - Verführung by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wild One, its original title, is again full of emotions, wonderful scenes and heart. I liked it even better than the first one, and that tells you something.

Die Wellington Saga - Verführung* by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman
Die Wellington Saga #2
Original Title Wild One (The Polo Season)
Published by Blanvalet on July 17, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7341-0373-5
Pages 366
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

Kat Parker thought she´d finally escaped being known as the housekeeper´s daughter in the class-obsessed polo town of Wellington, FL. With her first blockbuster screenplay, she´d become the Hollywood It girl – until with one flop suddenly she wasn´t. Heading home is her only option.
For Sebastian, everything in life has always come easily – wealth, sports, women. But the perennial party life is starting to feel a bit stale. Especially after meeting Kat. Her easy laughter and candid attitude make him aspire something more meaningful for the first time in his life. As Sebastian tells Kat stories of his grandmother Victoria, a woman who could be dripping in diamonds one moment and tearing up the polo field the next, Kat´s inspiration fires and soon the pair are back in Hollywood, working on a film together that could make or break both of their careers. And though the chemistry between the two is building, the film´s irresistible star has other ideas …

My Review

My joy was immense when I saw that this novel was on its way to my place. 

Waiting On Wednesday #43 – Licht In Tiefer Nacht (Come Sundown) by Nora Roberts


is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


The Heart Of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Not as good as the first book, but worth your time anyway. And a well written sequel. There is drama in it, blood, cruelty and you´ll find friendship, loyalty, romance and what it means when an entire nation likes you. Wanna know more? Then keep reading *smile*

The Heart Of Betrayal* by Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co on July 7, 2015
ISBN 978-0-8050-9924-9
Pages 480
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia´s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar´s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There´s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country … and her own destiny.

My Review

When I saw that the second book´s cover would be the same as the original edition shows, I was quite relieved. 

Kopf Aus, Herz An by Jo Watson

Saturday, August 19, 2017
A nice cover that caught my attention in the literally last minute. When I placed my application for it, I never thought that I would get lucky.

Kopf Aus, Herz An* by Jo Watson
Destination Love Series #1
Original Title Burning Moon
Published by LYX on June 28, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7363-0421-5
Pages 314
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

Lilly's worst nightmare becomes true when her fiancé leaves her in front of the wedding ceremony. But instead of putting her head in the sand, she decides to pursue the honeymoon to Thailand anyway - alone. Still in the plane, she meets the attractive Damien, who with his tattoos and the spontaneous nature is actually exactly the kind man, around Lilly would otherwise make a large bow. But now that there's nothing she holds back, she lets her take her on a journey - a journey that shows her what it means to listen to his heart and not to his head.

My Review

As much as I like the cover of the German edition, but the novel itself turned out to be a nice story with an annoying main character.

Follow Friday #26 – ARC And Reviewer ´ s Copy

Friday, August 18, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about ARC´s or reviewer´s copies and how I feel about them.  

If you want to know my thoughts about that question: keep reading *smile*

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber simply knows how to entertain her readers. This novel is beautiful, emotional and still not kitschy or in any way too much.

Silver Linings* by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series #4
Published by Ballantine Books on August 11, 2015
ISBN 978-0-5533-9179-4
Pages 352
Format Hardcover
Source Library

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown closer to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends – and are becoming something more – yet he still won´t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he´s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. And as she discovers the secret behind Mark´s decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.
Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James – the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change – and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.

My Review

I am still in some sort of shock. There is so much heart, drama, and love in this novel and you can find on every page something you haven´t discovered yet.

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Thursday, August 17, 2017
This was the first book I read by the author. And it was worth every second I spend with it! Never had so much fun while reading an old story about love. Now, while waiting for the third one to come out (later this year) I am posting my review for the first Bad Romeo book *smile*

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Starcrossed Series #1
Published by St. Martin´s Griffin on December 23, 2014
ISBN 9781250063274
Pages 416
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discover one of their own… Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college... then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan´s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart. Now they´ve made it to Broadway where they´re reunited as romantic leads once again – and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret – and he´s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it´s the things that aren´t good for us that are the most irresistible. 

My Review

Allowedly I read this book some time ago. Some looong time ago. But my enthusiasm hasn´t changed.

Waiting On Wednesday #42 – One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


Sting by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is a guarantor for great thrillers. At least that´s the genre where I love her writing the most. Sting is no exception. From the start, you are in a game where you´ll can only guess who´s the good guy and who´s the bad.

Sting by Sandra Brown
Published by Hachette Audio on August 16, 2016
ASIN B01G91QJ8U
Length 11 hours and 40 minutes
Narrator Stephen Lang
Format Audiobook
Source audible

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn´t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is … and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $ 30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother´s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits – and each other – to stay alive. Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie´s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn´t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother´s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers – and for each other – this unlikely pair ultimately makes a desperate move that could be their last.

My Review

This thriller I enjoyed as an audio book. And the narrator did a (mostly) great job.

Ein Sommergarten In Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Another wonderful book by the author. This time the tone is a bit different, the theme another and yet you will find a lot of love, passion, desire and that it is worth to risk it all if true love is what you will get out of it on the other end.

Ein Sommergarten in Manhattan* by Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #2
Original Title Sunset in Central Park
Published by Mira TB on June 12, 2017
ISBN 978-3-95649-670-7
Pages 411
Format Paperback
Source RC by Publisher
Goodreads

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents´ divorce, she´s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt – but that´s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race … Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he´s known forever and doesn´t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?

My Review

A disastrous divorce, a mother who is embarrassing her daughter every time they meet and a man who is patient as hell, what more do you want as basis for a beautiful novel?

Follow Friday #25 – Blog Posts Per Week

Friday, August 11, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF is all about how often per week a blogger should post something and the always remaining question how many posts I read while visiting other blogs and how often I post on my own blog.

Waiting On Wednesday #41 – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

is a weekly event originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday!


Water & Air by Laura Kneidl

I got fascinated by the cover. All the blue, the gold and the decent trimming – looks gorgeous. On the photo and live. This is a novel about hope, change, love and the fight for the better.

Water & Air* by Laura Kneidl
Published by Carlsen on March 3, 2017
ISBN 978-3-551-31544-1
Pages 474
Format Softcover
Source Publisher


Since the rise of sea levels, people live in domes under the water or in the air. With her eighteen years, Kenzie has never seen the sun and her life in the water colony is subject to strict standards. After all, she cannot stand it anymore and flees into an air colony to make a new start. But then she becomes the main suspect in a mysterious murder series and only Callum with the mysterious smile holds to her. But not only the two-threatened danger, even the fate of the entire colony is at stake. (personal translation by the reviewer) 

My Review

My first book by Laure Kneidl turned out to be something I didn´t expect at all. I expected a futuristic novel playing in a faraway future and where technique is part of the daily life – for everyone. 

True North – Schon Immer Nur Wir by Sarina Bowen

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
I discovered the True North series a couple of months ago when I won the first book for a reading challenge.

True North – Schon Immer Nur Wir* by Sarina Bowen
True North Series #2
Original Title Steadfast
Published by LYX July 21, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7363-0600-4
Pages 397
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher
Goodreads

She´s the only one who ever loved him – and the only one he can never have. Just lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there´s no way he can ever right that wrong. He´d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can´t find a job just anywhere. For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he´s everywhere she turns. It´s hard not to stare at how much he´s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn´t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he´d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen. She knows it´s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes. No one wants to Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie´s police chief father. But it´s a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

My Review

Now with Steadfast, its English title, the great ride went on and I am again thrilled. Though this book was different from the first, the style darker and nothing sugar coated, it was a fantastic read I absolutely enjoyed.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Inkvotary. All Rights Reserved.
Dinah Theme by Anna Moore and These Paper Hearts.
Roses + Kitten by Maria Kytyzova. Used with permission.