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Waiting On Wednesday #48 – The Speaker by Traci Chee

Wednesday, September 27, 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!


Waiting On Wednesday #47 – Die Gabe Der Auserwählten by Mary E. Pearson

Wednesday, September 20, 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!

This week my WoW is about The Beauty Of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

A book that isn´t only well designed when it comes to its cover: the inside is a real beauty as well. There is only one thing I didn´t like about this edition: what that is you can read in my review below *smile*

Nevernight* by Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #1
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on September 08, 2016
ISBN 978-1-2500-7302-0
Pages 448
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

In a land where suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against powers who destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father´s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father´s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined. Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic -  the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church´s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires. Revenge.

Thoughts

OMG – that cover rocks! Dark, mysterious, bloody and with colors that fit completely. And the fact that you get a hint of how Mia looks, is a plus as well.

Waiting on Wednesday #46 – Illuminae. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, September 13, 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!

Nachtmahr – Das Vermächtnis Der Königin by Ulrike Schweikert

Sometimes you just need to stick to a series and wait. This third and final book of this trilogy came with many things I didn´t expect and THE COVER - WOW!

Nachtmahr Das Vermächtnis Der Königin* by Ulrike Schweikert
Nachtmahr Trilogy #3
Published by Penhaligon on July 24, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7645-3086-0
Pages 414
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

Lorena is a Nachtmahr, a wonderful but dangerous being of the night. And she´s on the run. To save herself, Lorena must find an ancient book in which the prophecy of the Nachtmahre is to be revealed. But William, the son of her greatest adversary, comes before her. Lorena must face her worst enemy to save the prophecy. On Williams´ father´s estate, however, she does not expect death, but a passionate encounter. Everything that Lorena has ever considered true is questioned. (personal translation)

Thoughts

After book one and two I was really curious how this third and final novel would be. 

Tausend Kleine Lügen by Liane Moriarty

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Why haven´t I read this novel sooner? Big Little Lies was pure excitement and so hilarious! And huge fun. You will laugh out loud, shake your head and smile while reading it.

Tausend Kleine Lügen* by Liane Moriarty
Original Title Big Little Lies
Published by Bastei Lübbe on August 25, 2017
ISBN 978-3-404-17543-7
Pages 495
Format Paperback
Source ARC by Publisher

 
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She´s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline´s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline´s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline´s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?). Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn´t be, with those rambunctious twin boys?  Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.  

Thoughts

The German edition isn´t as pretty and gorgeous looking as the original one, but after reading the novel I can say that I can ignore that easily. You´ll find the original cover at the end of this review, so keep reading ...

Nachtmahr – Die Schwester Der Königin by Ulrike Schweikert

Monday, September 11, 2017
I had high hopes for this second book in the authors Nachtmahr-trilogy. And the cover with all its blue, silver and white in combination with the motive gave me a really good reason to read this book.

Nachtmahr Die Schwester Der Königin* by Ulrike Schweikert
Nachtmahr Trilogy #2
Published by Penhaligon on June 29, 2015
ISBN 978-3-7645-3085-3
Pages 415
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

Lorena is a Nachtmahr – and a danger to all who love her. In order to protect her fellow men from her dark side, she goes to the house of the mighty Lady to begin her education. But then Lorena learns that the Nachtmahre have detected her sister. Lucy was kidnapped as a child because she was held for the Eclipse mentioned in the prophecy. Now Lorena goes to San Francisco to free her sister from Alcatraz. But she does not suspect that a dark conspiracy is under way, in which no one reveals his true motives … (personal translation)

Thoughts

Oh yes, me and a wonderful to look at cover. How can someone resist a wonderfully designed and balanced cover motive when it is created with my favorite colors? 

Auf Ewig Dein by Eva Völler

Saturday, September 09, 2017
OMG – the cover is a real beauty! I can´t stop looking at it *swoon*. This book got me from the first moment I saw it. It´s so GORGEOUS. And after I had read the novella to this new series by the author, I was literally hooked. In English, you could call it Forever Yours ...

Auf Ewig Dein* by Eva Völler
Time School Series #1
Published by One on July 21, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8466-0048-0
Pages 376
Format Hardcover
Source ARC by Publisher
Goodreads

Time travel can be quite dangerous. Anna knows this only too closely because since she lost her heart to the good-looking Venetian Sebastiano on her first time-travel, she had to cope with many a difficult situation. She had actually promised herself a somewhat quieter life by starting her own watchman's school. But her newly recruited pupils are quite self-centered, and even at the first major assignment at the court of Henry the Eight, everything goes wrong. And then a sudden unexpected visit from Anna´s future appears, who turns her entire life upside down ... (personal translation)

Thoughts

And this novel continued to keep me hooked. The story is diversified, entertaining, fun to read and with characters, you can nothing but like.

Nachtmahr - Das Erwachen Der Königin by Ulrike Schweikert

Friday, September 08, 2017
This was the very first book by the author, I´ve ever read. Ulrike Schweikert is famous for her historical novels and her profound language. At least here in Germany. So, with the third book of this trilogy now in my hands, I guess it is time to start publishing how I thought about this first one.

Nachtmahr Das Erwachen Der Königin* by Ulrike Schweikert
Nachtmahr Trilogy #1
Published by Penhaligon on January 13, 2014
ISBN 978-3-7645-3084-6
Pages 415
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

During the day, Lorena is an inconspicuous young woman – but every night she turns into a beautiful being: she is a Nachtmahr. No man can resist her, and whoever once succumbed to her charms will forfeit her forever. But then Lorena meets Jason, her great love. For her sake, she desperately tries to curb the destructive Nachtmahr. Lorena, however, does not know that she can not deny her true nature. For she is the chosen one who will decide the destiny of the Nachtmahre. (personal translation)


Thoughts

The cover got me first. The colors, the dress, the silver letters of the book title and the way how it was designed in general. 

Der Anfang by Eva Völler

Thursday, September 07, 2017
I had the first novel of this new series by the author already on my desk when I saw this and thought, why not read this first before I start with the printed book. So, this became my first book I ever read by Eva Völler – and it was very entertaining. In English, it could be called The Beginning ….

Der Anfang* by Eva Völler
Time School Series #0,5
Published by Bastei Entertainment on June 23, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7325-5251-1
ASIN B071X4L536
Pages ca.72 
Format eBook
Source Purchased

Anna and Sebastiano are back! The perfect couple of the Zeitenzauber-Trilogy has a bold plan: its own Time Travel Academy in Venice, the place where the adventure of their love began. But the recruitment of new students presents itself as unexpectedly dangerous. Their first novice is Ole, and he is a born-and-bred and ruthless Viking who pursues completely different plans than Anna and Sebastiano. Before the two know it, they are to the neck in trouble and must not only fight for Ole´s life, but also for their own. (personal translation) 

Thoughts

This short novella tells a bit rough story of Ole and how he and Anna and Sebastiano meet for the first time. 

Nacht Ohne Ende by Sandra Brown

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Standoff (its original title) is not new, but with this cover, I simply had to have it. A fast-paced thriller with a great main figure and a plot so twisted that you never know what´ll happen next.

Nacht Ohne Ende* by Sandra Brown
Original Title Standoff
Published by Blanvalet on July 17, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7341-0464-0
Pages 284
Format Paperback
Source Publisher



An ambitious female television reporter is driving through New Mexico when she hears that a Texas millionaire’s teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Knowing the girl´s father lives nearby, she quickly lines up an interview. The situation quickly spins out of control, however, and the reporter finds herself at the center of a tense situation that could have devastating consequences for all involved.

I am a Sandra Brown fan since many years. Mostly when it comes to her thrillers I love to read her work and see how she combines tension with the thrill of a haunting plot.

Waiting On Wednesday #45 – True North Du Bist Alles Für Immer by Sarina Bowen


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!


Follow Friday #28 – Rating System

Friday, September 01, 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 using a rating system. How we feel about it if it is really necessary and why some of us bloggers might not like it at all.

You want to know how I think about it? Then keep reading *smile*

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