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Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
I was not sure if this book would be one that fits my taste when it comes to Cecelia Ahern. Yes, the cover is nice and the color combination of the German edition, I actually kind of like. But the novel itself left me with a weird and awkwardly silent feeling.

Lyrebird* by Cecelia Ahern
Published by Harper Collins UK on March 11, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0075--0186-1
Pages 432
Format Hardcover 
Source Publisher

In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird. When Solomon stumbles into Laura´s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her. But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly. 

Thoughts

One thing is for sure. This novel is either one you´ll love right from the start or you don´t. There´s nothing in-between.

Waiting On Wednesday #50 – Everlife by Gena Showalter

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!


Die Mächtige by Trudi Canavan

Saturday, October 21, 2017
This book, it´s original title is Millennium´s Rule-Successor´s Promise, came to me by surprise. After finishing the second book of this series, I wasn´t sure if I wanted to read this one, too. But then my curiousness won.

Die Magie Der Tausend Welten: Die Mächtige* by Trudi Canavan
Millennium´s Rule Series #3
Original Title Millennium´s Rule-Successor´s Promise*
Published by Penhaligon on June 26, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7645-3107-2
Pages 704
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

For a thousand years, Valhan, the most powerful of all magicians, dominated the destinies of a thousand worlds. But now he is dead, and chaos reaches around. His natural successor is the young magician Rielle, but she is reluctant to take that responsibility. Without regard to her wishes, her supporters and her opponents fight in the background. And no one knows that Valhan´s plans go beyond his death. He wants to be born again to dominate the worlds for another thousand years – and for this, he and his followers will remove every obstacle.(personal translation)

Thoughts

Being nosy isn´t always a good thing *smile*. And despite the fact, that the cover of the German edition (you can see the original one at the end of this review) is kind of nice to look at, my favorite one is still the cover of the first book. 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Friday, October 20, 2017
The cover is one piece of beauty. Showing a lot and yet nothing. And the story between the two bookcases is one great piece of work. Karin Slaughter, you simply rock!

The Good Daughter* by Karin Slaughter
The Good Daughter #1
Published by Harper Collins UK on July 13, 2017
ISBN 978-0-0081-5076-1
Pages 512
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn´s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father Pikeville´s notorious defence attorney devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father´s footsteps to become a lawyer herself the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it´s a case which can´t help triggering the terrible memories she´s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won´t stay buried forever.

Thoughts

I´ve read almost every book the author has written so far. And for me, it was very clear that I wanted to read this new one as well.

The Forever Court by Dave Rudden

Thursday, October 19, 2017
A beautiful and a bit darker second part of this trilogy. Denizen has started his new life and to learn how to deal with his newfound mother.

The Forever Court* by Dave Rudden
Knights Of The Borrowed Dark Trilogy #2
Published by Puffin on April 6, 2017
ISBN 978-01413-5661-7
Pages 416
Format Paperback
Source Publisher

Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers he has been given by Venia, the daughter of the Endless King. But Denizen may need those powers sooner than he thinks – not only are the Tenebrous stirring again but the Order of the Borrowed Dark face a new threat from much closer to home …

Thoughts

With this second book, the author gives another insight in his great and unique fantasy. 

Last Breath by Karin Slaughter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This is a thriller novella that rounds up the actual thriller The Good Daughter.  My review of that book will be up on the blog soon.

Last Breath* by Karin Slaughter
The Good Daughter #0.5
Published by Witness Impulse on July 11, 2017
ISBN 978-0-0627-4215-5
Pages 176
Format eBook
Source Purchased
Goodreads

At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn´s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home – and after that shocking night, Charlie´s world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past and is powerless to say no. But honor-student Flora is far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe in everything she is being told? 

Thoughts

I suggest that you read this novella first before you start to enjoy the main thriller. That is if you are able to read this eBook on a device at all.

Waiting On Wednesday #49 – Friction by Sandra Brown

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 #29 – Highlight September 2017

Saturday, October 14, 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 September. Good, the month is long gone and we are already in the middle of October, with golden leaves in the garden, horse chestnut laying all around and a few very sunny (hopefully) days ahead. At least that´s what the weather forecast is pronouncing.

Die Wellington Saga – Verlangen by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Ride Free, it´s original title, is published with a smooth, silk-like feeling when you touch it and in a very elegant optic style. Feels great. And with the knowledge in mind, that this is a novel you can just enjoy without having to think that much, this third and last book promises nothing but some reading pleasure.

Die Wellington Saga – Verlangen* by Nacho Figueras & Jessica Whitman
Die Wellington Saga #3
Original Title Ride Free (The Polo Season)
Published by Blanvalet on September 18, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7341-0374-2
Pages 319
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

Antonia Black has always known her place with the Del Campo family – a bastard daughter. And it will take a lot more than her skill with horses to truly belong within the wealthy polo dynasty. In fact, she´s been shuttled around so much in her life, she doesn´t even know what “home” means. Until one man shows her exactly how it feels to be safe, to be free, to be loved. Enzo Rivas knows Noni is way out of his league. After all, he´s the stablemaster and she´s the boss´s sister. But he can´t see the hurt in her eyes and not want to protect her. And he can no longer deny the electric tension jumping between them. Yet just when he´s ready to risk it all and change their relationship forever, a secret from her past makes him question everything he thought he knew about her …

Thoughts

Good, I am not that enthusiastic about it, as I was when I read the other two books. 

Herz Aus Glas by Kathrin Lange

Saturday, October 07, 2017
I got hooked by the cover. The mixture of red, black and the various pink tones fascinated me and together with the summary, my interest was aroused. Though I am no pink fan. The English title could be Heart Of Glass.

Herz Aus Glas* by Kathrin Lange
Herz Trilogy #1
Published by Arena on January 7, 2014
ISBN 978-3-401-06978-4
Pages 413
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

Julie is little enthusiastic when her father suggests spending the winter holidays on Martha´s Vineyard. On the island, she meets David, whose girlfriend recently died in a fall from the cliffs. Although he meets her with repellent coldness, Julie immediately feels drawn to the good-looking boy. But then she learns of a centuries-old curse, which is to be responsible for the death of more girls. A ghostly voice begins to whisper to her warnings and soon Julie no longer knows what is reality and what is dream. When she finally falls in love with David, she is in deadly danger. (personal translation Cover ©Arena Verlag)

Thoughts

Usually, I am not that much into mystery. But after reading the summary of this book, I somehow got curious.

40 Stunden by Kathrin Lange

Friday, October 06, 2017
I knew the author from her YA books. How she was as a thriller writer I wanted to find out, so I asked for this book. And what a unique thriller it turned out to be!

40 Stunden* by Kathrin Lange
Faris Iskander Series #1
Published by Blanvalet on January 1, 2014
ISBN 978-3-442-38129-6
Pages 414
Format Softcover
Source RC by Publisher

When the investigator Faris Iskander receives a video, in which a man is beaten to a cross, he does not suspect that this is the beginning of a true nightmare. For only 40 hours remain for him to find the victim. If he fails, the perpetrator will fire bombs everywhere in the city. A race against time begins. Faris suddenly finds a link to a previous case – and realizes that the perpetrator is closer to him than he ever thought possible… (personal translation) 

Thoughts

This thriller is about extreme religiousness, called “evangelical” by experts. 
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