Pages

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #63 – It Feels Like Summer!

Saturday, April 21, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Friday, April 20, 2018
Sometimes I wonder if I would have read this series at all when I look at the original covers and compare them to those, the German editions have. Not that the English covers aren´t good looking, but to be honest, they aren´t really my taste. On the other hand, I would have missed some great books, if I would have gone after that.

One Foot in the Grave
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress Series #2
Publisher Avon Books on April 29, 2008
Genre Vampire 
Pages 357
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 


I hunt on behalf of the government Undead. I have not seen my ex-boyfriend Bones for a long time, after all, he is a vampire and therefore actually my prey. But now I need his help – Bones, however, has very own plans for me … (personal translation)

Thoughts

It was a fascinating read, to be honest, and one I don´t want to miss. 

Ich Beobachte Dich by Chevy Stevens

Thursday, April 19, 2018
I was waiting for Never Let You Go to come out in Germany for many months. And it was worth the wait. The cover was one of the first things I´ve noticed. It kind of got me right away and it fits so well. Oh boy …

Ich beobachte dich*
Author Chevy Stevens
Translation Maria Poets
Original Title Never Let You Go
Publisher Fischer Scherz on April 25, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 474
Format Softcover
Source LB Reading Challenge
Goodreads

Deep and cold is the ocean on the Canadian west coast, wide and rough the land. Here Lindsey lives with her 17-year-old daughter Sophie. Eleven years ago, she escaped a nightmare, living with her controlling, violent husband Andrew. He had to go to jail. Lindsey has blurred all traces and built a new life for herself and Sophie. But now Andrew is free … (personal translation)

Thoughts

Right from the beginning, this thriller gives you an oppressive feeling. And the more pages I´ve read, the stronger it became.

Waiting On Wednesday #69 – Shades Of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

For whatever reason, I wasn´t really interested in reading this second book, or the rest of this trilogy, for a long time. Don´t ask me why I can´t really explain it. As a huge fan of the authors Night Huntress series, this one is slightly different and maybe I needed the right time to get into it again.

The Sweetest Burn
Author Jeaniene Frost
Broken Destiny #2
Publisher HQN Books on June 27, 2017
Genre Fantasy
Pages 346
Format Paperback 
Source Purchased 

Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous – and dangerously sexy – Adrian. Ivy isn´t sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between the demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who´s decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.

Thoughts

A few weeks back, I thought, I´d give it another try and asked for the third book of this trilogy, the second was too old to require – and was VERY surprised when I got it.

Verliebt Bis Über Beide Herzen by Sarah Morgan

Saturday, April 14, 2018
New York, Actually is a novel that continues the wonderful style the author has. Some things are a bit changed though, but in a good way.

Verliebt bis über beide Herzen
Author Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #4
Translation Ivonne Senn
Original Title New York, Actually**
Publisher Mira TB on March 12, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 378
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 

All New York adores Molly as a counselor in love affairs. Only she never sticks to what she recommends to others. For what? She has already found her great love. He is loyal, athletic, and his dark eyes are of beguiling beauty: her Dalmatian dog Valentine. But when she meets cynical divorce lawyer Daniel in Central Park, he confuses her expertise quite a bit. Because Daniel has his own seductive views of love …(personal translation)

Thoughts

In case you are wondering, why the title of this review sounds different, it is the title, the German edition has.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #62 – Going Crazy Here!

With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Halfway To The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Friday, April 13, 2018
Now, years after reading this book, I am thinking why I wanted this novel in the first place. Was it the German cover edition (you can see it at the review end) or the summary, or both together? Can´t say for sure, but it was a pure reading pleasure, that´s for sure.

Halfway To The Grave
Author Jeaniene Frost 
Night Huntress Series #1
Publisher Avon Books on October 30, 2007
Genre Vampire 
Pages 415
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 

There he was, the pact with the devil. The vampire looked at me seductively and threateningly at the same time. If I refused his offer, it would be happy hour for him and I the drink. If I agreed, however, I would make an alliance with the absolute evil … (personal translation) 

Thoughts

Good, some parts of this book were a bit too much, at least that´s how I see it. But in the end, I was well entertained, and that´s what counts.

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Thursday, April 12, 2018
This is one of the very few series, that fascinated me though it wasn´t the kind of genre I used to read back then.

Faefever
Author Karen Marie Moning
Fever Series #3
Publisher Bantam Dell on September 16, 2008
Genre Fantasy-Mystery
Pages 409
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 

When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister´s journal, she is stunned by Alina´s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister´s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil that it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac´s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V´lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.  

Thoughts

But sometimes the Fantasy and Mystery genre has exceptions that you just need to read and get involved with.

Waiting On Wednesday #68 – Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.


The Rose And The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
My hope with this book was, that it would draw me into the luxuriousness of the Orient. No doubt, this novel is written in a wonderful flowery style and shows a world of secrets, danger, and power.

The Rose And The Dagger
Author Renée Ahdieh
The Wrath And The Dawn #2
Publisher G.P. Putnam´s Sons on April 26, 2016
Genre Novel
Pages 432
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust. In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse – one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid´s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan. While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn´t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Thoughts

After reading the first book, it was somehow clear to me, that I wanted to read this second book too. 
My hope was, that it might change my feelings for the author´s writing style.

Blog Ahead Mini March 2018 – Close-Up

Sunday, April 08, 2018
This challenge is hosted by Anna over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup and is all about getting some posts done and scheduled in advance.

Well, there wasn´t much of blogging ahead for me during this challenge. I underestimated life completely. Sure, I wrote some reviews, and some of them went live during the challenge – which means I can´t count them. But anything else than that? No chance. And because of that, this post will be short and only there to close up this challenge properly.
No good feeling that I couldn´t reach my goal. And to be honest, I am seriously asking myself why I am so bad at blogging ahead. No matter if I do the challenge or not, blogging in advance seems a not doable task for me.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #61 – Oh, Hello Sunshine!

Saturday, April 07, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Friday, April 06, 2018
After reading the first book of the authors´ Fever series, you are kind of forced to read the second book and all the others as well *smile* It is THAT GREAT! You get everything: fun, excitement, thrill, tension and above all the great mystery about Jericho Barrons. 

Bloodfever*
Author Karen Marie Moning
Fever Series #2
Publisher Bantam Dell on August 26, 2008
Genre Fantasy-Mystery
Pages 367
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh – a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can´t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V´lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans, Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them. 

Thoughts

What more can a girl or woman wish for? And besides, the chemistry between Mac and Jericho is really one of a kind.

The Ivy Years-Bevor Wir Fallen by Sarina Bowen

Thursday, April 05, 2018
This novel (Orig. The Year We Fell Down) has left me back with mixed feelings. And I didn´t know for quite some time what to write about it or how to express what I thought and felt.

The Ivy Years-Bevor Wir Fallen*
Author Sarina Bowen
The Ivy Years Series #1
Translation Ralf Schmitz
Original Title The Year We Fell Down
Publisher LYX on March 29, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 311
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

Corey Callahan has been wheelchair dependent since a sports accident, but she does not want to give up her place at the prestigious Harkness College! In the dorm, she meets Adam Hartley – from the room directly across the floor. Corey knows right away she´s going to get in trouble: Even though Corey does not feel better understood by anyone than Adam and she´s sure he´s the same – there´s no chance for them both …(personal translation)

Thoughts

Well, I am still not sure, if this review will turn out the way I feel about this book.

Waiting On Wednesday #67 – Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Take Control TBR Challenge March 2018 – Close Up

Sunday, April 01, 2018
The Take Control of Your TBR challenge is a monthlong challenge, hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer.

The goal was to read as many books from our TBR pile as possible. No matter if we read eBooks, physical books or audiobooks. Every book counts that was published before March 1st, 2018.

With April arriving at our doorsteps, the challenge has ended, and I am presenting my achievements for that challenge – and am not happy about that.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #60 – Hello April - Wait, What?!

Saturday, March 31, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Paper Party by Erin Watt

Friday, March 30, 2018
I wanted to read this novel since the moment I got aware of that there was one about Gideon. But to be honest, the platform this novel was originally published, isn´t really my thing.

Paper Party Die Leidenschaft* 
Author Erin Watt
The Royals Series #3.5
Original Title Tarnished Crown
Publisher Piper on March 1, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 205
Format Softcover
Source Library 

As the oldest of the Royal brothers, Gideon has always been the rational one. He lovingly cared for his younger siblings and his mother until she died. He goes to college and trains hard for his sports scholarship. But even Gideon has a dark side and a secret that he has been guarding for a long time. Why did the relationship between him and his great love Savannah break? And will he be able to recapture her heart? (personal translation)

Thoughts

Don´t know why, but I rather read a book in a physical form, or I wait until it comes out as such. 

Miracle On 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Usually, I´d say isn´t it a bit weird to read a Christmas novel at the begin of Spring? And normally I´d say yes, it is. But reading a Sarah Morgan novel makes you forget what time of year it is in real life. And with the cold and snowflakes swirling around outside my window, who cares anyway.

Miracle On 5th Avenue 
Author Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #3
Publisher HQN Books on November 29, 2016
Genre Novel
Pages 365
Format Paperback
Source Purchased 

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she´s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn´t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous – and mysterious – owner. Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife´s death looming, he´s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn´t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings … 

Thoughts

And with the fact in mind, that I like to read a series in chronological order, that is if I KNOW that it is a series, I had to read this book now. 

Waiting On Wednesday #66 – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #59 – A Good Week?

Saturday, March 24, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Die Legende Von Shikanoko II by Lian Hearn

Friday, March 23, 2018
It is always a special read when reading a Lian Hearn book. The poetry in her language, the way she describes things, how she brings the different lifestyle of Asia alive and makes you a part of it.

Fürst Des Schwarzen Waldes
Author Lian Hearn
Translation Sibylle Schmidt  
Original Title The Tale Of Shikanoko Lord Of The Darkwood
Publisher Fischer Sauerländer on February 22, 2018
Genre Young Adult
Pages 512
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

“Once upon a time, I swore”, Shikanoko said. “I swore to find Yoshimori – and make him ruler over the land.” The merciless fight for the throne reaches its climax. And none other than Shikanoko can save the country from its downfall. (personal translation)

Thoughts

Her writing-style maybe not for everyone – but for me always a good choice to spend some hours reading.  

Waiting On Wednesday #65 – Jar Of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Auf Ewig Mein by Eva Völler

I was soooo happy when I found this beauty in my mailbox! After reading the first part of this trilogy I was eager to see how things would go on with the Time School. And Anna and her friends, of course, too. If this book would have an English edition, the title could be Forever my.

Auf Ewig Mein
Author Eva Völler
Time School Series #2
Publisher One on February 23, 2018
Genre Fantasy
Pages 366
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

A stranger stole the time machine and created new portals in 1873 around the world. People from the future threaten to be stranded forever in colonial times. The stranger entangles Anna against her whims in a devilish game in which she and her Time School friends make a historic journey around the world and have to close the portals – in eighty days! If they win, they get the time machine back. If they fail, not only is the game lost. Because then Sebastiano also expects a terrible fate… (personal translation)

Thoughts

I am so glad that this trilogy is keeping its dust jacket style. The design is just beautiful and the connection to the novel itself is done in a great way. 

Blog Ahead Mini March 2018 – Sign-Up

Monday, March 19, 2018
This challenge is hosted by Anna over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup and is all about getting some posts done and scheduled in advance, about getting a bit of a buffer for your blog and yourself, ´cause sometimes blogging can become a bit overwhelming and stressful.

So having some posts already done can give you the space you probably need for things that come up out of the blue. And with the support of other bloggers, it promises some fun along the way.





Mystery Blogger Award

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Last November I´ve got nominated by Eram @Literary Tea With ER for The Mystery Blogger Award. Some weeks before that, we met over on Twitter, and for some unknown reasons, Eram decided to nominate me.

Thank you Eram for thinking of me, and sorry for the long wait. But I guess it isn´t too bad for you since you are taking a time out from blogging due to your exams. Wish you all the best for them.

And no, I don´t have an explanation why it took me so long to write my post about this award.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #58 – Me And The Library

Saturday, March 17, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Buns by Alice Clayton

Friday, March 16, 2018
First, I have to admit, that I am not as excited about the cover, as I was when I saw the one Nuts had. Sure, those visible buns are quite nice to look at. But I am missing that little dreamlike flair, the two first covers were showing, and the kind of mischievous feeling I always get when I look at those two *grin*

Buns 
Author Alice Clayton
Hudson Valley #3
Publisher Gallery Books on May 23, 2017
Genre Love-Women-Erotica
Pages 320
Format Paperback
Source Purchased 

Clara Morgan is living the dream if you call rebranding hotels desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she´s never established traditions of her own, which may be why she´s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She´s especially interested in Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can´t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns …
Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He´s determined to save his family´s legacy from the wrecking-ball the old-fashioned way - by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There´s no way Archie will be influenced by the hotel-branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when Clara´s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can´t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open. 

Thoughts

The last book of the Hudson Valley trilogy. A well-written novel, but not as great as the other two have been. Wanna know why?

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The cover of the German edition caught my interest about ten years ago. Oh yes, it´s that long that I´ve read this series *smile* It was dark, mysterious, promising and arcane - all at once. You can see it at the end of my review.

Darkfever*
Author Karen Marie Moning
Fever Series #1
Publisher Bantam Dell on August 26, 2008
Genre Fantasy-Mystery
Pages 347
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death – a cryptic message on Mac´s cell phone – Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister´s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed – a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae. As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister´s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane – an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women – closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac´s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book – because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands.

Thoughts

With her Fever series, the author brings you close to a world in which elements are the most important thing.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #57 – Spring Is Around The Corner

Saturday, March 10, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Friday, March 09, 2018
After I had so much fun reading the third book, I definitely had to read this one too. It is in the typical style the author duo has, and which makes them unique in their very own way. But I also discovered, that I wasn´t as entertained, as I was while reading the other books. Well …

Fallen Heir
Author Erin Watt
The Royals Series #4
Publisher Everafter Romance on August 28, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 338
Format Softcover
Source Library 

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn´t have to. Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She´s the one girl who´s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can´t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible. Hartley doesn´t want him. She says he needs to grow up. She might be right. Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton´s life, wearing a Royal crown isn´t enough. He´s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Thoughts

No doubt, this novel has its very own way to throw its reader into a WTF-emotion. But the novel itself wasn´t as fun or entertaining to read as I had expected.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #56 – Snow, Chilly Nights And Sunny Days

Saturday, March 03, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Follow Friday #34 – Highlight February 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018
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.

No usual Follow Friday this time. But I want to share my book highlight and though I am a bit late this months with it, it was no question what book it´ll be. As always, February flew by and I am like what?! How did that happen? As if it wouldn´t be the same every year *smile*

Well, the month is over, I can barely keep up with blogging reviews, and still, I am doing some kind of  “routine”. Keep reading, to see which book I am highlighting this time.

Waiting On Wednesday #64 – Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Take Control TBR Challenge March 2018 – Sign Up

Sunday, February 25, 2018
It is that time of year again. Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer is doing her Sixth annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge.

The logo is different from the one we had last year but as pretty as the other one. Rules have a bit changed, from what I can see. I listed them at the end of this post.

But there will be again a grand prize of your choice. And a Twitter Party. So, motivation is given *smile* If you like to know what my goal for this challenge is, or what you´ll have to do to participate, keep reading.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #55 – Springlike Weather But Chilly Air

Saturday, February 24, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

Friday, February 23, 2018
I´ve seen this cover around a bit in the blogosphere lately. And had it in my hands at the library quite a few times. But never took it home. Don´t know why. 

The Girl Before 
Author J.P. Delaney
Publisher Penguin on January 24, 2017
Genre Thriller
Pages 272
Format Softcover
Source Library 

EMMA. Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable of feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant – and it does.
JANE. After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space – and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home´s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Thoughts

This was the first time that I´ve read a book by the author. 

Tödliche Sehnsucht by Sandra Brown

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Holy moly, this book (original Friction) was one hell of a fantastic read! And so far, at least in my eyes, the best thriller written by the author. And believe me, I´ve read many of her books already and this one makes me look forward to her next book. Thank god it is already published, so I only have to go and get it *smile*

Tödliche Sehnsucht*
Author Sandra Brown
Translation Christoph Göhler
Original Title Friction
Publisher Blanvalet on January 9, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 511
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 
Goodreads

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. After the death of his wife, the Texas Ranger is in a downward spiral, has been demoted to office work and had to give away his five-year-old daughter because of a court order. Now he has his life under control again, but the fate of his little family is in the hands of Judge Holly Spencer. Although she realizes that he loves his child above all but is unsure whether he can really take the responsibility. However, Holly´s opinion changes abruptly as an armed man shows up during the hearing and Crawford can barely save her from a bullet. But the culprit is not caught and remains a threat. Crawford wants to protect Holly – but the forbidden attraction between the two does not make it easy for him … (personal translation)

Thoughts

Sandra Brown is the author who knows how to combine psychological finesse with tension and a hint of romance without being cheesy.

Waiting On Wednesday #63 – A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
is a weekly event that was 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.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Why I Read Romance

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Today is Valentine´s Day and I thought why not do this today after I have it on my to-do list for so long.

Good, I might not do it the way Rachel at parajunkee offered it with her thirteen numbers in her post, but hey, writing about romance on the day where almost everyone is celebrating love, isn´t wrong, is it?
And what genre shows that best as the romance genre?




Weekly Book Wrap-Up #54 – Helau And Alaaaf!

Saturday, February 10, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I don´t know how she does it, but Colleen Hoover gave proof again that she can catch you with romance and raw emotions the same way as other authors with their thrillers.

November 9
Author Colleen Hoover
Publisher Atria Books November 10, 2015
Genre Romance
Pages 320 
Format Softcover
Source Library 

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon´s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben´s relationship with Fallon – and simultaneously his novel – be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Thoughts

Since I have finished this, I haven´t read any other book. I had some in my hands, yes, but I didn´t start reading – the impact this novel had on me has still captured me.

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Friday, February 09, 2018
This was a recommendation from one of the ladies who is running our library. She told me that they had just gotten it in and that it was a huge hit in the US. So, I had the honor to be the first person to take it home. Well, usually I am not jumping on such arguments, but this one somehow had something, that kind of spoke to me. 

All The Missing Girls
Author Megan Miranda
Publisher Simon & Schuster on January 31, 2017
Genre Thriller
Pages 400
Format Softcover
Source Library 

It´s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne´s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne´s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby, Jackson works at the town bar, and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic´s younger neighbor and the group´s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic´s return, Annaleise goes missing.

Thoughts

I am still trying to figure out what exactly the German cover is showing, but on the other hand, I don´t think it is THAT important. Do you?

Waiting On Wednesday #62 – War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
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.


Tochter Des Dunklen Waldes by Katharina Seck

A novel with a wonderful basic idea and a very poetic language. What I struggled with was the writing style. Despite that, the fantasy is a beautiful aspect of this novel.

Tochter des dunklen Waldes*
Author Katharina Seck
Publisher Bastei Lübbe on November 24, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 413
Format Softcover
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

Every sound of the nocturnal forest seemed to tell a story. And not every one of them had a happy ending … The morning forest is prohibited. He is dangerous. Since she can remember, the young Lilah hears warnings about the dark morning forest. Nobody from their village enters him, even though hardly anyone knows what truth and what legend is. But then the body of a woman is found at the edge of the forest. Are the old stories true? Are there monsters in the forest? Lilah will find out. Because at the same time disappears Dorean, the man who belongs to Lilah´s heart. He went to the cursed forest. And Lilah makes a momentous decision: She follows him … (personal translation)

Thoughts

This is my first book written by the author. I got intrigued by its cover and thought why not give this a try.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #53 – Winter Is Coming-Seriously?!

Saturday, February 03, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*


Follow Friday #33 – Highlight January 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018
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 I am displaying the FF´s monthly book highlight question. And of course, I couldn´t decide which one to pick, so I did it again. If you are following my FF posts on a regular basis, you might have noticed that sometimes I am posting two books instead of only one highlight. This January is no exception.

Waiting On Wednesday #61 – The Queens Of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #52 – Wrapping Up January

Saturday, January 27, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

Copyright © 2015-2018 Inkvotary. All Rights Reserved.
Dinah Theme by Anna Moore and These Paper Hearts.
Roses + Kitten by Maria Kytyzova. Used with permission.