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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*

Herz In Scherben by Kathrin Lange

Friday, January 26, 2018
That trilogy is one heck of a great read. And if you are in for some young adult mystery thriller, then this is for sure your book! In English, this book could be titled Heart in shards.

Herz in Scherben*
Author Kathrin Lange
Herz Trilogy #2
Publisher Arena on January 13, 2015
Genre Mystery thriller
Pages 377
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

Come closer to me, and you´ll regret it. A shot resounds in David´s head. Suddenly the memory is there, and he does not know if it has something to do with Charlie´s death and the terrible events on Martha´s Vineyard. Five months have passed since then, but now a dark idea draws David with power back to the island. His girlfriend Juli follows him full of concern. But against all fears, it is not the island curse that makes life difficult fort them, but the arrogant Lizz. She does everything she can to drive Juli out of David´s side. When suddenly a girl´s body appears, Juli begins to doubt. What really happened on the cliffs in winter? And what role did David play in this? (personal translation)

Thoughts

Again, the combination of fictional story and an interesting curse based on elements of a ship´s tragedy that actually happened in 1884 is woven together by the author in a very fascinating way.


Waiting On Wednesday #60 – The Echo Killing by C. J. Daugherty

Wednesday, January 24, 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 #51 – Hurricane Friederike´s Aftermath

Saturday, January 20, 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*

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Friday, January 19, 2018
I am not sure which cover version I like more. The one the German edition is showing or the one, the English edition has. Anyway, after I had read the first book, I HAD to read the second one as well. The end of Three Dark Crowns was just too thrilling, and I NEEDED to know how things would continue.

One Dark Throne
Author Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns Series #2
Publisher Harper Teen on September 19, 2017
Genre Fantasy
Pages 464
Format Softcover
Source Purchased 

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before – ones that put those around her in danger she can´t seem to prevent.  

Thoughts

That they would continue the way they did in One Dark Throne, wasn´t foreseeable, at least not for me. 

Bossman by Vi Keeland

Thursday, January 18, 2018
One of the many beautiful surprises I received last year. This book you shouldn´t judge by its cover because you will find so much more in this novel. My first Vi Keeland book, but for sure not the last.

Bossman*
Author Vi Keeland
Translation Babette Schröder
Publisher Goldmann on November 20, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 380
Format Softcover
Source Publisher 
Goodreads

Reese Annesley, young, pretty, ambitious, is experiencing the worst date in her life when she sees him for the first time: Chase Parker. Again, and again her gaze wanders to the incredibly attractive man at the other end of the restaurant. Suddenly he gets up, sits down at Reese´s table, pretending to be old friends and saving her evening. And when she starts her dream job a few weeks later, the company´s CEO is none other than the stranger from the restaurant she could not forget. (personal translation) 

Thoughts

This book I got by surprise. When I asked for it I never would´ve thought that I would get it.

Waiting On Wednesday #59 – Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Wednesday, January 17, 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 #50

Saturday, January 13, 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 #32 – Your First (Audio) Book 2018

Friday, January 12, 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 the FF wants to know what (audio) book I read first this year or listened to it. Well, to be honest, I am doing both. Or did. I just finished a printed book AND I am listening since many weeks to an audiobook which I will finish soon.


Waiting On Wednesday #58 – Auf Ewig Mein by Eva Völler

Wednesday, January 10, 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 #49

Saturday, January 06, 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*

Soldier by Julie Kagawa

Friday, January 05, 2018
A beautiful to look at cover, that´s for sure - German edition. The mix of warm and cold colors is beautiful and for every Kagawa fan, you might consider this a must read. Well …

Soldier*
Author Julie Kagawa
Talon Saga #3
Publisher Harlequin Teen on May 1, 2016
Genre Young People 13+
Pages 380
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She´s lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundation of dragons and dragon-slayers alike and place them all in imminent danger as Talon´s new order rises.



Thoughts

As you will see at the end of my review, I wasn´t really thrilled about this third book of the authors Talon Saga.

Waiting On Wednesday #57 – Reign Of The Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Wednesday, January 03, 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.


The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

I AM FLASHED! How Will Trent is solving his cases, how he´s doing his job, notices what others don´t – unbelievable. It was haunting and very bloody watching him in his first case and since then I am absolutely thrilled when it comes to this figure and his working style. What a man!

The Kept Woman*
Author Karin Slaughter
Will Trent Series #8*
Publisher Harper Collins on September 20, 2016
Genre Thriller
Pages 480
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher
Goodreads

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton – the GBI´s newest medical examiner and Will´s lover – realizes that the extensive blood loss didn´t belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim – a woman – who has vanished … and who will die soon if she isn´t found. Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city´s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful and politically connected athlete protected by the world´s most expensive lawyers – a man who´s already gotten away with rape, despite Will´s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will´s troubled past to the case … and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends – and even the suspects he pursues.

Thoughts

I am reading this series, since a couple of years. And thought long about publishing this review on Inkvotary, since I usually don´t like to start a series in the middle. 

2017 New Release Challenge – Wrap-Up

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
We are already in 2018 and I´d almost forgot to wrap-up the New Release Challenge I´ve done the past year.  But before I do my last post for the 2017 New Release Challenge, a post that is required to sum it up, I will give you a bit insight in my reading numbers and tell you a bit how I handle things in this challenge.

After going through the excel sheet where every book I´ve read and reviewed is listed, I can say that I´ve reviewed seventy-six (76) new releases the past twelve months. Which makes me a New Release Veteran *YAY*


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