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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 
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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.

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