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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.


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