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Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi, your book is EPIC! I am still trying to find words, to tell how I feel about it. This novel is one of those, you can´t just read and then go back to your normal business. Even after finishing it, I can feel the aftermath of its impact on me.

Children of Blood and Bone
Author Tomi Adeyemi
Legacy of Orisha Trilogy #1
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. on March 6, 2018
Genre Children 14+Young Adult
Pages 525
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased 

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie´s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed once magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, the maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess. Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leopanaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest threat may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers – and her growing feelings for an enemy. 

Thoughts

Children of Blood and Bone is without a doubt one of the book sensations, if not THE sensation, of the year. 

At Grave´s End by Jeaniene Frost

Friday, June 29, 2018
One of the best books of this series. A thrilling read, written in a brilliant way and with figures that make you yearn for more. If you don´t know the author and this series yet, this is the best way to get started. 

At Grave´s End
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress Series #3
Publisher Avon Books on December 30, 2008
Genre Vampire
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher

Some things won´t stay buried – at grave´s end. It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield´s life. With her undead love Bones at her side, she´s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat´s worn disguise after disguise keeps her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover´s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. As if that wasn´t enough, a woman from Bones´ past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat´s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she´s learned as a special agent won´t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself – and Bones – from a fate worse than the grave. 

Thoughts

This is one of the books I literally inhaled while reading. A thrilling plot, a haunting story and two main figures who blow your mind. 

Top Ten Tuesday

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
This is my first Top Ten Tuesday I am doing here at Inkvotary. I´ve done a few of its German version a few years ago, but never the English variety of it.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl and came back to my attention while reading a blog post at another book bloggers blog.
I am not sure if I can participate every week, but whenever there is a topic that catches my interest, I will write my share of it.

The question this time is all about Serie´s I´ve Given Up on / Don´t Plan to Finish or Serie´s I´d like to Finish Someday.

Verliebt Bis In Die Fingerspitzen by Sarah Morgan

Monday, June 25, 2018
I actually wasn´t sure if I really wanted to read Holiday in the Hamptons, after the last book in this series hadn´t been that good. And the cover did ad to it. For me, it is too abstract. I like the ones the UK editions show a whole lot more. But tastes are different, and that is good.

Verliebt bis in die Fingerspitzen
Author Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #5
Translation Ivonne Senn
Original Title Holiday In The Hamptons*
Publisher Mira TB on June 4, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 396
Format Paperback 
Source German Publisher 

Dog sitter Fliss learned something as a child: do not show anyone how vulnerable you are. Do not show your feelings to anyone. When she learns that her Ex Seth begins as a doctor in the local veterinary clinic, memories burn like the sun on her skin: the tender hours on the beach, the smell of the sea. Promptly she flees from New York to the Hamptons. But there she meets Seth, of all people. Confused, she slips into the role of her twin sister to avoid the painful encounter: the encounter with the biggest mistake of her life … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

And besides, the novel between the book cover is, what matters, right? 

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #66 – It´s Raining Books!

Saturday, June 23, 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*

Ein Ungezähmtes Mädchen by Simona Ahrnstedt

Friday, June 22, 2018
It was the cover, that drew me in right away. The combination of the red hair, the blue dress and the green of the trees in the background – wonderful. And the fact, that I wanted to see how the author writes in her history books. Because so far, I only knew her modern novels.

Ein ungezähmtes Mädchen
Author Simona Ahrnstedt
Slottet Wadenstierna #1
Original Title Överenskommelser
Publisher LYX on July 21, 2017
Genre Historical Novel
Pages 511
Format Softcover 
Source Purchased 

Beatrice Löwenstrom is young, intelligent and unwilling to be just a mindless ornament for a man. When she meets the extremely charming Seth Hammerstaal, it immediately crackles between them. With Seth, Beatrice can be all to herself, he is the first man who loves her wisdom and rebellious character and does not desire her solely for her appearance or status. But her uncle has long promised her to the unscrupulous Count Rosenschöld. A man who wants nothing more but to break the will of the red-haired beauty. (personal translation ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

A novel that plays in a setting of a Stockholm where women are not as self-destined as we are today.

Palace Of Silk – Die Verräterin by C. E. Bernard

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Holy Christ – this was FANTASTIC! Not only that the cover design fits in perfectly in the entire makeup of this trilogy, the plot as well is created in a great and very haunting way. Wow, wow, wow!

Palace of Silk – Die Verräterin
Author C. E. Bernard
Palace Saga #2
Translation Charlotte Lungstrass-Kapfer
Original Title Light That Flame
Publisher Penhaligon on May 29, 2018
Genre Fantasy
Pages 441
Format Softcover
Source German Publisher 

Rea was first the bodyguard of Crown Prince Robin, then his secret lover. After the dramatic events at the English royal court, she had to flee. In Paris, she hopes for a new life in freedom, because in France, people may touch – even the in England feared Magdalene must not hide. But when Ninon, Rea´s closest confidante and sister of the French King, calls her friend to the court, Rea brings in the curse of her past: Nobody less than Prince Robin awaits her – but not because he wants to win Rea back, but because he stops for Ninon´s hand. (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary) 

Thoughts

Good, I admit it, at first, I wasn´t very sure if I had made the right choice to ask for this second book. 

Schlafe Für Immer by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Friday, June 15, 2018
What a fast-paced and thrilling read The Sleeping Beauty Killer is. From the very first moment, you are in the middle of a drama that contains many twists and turns, surprises and a main character who knows how to do what she does best.

Schlafe für Immer
Author Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Under Suspicion Series #4
Translation Karl-Heinz Ebnet
Original Title The Sleeping Beauty Killer
Publisher Heyne on May 14, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 382
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

It´s been fifteen years since Casey Carter´s fiancé was murdered. Casey was behind bars for fifteen years. Innocent, as she always claimed. Only that did not even believe her own mother. Now, after her release, she finally wants to cleanse her name. In desperation, she turns to Laurie Moran, who treats uncleared criminal cases in her TV show Under Suspicion. Laurie hesitates initially because the evidence clearly speaks against Casey. But then she takes on the case – unaware of the misfortune she conjures up with it. (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary). 

Thoughts

I literally read The Sleeping Beauty Killer overnight. There was no chance to put it aside, even for one minute. 
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