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2019 Library Love Challenge – Sign-Up

Saturday, December 15, 2018
I don´t know how long I am now having my library card, over ten years I guess, but one thing I do know: I am there as often as I can.
The library was part of my life since my early childhood. Gosh, when I think of the years where everything was noticed on paper and the old Lady (don´t remember her name anymore) was sitting behind her desk and I was standing there with a huge pile of books to return or borrow new. Fond memories, that´s for sure.

This challenge was brought to my attention by another blogger I know from Goodreads and is hosted by Angela at Angel´s Guilty Pleasures.


Quests For Glory by Soman Chainani

Friday, December 14, 2018
It started so well and I was close to the thought that the fun was back with this series. Well, well, what you think and what you get are two different things sometimes.

Quests for Glory
Author Soman Chainani
The School for Good and Evil #4
Publisher Harper Collins on September 19, 2017
Genre Children 12+
Pages 576
Format Hardcover
Source Library 

The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates´ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them …

Thoughts

I sort this novel as the publisher does it. This is the fourth installment of the School for Good and Evil series. 

Waiting On Wednesday #81 – Zusammen Wie Schwestern by Gayle Forman

Wednesday, December 12, 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.

Ich Vernichte Dich by Brad Parks

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Don´t ask me why I wanted this thriller. The author is completely new to me, and the cover, as fitting as it is for the story, didn´t speak to me at all. Guess it was the summary which sounded very intriguing, that made me ask for it.

Ich vernichte Dich 
Author Brad Parks
Translation Irene Eisenhut
Original Title Closer Than You Know*
Publisher Fischer TB on November 28, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 473
Format Softcover
Source Publisher 

Melanie is a good mother. She loves her child and her husband. But now they have taken her son. Her apartment was searched. She is said to have hidden cocaine in the nursery and offered her child for sale on the Internet. Stupid reproaches, but how can she get rid of it? Someone wants to destroy her. Someone who has the power to do it. Does she even have a chance? (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

Good, it wasn´t as nerve-wracking as I was told it would be. And the story didn´t get me from the start, but then ….

2019 New Release Challenge – Sign-Up

Friday, December 07, 2018
It is kind of fun. I haven´t even wrapped-up the ongoing challenge as the year still has some weeks left and some new releases are still waiting for me to be read. But I am already signing- up for this challenge and hope that it´ll be as much fun to do as it has been the last three years.
The challenge will be hosted by Lexxie & Brandee at (un)Conventional Bookworms.

I am planning on reading books like I do every year so the next year won´t be any different when it comes to me, books and reading. The only difference might be, that I probably won´t be reading as many new releases as I have during the past years.

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Thursday, December 06, 2018
The vampire world the author has created is one you can´t forget once started. And the design of the German editions was what made me want to read her books. Over the years I dug deep into the world of Cat and her - more or less friends - and discovered a fascinating beauty when it comes to the Cat and Bones universe.

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress World #2
Publisher Avon Books on July 27, 2010
Genre Vampire 
Pages 361
Format Paperback

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she´s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he´d seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless beautiful … human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable. But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

Thoughts

I might not agree with some of the things that happen in this novel, but the writing style and language the author uses give you a wonderful reading pleasure.

Waiting On Wednesday #80 – Prinzessin Undercover-Enthüllungen by Connie Glynn

Wednesday, December 05, 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.

Submarin by Andreas Eschbach

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
After reading the first book, Aquamarin, I had to read this too. The cover is similar to the first one and fits in perfectly. And for all those, who don´t know the author´s name yet, Andreas Eschbach is a German writer, who is also responsible for the great Out-Trilogy. Among other wonderful novels.

Submarin*
Author Andreas Eschbach
Aquamarin Series #2
Publisher Arena on June 19, 2017
Genre Children 14+
Pages 451
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads

Since Saha has learned of her true origins, everything is different: She is a sea girl, half human, half submarine. Together with her flock of underwater people, she sets off to get acquainted with life in the ocean. The sea is mysterious and beautiful – and when Saha encounters the mysterious prince of the Gray Riders, she is enchanted. Should she ever return to land? But the king of the Shoal has terrible plans for the submarines, and he has thrown his eye on Saha, the mediator between the worlds. When a terrible hunt sets in, it´s suddenly up to her to protect the swarm and make a momentous decision. A decision that could mean the end of all submarines … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

Almost two years ago I had read the first book and was thrilled. There was action, a struggling main figure and a secret that gave the story the special something.

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