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Undying-Das Vermächtnis by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
I still don´t know what made me want this. The cover isn´t my choice, and the critics I´ve heard from others were not very thrilling either. But I like to find out for myself if a book is good and meets my taste. Well …

Undying-Das Vermächtnis
Author Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Unearthed Series #1
Translation Karin Will
Original Title Unearthed
Publisher Fischer Sauerländer on July 25, 2018
Genre Children 14+
Pages 488
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

On Earth, Jules and Amelia would have hated each other: he was a spoiled Oxford genius, she a plunder from the underworld of Chicago. Two like fire and water – but when they meet on the planet Gaia, it is immediately clear that they will need each other. A pragmatic community of purpose for a breakneck mission, nothing more. Or is there more than that? (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

I liked the author duo´s These Broken Stars books (Starbound trilogy), at least the first one. And with that in mind I thought, why not try this and see myself why others weren´t so happy with it.

Irgendwas Von Dir by Gayle Forman

Saturday, August 11, 2018
I Was Here is a wonderfully written novel about depression. Gayle Forman shows what this illness does to people. How families are torn apart and that love can give you some answers. 

Irgendwas von Dir*
Author Gayle Forman
Translation Stefanie Schäfer
Original Title I Was Here
Publisher Fischer FJB on April 26, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 339
Format Softcover
Source German Publisher
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Cody and Meg were inseparable – best friends forever. They knew everything about each other. Anyway, Cody thought that. Until she gets the e-mail and suddenly nothing is the same as before. Who was Meg really? Cody goes in search of answers and finds what she does not expect-friendship and love. (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

I would have never guessed, according to the German cover, that this is a novel about such a painful topic. But reading it was worth every minute I spent with Cody and Meg´s family.

Nevernight-Das Spiel by Jay Kristoff

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
I am still in a weird emotional state. This wasn´t what I was expecting. Not at all. With Godsgrave the author throws you into a world where the sun burns mercilessly down on everything, where Mia has to prove to herself that she is more than an ordinary assassin and where blood means nothing to some of the folks.

Nevernight-Das Spiel
Author Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #2
Translation Kirsten Borchardt
Original Title Godsgrave
Publisher Fischer Tor on April 25, 2018
Genre Fantasy
Pages 697
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

Mia returns to Godsgrave, the city of bridges and bones. As a contract killer of the Red Church, she follows their orders to the word and kills without asking questions. Her real goal, however, are the men who have her family on their conscience: Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo. When Mia finds out that the Assassin Order is protecting Scaeva, she turns her back on him and commits her greatest stupidity to date: she sells herself into slavery to become a gladiator in the Big Games. For the winner, it is said, is granted a private audience with the consul … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

Good, I had some trouble getting into the novel, for quite some chapters, but that wasn´t because of the novel, but because of me. 

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

Saturday, July 28, 2018
My first Shari Lapena thriller. It is not the first I´ve got, but the first I´ve read. And with THAT cover you really have no excuse to not want it, do you?!

A Stranger in the House
Author Shari Lapena
Translation Rainer Schumacher
Publisher Lübbe on July 27, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 332
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 

You are an angel to your husband, a murderer to the police. You´re preparing dinner for you and your husband when the phone rings – it´s the call you´ve been fearing for years. Shortly afterward you wake up in the hospital. You had an accident – and you can not remember it. When a body is found near the accident site, the police believe in a connection between the two events. Your husband is stunned by this assumption. But you know more than your husband. And suddenly you´re not sure how devious the suspicion of the police really is … (personal translation by © Vi at Inkvotary). 

Thoughts

One of my blogging friends was absolutely thrilled about this book and so I thought this could be something I´d like too.

Prinzessin Undercover- Geheimnisse by Connie Glynn

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The cover of this book (Orig. The Rosewood Chronicles-Undercover Princess) is beautiful. And I love how the German publisher created the book inside. Looks so lovely without being kitschy. Oh, I love that!

Prinzessin Undercover-Geheimnisse
Author Connie Glynn
The Rosewood Chronicles #1
Translation Maren Illinger
Original Title The Rosewood Chronicles Undercover Princess
Publisher Fischer KJB on July 25, 2018
Genre Children 12+
Pages 395
Format Hardcover/ARC
Source German Publisher  

Ellie is a real princess, who wants nothing more than to lead a normal life. Lottie is a normal girl who wants nothing more than to be a princess. When those two of them have to share a room at Rosewood Hall boarding school, the solution is obvious: they secretly swap roles. But in Rosewood not everyone is who he seems to be, and a secret organization is after the princess – without knowing which one is the real one. Only with courage, determination and absolute loyalty can the friends save each other. Because princess is more than a title – Princess you are in the heart! (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

Despite that, I struggled some time how to rate it. Am I giving it the ones I wrote down in my notes the moment I finished reading? Or do I change it? If you want to find out, keep reading *smile*

Cecilia-Wenn Die Sterne Schleier Tragen by Anna Nigra

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Anna Nigra is a German author and this book is her debut novel. It is a novel about love and war and shows us a society that is similar to ours and yet totally different.

Cecilia-Wenn die Sterne Schleier tragen
Author Anna Nigra
Cecilia Series #1
Publisher A Tree & A Valley on July 5, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 393
Format Softcover
Source German Publisher 

Marry a stranger? Cecilia cannot believe what her father is asking her to do! She is only 18 and her future husband is the Crown Prince of Europe! But the king desperately wants Cecilia as the wife of his son. He would not tolerate a no. Reluctantly Cecilia travels with her family to the royal palace to meet her husband-to-be. To her great relief, the 21-year-old Prince Noran is not only good-looking, but also charming and loving. But his spirited brother Elias also teases Cecilia with his provocative style. And as if two handsome men, a jealous sister, and an impatient king were not enough, an incredible intrigue seems to be woven in the palace … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

It was unexpected, brutal, bloody and left me with a cliffhanger I am still not sure if I read that right.

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. 
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