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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. 

Mädchen In Scherben by Kathleen Glasgow

Thursday, June 14, 2018
I don´t know what exactly made me want to read Girl in Pieces. No matter how I put it, the cover – not the original one or the one from the German edition – is really speaking to me or nice to look at. In fact, when I got the offer from the publisher, I was irritated. A feeling that didn´t change, even after I started reading this book.

Mädchen in Scherben
Author Kathleen Glasgow
Translation Yvonne Hargane
Original Title Girl In Pieces
Publisher Fischer TB on March 22, 2018
Genre Children 14+
Pages 445
Format Softcover
Source German Publisher 

“I remember the stars that night. Like salt crystals, they sparkled in the sky. As if someone had spilled the caster on a very dark fabric. Finally, I thought they were the last thing I would see before I die.” (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary) 


Thoughts

It turned out to be a novel that I wouldn´t consider a YA book or a book for children 14+. This novel is brutal, blunt, depressing, dark and took me the longest time to read it. 

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #65 – Warm, warmer - HOT!

Sunday, June 03, 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*

Victorian Rebels-Mein Schwarzes Herz by Kerrigan Byrne

Thursday, May 31, 2018
I like the black and gold contrast with the barely to see flowers and ranks the cover shows. Is in stark contrast to the romantic cover, the English edition has. Which is titled "The Highwayman".

Victorian Rebels-Mein Schwarzes Herz*
Author Kerrigan Byrne
Victorian Rebels Series #1
Translation Inka Marter
Original Title The Highwayman
Publisher LYX on May 25, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 406
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 
Goodreads

When a love goes through the deepest darkness ... Farah Mackenzie never wants to tie herself to a man again. Too painful is the memory of her first love, Dougan. However, when she encounters the notorious criminal Dorian Blackwell, her life gets out of hand again. Blackwell, who worries her, but also touches something deeply in her heart, kidnaps Farah to Scotland - allegedly for her protection. But every moment she spends with the seemingly ice-cold man leads her to a truth that threatens to break her heart again ... (personal translation ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

I still don´t know why I hit the request button – but this novel came with so many surprises, that I stopped asking myself that question.

Waiting On Wednesday #72 – The Wicked King by Holly Black

Wednesday, May 30, 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.


Iron Flowers-Die Rebellinnen by Tracy Banghart

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
At first, I wasn´t sure if I really wanted to read this novel. Sure, I was kind of intrigued by its cover and back text, but also not jumping to get it. And yet something kept me coming back to it again and again. Oh, and by the way, the original title is "Grace and Fury".

Iron Flowers-Die Rebellinnen
Author Tracy Banghart
Iron Flowers Series #1
Translation Anna Julia Strüh
Original Title Grace and Fury
Publisher Fischer Sauerländer on April 26, 2018
Genre Children 14+
Pages 377
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 

They are sisters, could not be more different and yet are inseparable. Nomi is wild and fearless, Serina is beautiful and graceful. And she is determined to be chosen by the heir to the throne as Grace, freeing her family from poverty and oppression. But on the day of the selection, everything is different: the sisters are torn apart - and forced into a life on which nobody has prepared them. (personal translation ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

Maybe this novel will remind you of another trilogy where some girls try to catch the princes attention and heart to become the one and only for him. 

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