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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. 
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