Beyond The Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Saturday, August 25, 2018
One of the very few series´ I bought and read within no time. The summary intrigued me right from the start and reading this time-travel-fantasy series turned out to be one hell of a great ride.

Beyond the Highland Mist 
Author Karen Marie Moning
Highlander Series #1
Publisher Dell on May 29, 2007
Genre Paranormal-Fantasy 
Pages 375
Format Paperback
Source Purchased 

He would sell his warrior soul to possess her … An alluring laird … He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart – until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm´s length – but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve. A prisoner in time … She had a perfect “no” on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne´s reservations were no match for Hawk´s determination to keep her by his side …


I don´t know exactly what made me pay attention, for sure not the cover of the German edition. 

Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt

Friday, August 24, 2018
I was so eager to find out how that terrible accident had ended, that I couldn´t wait to get my hands on this last book of the series.

Cracked Kingdom
Author Erin Watt
The Royals Series #5
Publisher Everafter Romance on May 8, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 366
Format Softcover
Source Library 

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn´t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can´t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right. Because while Hartley´s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn´t know if he´s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel. Easton wants her to remember. Hartley think´s it´s is better to forget. She might be right. 


But to be honest, it couldn´t live up to my expectations. Sad to say it, but it is the truth.

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)


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

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)


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)


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. 
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