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Waiting On Wednesday #100 – Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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.

Arlo Finch In The Valley Of Fire by John August

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Sometimes, I like to discover new to me authors and read a story that is a bit out of my usual habits. This book was a bit of a surprise to me with the very special magic in it.

Arlo Finch In The Valley Of Fire 
Author John August
Arlo Finch Trilogy #1
Publisher Roaring Book Press on February 6, 2018
Genre Fantasy
Pages 336
Format Hardcover
Source Library 

Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he´s already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces. At first, he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But soon Arlo finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger´s Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth.

Thoughts

Though I believe that this book is for boys AND girls, with the ghostly touch inside I guess that boys will be more attracted by it. 

Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Monday, June 24, 2019
This novel is a mix of great scenes, dialogues you wonder how they were created and figures that show that there is more to life than only the wishes of the elder.

Hidden 
Author Sophie Jordan
Firelight Trilogy #3
Publisher Harper Teen on September 11, 2012
Genre Fantasy
Pages 272
Format Hardcover

If Jacinda were to follow the wishes of her community, she´d happily settle down with Cassian, the prince of the pride. But she just can´t. She´s in love with Will, a human boy who comes from a family of hunters. Their relationship breaks the most sacred rule and endangers everyone she cares about. Now Jacinda, Will, and Cassian fight back against the hunters and their shadowy allies who would destroy them all … 


Thoughts

But on the other hand, this book shows things that are very close to the edge of being a bit too detailed for a book in that genre.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #74 – We Have Summer!

Sunday, June 23, 2019
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*

A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Friday, June 21, 2019
After finishing this one, I was a bit lost. That one scene towards the end was a shock! Still, don´t know what to think of it, but with the next book in line already on my shelf, I am sure I will soon find out.

A Court Of Wings And Ruin 
Author Sarah J. Maas
A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series #3
Publisher Bloomsbury on May 2, 2017
Genre Fantasy
Pages 699
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased 

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin´s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip my spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

Thoughts

A Court of Wings and Ruin might not be the bright and romantic novel the other two books had been (at least not in a certain way), but its story wasn´t less written in the typical Sarah J. Maas style. 

Wem Kann Cara Trauen? by Annika Harper

Thursday, June 20, 2019
This book was great. And unlike the first one, I had fun reading it. And I like the color combination way more. Sadly, it is currently only available in the German language.

Wem Kann Cara Trauen?
Author Annika Harper
Cornwall College Series #2
Publisher Carlsen on November 25, 2016
Genre Children 10+
Pages 312
Format Hardcover
Source Library 

Cara Winter has settled in at the boarding school. Does Moritz know what she´s hiding? Can she trust him? For Cara exciting times begin: between spoiled glamor girls, sugary flirts and math lessons she has to learn to go her own way – and gets a dark family secret on the track … (personally translated blurb by ©Vi at Inkvotary).


Thoughts

I do hope that the author keeps her tone, style and the way how she has plotted this story. 

Waiting On Wednesday #99 – Eisgrab by Mads Peder Nordbo

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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.

Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Good, I wasn´t very happy when I saw the cover the German edition has (see the end of review), for the first time. But hey, it is the story that counts, right? And this story is one heck of a great show. A feast for the eye and imagination.

Vanish
Author Sophie Jordan
Firelight Trilogy #2
Publisher Harper Teen on September 6, 2011
Genre Fantasy
Pages 294
Format Hardcover

After revealing herself as a drake to hunters to save Will, the boy she loves, Jacinda and her family must return to the safety of the pride. But her fellow drake no longer trust Jacinda, so her sister, Tamra and their prince, Cassian, are among the few who will even talk to her. Jacinda longs for Will to keep his promise and come find her, even though she knows it is not only unlikely, it is dangerous. When, against all odds, he does track her down, Will´s reappearance sets in motion a deadly chain of events that nobody can stop. 

Thoughts

And I am absolutely thrilled that I could convince myself to read it.

2019 Midyear Audiobook Challenge Update

Saturday, June 15, 2019
The audiobook challenge is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. When I´ve signed up for this challenge, I had the goal to listen to at least 5 titles. And I was absolutely convinced that I would have reached that before I was typing my midyear post for this challenge.

Well, so far, I´ve barely listened to one audiobook. Or better said, the first chapter of it. I started listening to it somewhen in January/February. Now, June is halfway through and I haven´t made any progress with that audiobook since then.



A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Friday, June 14, 2019
Brilliant. Brilliant. BRILLIANT! Holy smokes, I am thrilled. Even as a huge ToG fan, I think that this is the best book I´ve ever read by the author.

A Court Of Mist And Fury
Author Sarah J. Maas
A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series #2
Publisher Bloomsbury on May 3, 2016
Genre Fantasy
Pages 624
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased 
Goodreads

Feyre survived Amarantha´s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can´t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin´s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms – and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shaper her future – and the future of a world torn apart.

Thoughts

And I am asking myself why in gods name I´ve waited so long to read it.

Anne Frank - Today She Would Be Ninety Years Old

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Last night, while watching the news, I realized, that today is the birthday of one of the most famous Teenagers, the world has ever known.

Her diary is one of the most read books in the world and her face and name are ineffaceably connected with the Holocaust and the inhumanness of National Socialism.

Today, Anne Frank would have been ninety-years old. And with her story in mind and the picture of her in my head, I write this post.


Waiting On Wednesday #98 – A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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.

Was Verbirgt Cara Winter? by Annika Harper

Friday, June 07, 2019
When I saw that book at the library I thought that could be something nice. Well, it turned out different.

Was Verbirgt Cara Winter?*
Author Annika Harper
Cornwall College Series #1
Publisher Carlsen on July 30, 2015
Genre Children 10+
Pages 268
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads

The boarding school “Cornwall College” in England. Here they are all, the children of the rich and famous: swanky princes and glitter girls, real stars and drama queens. And Cara Winter. She has just arrived from Germany. Almost you could overlook the inconspicuous girl. But Cara has a secret … (personally translated by © Vi at Inkvotary).

Thoughts

The cover is the most exciting when it comes to this book and though I am no fan of the color pink, it somehow fits.

Liebe Und Andere Notlügen by Mary Kay Andrews

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Little Bitty Lies is a novel you can definitely tell that it was written over ten years ago. The way how Mary Bliss is thinking and acting, her moral and how she lives, tell you everything. And still, she is a gorgeous character.

Liebe Und Andere Notlügen
Author Mary Kay Andrews
Translation Susanne Goga-Klinkenberg
Original Title Little Bitty Lies
Publisher Fischer TB on May 22, 2019
Genre Novel
Pages 489
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 

Mary Bliss is stunned when she finds a message from her husband Parker: He does not just want to leave her and her daughter Erin, he has also cleared the accounts. To save her face, Mary gets carried away to a tiny white lie: she tells the neighbors that Parker is just on a business trip. But Mary does not want to let her unfaithful husband get away with it. She decides to clear his life insurance. The small obstacle that Parke is alive and kicking should be overcome. But suddenly the attractive private detective Matt appears, who is supposed to find Parker … (personally translated by © Vi at Inkvotary).

Thoughts

Sometimes I had the feeling that this is more a crime novel than a normal novel. 

Waiting On Wednesday #97 – Crescent City House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
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.

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