30 August, 2015

REVIEW: CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas


Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 448

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SYNOPSIS: "A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."


From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

29 August, 2015

REVIEW: THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh

Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: Paperback
Pages: 404

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SYNOPSIS: One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid's life as retribution for the many lives he's stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.


20 August, 2015

REVIEW: LET IT SNOW by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle


Title: Let It Snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Series: -
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 368

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SYNOPSIS: An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle - bring all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

19 August, 2015

17 August, 2015

REVIEW: SECRET VAMPIRE by L.J.Smith


Title: Secret Vampire
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 242

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SYNOPSIS: The diagnosis for Poppy was death. there was no hope--until James, her best friend and secret love, appeared in the hospital. But this was a James she didn't know. He offered Poppy eternal life. Only he could open the door to the Night World. They're soulmates--but can she follow him into death and beyond?

16 August, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #3: German Flea Market Edition


This weekly meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

Yesterday I woke up early and we went to the Flea Market in Bonn. It usually contains used things but if you know how to search you can find new unread books for 1 - 1.50 euros. The market was huge. It took me 5 hours to go through it all and I was rather picky what I check! 


15 August, 2015

14 August, 2015

It is here! It is finally in my bed!



So other day I did something wicked. I ordered the hardcover book that I absolutely love from the first sight! You know how many authors I adore and how many books I find brilliant but there is one book I have seen last year because of it's cover and wanted ever since. I got around ebook in Spring and was so so amazed by it. However, I have a rule of not buying hard covers as they expensive and well I can get two paperbacks for that price. 

On Wednesday that rule was broken. I just could not have a paperback of this book. I needed the hardcover. Today my hardcover arrived...with a surprise!


12 August, 2015

10 August, 2015

REVIEW: SECBRA by Beca Aberdeen

ONLY AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
Title: Secbra
Author: Beca Aberdeen
Series: Desterrados #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: (not known)
Source: Paperback
Pages: 242

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SYNOPSIS: Ash ha vivido toda su vida en el espacio rodeada de adultos y ordenadores. Pero ahora que la envían a una academia repleta de adolescentes, tendrá que enfrentarse a sus miedos, reprimir sus sentimientos por un chico irresistible que no le conviene y convertirse en adulta. No sería mucho, si la humanidad no tuviera las horas contadas y Ash, tanto que ver con ello. Secretos y romance en un futuro que te hará reflexionar.


REVIEW: THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Source: Physical copy
Pages:432

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SYNOPSIS: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Back from vacations


I'M BACK FROM MY VACATIONS!

How's everyone?

I spent my vacations in Spain with my family and a girl from Colorado (USA), Meg, who was there for two weeks with us and it was great! I didn't read much but I had time to finish Throne of Glass and Secbra and now I'm reading The Art of Racing in the Rain because that's Meg's favorite book.

That's all I wanted to say. Did I miss anything important? also, reviews are coming!

09 August, 2015

HUNGER GAMES: Why so serious?



We all have seen the Mockingjay Part II trailer hundred times by now but while we are still waiting for the last and final part to arrive I wanted to talk to you about Hunger Games trilogy in different way.


Under which genre do you put Hunger Games trilogy?

REVIEW: STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Dark Elements #2
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 464

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SYNOPSIS: Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

04 August, 2015

REVIEW: WHITE HOT KISS by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Dark Elements #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 400

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SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.