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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Promises by Marie Sexton


Author: Marie Sexton
Titel: Promises
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: GLBT romance
Series: Coda Books #1
Published: 8th January 2010
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Source: ARC through NetGalley
Goodreads Summary
Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can't imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone.

Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they'll never find a way to be together—if he can even convince Matt to try.
Promises is one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read. In addition it's the story of a friendship between two amazingly lovely men.
When Matt moves to Coda, Colorado he immediately hits it off with Jared. Fro  the beginning on Jared, who works in the family-owned hardware store, makes in clear to Matt that he is gay and interested. Matt however stats that he is straight and only interested in a friendship. And good friends they become. It's written so endearingly how they share their free time with mountain-biking, barbecues, dinners, sports.  They become very close and Jared is unsure how he should read Matt, who sends out mixed signals.
When they share some tender moments, Jared is certain that Matt likes him more than a friend maybe even is in love with him. But Matt balks and runs out on Jared, who is devastated. When Jared entertains an old friend Matt realises that he is jealous. Should he do something about it?
I love this book. It's easy to read, entertaining and I want the main characters to be my best gay friends. This story is one of the best, what you would call, gay-for-you books out there. Matt is deep in the closet and isn't really aware of this either. In general he is a very lonely man. It's touching to read how he opens up to Jared and how they build up first friendship, and later love. Matt has to overcome some serious personal barriers. And the author manages to not slip into cliché scenarios. On the other hand it is not only Matt who has to change his way of thinking. Jared too, is stuck in some outdated ways of thinking of gay live in small american towns. I liked that both of them have to fight/do something to build a relationship. The sex scenes are written in very sensual way and they are hot, really hot!
If you want to read some great, sexy, romantic, GLBT love story, that's the book to go for! And even better it is the start of Coda series.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It's about books blogger can't wait to be published.

My pick this week:

Author: Jennifer Estep
Titel: Kiss of Frost
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Release Date: 29th Nov. 2011
Get it: Amazon | Book Depository 
Goodreads Summary 
Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart — the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword — with Logan’s help — I just might die by the sword …
I read the first book in this series, Touch of Frost, last week. And I loved it. The main characters Gwen and Logan are interesting and there is a lot of unresolved questions between them. So I'm keen to know what happens next. In addition Jennifer Estep manages to create this amazing urban fantasy world populated by a huge range of mythologic creatures. I can't wait to see what she pulled out of her hat this time!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

This Meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which are officially fond of lists. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten List on something and want other people to join in.
The topic this week:
Top Ten Books That Are On The Top Of My TBR List For Fall.
That's interesting question. And of course there are more than 10 books I want to read in fall. But as usual there are some I'm quite eager to get my hands on. Here they come:


1. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
New series, new kick-butt heroine, still all parnormal. I'm in!


2. Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
Another new series which sounds like a mixture between Hogwarts (with vampires) and The Hunger Games.


3. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
So, this fall I WILL read this amazing fantasy epos. It's always on the back of my head anyway and I do want to know what is happening to Kvothe.

4. Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Sounds like an intriguing love story with some spicy sips of paranormal themes!
And the cover is just to amazing.

5. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
The abstract already makes me smile. Ancient greek play redefined in modern american  high-school focused aonbout gender specific power. That will be fun to read, I'm sure :)
6. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Read the abstract! I'm so eager to read this book. I'm always up for new fantasy and intertwined with forbidden love, even better!

7. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
The book summary is just too intriguing and the glorious cover adds to the attraction (Did you realise that I'm easily influenced by great covers?)

8. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Another gorgeous cover (yeah, I know it's more and more a best cover list). But mixing the undead, victorian ladies and the future together...could be great.

9. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
A girl being the quarterback of the high school football team! Already great. A love strong heroins. Bring them on.

10. Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
You may not want to heat this but...I fell in love with the cover the first time I saw this book in a bookshop. And the story just sounds so sad and and at the same time mysterious.

So which books will you read this fall?

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep


Author: Jennifer Estep
Titel: Touch of Frost
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Series: Mythos Academy #1
Published: 26th July 2011 (ebook)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Goodreads Summary
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy -- a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died …
This book was a huge surprise to me. I liked the abstract and was expecting an enjoyable read and I wasn't disappointed. This is a really funny, entertaining and thrilling story. 
I loved pretty much everything about this book. Originally I was sceptical about the whole magic school theme. There are many new publications with magic schools out there and I wasn't sure how often you can successfully recreate this topic. In this case the author did a fantastic job. With the Mythos academy Jennifer Estep creates this  more modern, posh "Hogwarts" with a lot of cool, rich kids. At the same time she incorporates greek, nordic, roman mythology (actually all kinds of mythology) and a wide range of paranormal creatures.
Gwen alias the gypsy girl is an adorable main character. She is feisty, ironic, sensitive, sceptical and a bit of a loner. She seemingly doesn't fit in this school where everyone is privileged, arrogant and incarnates some mystical fighter. But the more you read the more it becomes obvious to you and Gwen that not everything and everybody is what it/they seem to be. As she joined the school one year later than all the other students she seems to miss out on things. When the queen bee Jasmine is killed, Gwen can't understand why everyone isn't shocked. Life goes on almost unimpaired. This doesn't seem right to Gwen. She is determined to solve Jasmines murder with her ability to see/feel feelings connected to items touched by someone else. Soon enough she run into troubles.
In the beginning Gwen is such a lone wolf, once because she came in later and secondly because she doesn't want to be close to people. How the latter attitude is changing during her adventures is described amusingly. The supporting characters are all likeable in their own way. It's enjoyable to read how they all become closer. And then there is Logan, a spartan, who appears in the oddest places and helps Gwen several time. He is hot and the dialogues between these two are awfully amusing and made me giggle a few times. In the end the case is closed quite neatly. Overall a well written, fast paced book. And I can't wait to get my hands on the second book, Kiss of Frost, which will be published in November.



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Once again it's Monday (4)


It's Monday what are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. She wants us to share what we read last week and what books we intend to read this week or already reading.

Last week my theme was paranormal/fantasy young adult literature. As you can see I read the first book in Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy Series, Touch of Frost (review is coming). Furthermore I indulged in Blood Rights and don't forget The Iron Knight, yeah!!!! Next week I want to reduce the review pile a bit, therefore I plan to read The Seers and The Printmaker's Daughter. I'm quite curious about the latter one as I have been to Japan myself 2 years ago.

What I'm reading at the moment:
Books I read last week:
Books I plan to read next week:

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

In my Mailbox (2)


In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren since 2008. This event is about sharing the books we received this week, real ones or e-books, from whatever source: library, purchase, loan, publisher...
I was a good girl this week and didn't buy anything until....yesterday I accidentally look up a book at Amazon and...now I own a few more ;)

Purchased

Books received for review (NetGalley)

 What books did you get this week?





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Saturday, August 27, 2011

On my Wishlist (2)


I'm a big fan of the Book Chick City blog. On Saturday's the girls there host a meme called On my Wishlist, where we post books we urgently want to own but don't have yet. It doesn't matter if this book are not published yet or they are already older.

Author: Rachel Vincent
Titel: Blood Bound
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Unbound #1
Published: 1st September 2011 
Summary (Amazon)
They say blood is thicker than water. They have no idea. As a blood tracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv s learnt to survive by her own rules. Rule number one? Trust no one. But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe. And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam. A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game. No matter what the cost.
I'm quite excited about this one. I loved Rachel Vincent's Shifter series. And now there is a new series with a kick-ass heroine. Great!!!! Can't wait for this to be published in the UK.

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100 Follower Giveaway!

I love giveaways. Who doesn't? And now that I suddenly reached 100 followers I decided to host a giveaway myself.

Books to choose from:

Rules:
  • there will be 2 winners each winning 1 book of their choice
  • the giveaway is open internationally, please check that The Book Directory ships to you!
  • ends 14th September 2011 




~ Enter to win ~

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Review: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter


Author: Kristen Painter
Titel: Blood Rights
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: House of Comarré #1
Release Date: 1st September 2011
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Source: ARC through NetGalley
Goodreads Summary
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

This books was my pick for On my Wishlist last Saturday and then realised that it is up for review on NetGalley. Lucky me.  

Blood Rights is a urban fantasy tale set in the future where some humans are bread and raised to be blood donors for a vampire nobility. Chrysabelle is one of these special humans and she is hunted by mighty vampires for a crime she didn't commit. She tries submerging in human society which is clueless of the coexisting paranormal world. Though her aunt gives her shelter Chrysabelle becomes soon involved with Malkolm, an anathema vampire. Together with his ghost, Fi and the handicapped shifter Doc they have to save her aunt, which was taken hostage by the evil vamp Tatiana. It becomes obvious that there is more at stake than her aunts life. They have to fight to keep the supernatural world hidden or all mortals are in danger.
I loved the whole setting. There is tradition but at the same time futuristic technology. Vampires, shapeshifter, fae, fallen Angels, demons and the special human comarre race. Very intriguing. In the beginning I had to get into this new world and sometimes things weren't easily accesible. But the more I read the more I got drawn into this world. Classical vampire tales newly interpreted in a very striking and exciting way. 
Chrysabelle seems to be a fragile but determined young woman. But you shouldn't believe everything you see. There are a lot of hidden layers when it come to this captivatingly beautiful heroine. The outcast noble vampire Malkolm doesn't seem to be very noble. Literally haunted by his own sins he can't be classified as good or bad. There is a lot of hot chemistry between these two main characters which make the pages almost sizzle. And the plot is entertaining, unpredictable and enthralling, packed with sudden surprises. And though this book is the start of a new trilogy it is kind of completed in itself, which I appreciated. Nothing worse then being on the hook for too long. 

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Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop 26/08/2011

Follow my Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
This week's question is:
In some books like the Sookie Stackhouse series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish this would happen with in real life?
Once again a great question. And one who isn't answered easily especially if you are still in bed with a raging headache.
I definitely don't want ghosts to appear. That's just scary and I would never sleep a whole night through again. Actually now that I think about it most of this literary paranormal creatures are quite frightening in real life. I think I go for something beautiful and less lethal. I want unicorns to be part of our world. Good answer? Who do you want to out themself?

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books.
This week's question is:
“Non-book-related this week!! Do you have pets?”

We do have three chickens. Do they count as pets?



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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Golden by Joely Sue Burkhart


Author: Joely Sue Burkhart
Titel: Golden
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: 29th August 2011
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Get it: Amazon | Carina Press
Goodreads Summary
 Bred for him...and for his bed.
Golden-eyed Jin has spent her life preparing to be the Emperor's consort. She knows her destiny is to serve the Emperor by indulging the dark desire that he has buried deep inside his heart—the desire to give pain.
Only she can take the pain he yearns to give, and transform it into the most unimaginable pleasure. But to enjoy all the Emperor can give her, she must survive assassination attempts from those who would keep them apart.
Seducing the Emperor is risky...but it's the only way to fulfill her destiny.
Golden is novella long story which picked my interest on NetGalley. This story was a bit confusing in the beginning, as non of the characters is introduced. So you have to figure out who is who and in which relations to each other they are. Otherwise I got drawn into the book immediately. It is written slightly mysterious and you know that you don't know everything yet. The more you read the more clear motivations become but there are still plenty of surprises. The main character Jin is unfulfilled in the beginning. Her whole life she learned everything to please the Emperor who gave her instead to his son. But the crown prince doesn't know what to do with her. Jin's innermost desire is to serve the Emperor, even if he isn't willing yet to let her.
I liked the story flow and the steady development of the characters. Jin's fears and desires are portrayed accurately and the erotic scenes are written carefully. An enjoyable read. 

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Review: Everblue by Brenda Pandos


Author: Brenda Pandos
Titel: Everblue
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Mer Tales #1
Published: July 29th 2011 
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Get it: Amazon  
Goodreads summary
Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.
Ashlyn is about to discover what she thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.
I have heard about Mermaid/Mer people books in the blogosphere but hadn't read one ever. Ok, I read the little mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen a few decades ago, but that's it. I wasn't sure what to expect but Everblue definitely surprised me positively.
The book tells the story of the two best friends Ashlyn (Ash) and Tatiana (Tatchi). They want to go to college together, though Tatchi's family isn't supporting at all. Actually there are few weird things going on in Tatchi's family. Then there is an unexpected family emergency, strangers are moving into Tatchi's home and Ash is worried endlessly. At the same time she has to deal with high school life, competitive swimming and her crush on Tatchi's twin brother Fin. And then she learns the family secret.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The story was fast paced. We got to know the main characters which are interesting and likeable. The chapter are written alternately from Ash's and Fin's point of view. This helped understanding them both better and what was going on between them. We got to know about the mer people. The paranormal part is well written und believable (if one can say so in a paranormal context). I like the description and details about the undersea world. It made it come alive.
In addition there a bit of a mystery story going on. Fin and Tatchi's father is on a top secret mission and the two siblings along with their mother have to find their way in undersea kingdom.
The romance between Ash and Fin is very sweet without becoming annoying. And there is a cliffhanger! Which makes me eagerly awaiting the second book in this series, which isn't even announced yet. Overall a very interesting read.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Passage by M.J. Putney

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It's about books blogger can't wait to be published.

My pick this week is:

Author: M.J. Putney
Titel: Dark Passage
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Dark Mirror #2
Publication Date: Sep. 13th 2011 
Goodreads summary
In the exciting follow up to DARK MIRROR, Tory and her friends from Lackland Abbey travel forward in time to help a French scientist escape Hitler. Merlin’s Irregulars are grateful to have made it safely home to 1803 England, but their view of the world has changed.  Not only are they more confident and proud of their part in the heroic Dunkirk evacuation, but their powers have increased because of their dangerous and exhausting magical work. Tory and Allarde become closer everyday until an agonizing conflict threatens to tear them apart. Allarde is deeply connected to his family's estate, the land he will one day inherit, but only if he denies his magical abilities and marries a non-magical mate.  Being with Tory will deny him his heritage, and his family lets Tory know this.  Will she have the strength to end their relationship? Cynthia is now a powerful and respected member of the Irregulars, but her prickly attitude keeps everyone at a distance.  Feeling isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays makes her even surlier than usual, but an invitation from Jack Rainford to join in his family's festivities is an unexpected delight, though heaven forbid she show her gratitude!  There's an attraction between the two young mages, but will Cynthia let her guard down enough to let herself fall in love? Then the Irregulars are called upon once again, this time to rescue a vitally important French scientist and his family from Hitler.  Once before their magic helped save England’s future.  Can they do that again?

I'm so looking forward to this book. I fell in love with M.J. Putney's historical romances which are under my personal favorites. I was exited to hear that she wrote a young adult book, Dark Mirror, which incorporates also paranormal and fantasy elements. And I love Tony and Allarde and I'm looking forward to know more about them.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: Tris & Izzy by Mette Ivie Harrison


Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Titel: Tris & Izzie
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: Sep. 13th 2011 
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Get it: Amazon 
Goodreads review:
A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

I sooooo love the Tristan and Isolde story. It's one of my favorite. When I read about this book on somebodies book blog (sorry I can't remember where) and then realised it's up on NetGalley there was no stopping me.
Unfortunately the book didn't hold up to my expectations. The book starts with introduction to the main characters, Izzie and Mark, which are the hotest couple at the local high school. And there is Izzie's best friend Branna, which is secretly in love with Mark and therefore single. As Izzy doesn't know the first fact she wants to fix the second by giving Branna a love potion. These things never work out properly and Izzie ends up sharing the potion herself with the new guy Tristan. This on it's own would have already made an interesting storyline but nope. The author then adds an overwhelming second storyline about magic people endangered by a great evil. Which of course only Izzie can stop. Don't get it? Me neither!
The original tale of people falling in love with the wrong persons isn't really explored in the plot (if you can speak about one here) instead the reader gets cheated by a weird story of witches, evil snakes, giants and all kinds of magic things. For me this was an absolut overkill. 
Which maybe wouldn't have been that bad if I actually would have cared for the characters. Unfortunately I didn't. The only one I could like is Tristan. Everyone else is just majorly self-centered, insensitive, obnoxious, annoying and immature (I know they are teenagers, but still!). No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't make myself like Izzie, Mark or Branna. It could be that we started on the wrong foot, because they became a bit more likeable or maybe grown-up throughout the story but than the annoying plot made me dislike everything. In addition there wasn't any chemistry between the lovers. 
And now I feel terrible for writing all this review. But I honestly couldn't get into this story, characters or plot.

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Teaser Tuesday (2)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. Anyone can join. Just share 2 sentences from the book you are currently reading (no spoilers!). Anymore questions? Have a look here.



"As a general rule, though, everyone was rich, beautiful, and dangerous. Everyone except me."

page 11 of Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I never reviewed but should/want


This Meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which are officially fond of lists. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten List on something and want other people to join in.
This week Natanya posted her list of books she loves but never review on her blog. For whatever reason.
Interesting question. I had to think about this for a moment. As I'm only blogging since a few months this list could be endless I guess but I will stick to 10 :)

1. Lily-Josephine by Kate Saunders
I found this book 10 years ago in a small second hand bookshop in Dublin. It's an amazing and moving story. Even now I still cry reading it.

2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Ok, I just read them but I'm not sure I will review them. First almost everyone already read them and secondly my mind is still overloaded. I do love the books but they weren't what I expected and I'm still dealing with my feelings and thoughts. In short, I was a mess at work yesterday.

3.  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
That's a real fundamental fantasy epos but I have no clue how to review it. There is so much going on in this book.

4. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
That's one of my favorite books. Already here I can't find words to describe what I feel/think about this book... I would never be able to write a review.

5. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
That's a great vampire book about life, death and love. An absolute surprise to me and I'm eagerly awaiting the second book in 2012.

6. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
That's my favorite book in the Dark Hunter Series. The story of Acheron is very moving and you get a lot of background informations on the whole Dark Hunter mythology.

7. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
This books is the first part of a trilogy. A fascinating historical story about war, love, lost, life and what makes life endurable. You have to have a look at this book!

8. Aisling Grey: Guardian Series by Katie MacAlister
These are such amusing and entertaining books, I already have to chuckle while thinking of them. And you get all the paranormal things, too: Dragons, witches, sorcerer, demons...

9. The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
Another surprise high fantasy book. A kind of very dark fairy tale with very intriguing main characters.

10. My Sisters's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
What a story! There are so many twists and turns and nothing is actually what it seems to be. Jodi Picoult is an incredible story teller.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Once again it's Monday (3)


It's Monday what are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. She wants us to share what we read last week and what books we intend to read this week or already reading.

I finished Haunting Violet and as I was sick last week for several days I read a lot. I finally managed to read The Hunger Games Series! Fanfares please!!! And I'm officially joining the hype. I absolutely adore Katniss and Peeta and all the others, too. Though I'm also in a sad, thoughtful mood today. This series has quite an impact on me. Reviews are coming soon.


What I read this week:


The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
A long, long sleep - Anna Sheehan
Blood - K.J. Wignall
Tris & Izzie - Mette Ivie Harrison
Golden - Joely Sue Burkhart
Everblue - Brenda Pandos
Haunting Violet - Alyxandra Harvey

Books to read next week:


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