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review 2019-01-20 12:13
Höllische LIebe
Engelsfeuer - Jana Oliver,Maria Poets

Die Dämonenfängerin Riley Blackthorne will nicht von Denver Becks Seite weichen, als er in seine Heimatstadt reist. Seine Mutter liegt im Sterben, die Dämonen spielen verrückt und ein Geheimnis aus Becks Vergangenheit holt ihn ein.

"Engelsfeuer" ist der vierte Band der Reihe um die Dämonenfängerin Riley Blackthorne. In Rileys Welt hat sich das Tor zur Hölle aufgetan und die Dämonen haben Atlanta fest im Griff. 

Protagonistin Riley Blackthorne hat sich in der Dämonenfänger-Zunft einen Namen gemacht. Als erste Frau geht sie die Lehre zur Dämonenfängerin an, hatte den Tod ihres Vaters verkraftet, und sich in ihren Kollegen Denver Beck verliebt.

Denver Beck war einst Lehrling ihres Vaters - ein wahrer Meister seiner Zunft - und hat sich vom grobschlächtigen Kriegs-Veteranen zum talentierten Fänger gewandelt. Allerdings holt Beck seine Vergangenheit ein, die seine Zukunft zerstören kann.

Meiner Meinung nach zeichnet sich diese Reihe durch die Protagonistin und das ungewöhnliche Setting aus. 

Die Reihe spielt großteils in Atlanta, was mittlerweile zur Dämonen-Burg mutiert. Dämonen machen den Menschen - wie Ungeziefer - das Leben schwer. Sie tauchen unvermittelt auf, heischen nach Seelen oder laben sich an Abfällen - je nachdem, welcher Art sie sind.

Gleichzeitig mischen der Himmel und gefallene Engel mit, wobei natürlich Luzifer persönlich Hand anlegt. 

Riley Blackthorne ist eher der knautschige Teenager-Typ. Obwohl sie sich stets bemüht, holt sie ihre tollpatschige Art ein, die sie mit viel Übung langsam in den Griff bekommt.

In diesem vierten Teil und Abschlussband der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe, steht allerdings die Liebe und ein höllisches Beziehungsdrama im Vordergrund. Beck und Riley reisen in seine Heimatstadt, weil Becks Mutter stirbt. Hier wird Beck mit seiner Vergangenheit, dem typischen Kleinstadt-Gehabe und den Sumpf Georgias konfrontiert.

Obwohl dieser Part gut geschrieben ist, war es für mich einfach nicht das, wofür die Reihe steht. Das Beziehungsgeplänkel zwischen Riley und Beck, seine Vergangenheit und eine damit verbundene Gefahr, nehmen die erste Hälfte dieses Bands ein. Alles ist exzellent beschrieben und meist spannend zu lesen, dennoch war ich froh, als dieser Teil hinter mir lag.

Und dann kommt die Hölle ins Spiel und die Reihe steuert auf ein dämonisches Finale zu, das gewohnt teuflisch zu lesen ist. Höllisch-heiße Kämpfe, satanische Machenschaften und diabolisches Kampfgeschehen schließen die Reihe in einem akzeptablen Ende ab.

Ich war gerne mit Riley Blackthorne auf Dämonenjagd, habe mich mit Vergnügen in dieser teuflischen Version unserer Welt bewegt, und hatte meist großen Spaß, wenn die Liebe nicht zu vordergründig war. 

Alles in allem ist die Reihe um Dämonenfängerin Riley Blackthorne lesenswert. Sie zieht den Leser in das originelle Setting der Höllenbrut, ist spannend und überzeugt mit apokalyptischen Kampfgeschehen. 

 
Die Reihe:
1) Aller Anfang ist die Hölle
2) Seelenraub
3) Höllenflüstern
4) Engelsfeuer
Source: zeit-fuer-neue-genres.blogspot.com
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text 2019-01-18 22:07
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 224 pages.
Sheets - Brenna Thummler

So cute

 

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text 2019-01-18 18:47
2018 Romanices Wrap-up & looking forward to 2019

A final close to The Romanices Awards and 2018. After seeing a lot of you struggle with reading slumps last year, all my best wishes for a better 2019 :)

 

*clicking on book cover brings you to the post with all the nominees

 

 

Favorite Cover    Fav Secondary Character    Favorite Scene

                   

 

Favorite Quote                      Favorite Heroine and Hero

                 

 

Favorite Couple                    Fav Contemporary and Historical

                  

 

Favorite Book of 2018

 

 

2017 Romancies Wrap-up

 

2016 Romancies Wrap-up

 

2015 Romancies Wrap-up

 

 

On to 2019 and my top ten most anticipated reads! I'm still reading 2017 new releases, so I'm a bit behind in series :/

*clicking on cover brings you to their Goodreads page

 

      

 

      

 

      

 

 

 

What are your most anticipated reads coming in 2019?

Best reading wishes to you all! 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-01-17 22:00
Book Review : The poet x Elizabeth agevedo
the poet x - elizabeth agevedo

Jan 4-12

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent


Review : I loved this book I highly reccomend the audiobook . Xiomara is a teenager who is going through a lot her body has changed a lot her mother has all these religious views and xiomara doesn't know what she believes anymore she meets this guy who she really likes but shit goes real when her mom finds out . this book is told in verse and I love verse books and the audiobook is read by the author and it was a beautifully written book . Xiomara finds out her twin brother is gay . Xiomara joins the poetry club where she gets to let out her emotions . after a big blow up with her family Xiomara calls the guy again and they start talking again . And she has her family priest help with her family to help them all talk this out . Xiomara finally performs her poem at the slam event . I believe everyone she read this book .

Quotes :And I think about all the things we could be 
if we were told our bodies were not built for them


When your body takes up more room than your voice you are always the target of well-aimed rumors,

“And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark.

 

 

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review 2019-01-17 17:11
EEK! It’s A Spider – What Hides Within by Jason Parent @AuthorJasParent
What Hides Within - Jason Parent

Jason Parent writes some scary stuff, just look at the cover for What Hides Within and you will see what I mean. Does it make you want to know want to know more? It does me.

Cover by Q Design

 

Publisher: Bloodshot Books

 

What Hides Within

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Just looking at the creepy cover makes me cringe, yet I open it with sweet anticipation, looking forward to a great scare with same laughs, which I know Jason Parent is more than willing to provide.

 

With a name like Clive, I foresee some bad things coming his way. Will he be the victim or the perpetrator? We shall see.

 

The doctor cut open his head to remove…something…only to find everything is okay. He stitched him back up, offered an apology, and wanted him to go away. I’m sorry, but that wouldn’t work for me, and I don’t think it will work for Clive either. OMG! The nerve of the idiot moron doctor! If I was Clive, I probably would have killed him on the spot.

That is the present…NOW…let’s go to the past and find out how and why he got into this spot to begin with.

 

Detective Samantha Reilly was a hardened detective leading the investigation into a young girl’s death. She was inured to the brutality humans inflicted upon each other. Knowing Jason, I see more dead bodies on the horizon and a truly evil killer.

 

As soon as we went under the bridge, I knew where Jason was taking me. Now, I’m waiting for the twist.

 

Chester and Derek…OMG…I laughed so hard I cried. I love that Jason Parent packs so much action, along with the darkness and laughs, leaving me wanting more.

 

Chester, I wonder what’s going to happen to Chester. Every time I think about him, I try to imagine the details of his home, how and what he eats, and his dining accommodations. I wonder what Chester hopes to accomplish.

 

I shivered and freaked out a little. Spiders are one of my favorite critters to read about because they make me so uncomfortable. Talk about stepping outside my comfort zone.

Well, that didn’t go the way I thought and that is one of the reasons I love Jason Parent’s writing. He mixes genres seamlessly, dark horror and comedy with lots of action, and creates some amazing villains. Can’t hear so well? Have a stuffy nose?

 

Well…

 

Jason, you did it again. Took me to a place filled with suspense and tension and a pace that kept me reading, wanting to know what was on the next page, and the next one…

I can hardly wait to get my hands on Victoria, Book II and the final book in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of What Hides Within by Jason Parent.

 

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  4 Stars

 

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