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url 2018-04-09 21:04
55 New Releases tomorrow in series
The Thief - J.R. Ward
Her Guardian Angel - Larissa Ione
Twenty-One Days - Anne Perry
Close Cover - Lexi Blake
A Reaper at the Gates - Sabaa Tahir
Ace of Shades - Amanda Foody

Per FictFact.com's Book Release Calendar:

 

A Baby for the Viking Wolf - Gwen Knight  #42 in Howls Romance
A Reaper at the Gates - Sabaa Tahir   #3 in An Ember in the Ashes
Ace of Shades - Amanda Foody  #1 in The Shadow Game
Angels Fall - J.A. Huss, Johnathon McClain #2 in Original Sin
At the Table of Wolves Kay Kenyon #1 in Dark Talents
Bad Neighbors Maia Chance #2 in Agnes & Effie Mystery
Bull of the Woods Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller #5 in Frisky Beavers
Close Cover - Lexi Blake  #16 in Masters and Mercenaries
Corey Dale Mayer #16 in Seals of Honor
Cyborg Fever Grace Goodwin #5 in Interstellar Brides: The Colony
Dead Weight Pandora Pine #4 in Cold Case Psychic
Edge of Insanity S E Smith #6 in Alliance
Farewell, My Cuckoo Marty Wingate #4 in Birds of a Feather Mystery
For Love of Distant Shores Adrian Tchaikovsky #3 in Tales of the Apt
Her Guardian Angel - Larissa Ione  #14 in Demonica #15.5 in Masters and Mercenaries
His to Claim Shelly Bell #2 in Forbidden Lovers
His to Protect Carly Phillips #3 in Bodyguard Bad Boys
Homecoming By The Sea Kathi Daley #1 in Haunting By The Sea
Inquisition David Gibbins #10 in Jack Howard
Isle of Blood and Stone Makiia Lucier #1 in Isle of Blood and Stone
Justify Me J. Kenner #4.5 in Stark International
Lord of the Pies Nell Hampton #2 in Kensington Palace Chef
Mafioso 3 Nisa Santiago #2 in Mafioso
Magi, Vol. 29: The Labyrinth of Magic Shinobu Ohtaka #29 in Magi
Masked Desire Alana Delacroix #2 in The Masked Arcana
Misadventures of a Rookie Toni Aleo #12 in Misadventures
Natural Mage K. F. Breene #2 in Magical Mayhem
Nightblade's Honor Ryan Kirk #2 in Blades of the Fallen
Nothing to Gain Claire Boston #2 in The Blackbridge Series
Rafe Maryann Jordan #2 in Heroes At Heart
Rebellion's Fury Jay Allan #2 in Flames of Rebellion
Rescuing Sadie Susan Stoker #6.5 in Delta Force Heroes
River of Fire Erin Hunter #5 in Warriors: A Vision of Shadows
Say You Won't Let Go Corinne Michaels #3.5 in Return to Me
Shoot First Stuart Woods #45 in Stone Barrington
Skyjack K. J. Howe #2 in Thea Paris
Sunny Jason Reynolds #3 in Track
Taste of Wrath Matt Wallace #7 in Sin Du Jour
The Cowboy's Outlaw Bride Cora Seton #2 in Turners Vs Coopers
The Crooked Castle Sarah Jean Horwitz #2 in Carmer and Grit
The Cutting Edge Jeffery Deaver #14 in Lincoln Rhyme
The Dark Clouds Shining David Downing #4 in Jack McColl
The Fairies of Sadieville Alex Bledsoe #6 in Tufa
The Fates Divide Veronica Roth #2 in Carve the Mark
The Gate House Secret Debra Burroughs #4 in Jenessa Jones Mysteries
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Vol. 8 Hiromu Arakawa #8 in The Heroic Legend of Arslan
The Neon Boneyard Craig Schaefer #8 in Daniel Faust
The Shadow of Death Jane Willan #1 in A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery
The Thief - J.R. Ward   #16 in Black Dagger Brotherhood
The Third Brother Andrew Welsh-Huggins #5 in Andy Hayes
The Year of Us Jessica Sorensen #4 in Sunnyvale
Twenty-One Days - Anne Perry  #1 in Daniel Pitt
Twenty-One Days Anne Perry #33 in Thomas Pitt
Who Gives a Hoot? Jacqueline Kelly #3 in Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
Winter Glass Lexa Hillyer #2 in Spindle Fire

 

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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text 2018-01-07 20:48
Reading progress update: I've read 80%.
Elias & Laia - Eine Fackel im Dunkel der Nacht: Teil 2. - Sabaa Tahir,Barbara Imgrund,Felder Rushing,Gabrielle Pietermann

SO THAT JUST HAPPENED!!!!!
WHAT???????
I never liked him but still, WHOA!!!!

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text 2017-12-03 13:49
My November 2017
Der Fledermausmann: Harry Holes erster Fall - Jo Nesbø
alias Grace: Roman - Margaret Atwood,Brigitte Walitzek
Elias & Laia - Die Herrschaft der Masken - Sabaa Tahir,Barbara Imgrund
Der Fledermausmann - 5 stars
Alias Grace - 5 stars
Elias & Laia - Die Herrschaft der Masken - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Everything I read.

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Sündiges Spiel, Der Himmel in deinen Worten

 

November has been terrible. In life and in the reading world. I have so much going on at the moment that I can't really stay focused on a book. I keep reading and reading but I can't seem to finish any books. It's driving me up the wall. On the other hand, I may not have finished many books last month but the ones I finished, I truly loved and enjoyed. So Quality over quantity, right?!

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review 2017-11-28 14:21
Die Herrschaft der Masken // An Ember in the Ashes!!!
Elias & Laia - Die Herrschaft der Masken - Sabaa Tahir,Barbara Imgrund

german and english review

 

Das Buch wollte ich jetzt wirklich schon so lange lesen. Doch irgendwie habe ich es nie geschafft und habe es auch nicht zu Hause. Ich bin dann durch Zufall bei Spotify auf das Hörbuch gestoßen und hab es einfach mal als Zeichen gesehen. Ich bin absolut keine Hörbuchhörer. Ich habe es schon so oft versucht und irgendwie brauch ich immer ewig. Aber da ich unbedingt ein Hörbuchhörer werden will, gebe ich es nicht auf und versuche es immer wieder. Schön zu wissen, dass ich nur in seltenen Fällen so hartnäckig bleiben kann.

 

Aber zu dem Buch. Erstmal direkt zum Hörbuch an sich. Ich fand die beiden Leser total klasse. Ich mochte auch die Melodie die am Anfang, am Ende und zwischen verschiedenen Teiles des Buches kurz eingespielt wurde, weil sie wirklich gut zu der Stimmung des Buches gepasst hatte. Es war die ungekürzte Version, deswegen hatte ich das Gefühl, das Buch geht ewig und ich habe auch wirklich lange gebraucht, was nicht an der Geschichte lag, sondern an mir.

 

Zu der Geschichte an sich.

 

Inhalt: Wie überlebt man in einer Welt, in der Männer mit silbernen Masken jeden Tag den Tod bringen können? Wie kann man sich selbst treu bleiben, wenn die Herrschenden des Imperiums alles dafür tun, voller Grausamkeit ein ganzes Volk zu unterjochen? Elias und Laia stehen auf unterschiedlichen Seiten. Und doch sind ihre Wege schicksalhaft miteinander verknüpft. Während Elias in der berühmten Militärakademie von Schwarzkliff dazu ausgebildet wird, als Elite-Krieger die silberne Maske der Macht voller Stolz und ohne Erbarmen zu tragen, muss Laia täglich die Willkür der Herrschenden fürchten. Als ihre Familie ermordet wird und ihrem Bruder die Hinrichtung droht, schließt sie sich dem Widerstand an. Als Sklavin getarnt, dringt sie in das Innerste von Schwarzkliff vor. Dort trifft sie auf Elias, den jungen Krieger, der eigentlich ihr Feind sein müsste ... Eine mitreißende Geschichte, in der es buchstäblich um Leben und Tod geht.

 

Zu den Charakteren. Wir hatten Laia und Elias. Die Geschichte wurde aus der Sicht der Beiden erzählt. Laia ist mir gleich ans Herz gewachsen (ich mochte sie schon als ich eine kleine Leseprobe aus dem Buchladen mitgenommen habe und das erste Kapitel von ihr lesen konnte). Ich finde ja sie ist von Anfang an ziemlich stark, aber sie findet durch das Buch hinweg, immer wieder neue Stärke um nicht aufzugeben und behält ihr Ziel fest im Auge. Elias, mochte ich auch, bei ihm hab ich ein bisschen länger gebraucht obwohl ich immer für Charaktere zu haben bin, die auf der falschen Seite stehen, die aber immer nach einem Ausweg suchen um da rauszukommen. Seine Kapitel waren auf jeden Fall mehr actiongeladen als die von Laia, trotzdem fand ich ihre Kapitel öfter viel interessanter.

 

Es gab so viele Nebencharaktere, dass ich bei manchen einfach total keine Ahnung habe, wer sie eigentlich waren und was sie getan oder eben nicht getan haben. Aber einige haben sich dann doch wieder in mein Herz geschlichen. Ich mochte besonders Izzy und die Köchin (die beiden und wie nah sie sich standen, was sie schon alles gemeinsam durchgestanden hatten), Sana (von ihr hätte ich mir mehr gewünscht aber vielleicht bekomme ich das im zweiten Buch??), Helena mochte ich auch sehr gerne und egal wie es zwischendrin auch ausgesehen hat, ich habe nie das Vertrauen verloren, dass sie am Ende doch die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft.

 

Die Story an sich, war wirklich richtig interessant und auch spannend gemacht, ich mochte den Teil mit den Prüfungen obwohl es wirklich grausam war. Ich mochte den Teil mit dem Widerstand, obwohl ich kaum einem von ihnen traue.

 

Und das Ende hat es auf jedenfall geschafft, dass ich es kaum abwarten kann, dass nächste Buch zu hören. Ja, ich hab schon geguckt, es ist bei Spotify und ich werde es wieder versuchen. Diesmal ist es eine gekürzte Version, ich hoffe allerdings, dass ich trotzdem alles Wichtige dabei haben werde.

 

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I wanted to read this book for forever. Somehow I never got it done and I don't even have it at home. I stumbled over it on Spotify the other day (a month ago) and took it as a sign. I'm not an audiobook person. I tried so many times and I somehow always take forever to finish one. But just because I WANT to be an audiobook person, I won't give up. Good to know how persistent I can be in rare situations like that.

 

But let's talk about the book. Firstly about the audiobook itself. I really liked both the readers. And I really liked the melody they played in the beginning, the end and between the different parts of the story, cause it fit the mood of the book so well. It was the full version, not some cut down one, and because of that, I kinda had the feeling the book was going on forever and I took really long too finish it. It wasn't the books fault, it was all mine.

 

About the story.

 

Summary: Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

 

The characters. We have Laia and Elias. The story is told from both their point of views. Laia got me right from the start (she already got me when I took a little sample of the book from the bookstore and was able to read her first chapter). I think right from the beginning, she is really strong but I also think that throughout the book, she finds a lot of new strength to focus on her goal and to never give up. I liked Elias, too. It took me a while, tho, even though I love those characters that are on the wrong side of things and try everything to get away from that. His chapters had a lot more action going on but I still thought that Laia's chapters were much more interesting most of the time.

 

There were so many minor characters, that with some of them I'm still lost and don't know who they actually are and what they did and didn't do. But some of them still found their way into my heart. Sneaky little bastards. I loved Izzy and the cook (those two, how close they are and what they both went through together), Sana (I wish we could've gotten more about her, but I have hope for the second book), and Helene, I loved her and through everything that was going on and that didn't put a good light on her, I still had faith in her that she would do the right things in the end.

 

The story itself was really interesting and exciting, I loved the parts with the trials, even though they were really brutal and cruel. I also loved the Resistance part of the story, though I don't trust most of them.

 

And the ending totally got me and made me wanted to listen to the next book right away. Yes, I'm listening to it again, spotify has it in a cut version and I hope, that I still get to hear all the good, important stuff.

 

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review 2017-10-22 10:25
#69 - A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir

I read an Ember in the Ashes last year (in november 2016) and I discovered an amazing new world. I felt in love with Elias, Laia, Helene and all the other characters. It was one of my favourite read of 2016. It took me quite a long time to pick up A Torch Against the Night, and I was not disappointed by it when I finally did.

I was a bit confused at times; there are many new developments that I did not see coming and that I did not know how relevant they were to the plot. Some of them were revealed during the book, but some other elements left me perplexed and I can’t wait to learn more about in the next book.

 

I love Laia, she must be one of my favourite female character of all time. She is strong and independent, but tend to rely on other people sometimes, before realizing she can control her own destiny and do what the hell she wants to do. She is sometimes conflicted between those emotions, and as I said in my review of the first book, it made her so realistic, I liked that a lot.

 

Elias can be annoying because he is really stubborn. I just want to slap him sometimes. But he has such a great heart you cannot help but love him. Elias struggles between two identities, he is trying to understand what defines him. He will also do anything to protect those he loved, which is good, but he never thinks about himself and that can be pretty destructive.

 

Helene is an amazing character but I did not get enough of her and it was a bit sad. I really enjoy this character and her struggle between being loyal to the Empire and saving her best friend’s life. Just like Elias, she tries to protect everyone and it is not always working… I can’t wait to see what is going to happen to her in the next book.

 

I really enjoyed the events of this book and I can’t wait to read more about all these characters in A Reaper at the Gates (April 2018).

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