Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List 03/31/15

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Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

If I’m completely honest than I have to confess that I usually forget to click “Add to my TBR”, which is the only reason that my TBR list on Goodreads isn’t “that” big. Anyway, here are the last ten books I added.

Book Haul #6 (March 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂


Bought Books:

Ally Carter: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1)
Patricia Briggs: Fair Game (Alpha & Omega #3)

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Also I finally got a library card, so I kind of went insane and got a LOT of stuff. And I discovered that audiobooks and me do indeed mix if I like the reader. I still do have to figure out if I like the readers of the following reader. Also I will put all the english (book) covers in here, but with the exception of two, I got everything in german. So here is my very first Library Haul.

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Borrowed Books:

J.R. Ward: Lover At Last (borrowed in english)
Gena Showalter: Intertwined; Unraveled (german: Unsterblich verliebt; Verflucht verliebt)
Chloe Neill: Some Girls Bite; Friday Night Bites (german: Frisch gebissen; Verbotene Bisse)

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Borrowed Audiobooks:

Jennifer L. Armentrout: Obsidian (borrowed in english)
Kiersten White: Paranormalcy (german: Flames’n’roses – Lebe lieber übersinnlich)
Ally Condie: Matched; Crossed; Reached (german: Die Auswahl; Die Ankunft; Die Flucht)
Lauren Kate: Fallen; Torment (german: Engels Nacht; Engels Morgen)
Lauren Oliver: Delirium (german: Delirium)
Kerstin Gier: Dream a little dream (german: Silber – Das erste Buch der Träume)
Laini Taylor: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (german: Daughter Of Smoke and Bone)
Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy (german: Blutsschwestern)

When I’m going to listen to all those audiobooks you ask. Well, everyday I need two hours to travel to school and back home. So I have two hours everyday to listen to them 😉 I’m probably done with one each week.

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Also did you know that most of the more popular audiobooks are on YouTube? Or are read by some awesome youtubers, for example (that’s for the german folks) look up crazyLisabooks. She reads the Mythos Academy series. She’s already done with the whole series and I really like her voice.

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FYI: There will be no Top 3 today, because I’m currently hooked to audiobooks. Obviously.

[Review] Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

When the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial-killer case, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston to join the investigation. It soon becomes clear that someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Alpha & Omega #3
Date of Publication: January 29th, 2013
Cliffhanger: No
HEA/Happy End: They’re mated already.

Rating: 5 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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TT #32 / FPTI #20

I decided to combine the Teaser Tuesday, hosted by Jenn (AKA MizB of SBR) from A Daily Rhythm, with the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea.


Today I’m going to feature Marked by Kaylea Cross.

Opening:

Seated in the back of a tactical truck, Special Agent Jake Evers took a good-natured ounch to the arm from one of his teammates without flinching.
“Good to have you back, farmboy. I’ve missed you,” Tucker said in his southern-Alabama drawl as he sat next to him on one of the benches built into the back along one side. “Been a while since you graced us with your presence on an op. Think you remember the ropes around here after all your vacay time?”
Vacay, ha. “Pretty sure, I do”. He’d missed the guys too but he hadn’t been gone that long. Only around three weeks this time, overseas again with a handpicked paramilitary team led by the NSA’s legendary Alex Rycorft.

Teaser from 11%:

He’d arrived early, twenty minutes ago now, and knew Rachel would be walking in any minute. The woman had always been a stickler for being on time, so even if it had been two years since he’d last seen her and half a year since they’d last had contact he was sure she wouldn’t have changed that much.

[Review] Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.

DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.

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Genre: YA, Dystopian
Series: Under The Never Sky #1
Date of Publication: February 07th, 2012
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA/Happy End: No

Rating: 1 Star ✶
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Okay, let me just say it right away. I did NOT enjoy reading this.

For a lot of reasons that I will kind of elaborate in the following text.

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TT #31 / FPTI #19

I decided to combine the Teaser Tuesday, hosted by Jenn (AKA MizB of SBR) from A Daily Rhythm, with the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea.


FYI I shortened the headline, the memes are the same.

Today I’m featuring Fair Game by Patricia Briggs.

Opening (I skipped the prologue):

“Go home” Bran Cornick growled at Anna.
No one who saw him like this would ever forget what lurked behind the Marrok’s mild-mannered face. But only people who were stupid – or desperate – would risk raising his ire to reveal the monster behind the nice-guy mask. Anna was desperate.

Teaser from page 201:

She smiled a little. ” Jude says he loves the kids better than he ever did football. But he coaches the local high school team anyway.”

What are you reading and loving this Tuesday? Leave your link in the comment section below and I will check it out.

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List 03/17/15

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Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Erica from Read It, Note It nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, honey 🙂

Here are the rules and what to do next (I changed the order ;)):

  1. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog. (Optional: and follow them)
  3. Share 10 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.
  5. Let the bloggers know that you’ve nominated them.

 

10 random facts about me!

1. I had to look up the word “versatile”, because I had no clue what it meant without any given context. I’m german, I apologize.

2. I love tea…

3. … and coffee.

4. I’m 5’5 or 1.66m “tall”.

5. I have a huuuuuuge DVD collection.

6. I tend to lose flash drives only to find them at really obscure places, like in my sock drawer.

7. I hate the “one episode a week” thing, I’m more like a “one season a weekend/day” person. I just can’t remember what happened last week.

8. I don’t drink alcohol

9. … or smoke.

10. I love fuzzy socks.

**I’m not sure if I know any blog that is relatively new, so I picked you based on page views and followers. Sorry, if I did get something wrong. Also I didn’t nominate 15 of you, I know, so sue me ;)**

My nominees:

Freya @ Sound Of A Voice

Paige @ Pages by Paige

Rawrdy Raw Book Dino (I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name)

Shakera @ More Books Please

The Reading Rebel (I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name either)

Books And Palettes (Didn’t get your name, sorry)

I will nominate you in the morning. Now I’m off to sleep 😉

Also I’m now on Bloglovin 🙂 I’m not really sure I get how it works, but I guess I just have to browse a little bit around to understand it 😉

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[Review] Fall Away by Zoe York

Nothing is more awkward than waking up next to a woman whose name you can’t remember…

Navy SEAL Trick Novak knows he needs to find a better way to deal with his chronic insomnia, but a warm body and a ready smile work just fine. Until he meets Gaby Ellis, and discovers she’s roommates with last night’s hook-up–and thoroughly disgusted with his player ways.

Except maybe falling in love with one who’d rather not know yours.

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Genre: Contemporary
Series: SEALs Undone #3
Date of Publication: February 24th, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA/Happy End: Yes

Rating: 4 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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This is the second novella I read that was written by Zoe York. All of the SEALs Undone books can be read as stand-alone, I guess… because I personally started with book #2 and I had absolutely no problem understanding it.

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