[Review] Bright Blaze Of Magic by Jennifer Estep

~ Bright Blaze Of Magic by Jennifer Estep ~

(Black Blade #3)
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: April 26th 2016 by Kensington
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

Bad Things Always Come In Threes…

As a thief, I’m good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.

Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families–and kill every last Sinclair. What they don’t know is that I’m on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I’ve got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…

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Book Haul + Wrap-Up (October 2015)

I totally forgot to do September and August, but I’m back with October. I’m asking myself when I will ever find the time to read all this books…. *puts herself on a book buying ban once again*

~~ Book Haul ~~

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Kindle

Gifts

I got Bite The Dust and Shattered from Cynthia Eden herself and Beneath These Chains was gifted to me by my awesome pen pal Jamie (Check her out!! She’s awesome). I thank both of you 🙂

NetGalley

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Reviews

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Memes

Interview / Tour / Cover Reveal /…

[Review] Dark Heart Of Magic by Jennifer Estep

~ Dark Heart Of Magic by Jennifer Estep ~

(Black Blade #2)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date of Publication:
October 27th 2015 by Kensington
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

Something Wicked This Way Comes…

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…

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[Review] Cold Burn Of Magic by Jennifer Estep

~ Cold Burn Of Magic by Jennifer Estep ~

(Black Blade #1)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date of Publication:
April 28th 2015 by Kensington
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

There Be Monsters Here. . .

It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call–get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her. . .

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Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From 08/11/15

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Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

I’ve decided to take the “Top” out of the title so now it’s only “Ten Authors”. I wanted to include some authors I stopped reading as well. So here we go.

#1: Cynthia Eden: 39 books(!!!!)

Wow, I’ve just counted them and I’ve really read so many books by her. Oo I’m kind of shocked right now and I haven’t even read all her series completely. I’m still missing like 12-15 books.

By the way I wrote a lot of reviews for her books in the time I’ve been blogging. If you are interested in reading one of those, just typ Cynthia Eden into the search bar.

#2: Nalini Singh: 24 books

I only counted her full novels, no novellas 😉 the number would be a lot higher then. I really like Miss Singh’s paranormal series, but I’m not really a fan of her contemporary series. I’ve read the first one of it and I think I dnf-ed it :(. In Germany we have this saying: Schuster bleib bei deinen Leisten. In english it is something like this “A cobble should stick to his last.” I really think she should stick to the paranormal romance genre.

#3: Jennifer L. Armentrout (16) / J.Lynn (4): 20 books

Can you believe I’ve almost forgotten her on my list! Bad me! Bad, bad me! I love her Lux, Covenant and Dark Elements series and please don’t make me pick between one of them. Her New Adult stuff that she writes under her pseudonym are nice as well.

#4: Jeaniene Frost: 12 books

So sad her Night Huntress series is over, but I’m eagerly awaiting her last Night Prince book. Also I’ve read somewhere that Ian will finally get his own book/spin-off(?). YAY!

#5: Ilona Andrews: 11 books

I’m massive behind on her Kate Daniels series! I apologize. I’m working on it 😉 I loved Burn For Me and I still need to read the last book in the The Edge series.

#6: Lara Adrian: 11 books

I liked her Midnight Breed series up to the point where she started writing her second story arc. After that I quit.

#7: Rhyannon Byrd: 11 books

I really like her Bloodrunner series and I’ve read some of her Primal Instinct books.

#8: JR Ward: 10 books

I actually stopped reading her books a while back, because I wasn’t invested in them anyone.

#9: Rachel Vincent: 9 books

I loved her Soul Screamer series, read the first of her Unbound series (which wasn’t for me) and I kind of liked The Stars Never Rise.

#10: Jennifer Estep: 8 books

I read a good part of her Elemental Assassins series, but I binged on them and that was a mistake, since they are really repetitive. So I stopped. I’m currently in the slow process of listening to her Mythos Academy series and I still need to read Cold Burn Of Magic :/

Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015 06/16/15

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Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Ten Books on my Summer TBR…. I hate making those lists, because I never read all of those books 😉 I had to look up for when to when Summer is exactly. It’s from June 21st to September 23rd, if we can believe Wikipedia.

I intend to read some of the books I have from NetGalley and are long overdue and then the new releases I’m eagerly awaiting.

Anyway, here we go (click on the covers to be taken to GoodReads):

Burned by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Publication Date: June 30th
A new series by Alexandra Ivy and it’s about dragon. Can’t wait to read it. Also it will be my first Alexandra Ivy book that I read in english. Till now I’ve only read the translations. So I’m curious to see how her actual writing style is.

 

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: July 28th
Finally the third and last installment of the Dark Elements series will be out. I can wait to see with whom Layla will end up. If she ends up with Zayne I will stab my eyes out. Also I’m curious to see how the whole conflict in the book will end. But still: Layla and Roth 4-Ever 😀

Shadow Strikes by Dianne Duvall

Publication Date: August 25th
After a good year of waiting I will finally be able to hold the new book in my hands. It’s going to be about Ethan, who I got all the feels for after one hilarous scene in the previous book. Also I can’t wait to find out who the bad guy is, hopefully we will find out this book. I’m dying out of curiousity.

 

Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

Publication Date: September 1st
Finally, finally, finally we will get the story of Naasir. I love that guy, even though I have no idea what he is exactly. I just hope his significant other won’t try to tame him, because I love him as he is. But I think I have to re-read the previous book, because I’m not sure what I actually remember :/

NetGalley titles I want to read in Summer

Now I still have two spaces left, I think I’m going to read probably the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, since I just bought the first 5 books (I count them as one spot on my list. I know I’m cheating ;))

And the last book I’m thinking about reading is Sixth Grave On The Edge by Darynda Jones.

Well, this is my summer tbr of 2015. What do you plan to read? Leave your link in the comment section below 🙂

 

Top Ten ALL TIME Favourite Authors 04/21/15

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

You realize that this topic is really mean, right? Right?! Because, come on! Who can choose ten of their favourite authors easily? This is just impossible, but I’ll give it a try. Please note: Involutary.
Also this is just a list, no ranking, because I ❤ them all the same.

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Nalini Singh
  • Cynthia Eden
  • Dianne Duvall
  • Rhyannon Byrd
  • Jeaniene Frost
  • Ilona Andrews
  • Laurie London
  • Colleen Helme
  • Richelle Mead

Honorable Mentions (yes, I’m totally cheating right now): Felicity Heaton, Bec McMaster, Cindy Gerard, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Kalayne Price, Jennifer Estep, Darynda Jones.

What are some of your favourite authors? Leave your link in the comment section below.

Book Haul #1 (Oktober 2014)

I saw this kind of post a while back at the blog of Sound Of A Voice and I was allowed to steal it, so thanks again 🙂

I won’t name the books I got for free or from NetGalley, only the once I actually spend money on.

Originally I wanted to put the cover and the blurb on this post, but that would have been to long. So if you like a cover, just click on it and you will forwarded to Goodreads.

And I decided to name tv shows, if I watched a bunch of episodes.

E-BOOKS:

Kiss of Frost von Jennifer Estep

Archangel’s Shadows von Nalini Singh

Immune von Shannon Mayer

 

Burn for me von Ilona Andrews

Deep in Death von Colleen Helme

Stone Cold Touch von Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Paperbacks (all on discount):

Divine Misdemeanors von Laurell K. Hamilton

Auf den Schwinger der Nacht von Heather Terrell

London Road von Samantha Young

About a Girl von Lindsey Kelk


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Watched:

I watched all season that are available in Germany. So in total I watched season 1-6 or 95 episodes.

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Conclusion: I buy and read too much (and watch too much tv), but I publish not enough reviews. So next month I will post two reviews each week (I think…)

[Rezension] Touch of Frost von Jennifer Estep

Blurb: 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…
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Genre: Fantasy, YA
Serie: Mythos Academy #1
Erscheinungsdatum: 31.August 2011
Deutsche Übersetzung: Frostkuss
Cliffhanger: Nein
HEA/Happy End: Nein

Bewertung: 4,5 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

review in english:
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Hier geht meine Rezension weiter 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #9

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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“Are you actually… going to eat lunch with me?” I asked.
“No,” Daphne said, breaking a buttery breadstick in half and dipping it into the spicy marinara sauce on her plate. “I’m just a figment of you imagination. You’re only imagining that I’m sitting here eating with you. Because I’m just so freaking awesome that people daydream about being seen with me.”
– “Touch of Frost” by Jennifer Estep, page 202, August 2011

Nooo, those are just 2 sentences, count again, I’m sure you counted wrong. I didn’t post a whole paragraph. I would never do that 😉

I read this book 2 years ago, but only rated it 3 stars. Now, after reading many WoW-post about the last book of the series, I decided to give it a second try and I really like it. I don’t understand why I rated it so low.

Well, I’m almost done and book #2 is already bought, so I can hop on to that one right away.

What are you reading and loving this week?