Book Traveling Thursday #3 | January 19th, 2017

Welcome back to another Book Traveling Thursday!! 🙂 This is a weekly bookish meme created and hosted by Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too MuchIt is loads of fun finding book fitting the topic and if you would like to try it out you can find the topics as well as some general information in this Goodreads group! 😄

This week’s topic is A book set in another world and I actually thought this topic would be an easy one when I read it, but while actively looking for a book to use I realized that most of the books I read play in a version of our normal world and that obviously doesn’t count as a different world. But in the end I did find a book that has at least one other world in it! That book being Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini!

Synopsis of Trial by Fire

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies make it increasingly difficult to live a normal life, and after a completely humiliating incident ruins her first (and perhaps only) real party, she’s ready to disappear.

“Come and be the most powerful person in the world.”
Suddenly, Lily finds herself in a different Salem. One overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women–including Lillian, this world’s version of Lily.

“It will be terrifying. It was for me.”
What made Lily weak at home, makes her extraordinary here. It also puts her in terrible danger. Faced with new responsibilities she can barely understand and a love she never expected, Lily is left with one question: How can she be the savior of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

Original Cover:

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So at least I think this is the original cover but I am not 100 % sure. While I do think this cover fits the story it is also a little too depressive for me… I feel like with this cover you just think of the negative sides of the story because it is all so dark and grey.

(Hardcover by Feiwel & Friends, 374 pages)

Cover from my country (Germany):

I actually like both these German covers. The first one is just a pretty, well designed cover, but if I didn’t knew that it was Trial by Fire I wouldn’t have recognized it. The second one I love so much as you will see below. It is the exact same as an American version which I am grateful for!

(Hardcover by Dressler, 480 pages)

(Paperback by Oetinger Taschenbuch)

Favorite covers:

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This cover I think has a wonderful color scheme and the design in the background wonderfully represents the different worlds that exist in this series! Also I like the castle on the bottom as well as the fire present there.

(Paperback by Square Fish, 400 pages)

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At first this seems like a pretty average and usual cover so I am not even gonna say anything about why it’s awesome, I am just going to show y’all!

(Paperback by McMillan’s Children Books, 373 pages)

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Book Traveling Thursday #2 | January 12th 2017

Hello and welcome back to my blog! 😁 It is time for another Book Traveling Thrusday, which is a weekly meme where choose a book fitting the topic. This meme has been created and is hosted by Catia and Danielle and you can find more information, as well as topics in this Goodreads group. Please check out this meme, I find it really interesting and I think it’s a lot of fun finding fitting books! 😊

The topic this week is The First Book I have read in 2017 – so it’s a no-brainer! The book I chose is Under the Lights (Field Party #2) by Abbi Glines and it sadly doesn’t have a lot of covers so there aren’t gonna be a lot of different options.

Original Cover:

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I like this cover just fine. It has nice lighting, colors, and the image represents the setting of the story quite well. I love the font used here it reminds me of my High School year in the US, so that’s great. 😉

(Kindle Edition by Simon & Schuster UK, 320 pages)

Cover from my country (Germany):

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This German cover I like a lot. Which is surprising as usually I hate German covers since they kinda always mess beautiful covers up. This is such a typical German YA cover and usually I don’t like those but I am fine with this one. I like the color scheme even though the cover overall doesn’t really fit the story.

(Paperback by Piper Taschenbuch, 368 pages)

Least Favorite Cover:

I actually do not have a lest favorite cover her. The third cover that exists is just a version of the original cover with a slightly different lighting.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!! ❤

Top 5 Wednesday – 2017 Debuts I’m looking forward to

Happy Wednesday y’all!! It’s time for my first Top 5 Wednesday in 2017. For all of you who don’t know it, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes, where you get a weekly topic that you have to find 5 books to match. If you’d like to give T5W a try or want to get more information, just check out their Goodreads group! This meme is a bunch of fun so just try it! 😉😁

This week’s topic is Debuts you’re looking forward to in 2017! This one is kind of hard for me since I am not really ever in the loop with anything – therefore not with bookish stuff either – but I’d love to inform everyone about some debut authors 😊 I used this Goodreads list as “research” so  if you want to find some more just go ahead and look there!

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

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This one I actually found out about myself – Yay, me! – on NetGalley and found it very interesting, so I am extremely excited to check this book out!

The rest of these books I all found interesting because of their synopsis on Goodreads, so I am not going to write a separate specific reason for the following.

Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman

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You’re welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner 

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The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

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Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

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Are you excited for any of the books? Which ones are you most excited for?

Book Traveling Thursdays #1 | January 5th 2017

Hi you guys! Happy New Year! I hope y’all had a good 2016 and good luck for 2017!

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Today it’s time for a Book Traveling Thursday! This week’s topic is A book you’d like to read again for the first time and I am really excited for this one! Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Danielle and Catia, so go and check out their blogs and their Book Traveling Thursdays! If you want to participate in this wonderful meme as well just check out the Goodreads group where everything about the meme is explained. I hope you’ll try this meme and have fun with it! 👍🏼

For this topic I chose the first book in the Shadow Falls Camp series: Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter. This series is one of my favorite book series ever! It really is amazing and since it has ended recently I just wish I could relive all the wonderful moments in this series! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love rereading the series and do it all the time but I think we can all agree that it’s not the same 😅

Original Cover:

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I really like the original cover of this story a lot. I like that it seems kinda mysterious with the fog and trees and I think it’s good that they basically immediately introduce the main character on the cover. I don’t like the color of the title too much, but all in all I quite like this cover.

(Paperback by St. Martin’s Griffin, 398 pages)

Cover from my country (Germany):

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FINALLY GERMANY DIDN’T MESS UP A BOOK COVER!! Seriously guys, in almost every Book Traveling Thursday I see Germany amongst the worst covers and, sadly, I have to agree! But this time I actually like the German cover even more than the original. It just seems more refined and the color scheme is a tad bit lighter, which I like a lot!

(Paperback by Fischer FJB, 512 pages)

Least Favorite Covers:

Russian                              Hungarian                               Czech

I really dislike these covers. I think they either don’t match the theme of the book or have a wrong color scheme. The Czech one I like the least as it makes it seem as if the book is all about vampires, which it’s not…. Compared to those I guess I’m lucky with our German versions of book covers 😅

(Hardcover by Эксмо, 416 pages)

(Paperback by Könyvmolyképző, 440 pages)

(Hardcover by Baronet, 400 pages)

I hope y’all enjoyed this post and I hope I’ll be able to post more from now on! I sure enjoyed writing this post as I missed having this blog so so much!! Thank y’all for your support and I can’t wait to see how everything’s gonna go from now on! ❤

What did y’all think of these covers? Do you know this book and if yes, did you like it?

A Book That Got Me Into Reading | #1, October 13th 2016

Today it’s Book Traveling Thursday and it’s my first time participating!! I was really excited to participate in this meme and I’m happy that I finally get to do so! Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme hosted and created by Catia and Danielle and you can find more information about how to participate (Spoiler: It’s easy 😉) in their Goodreads group! The weekly topics are posted there each month as well! If you’re interested definitely check out that group!

This week’s topic is: We all have to start out of somewhere. Choose a book that got you into reading. I think this is a great topic to start with, as everyone has one of those books and it’s not too hard to find a good one 🙂 I chose Inkheart by Cornelia Funke! Cornelia Funke is a really famous author in Germany, since she’s a German author who is also quite successful internationally.I believe that almost every German kid my age has read one of her books in elementary school, and so have I – obviously! Let’s go!!

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Cover from my country (Germany):

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I really love these original book covers a lot! They match the topic of the book perfectly and even show some scenes from the book. I also find it really great that the cover displays some letters the way they are also printed inside the book, at the beginning of each chapter!

(Hardcover by Cecilie Dressler Verlag, 564 pages)

Favorite Cover(s):

As I said before I love the German edition A LOT! But I also found this gift edition on Goodreads and while it doesn’t really have all that much to do with the story it’s still really pretty and I’m in love with the gold and red! Also I quite like how detailed all that golden drawing stuff is 😍

(Gift Edition Paperback by Chicken House, 544 pages)

Least Favorite Cover(s):

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I just do not like this Italian cover at all! I feel like it is way too dark for this story, it’s main characters, and the age group the book was originally aimed at. I don’t like the color scheme and also whatever has that thing coming out of the book to do with the actual story?? It’s just not my thing, I guess 😅

(Paperback by Mondadori, 498 pages)

Book Shuffle | September 2016

Hi Guys, today it’s time for this month’s Book Shuffle! The Book Shuffle is a monthly meme created and hosted by Shannon @ Clockwork Bibliophile and if you want to find out more about it just check out her first post about this meme explaining it and such! 🙂 This is just going to be a shortie today, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless! 🙂

This time my shuffle button spit out Overtime by Hoodie Allen and I matched it with All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack!

The Song

Hoodie Allen my favorite rapper along with Drake, so it’s no wonder that I really like this song 😅 I really like about this song that it’s pretty chill and listening to it relaxes me a lot actually! And another think that I like about it are the lyrics – well the way I understand them at least, which might be utter bullshit! I understand the song to be about putting hard work towards your goals and not giving up however hard it becomes…. Is that about right? If not I’m screwed because that is my reasoning for my choice of book 😅

 

The Book

I chose All Lined Up by Cora Carmack mainly because of my interpretation of the song’s lyrics! Carson, the male lead in the book, used to go to a junior college and has just transferred to Rusk University. There he has to work very hard to show his dedication to the football team and how good he is at playing the game! A lot of the teammates don’t take him seriously so he really has to fight for the acceptance of him and his skills. So I think the motto of working your ass off to achieve your dreams connects the song and the book! As you can see I don’t have too much to say about this book since, while I did like it, I don’t have really big emotions towards the characters in this first book. The series is definitely worth a read though!!

 

Do you know this song? What book would you match it up with? Thanks for reading y’all!

Top 5 Wednesday – Characters you wouldn’t want to trade places with

Top 5 Wednesday Time, y’all! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly (bookish) meme for anyone interested in books, that is hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes! You can check out the Goodreads group for this meme to find out more about topics, fellow bloggers, rules and such! Go check it out 😁

This weeks topic is Characters you wouldn’t want to trade places with! Partly this is a no-brainer, but for some of these I had to think for a while!

 

Anyone from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Seriously this is the biggest no-brainer ever!! In this series you are either a killer, being trained to be a killer, you are an arrogant, self-concerned asshole, or your life sucks – if you put it bluntly! I did enjoy reading these books and of course a lot of people are fighting back, but until the end of the books everyone is still miserable or one of the above…😅

 

Emperor Kaito from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Kai is so young when his father dies and it must be incredibly hard to deal with this loss, while also having to take care and rule a country! I think the position of the leader of a country is always a hard one, but adding Kai’s father’s death makes it even harder and I don’t know how Kai manages to still be such a great person!

Vivi from When We Collided by Emery Lord
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I just want to say at the very beginning that I don’t think Vivi has a bad life or anything, or that having a mental illness makes your life worse than others’! But I know from experience that I probably wouldn’t be a person who’s able to deal with such an illness well! A lot of people have the ability to come to terms with this kind of disease and have a great life anyways – I, sadly, wouldn’t be one of them!

The Victim in any Thriller

No-brainer número dos! Who wants to get killed by a psychopath? No one? Figured!

 

Gally from the Maze Runner series by James Dashner

When reading the books I hated Gally at first but,

*Spoilers*

at some point it came out that he was really one of the people who were manipulated the most! He did horrible things that he didn’t have any control over and feels horrible for that! I have compassion for him and I would not want to be in his shoes – like, seriously, NO!

Which characters would you not want to trade places with?

Top 5 Wednesday – Books you want to see as TV shows

Hello Y’all! This weeks topic for Top 5 Wednesday is Books You Want To See As TV Shows and I am very excited for this topic – basically I’m excited for the topics this month 😅 😁 For the ones that don’t know what it is, T5W is a weekly, bookish meme which is hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and that anyone can participate in! Just check out the Goodreads group and you can take part in the Top 5 Wednesday as well!

 

The Worldwalker Series by Josephine Angelini

First off: These covers are fucking gorgeous!!!! They are perfect! I think that there is already a lot of really great stuff happening in these books, therefore a TV series would have a great basic story line. Also I think a TV series could add a lot of interesting elements that the books can’t cover, so I’d definitely watch the show!

 

The Smoky Barrett Series by Cody McFadyen

~I chose the German book covers here because I like them a lot more~

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I don’t think that this series has enough crime to make its own show but I do think that each of these books would make an amazing Criminal Minds episode! I would love that! One of my favorite TV shows combined with my favorite Thrillers! Heaven on earth, I’m telling y’all!

 

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Did anyone really think I wouldn’t mention the Lunar Chronicles?! This book series has everything! Having this as a TV show would be the best thing that has ever happened to the world of TV!!! I don’t think I have to say much else, as it’s just obvious why I chose this series!

The Shadow Falls / After Dark Series by C. C. Hunter

I don’t really know a lot to say about this. Like the Lunar Chronicles it has amazing characters, amazing plot, cool setting and creatures, and all in all it’s just a great series! This series in on the Top 5 of my all time favorite series and it has everything a TV show needs…They should really get started on doing this – what are you producers waiting for?!?!

BTW: Does it bother anyone else as much as me, that they changed the style of the covers for the spin-off series?? The German covers carry on the style of the original covers and I love that because they just go on seamlessly!

 

The Mortality Doctrine Series by James Dashner

I actually think that movies would work a little better with this series, but I think a TV show would be great too! I would love to see how they make the whole technology come true and what other story elements they would think of to make it a long enough show! I loved how the producers of The Maze Runner made the Grievers come true, so I think it’s be interesting how the would design some of the creatures in these books!

 

These are my Top 5 for this week! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and thank you for doing so! ❤

Do you agree with any of these? What are your Top 5?

Top 5 Wednesday -Characters you’d want as family

Happy Wednesday to y’all!! It’s time for another Top 5! The Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and you can check out the weekly topics in the Goodreads group! This week’s topic is Characters You’d Want As Family and I’m really excited to do this even though I am gonna have to think about it a little…

Joshua Hayes from Take a Chance (Willow Creek #4) by Micalea Smeltzer

Hayes is such a weirdo but at the same time he cares a lot about his family and I think he’d make a great Uncle! Having him as an Uncle would be friggin’ amazing! 😅

Captain Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Okay, so I think my choice for him might be kinda weird but at the same time it makes sense to me! I would like him as a grandpa! Just think about it: He has lived such an interesting live with so many great companions, so I think he has a lot of stories to tell, that I would love to hear as a grandchild! Just imagine him sitting in a Wingchair, in front of a fireplace, smoking a pipe… Yep, definitely would want him as a grandpa!

Levi Carillo from Sweet Soul (Sweet Home #4) by Tillie Cole

 

Levi is the sweetest person I have ever come across in a book and I absolutely love him! I feel like it’d be great to have him as a big or twin brother ❤ That would be amazing! Same really goes for his brothers (Sweet Fall and Sweet Hope) as well, but for different reasons!

Grace St. Claire from the Supernaturals Series by Kelly Oram

Grace would be an amazing sister or maybe even mother, I’m sure of that! She is really empathic, trustworthy and just a good person in general! I would trust her with anything in my life and I think she would be there for everyone in the family at any time! And the other thing: You’d get Archangel Michael’s son Ethan with her as a package deal!! It’s always good to have the son of an angel on your side… 😉

Heath Luck from the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

(Not gonna add all the books here 😅 )

I love Heath and his character development during the books, I don’t know exactly where I would want to place him in my family, but I’d be happy to have him there!

*Spoiler*

 

The part where he died was the worst part in the whole series to me!! I loved him so much and when he died I bawled my eyes out, it was so sad!!

 

Thank y’all for reading, I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

What characters would you like as family? Let me know and link your T5W! I love to read others’ posts for the Top 5 Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday ~ Books you will never read

*All books are linked to Goodreads.com*

Hello Y’all 🙂 It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday you guys! I love being a part of the T5W because the topics are always so different  and they always make for some fun posts! The Top 5  Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme that is hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. In the Goodreads group the weekly topics are posted and you can get in touch with other Wednesdayers! This weeks topic is “Books you will never read” and there’s probably gonna be a few series in my list as well 😉

1.The Game of Thrones Series by George R. R. Martin

I have multiple reasons for never reading a single book in this series with one being the most obvious – The sheer size of the series and each of the books! Also I am really not interested in the story and I don’t think I’d like the writing style, as I’ve heard that it has A LOT of Pov’s, which I couldn’t deal with. I won’t even watch the TV shown because it’s just too much. Sorry Game of Thrones!

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2.The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

This is a book that a lot of teens loved and that started reading for a lot of them, but I absolutely hate it! I don’t like the story and the author’s view of vampires – Actually it even ruined my opinion of vampires in book! By now, luckily, they’ve redeemed themselves with the help of other authors and i really enjoy having vampires as a part of my books! And the movies have made all this even worse for me so that I can savely say: I will never read Twilight!

 

3.It by Stephen King

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This book! 😭  First off I am scared of Clowns – Well, maybe not scared, but I strongly, STRONGLY dislike them. Also, I read the first few pages of this book in a book store and then had to walk home – Alone, in the dark! It was horror and I know for sure I won’t read this book because I probably could never leave the house afterwards!

 

4.The After Series by Anna Todd

I feel really bad about how I talk about this because it’s great how far this author has come! But this series just isn’t for me. I attempted reading it (so I hope it still counts) but I could not, for the life of me, finish the first book. I hate the two lead characters who both are just all kinds of messed up and I don’t like the story itself either, so I will never pick this book/series up ever again!

 

5.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

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For this book I really don’t have any complaints when it comes to the story, but I haven’t finished the original Harry Potter books (and don’t plan to in the near future) so it wouldn’t really make sense for me to read this sequel. Another reason for not reading this book is that it is written in play form! I really don’t enjoy books written in this format and I believe that books written in play form belong on a stage and not in our hand… It’s just not my thing!

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Thanks to all y’all for reading, I really enjoyed writing this post!

Do you agree with any of my picks? What are some books you’ll never read?