{Rezension:} And I darken – Kiersten White

Titel: And I Darken
Reihe: The Conqueror’s Trilogy, #1
Autor: Kiersten White
Genre: Jugendbuch | Historischer Roman
Format: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 496
Verlag: Corgi Childrens
Kaufen: Amazon* | Thalia
Verfügbarkeit: Taschenbuch* | Ebook/Kindle* | Hardcover* | Hörbuch*
Veröffentlicht: 7. Juli 2016
Bewertung: 5 Sterne

Dieses Buch ist bisher nur auf Englisch erschienen, daher ist auch die Inhaltsangabe auf Englisch. Die Rezension selbst allerdings auf Deutsch.

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No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.

Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.

Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.

The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she’ll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive. Continue reading “{Rezension:} And I darken – Kiersten White”


Review: Das kastilische Erbe

Titel: Das kastilische Erbe (La Caminata 1)
Reihe: La Caminata
Autor: Ulrike Schweikert
Genre: Historischer Roman / Spätmittelalter
Verlag: blanvalet
Format: Taschenbuch (978-3442372416)
Seitenanzahl: 608
Kaufen: Amazon | Thalia | Verlag
Preis: 9.99€
Erhältlich als: Taschenbuch | Ebook | Gebundene Ausgabe (gebraucht)
Erschienen: 15.09.2014


Ein großes Dankeschön an den blanvalet (RandomHouse) – Verlag für die Bereitstellung dieses Rezensionsexemplar. 

Zwei außergewöhnliche Frauen – vom Schicksal vereint.

In einem Antiquariat stößt die Münchner Journalistin Isaura auf ein altes Buch, dessen Autorin sich »La Caminata« nennt. Die Worte erscheinen ihr seltsam vertraut, und sie ist fasziniert von der Geschichte der jungen Hofdame Jimena, die im 15. Jahrhundert an der Seite von Isabel von Kastilien lebte. Isaura begibt sich auf Spurensuche in Spanien, und kommt in dem kleinen Städtchen Tordesillas einem jahrhundertealten Geheimnis auf die Spur, das sie tief in ihre eigene Familiengeschichte führt… Continue reading “Review: Das kastilische Erbe”

March’16 Bookhaul

Oh my, oh my. What an insane month!
I didn’t only get around to read a lot, I also bought waaaay too many books. Oopsie!

But I have to say I didn’t buy a lot of books in December, January, and February so I think it’s okay to go over the tops once in a while. Also, I was on vacation at my parents’ in Germany and of course I had to order some (used) books while being there and I did a little shopping too…

So I accumulated 21 books altogether. I know, I know…it’s massive. I was hoping to be able to picture all of the books, but the package I have been waiting to arrive for ages, but they haven’t arrived yet and I lend the other book to my friend.

These are all my books. Please ignore The Demon King. I bought it long ago but my parents sent it with the rest of the books and I hauled it by accident…

Some of the books I ordered used from Rebuy, others I got on sale in German bookstores and others were just regular priced books. There are many German books – sorry guys! I will link you the English translation if available.

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April TBR

Hello guys!

My March was incredible good and now I’m very motivated to continue my reading habits like that. I guess my April TRB is a little too ambitious, but I will try my best.

So this month I plan to read 9 books and listen to 5 audiobooks.

Edit: 4/10: I guess my goal was waaaay to ambitious….


Erik Axl SundKrähenmädchen (read!)

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March Wrap-up 2016

Hello & welcome to my monthly wrap-up for March!

I’m pleased to tell you that I’m finally out of my reading slump that lasted for way too long. March really was an incredible month; generally and reading wise. Can you believe that I have read 7 books and listened to 6 audiobooks?

All together I have read 4179 pages and listened to nearly 50 hours of audiobooks! This was only possible because I have the possibility to listen to audiobooks during work, and because I was sick for one week and had a week of holiday that I spent at my parents place in Germany (= plenty of travel time).


But without further ado, here’s the complete list of last month.
EDIT: Somehow there’s some issue with the formatting and putting links behind the picture, so you can find the ratings from here. Sorry for the mess, but when I add a caption the same mess happens.
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November Bookhaul & Wrap-up

Oh dear, I was definitely too eager with my reading pile last months. I planned to read sooo much and did actually only read 1 book and listened to 2 audiobooks. Ups.
I’m about halfway through Illuminae and I really like the book but I guess I just been to distracted (by netflix) and got into a reading slump…

The book I read was Still by Zoran Drvenkar and I listened to The Ciphers of Muirwood and The Void of Muirwood both by Jeff Wheeler.

Anyway, I won’t be doing a TBR for December and just see what will happen.

As for the books I got: I bought 4 books and got 2 for review.


Carry OnRainbow Rowell
Legacy of KingsEleanor Herman
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s StoneJ.K. Rowling


For review:
The Three Graces – Michele Wolfe
Under The Dusty Moon – Suzanne Sutherland