Review: Burn for Burn [Auge um Auge] - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian [English/German]

Title: Burn for Burn [Auge um Auge] Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian Publication: 2012 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance Stars: 4 / 5

Synopsis Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.
KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.
LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.
MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.
None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible. With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.
Review Burn…

Review: "The Stranger" [The Stranger- Wer bist du wirklich] - Saskia Sarginson [English/German]

Title: The Stranger [The Stranger – Wer bist du wirklich] Author: Saskia Sarginson Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller Publication: 2017 [01.06.2018 in Deutschland] Stars: 4.6/5

Synopsis We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmall has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she's chosen as her home begins to topple.
Everyone is suspicious of this stranger, except for Eleanor. But her trust in him will put her life in danger, because nothing is as it seems; not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, or the inscrutable outsider to whom she's opened her home and her heart.
In a devastating love story full of intrigue and dark secrets we find that it is those who are closest to us that can sometimes pose the biggest threat of all.
Review After the sudden death of her husband, the main protagonist Eleanor "Ellie" Rathmall, is fighting back into a normal life. The sympath…

Review: "Tödliches Rendevous" [Sarah Pauli #1] von Beate Maxian [German only]

Titel: Tödliches Rendezvous [Sarah Pauli #1] Autor:  Beate Maxian Veröffentlichung:  2011 Genre: Krimi, Wien, Regionalkrimi Sterne: 5/ 5

Klappentext Die Enthüllungsjournalistin Hilde Jahn ist der Story ihres Lebens auf der Spur, nur leider wird das Treffen mit ihrem geheimnisvollen Informanten zu einem Rendezvous mit dem Tod. Ihre Assistentin Sarah Pauli übernimmt und stößt auf eine Geschichte über eine Reihe von mysteriösen Todesfällen unter Wiens Arbeitslosen. Doch je weiter ihre Recherchen fortschreiten, umso näher kommt ihr der Mörder …
Seit langem mal wieder ein Buch, bei dem es sich wirklich lohnt es weiterzuempfehlen.

Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht die junge, sympathische Journalistin Sarah Pauli. Diese hat zwar einen starken Hang zum Aberglauben und zur Esoterik, wurde jedoch nicht übertrieben dargestellt und geht dem Leser,entgegen meiner anfänglichen Befürchtung, damit nicht auf die Nerven. 
Außerdem hat sich die Autorin auch eher auf eine geringe Anzahl von wichtigen, gu…

Review: "Murder in Little Shendon" by A.H. Richardson [English]

Title: Murder in Little Shendon Author: A.H. Richardson Publication: 2015 Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Suspense Stars: 4/5

Synopsis Picture, if you will, a picturesque village called Little Shendon, suddenly caught up in dealing with a murder of one of its citizens - not a particularly well-liked one at that. Which makes it all the more intriguing because the list of suspects becomes very long. This tantalizing tale unfolds with delightful twists and turns to find out whodunit to Mr. Bartholomew Fynche, the murdered shopkeeper. Fear grips the community as the investigation slowly progresses. Everyone is interviewed; everyone is suspect! From the murdered man's housekeeper to Lady Armstrong, her staff and her nephew. Or could it be the shy librarian new in town? Or the defiant retired army major and his ladyfriend, the post mistress? Or perhaps the weird sisters who live on the edge of town? Then there is the couple who own the local inn and pub, along with the two Americans who are staying…

Christmas Book Haul 2017 [Englisch/German]

Hello, Bookworms. what could I wish for Christmas more than to get some beautiful books and to spend the holidays reading. My parents got me "Crooked Kingdom" by Leigh Bardugo and the illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K.Rowling. "Conclave" by Robert Harris and "Murder Park" by Jonas Winner are the books I brought myself, because I also got a gift card, which I used immediately. _________________________________________________________
Hallo meine Lieben,  was hätte ich mir zu Weihnachten mehr wünschen können als ein paar schöne Bücher und das ich die Feiertage mit lesen verbringen konnte. Von meinen Eltern habe ich "Das Gold der Krähen" von Leigh Bardugo und die illustrierte Edition von "Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens" von J.K. Rowling bekommen. "Konklave" von Robert Harris und "Murder Park" von Jonas Winner habe ich mir quasi selbst geschenkt, da ich auch noch …

November Wrap Up 2017 [English/German]

Hello, Bookworms.
Novermber flew by and I only read three books. However, I managed to write the reviews to both "Misery" by Stephan King and "A Pearl for my Misrtess" by Annabel Fielding. "My First Murder" by Leena Letholainen was the frist finish crime novel that I read and I really liked the main protagonist but unfortunately the book suffers from a lack of breathtaking suspense.
Hallo meine Lieben,
November ist ja quasi im Flug vergangen und ich habe gerade mal drei Bücher gelesen. Dafür habe ich es aber überraschenderweise mal geschafft die Rezensionen zu "Sie" von Stephan King und zu "A Pearl for my Mistress" von Annabel Fielding zu schreiben. "Alle singen im Chor" von Leena Letholainen war der erste finnische Krimi den ich gelesen habe und ich muss sagen, dass mir die Hauptprotagonistin zwar sehr sympatisch war, jedoch hat es mir etwas an Spannung gefehlt. 

Books I Read / Gelesene B…

Review: "A Pearl For My Mistress" by Annabel Fielding [English]

Title: A Pearl For My Mistress Author:  Annabel Fielding Publication:  2017 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Historical Stars: 2.8/ 5

Synopsis England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household.
Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.
Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…
English Review This historical novel about the polite society, dangerous affairs, political intrigue and espionage is set in London in the 1930s. It also deals with many more important topics from that time like class divide, fascism, the im…