Top 5 Wednesday - Books you recommend for Halloween

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014


   Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey & Mindy. Check out the Goodreads page here!

   This Wednesday is all about the spooky/scary reads which are perfect for Halloween. By the way, I absolutely love Halloween with all the dressing up as scary or weird figures, the horror movies and all that belongs to it. Well, maybe except for the kids that ring your doorbell and demand candy. I don't like that.


   #1 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
   This book is not scary in the traditional sense, I think. It's rather the mystery factor that can just creep up on you and make you doubt everything and anything that's happening in the book. It's a fantastic read. I love it. One of my favorite books of all time.

   #2 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
   This book...Like, THIS BOOK! This one will just creep you out to a point where you will inevitably be scared of turning the lights off for weeks on end because this book is just creepy and scary and just. I cannot even.

   #3 The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek
   Mr. Sebastian Fitzek is like way up on my favorite authors list, probably even on #1, and his books are just so creepy and scary that it would almost be a sin not to mention him and this book. It's takes the reader on a creepy and really scary journey which will stay on your mind even way after you finish reading it.

   #4 Bad Girls don't Die by Katie Alender
   This is a classical scary book designed to be scary. If little kids and creepy dolls freak you out, this is for you.

   #5 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
   Another German author that makes it onto this list. But holy smokes this book is just amazing. What happens in it itself may not be scary in the classical sense, but solely the thought that out there, there might be a murderer who might kill you simply because he wants to collect the way you smell, now THAT is scary if you ask me.


We the Hunters is out now!

Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2014

   Ladies and Gentlemen,
   The day has finally come - the release day of We the Hunters! I'm so excited for all of you to buy it, read it and, hopefully, love it! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.
   Personally, I still cannot believe that this is my second book that is now just out there waiting to be noticed and read. Looking back a few years I would have never thought that this would happen, or at least not when I'm 20. I thought that MAYBE I magically manage to write a book by the time I'm 40 or something but no, I managed to do it 20 years earlier.
   I had a lot of fun writing We the Hunters, especially because the story evolved and turned into something different than I expected or first planned for it to become, which by no means is something bad. I actually think that the final version which you can now go and buy is most definitely better then what I first had in mind for it.
   True to myself and my way of telling stories, the way things go in this book will in no way be easy for Bexx and Shannon to handle, but I mean if they would be, where would be the fun? Both of them develop over the course of this book and both get tested in several quite hard ways.
   Furthermore I hope that by the time you read the last page and last words of this lovely book, I honestly hope and pray you won't come and hunt me down for it. I guess we'll see about that.
   Anyway, I hope you guys will pick up We the Hunters and give it a try. Currently I am working on a new project which has something to do with the Hunting Freedom Trilogy but at first only in a indirect way. Yeah I know, sounds weird, right? Good. But, don't worry, once I'm done with it I will finish the third and final book in the Hunting Freedom Trilogy and then everything will make sense.
   Unfortunately, right now We the Hunters is only available as kindle/eBook/PDF/nook because it will take me a while until the paperback version will be out but I'm sure in a couple of months that will happen.

   Where to buy We the Hunters:
Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iBook Store.

   Add it to your goodreads to-read: GoodReads

   And that is all from me today.

   Cheerio!

Top 5 Wednesday - Favorite Titles

Mittwoch, 22. Oktober 2014


   Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey & Mindy. Check out the Goodreads page here!

   So this Wednesday is all about our favorite titles and, oh boy, there are some really amazing ones out there. Again, these are in no particular order, simply the five I like most.


   #1 The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
   This title is perfect. Not only does it sounds really beautiful but it also fits the content of the book like no other title could. The book is very slow and beautifully thought out, just like this title. Each time I read it I have this mental image in front of my inner eye of just this peaceful lake at night. Love it!

   #2 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
   I'm sure I'm totally original with this one but it's simply a really beautiful title.

   #3 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
   This title sounds badass, so it's just like the book!

   #4 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
   This title is super long but at the same title really perfect. Sometimes you just cannot sum up the awesomeness of a book with a short title, so you take a long one. Some people might hate it; I utterly love it, just like I love the book and the brilliant cover.

   #5 These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
   Again, this is a case of a perfectly fitting title. These stars are broken, oh just how broken they are.

Review: Escape the Fate Live @Lido in Berlin, Germany (19.10.14)

Montag, 20. Oktober 2014


   Na das war mal ein Abend! Und damit willkommen zu meiner ersten Konzertreview! Normalerweise mach ich sowas ja nicht wirklich, was wohl auch daran liegt das ich nicht sehr oft die Chance habe auf Konzerte zu gehen, was sehr schade ist, aber die Dinger sind aber auch immer so verflixt teuer. Da hatte ich mit Escape the Fate noch relativ glück.
   Jedenfalls, das Konzert war gestern, also am 19.10.2014, jap einem Sonntag, und ich bin mit einem Kumpel hingegangen. Das witzige war, das als wir so um 19:15Uhr vor dem Lido ankamen fanden wir eine recht lange Schlange vor, was mich überraschte da ja eigentlich 19Uhr Einlass war. Jedenfalls, genau neben uns stand der Tourbus von Escape the Fate, welcher übrigens von der Firma Absolute Touring gemietet war, was für mich interessant war, da ich die Busse die man sich auf deren Seite ansehen kann als 'Vorlage' genutzt habe für einen Tourbus in einem Buch an dem ich arbeite. Jedenfalls, irgendwann verließen und stiegen Leute in den Bus und irgendwann standen auch die Escape Mitglieder im Ausgang des Busses so ca. einen mater von uns entfernt. Nice.
   Jedenfalls, irgendwann hatten wir uns dann den weg nach drinnen gebahnt wo wir erstmal am Merchandise stand vorbeikamen, an dem ich mir dann auch später ein Escape T-Shirt kaufte.
   Gegen 20:00Uhr ging es dann los mit der ersten Vorband, die wohl eine Lokale Band waren. Down to Date war eine Truppe junger Männer die eindeutig spaß auf der Bühne hatten und versucht hatten die Zuschauer zum mitmachen zu animieren, auch wenn ich vermute das die meisten sie nicht kannten. Im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Bands die man so als Vorband aufgetischt bekommt, waren die Jungs eigentlich recht gut und ich bin versucht mir ihre Musik etwas genauer anzusehen.
   Nach einem recht langem umbau kam dann auch schon die zweite Vorband - New Years Day - die von einer Weiblichen Sängerin angeführt wurden, was eine erfrischende Abwechslung war. Auch diese Band hatte spaß auf der Bühne und ihre Musik gefiel mir recht gut. Visuell waren sie die typische Hardcore/Screamo/"Goth" Band, wobei ich dieses Wort nur zaghaft in dem 'Mund' nehme. Viele Tattoos, abgefahrene Frisuren und schwarze, teils zerrissene Klamotten. Beides, Musik und aussehen, passte wunderbar zusammen.

   Kurz vor 22:00Uhr, oder so in dem dreh, war es dann endlich soweit - Escape the Fate betraten die Bühne und die Menge drehte durch. Ich hatte leider nicht unbedingt den besten platz in der Menge ergattert, da ich recht nah an den Lautsprechern stand (wodurch ich heute immer noch recht taub bin) und noch dazu standen ausgerechnet vor mir mindestens zwei große männliche Personen, und mit groß meine ich groß, die mir mit ihren köpfen die Sicht leicht versperrten, jedoch war mir das in dem augenblich völlig egal. Das einzige was mir in dem Moment wichtig war, war das ich Escape endlich mal live erleben kann.
   Die Show war zusammengesetzt aus alten und neuen Songs, was für mich viel spaß zum mittanzen und mitsingen mit sich brachte. Jap, meine stimme war daher nach dem Konzert auch leicht futsch. Die Band hatte viel spaß auf der Bühne, suchte kontakt zu den Zuschauern und animierte sie zum tanzen, singen, herumspringen und auch zur Wall of Death.
   Was für mich ein wenig traurig mitanzusehen war, war das einige in der crowd nicht richtig mitgegangen sind und oftmals nur mehr oder minder regungslos dastanden und zur Bühne schauten. Ich meine, wenn man schon 20€ zahlt um eine Band live zu sehen, sollte man diesen Abend dann nicht nutzen um komplett auf die kacke zu hauen, im tanz/mitsing/herumspring sinne? Oder denke nur ich so? Natürlich gab es auch viele Leute wie mich, die konstant mitgetanzt haben, mitsangen und evident spaß an der Musik hatten.
   Irgendwann kletterte sogar jemand auf die Bühne, stellte sich für einen Augenblick neben Craig Mabitt, also dem Sänger von Escape the Fate, und sprang danach in die Menge die ihn einen Moment lang auf Händen trug. Dies geschah noch zwei weitere male, wobei beim dritten Mal jemand von den angestellte eingriff und die Person von der Bühne scheuchte. Leider hatte nur keiner so recht bock den typen zu fangen also fiel er wohl mehr oder weniger ungebremst zu Boden. Ich glaube jedoch, dass ihm nichts passiert ist.

   Alles in allem kann ich sagen, dass ich das Konzert wirklich genial fand. Man konnte sehen das die Band spaß daran hat, was sie macht, was für den Zuschauer immer gut zu sehen ist. Es gab viel kontakt zwischen den Zuschauern und der Band, was ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist, finde ich. Wenn ihr auf Escape the Fate steht oder auf Band die ihnen ähneln, dann kann ich euch die Jungs live wärmstens empfehlen. Es lohnt sich definitiv das Geld auszugeben, denn dafür bekommt man ein absolut geniales Konzert bei dem man echt ins schwitzen geraten kann, wenn man den mittanzt und abgeht.
   Für alle anderen kann ich nur sagen das ich mir nicht ganz sicher bin ob Escape the Fate unbedingt was für euch ist, wenn ihr normalerweise eher auf das zeug steht das so im Radio gespielt wird. Escape the Fate machen schon etwas lautere, härtere Musik die vermutlich nicht jedermanns Sache ist.
   Persönlich fand ich es jedoch genial und empfehlenswert. Wenn die Jungs das nächste Mal wieder in die Stadt kommen, werde ich definitiv versuchen wieder hin zu gehen.



Ich gebe dem Escape the Fate Konzert im Lido (Berlin) 5 von 5 Rockstars!

Taylor Swift Book TAG

Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014

   Hey guys!
   I recorded this TAG a few days ago and finally came around to edit and upload it. I must admit I'm not the biggest fan or listener of Taylor Swift but this TAG was fun. PLUS I've never seen a TAG before which mixed music and books so props to the creator of this TAG.


   By the way, you who is watching this video, feel yourself tagged to do this video too if you want.

   Cheerio!

We the Hunters - UPDATE

Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2014

   Hello there everybody!
   I am coming with news regarding We the Hunters, the sequel to Into the Unknown!

   #1 - The editing process is finished. This means the We the Hunters has been nicely polished and all wrinkles, in form of typos and grammar issues, have been ironed out.

   #2 - Yesterday We the Hunters has received a brand new blurb, one that is definitely more exciting than the one that was holding its place for the past few months on goodreads. Here it is:

   She used to be a prodigy. Now she is a hunter.
   Bexx returns to the rebel camp after thirty days of solitude. But just as everything seems to be good again, her life comes crashing down.
   Both her past and present try to get her, turning her from hunter into hunted. Will Bexx be strong enough to survive even when loyalties will be tested, friendships will be broken and the line between life and death will turn paper thin?

  
   Now doesn't that sound much better?

   #3 - Now that everything is ready, all that is left before the actual publishing is putting it all nicely together for amazon and smashwords. This will take a couple of days as it is really tedious work which takes up more time than one would think it would.

   #4 - Listen up, this is the most important part of this entire post! (Insert drum roll) We the Hunters finally has a release date! It will come out on . . . Thursday, October 23rd 2014! Until then you can pre-order it or wait a week and buy it when it comes out.

   And that would be it for now! I hope you are just as excited about the release of We the Hunters, which comes closer with every new day, just as much as I am. I still can't belive this is actually happening.

   I hope you are having an awesome day!
   Cheerio!

Creatures of the Night Book TAG

Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2014

   Hey guys!
   Instead of bringing you an update on my #TeenReadsWeek read-a-thon progress (because there simply is none), I'm bringing you my newest video in which I try to look like a Gothic Vampire like creature and recommend you some nice books that have nightly creatures in them.


Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die by April Henry

Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014

The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die by April Henry
Published: June 17th 2014 by Square Fish (first published June 11th 2013)
Number of Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Series: No
Buy it: The Book Depository 
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“Take her out back and finish her off.”
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.



I give The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry 5 out of 5 Stars!

TBR for the #TeenReadsWeek Read-a-thon!

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

   Hey guys!
   Today I'm bringing you news of a read-a-thon which will be happening from October 12th until October due to the Teen Reading Week, hence the #. This read-a-thon will be hosted by CC's Books on YouTube, here's the link to her video. I have never participated in a read-a-thon so I thought that this is a great reason to finally participate in one. 
   As you may or may not know the Teen Reading Week is held in order to encourage Teens to read more because hey reading is awesome just so you know. And, although I'm not a Teen anymore, oh the burden of being 20 and being considered a 'adult' (yeah sure), I still decided to participate and encourage you guys to participate too. Read more books guys!
   So, as always there are a few challenges that you can yet do not have to complete.

   Challenge Nr.1 - Read a first book in a series.
   For this one I chose The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I admit I already started this one so I am fairly hoping to finish it during the Teen Read Week.

   Challenge Nr. 2 - Read a second book in a series.
   For this one I'm going to go with Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas, which as you guys know I've been trying to read for quite some time now but I just can't sit down and do it so I hope this read-a-thon will finally make me do it.

   Challenge Nr. 3 - Read a book you feel like everyone read but you haven't!
   Okay, I know for certain that EVERYBODY, and I mean it when I say it, has read the following book, which has also been chillin' on my shelves for way too long, and the book I'm talking about is... Cinder by Marrisa Meyer. Yes I know, I should be ashamed for not having read this one yet. I am, really.

   Challenge Nr. 4 - Pick a book from your TBR Jar or if you don't have one, pick one you have simply not read yet.
   I don't have a TBR Jar, I don't even know why like I totally should make myself one, so I am simply going to pick one and it's going to be The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I already read a couple of pages of this one and I'm really intrigued so I guess it's a perfect pick for this read-a-thon.

   To be completely honest with you guys, I'll be super surprised if I even manage to finish half of these books, which is why I will not add more books to this TBR. But I still hope that maybe, just maybe, I will have a great reading week and read at least two.
   I'm not sure if I will do a daily update but I will try to do it at least every two days. But if you follow me on Twitter, there you'll be able to follow my progress and tweet yours and maybe we could have reading sprints and all that fun stuff. We will be using the #TeenReadsWeek on Twitter.

   And that is all. I know school is back on and so is University and all that fun educational stuff, but hey trying to join doesn't cost so why not give it a try?

   Cheerio!

Top 5 Wednesday - Female Characters

Mittwoch, 8. Oktober 2014


   Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey & Mindy. Check out the Goodreads page here! 

    So this Wednesday is all about female characters. They are in no particular order.

 
   #1 Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
   I absolutely love Katniss. She is a amazing and strong character. She is special and the journey she goes on, which all started by volunteering in order to save Prim, is just... I'm lacking the words to describe just how much I am a fan of Katniss. 

    #2 Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead)
   I am a huge fan of Rose. She is so sassy, witty and funny. There aren't many female characters like her out there. I had a great time reading the Vampire Academy series thanks to her great narration. 

    #3 Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
   Do I need to explain this one? I don't think so. 

    #4 Maddie Freeman (Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky)
   Maddie will always have a very special place in my heart because Maddie and the Awaken-Trilogy introduced me to the world of dystopian novels which I fell in love with. The development that Maddie undergoes is great and realistic, which you can't say about a lot of character developments in some novels out there. 

    #5 Mara Dyer (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin)
   Mara is amazing and just such a (probably) unreliable character. But, her narration is outstanding and amazing. The journey she takes us on is brilliant and I love each and every page of the Mara Dyer books.

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   #6 Bexx Kajan (Into the Unknown by Alice Reeds)
   It takes time to warm up to her simply because Bexx was trimmed into believing in herself, even to a point where she seems utterly egocentric, but once you start to see what she is just as vulnorable and human as everybody else you'll like her. She is only getting to know the world as it really is and discovers something that we feel is something basic and normal, but for her is new and foreign - emotions and feelings. And yes, she is my protagonist so it's kind of pre-destined that I like her but I think if you give her a chance you might like her too. 

Your Bookish Identity TAG

Montag, 6. Oktober 2014

   Hey guys!
   This TAG was originally created by LittleBookOwl over on her BookTube channel but I decided that instead of filming a response I will simply write about it on here. That is simply because I've been filming so many TAGs lately yet I didn't post that much on here.

   THE QUESTIONS:
   - What dystopian/fantastical world would you live in?
   Okay, let's be real for a second. Who would at their right mind want to live in a dystopian world? I mean would you like to live in District 12 or the Divergent version of Chicago? I don't think so. I wouldn't want it either so I'm going to go with a fantastical world, which I guess I'm going to be super uncreative in answering, because I would like to live in the Harry Potter world and go to Hogwarts (just like anybody else who grew up with Harry Potter or simply has ever read the series) and meet all the awesome Harry Potter characters and learn magic and all that cool stuff. I mean who wouldn't?
 
   - Who would your partner be?
   Do I really need to answer that question once again? I mean I've talked about HIM so many times already that I am sure you all know who I will name but okay. 
   Brace yourself for no surprise here: Dimitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy Series. I mean he is Russian (yes!) which also means he has that amazing Russian accent (double yes!), he is really tall (yes!), he has long hair (I'm a total all for that so hell yes!), he is mean, sarcastic and grumpy (hell yes!) and he is just a total badass. What did I tell you, no surprise here, like at all. He is and will ever be my fictional husband, which I think we've established already a long time ago.

   - Who would be your godly mother/father? [Percy Jackson]
   Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Yes? Okay, because I need to confess that I have actually never read the Percy Jackson Series. Like ever. I mean I watched the first movie but like it just didn't throw me off my feet and I couldn't get myself to read the books so yeah. Sorry. Please don't hate me.

   - Would you be a downworlder or nephilim? [Shadowhunter world]
   As awesome as being a Nephilim must be, I don't feel like I could really risk my life over and over and over again to hunt down yet another daemon that crawled into our world. Therefore I think I would rather be a Downworlder, or to be a little more specific, I think I would be a Vampire. I mean I already sleep was too little and my eyes dislike bright sunlight. And, if I would be a Vampire I wouldn't have to sleep at all which means I would have so much more time for reading and writing. Just imagine how many books I could read or write. So yeah I think I would totally be a Vampire. But not a sparkly one.
 
   - Which house would you be in? [Harry Potter]
   Slytherin, like obviously. I mean even Pottermore told me I belong there. And I know that the students from Slytherin are like supposed to be the evil ones whom you should not want to be but I just feel like that is the place for me. Gryffindor is simply overrated. Besides that I love the color green and, I'm quoting a friend on this one, I'm an evil mastermind so therefore I am perfect for Slytherin.

   - Which faction would you be in? [Divergent]
   Well, I think the only one I would fit in at least a bit is, no surprise here, Dauntless, like probably anybody else who answered this question ever. But in all honesty I could never be in Amity or Candor like I wouldn't manage a day with the people from the other factions because that is just not who I am. I mean I'm surely not a very fit and sporty person like Dauntless are supposed to be but hey I could hit the gym if I wanted to, right?

   - What would be your daemon? [Northern Lights]
   So I had to google this one because I had no clue which series this is or what the deal is with the daemon BUT I found it and now I know. So, the daemon is a creature that is supposed to reflect on your inner being so maybe I could be like a wolf? I mean I love wolves and they are just the best and I feel like I have like a inner wolf. And yes i know that just made me sound crazy of some sorts but that isn't anything knew now is it?

   And that is it for this TAG. Feel free to go and do it too (if you do leave a comment below with a link or something so I can check it out) and also check out LittleBookOwl's video.

   Cheerio!

September Wrap Up

Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

   Hey guys!
   September is over and here is my Wrap Up, followed by my October TBR and September Book Haul. To be honest, September wasn't the most successful reading month for me. I ended up only reading 3 books yet I bought so many new ones it's unbelievable! 
   My Book of the Month September definitely is HIM: His Infernal Majesty by Reinhardt Haydn simply because I love the band HIM and I love this book. 
   My Most Anticipated Read of September is The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, because The 5th Wave was an amazing book so I was super happy to finally be able to read the sequel.

   Books read:



       Books acquired:
    • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
    • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
    • The Assasine's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
    • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
    • The 100 by Kass Morgan [NetGalley]
    • Day 21 by Kass Morgan [NetGalley]
    • Candy by Kavin Brooks
    • Beastly by Alex Flinn
    • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
    • Darlah by Johan Harstad [4 Stars]
    • Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
    • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
    • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
    • HIM: His Infernam Majesty by Reinhardt Haydn 



         ~ In Process ~
      • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (22%)
      • HIM: His Infernal Majesty by Reinhardt Haydn (30%)
      • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (28%)
       


         And that is all from me. I fairly hope I'll be able to stick to my TBR for October and maybe get a little more reading done, at least more than 3 books, like seriously.

         Cheerio!