Today, I’m posting about something that isn’t a book review. I’ve been preparing a lot for this post and now it’s here. This post as you can read from the title is about German books.
Actually, I wanted to just post about German books with the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen and why I think German books have the best covers, but when I translated the blurbs to English and read what the books are about, I was intrigued and so I decided to make this post about the German books I wanted to read while also displaying the book covers because…let’s admit it, all the books on this list have the best covers.
I’ll be putting the blurbs for each book so it’s easy for y’all to get the idea of what the books are about. The blurbs will be in English, I have to translated it myself hence why it’s taking me so long to write this post. I’m going to be honest here, I don’t speak German fluently because it’s not my language but I do understand some words in German, so I’m trying my best in translating the blurbs to English while also getting help from a trusted online translator site. I do admit that online translation isn’t always correct, so once I get the whole idea of what the blurbs are, I write it all down in English using my own interpretation but it won’t stray away from the original version. Lastly, since many of the book titles are in German, I have translated those too.
Are y’all ready? Let’s get straight to it then!
DAS EWIGE FEUER (IZARA #1) BY JULIA DIPPEL
[THE ETERNAL FIRE]
Secret organizations and a forbidden love.
Ari thinks she’s a perfectly normal child of her divorce parents: she lives with her unstable mother, detests her rich father, and works next to school to be able to afford a car. But all of her worries suddenly fade into the background when supernatural beings try to kill her. One of them is Lucian, for whom Ari, the daughter of his archenemy, is high on the hit list.
However, when he realizes he was wrong, the two embark on a dangerous journey to search for answers. Before them are an abyss of intrigue, betrayal and the power of games of a hidden society in which Ari has to find her place and, above all, survive.
A gripping romance and fantasy at its best.
STILLE WASSER (IZARA #2) BY JULIA DIPPEL
The entire immortal world now knows about Izara, and while her father burns in the Phalanx dungeon, Ari is summoned by the League. There, she must not only face the high council, but also Lucian’s family.
JENSEITS DER GOLDENEN BRÜCKE (CASSARDIM #1) BY JULIA DIPPEL
[BEYOND THE GOLDEN BRIDGE]
Dangerous, surprising and captivating — welcome to Cassardim!
Amaia has just turned sixteen—for the eight time. She is eager to find out why her family is aging so slowly and why she doesn’t resemble any of her five siblings, but her parents will do anything to keep their family secret—including constant moves, strict rules and mind control. She sees her chance when her older brothers bring home a prisoner: the mysterious and dangerous Noár, who is more than just a normal human as she is.
But when Amaia’s family is attacked, Noár is their last hope. He leaves the mortal world along with them and take them to Cassardim, the realm of the dead—where Amaia finally finds her answers between all the armies, courtly intrigues, landscapes that have come to life, unreal creatures and powerful kingdoms—and lose her heart in the process.
JENSEITS DER SCHWARZEN TREPPE (CASSARDIM #2) BY JULIA DIPPEL
[BEYOND THE BLACK STAIRS]
Amaia and Noár must prove their love!
As the Golden Heiress and fiancée of the Shadow Prince, Amaia is a thorn in the side of power in Cassardim. On her journey through principalities, she must not only survive the courtly intrigues but also the various assassination attempts. Her life is in great danger, especially in the Shadowland where love is seen as weakness.
To protect her, Noár once again is forced to become the ruthless prince everyone fears. But nothing is as it seems, and not only Amaia’s heart is put to a test.
KNOCHENFEUER: DAS GEHEIMNIS HINTER DEN GOLDENEN AUGEN BY JENNY PIEPER
[BONFIRE: THE SECRET BEHIND THE GOLDEN EYES]
A girl with a fire of the dragon.
A boy who only knows the world through stories.
With her golden eyes, Kindra is different from the non-magical people of the Tidal Realm. The magic that lies dormant in her body endangers her life. The people from the Iron Dynasty hunt her, craving the power the mages can gain from her. Shortly after her 18th birthday, Kindra is kidnapped from her village and has to face her worst enemy: the iron royal family.
The love of her life, Saki, is left behind among the ruins of his home and makes a dangerous decision. In a world where the dragons are gone and the magic is fading, they’re looking for a way to be together. Will they find each other or lose themselves trying?
LICHTTRINKER: NACHTKÖNIG BY VERONIKA WEINSEIS
[LIGHT DRINKER: NIGHT KING]
Gloomy. Devouring. Thrilling.
Suspended from duty, kicked out by his wife, Anders Clayton’s life is on a downward spiral. But when the monster from his daughter’s nightmares turns out to be real, he has to regain control. Anders can only save Madison by making a dangerous deal with the darkness itself. He travels to the light-dominated world of Ranulith to steal Queen Elrojana’s most prized possession.
A revolution is about to break out in Ranulith, as the immortal Elrojana leads a regime of terror. She is causing a war on all national borders.
Anders is drawn deeper and deeper into Ranulith’s secrets and conflicts. Suddenly, it’s no longer just about Madison, but also about the continued existence of both worlds.
NOVEMBERKÖNIG: EINE ERZÄHLUNG IN SIEBEN MONDPHASEN BY LILY MAGDALEN
[NOVEMBER KING: A TALE IN SEVEN LUNAR PHASES]
“Stay away from Foremar Manor!”
Ylva gets no more than ghost stories and a warning from the people in the village shrouded in November mist. Yet the young woman is here to find her grandmother, who has disappeared without a trace. And the abandoned villa in the woods must be the key.
When Ylva enters the property, despite all warnings, she does not encounter any ghosts there. The man standing in front of her is extremely alive but eerie. He performs a strange ritual, but something goes wrong. His magic couldn’t harm Ylva. And while Ylva is all the more determined to uncover his secrets and get her grandmother back, he becomes curious about her.
A story about an old curse, lost love and the fine line between longing and obsession.
CITY OF MAGIC (VARIA #1) BY ANIKA ACKERMANN
She is a healer. He is a bounty hunter. Their love decides the fate of an entire city.
For Tristan it is a murder like many others. for Iseult it is the death of her beloved uncle. When she falls in love with his murderer, she gets caught up in the merciless battle for Varia.
The true story of Tristan and Iseult: Magical. Passionate. Dangerous.
KNIGHT OF THORNS (VARIA #2) BY ANIKA ACKERMANN
She longs for freedom. So is he. Fate brings them together.
For Vince it is a means to an end, for Oz it is the beginning of a new life: the kidnapping of her father leads her to the mysterious property of Thorns Manor. Nothing is as it seems. And soon, Oz must ask herself: who is she and who does she want to be?
A new interpretation of Beauty and the Beast: Dark. Mysterious. Dangerous.
VARIA: A CHRISTMAS TALE BY ANIKA ACKERMANN
A magic. Three spirits. Winter solstice. And the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas? Morold refuses to celebrate the feast of the people with his niece, Iseult. When three spirits lead him on a journey through the past, present and future, he becomes more aware of the significance of this feast than he would like.
Magical. Imaginative. Christmassy.
DAS LIED DER SONNE BY JENNIFER WOLF
[SONG OF THE SUN]
Forbidden love at the King’s court.
Lanea loves her life. She enjoys greeting the sun every morning with the tribe members on the fine sandy beach and laughing lightheartedly with her best friend, the chief’s daughter. But everything changes from one day to the next.
The future King of the Empire announces a bridal show and Lanea is supposed to travel to the King’s court as a false princess. A place where she is not only encountered prejudices, but also where intrigue and deadly conspiracies lurk around every corner—and in the middle of it all Prince Aaren, whose gentle brown eyes make Lanea’s heart flutter with every glance. But his love must not win her over.
DER DIEB OHNE HERZ BY NEY SCEATCHER
[THE THIEF WITHOUT A HEART]
Once upon a time there was a girl without a story and a thief without a heart…
On a winter night, young Malina appears in a fishing village. She has no memory of her past, but the longing for her origins remain unforgotten. When she receives an invitation from the Queen of the City of Masks, Malina sees her chance. But there are many dangers lurking along the way, because her companion is the thief without a heart—and he is not the only fairytale character who becomes real.
HERZ AUS DORNEN: DAS GEHEIMNIS VON COAL MANOR BY ANNA JANE GREENVILLE
[HEART OF THORNS: THE SECRET OF COAL MANOR]
“Touch my hand and tell me what you see.”
London, 1879: The dark past lies upon the wealthy landlord, John Coal. He asks a young woman named “Love” to solve the mysterious disappearance of his wife. But what good would a young woman who has been declared crazy because of her special gift do? Are her visions the key to the secret of Coal Manor?
If only she could reawaken the love in the heart of the wealthy gentleman, perhaps the darkness surrounding him would disappear.
DIE WIKINGER VON VINLAND: VERLORENE HEIMAT BY SMILLA JOHANSSON
[THE VIKINGS OF VINLAND: LOST HOME]
Freedom rests deep within you, you just have to open the door for it.
When Linea overhears a conversation between her foster father and Jarl of Skogbyen, she learns that her life has been a one big lie and that she is to be given to the cruel leader. She wants to be free, to control her own life but it is not easy to survive as a woman among Vikings. She needs the help of her friends, because the plot that surround her is bigger than she ever thought. Will she succeed in fighting for her freedom? And why does Jarl have an interest in her in the first place?
IM BANN DES SILBERFALKEN BY KATJA BRANDIS
[UNDER THE SPELL OF THE SILVER FALCON]
The Icelandic vacation with her family is just as exhausting as Kari imagined it would be. But when she encounters a silver falcon and is taken to the Kingdom of Isslar, everything changes. Before Kari knows it, she’s in the middle of a magical world full of trolls, ice dragons and elves, where geysers decide fate and a mysterious young man rules the island’s volcanoes. But why is she here?
When Kari finds out that she looks exactly like the assassin who is supposed to commit murder on behalf of the princess, she is already in big trouble.
CURSED KISS (GODS OF IVY HALL #1) BY ALANA FALK
“You shouldn’t kiss me. You shouldn’t even think of kissing me. Promise me that.”
Erin’s lips are dangerous, because she is not an ordinary student at Ivy Hall College. She is the Goddess of Revenge in the service of Hades—and doomed to steal the souls of young men with a kiss. She must never fall in love, that is her most important rule.
Until she meets Arden at a frat party and suddenly everything is different. Arden’s closeness, his looks, his accidental touches arouse feelings in Erin that she shouldn’t feel. Because a single kiss will seal his fate.
Devastating. Forbidden. Seductive.
LOST LOVE (GODS OF IVY HALL #2) BY ALANA FALK
“It’s good that you hate me, Erin. Let it be. Remember, no one has ever hurt you as much as I do.”
Erin made an unforgivable mistake, she should never have fallen in love with Arden. Though her heart is broken, the young goddess must go hunting again at Ivy Hall College to steal souls for Hades.
However, Erin secretly fights with all her might for her freedom, for the future of her sister Summer and against a strange and destructive rage inside her, which threatens to tear her apart day by day. But then Arden suddenly shows up, and Erin begin to suspect that her feelings for him is perhaps the greatest danger of all.
DER GESANG DES STURMS BY LIANE MARS
[SONG OF THE STORMS]
“I love this woman,” Elendar said to the silence. “You have to go through me first before you kill her.”
Who are the creepy strangers that have settled in the woods around the Sirany’s village? Rumors follow them. Are they really the warriors of the worst king in the world? Do they kill in his name? Their leader Elendar saves Sirany’s life and befriend her. But Elendar’s future is as dark as the rumors that surround him. What is the connection between him and the king? And why does the king want to kill Sirany?
In order to save each other, Elendar and Sirany must raise a storm. A storm that can shift borders, topple kings and unite nations.
DIE VIERTE BRAUT BY JULIANNA GROHE
[THE FOURTH BRIDE]
In truth, things were very different with Cinderella. At Wondringham Castle there is a huge bridal show with many trials. Countless young women from all over the country come to the castle to gain the attention of one of the four princes. But the young governess Mayrin Barnaby, who by unfortunate circumstances also ends up there, does not want to marry a prince at all, but she only wants to return home as soon as possible. There, her two younger siblings are waiting for her. But when a charismatic captain make sure Mayrin can stay, an exciting adventure full of passion and intrigue begins.
TAVITH: WENN HIMMEL UND HÖLLE SICH LIEBEN BY PHILINA HAIN
[WHEN HEAVEN AND HELL LOVE EACH OTHER]
A war between heaven and hell.
A prophecy that predicts the end of the world.
And a love that only lasts if it can be accepted.
It has been two thousand years since demons murdered the family of the nymph king, Jiyan. When the angels send their messenger named Amaleya to him to recruit him and fight against the forces of hell, Jiyan didn’t want to think of joining them. After all, it was the angels who abandoned his family back then.
Shortly afterwards, he learns that a war between Heaven and Hell is approaching and it seems impossible to seek an alliance because the nymph kingdom lies between the two rivals, and Hell is also trying to find an alliance. But before he make a decision, there are a few things that Jiyan wants to know. Why is Amaleya working with Hell when it is very clear that she is not one of them? Who or what is she? And why does he feel so drawn to her, even though contrary to his nymph nature, he wanted to live abstinently?
All the answers to his questions could hit him just as hard as the impending apocalypse. Sometimes, it takes a shock for all the puzzle pieces to fall into place.
VON STERNEN GEKRÖNT (ONE TRUE QUEEN #1) BY JENNIFER BENKAU
[CROWNED BY STARS]
Darkness. The feeling of falling. And then nothing.
One minute Mailin was standing in her Irish hometown, the next she wakes up in another world. Here, in the Lyaskye Kingdom, you seek to kill everything and everyone—except for the mysterious stranger who rescues Mailin from a deadly trap. Who seems so dangerous and yet protects her. And who doesn’t tell her who he really is. Only when he takes her to the royal court does Mailin realize that she is in Lyaskye for a very specific reason: she is to become a queen. And in this world, that is a death sentence.
AUS SCHATTEN GESCHMIEDET (ONE TRUE QUEEN #2) BY JENNIFER BENKAU
[FORGED FROM SHADOWS]
Mailin’s fate is sealed: she was crowned Queen of Lyaskye and her life is forfeited if she ever set foot in her kingdom again.
However, that is exactly what Mailin’s goal is. How can she return to her old life in Ireland if her heart still remains with Liam in another world—and when she is haunted by a terrible vision in which Liam is a prisoner of the cruel king? Mailin has to go to him, no matter what the cost is. But to return to Lyaskye, she needs the help of Nathaniel—the royal warrior and world-jumper, whose heart she broke.
DAS FLÜSTERN DER MAGIE BY LAURA KNEIDL
[THE WHISPER OF MAGIC]
19-year-old Fallon has the talent to feel magic. That is why she is in charge of an archive in the Scottish capital for magical items that can become a risk to those who doesn’t have any knowledge about magic.
One night Fallon meets the mysterious Reed, whom she seems to have something in common. But Reed deceives her and steals a set of magical tarot cards from the archive. By doing so, he’s not only putting Fallon in danger but also the whole residents of Edinburgh in great danger.
SCHWINGENFALL BY SIMON DENNINGER
Shadows fall on the land of light.
Darkness spreads its wings.
The angels can no longer protect their realm.
Who will survive in the world to come?
Since the angels arrived on Earth, a golden age seems to have dawned for mankind. But when the border guard Toryan watch an angel being murdered, he and the young maid Minn find themselves in the middle of the battle between the Land of the Light and the dark forces of the Old Night.
It quickly becomes clear that the fate of all living creatures are at stake because the most terrible of all dangers lurks undetected among them. And the key to either triumph or extinction lies within Minn.
DIE RACHE DER MONDGÖTTIN BY STEFANIE KULLICK
[REVENGE OF THE MOON GODDESS]
One of the most oldest love stories of an ancient time is a lie.
3000 years ago, the moon goddess Selene falls in love with the shepherd Endymion. Instead of eternal youth, Zeus gives the man an eternal sleep. Selene rages and fetches the stars from the sky to help her get her revenge.
Constantine is the reincarnation of the star sign Scorpio. Together with his companion Antares, they wanders through Frankfurt in search of their lost companions. Only when all twelve signs are united can Selene’s wish come true and Endymion will finally wakes up.
A race against time begins and Arianna, the most hated sign of Taurus, join in to help Constantine and become his greatest temptation.
SEELENTRAUM BY LIANE MARS
Aya has the most dangerous job in the world: high up in the sky she guards a flock of Cloud People. The Cloud People are considered to be extinct, and the heavenly cities are deserted. Only, the Cloud People are reminiscent of the past world. But then Aya accidentally awakens the mighty Cloud warrior Enron and thus triggers the downfall of the people on Earth.
To save her family, Aya must find out why the Cloud People fell from the sky. But this is the mission that will question her whole life.
WÖLFE WIE WIR (NORDBLUT #1) BY MIRA VALENTIN
[WOLVES LIKE US (NORTHERN BLOOD #1)]
THE GREAT VIKING SAGA
Iceland, AD 982: The Viking named Sven Olafsson kills his wife, Gyda, in childbirth out of mercy. For this, he wants to offer his life and his newborn child to the gods. But the gods refuse to sacrifice both of them and instead present Sven with the task of his life: he has to do the trials for nine years. Nine years that will lead him and his child to the limit of doing things that can be unbearable. But the help from Asgard is approaching in the form of a silent hunter on four paws.
BUCHWÄCHTER BY ANDREAS HAGEMANN
What would you do if you could bring fantasies to life?
For Finn, the encounter with a bookseller named Arthur is more than just the beginning of a friendship, because his inconspicuous bookshop holds many secrets. Between all of the volumes, a fantastic gift awakens in the curious boy. He soon learns that books contain much more than just stories, that there are many extremely powerful and magical copies. When the bookkeepers try to take him as one of their own, his luck seems perfect.
But soon, the world of books shows its dark side and Finn realize how important his gift is. He must face a powerful force that can make the strength of his power look weak.
CALIFORNIA’S NEXT MAGICIAN (NEXT MAGICIAN #1) BY ISABEL KRITZER
25 magicians. 5 tasks. Who will survive?
A silver letter that seals the fate of 25 people, a new world order established by the magic of four guilds. A girl from the glass tower whose courage changes everything.
Magical tasks and strong competitors await Josephine at the castle, when a letter invited her to participate in the California regency election. State-of-the-art technology job is to ensure the permanent transmission of the events in the country, and an emissary of the emperor is tasked to maintain fairness. But the current regent doesn’t even think about abdicating.
As Josephine develops great magical potential, it quickly becomes clear that there is no escape! Neither in front of the cameras and the dangerous tasks of election, nor in front of the assassination attempts on them. And certainly no future for their love life, right?
AMERICA’S NEXT MAGICIAN (NEXT MAGICIAN #2) BY ISABEL KRITZER
25 countries. 5 powerful magicians. Who will rule?
A kiss full of promise that will decide the future.
A new power fighting for the empire.
A boy from the golden palace who wants to overthrow the emperor.
The regency election has been decided, the rebellion has sparked. A series of assassinations on magicians and a vicious plan of revenge threaten to plunge California into chaos. At the same time Josephine tries to understand what happened, what is the truth and what is the lie. Instead of getting answers, a visit to Tekre Industries, the most important intelligence agency, will reveal some unsettling secrets.
A race against time begins when the emperor invites them to his golden palace. High-tech weapons take a stand in the sky, the dead are alive and magic is in the air.
GÖTTERHERZ BY B.E. PFEIFFER
[HEART OF GODS]
Since the beginning of her family vacation in Greece, twenty-year-old Penelope has been having strange dreams. Each time she finds herself in a threatening place full of monsters. And each time a mysterious man appears and defends her against these creatures.
When she meets the mysterious man, memories of a previous life flash through her. A promise of immortality, a love that has lasted for millennia, and an ancient rivalry between two gods. And one of them has owned her heart for so long. But now she has to fight for him and for her own life, which is threatened by Zeus, the father of the gods.
Experience a romantic and mystical retelling of the Greek legend about Hades and Persephone.
SPLITTER AUS SILBER UND EIS BY LAURA CARDEA
[SHARDS OF SILVER AND ICE]
How far will you go to melt a frozen heart?
Veris is the Princess of Eternal Spring—and the most beautiful in the whole kingdom. But she bears a heavy burden: she has to protect her people from the Prince of Winter, who poisons people’s hearts with shards of ice. But the price is high.
As the chosen one, she has to go to the palace of the winter elves, from which no one has ever returned. There she meets the cruel prince. And despite the coldness he radiates, she wonder whether a warm heart is beating inside him.
SCHWINGEN AUS RAUCH UND GOLD (ASHES AND SOULS #1) BY AVA REED
[WINGS OF SMOKE AND GOLD]
A love between death and immortality.
Prague is called the golden city, but Mila sees an infinite amount of gray there because she has a special ability: she can predict death. People who are about to die will lose all color in Mila’s eyes. She desperately tries to get rid of this curse and in the process she finds herself get in the fight between light and dark. Soon, she finds out that heaven and hell are completely different from what she imagined. Which side will she choose?
For 12 years, an imbalance has threatened the world. Actually, the world is held together by the balance of good and bad, light and dark, the mortals and the eternals. It is the Eternals job to maintain this balance.
An Eternal named Asher is at home in the realm of darkness. He always stays out of human affairs until his old opponent named Tariel suddenly shows an interest in a girl: Mila. At first, he approaches her only to take a revenge on Tariel. But then Asher discovers that Mila has special powers. Powers that a mortal shouldn’t have. Soon, he is faced with a difficult decision: will he protect the girl he love—even if it could throw the whole world into chaos?
FLÜGEL AUS FEUER UND FINSTERNIS (ASHES AND SOULS #2) BY AVA REED
[WINGS OF FIRE AND DARKNESS]
A love for eternity?
Mila is in the middle of an eternal war between light and dark. Her great love Asher tries everything to free her from the clutches of Rólan. But Rólan is not the only one who wants to use Mila’s powers for himself. In order to protect herself and her friends, she sets out to find the source of her gift. And what she finds out threatens not only her future together with Asher, but also the fate of the entire world.
For centuries, Asher has stayed out of the Eternals’ problems. But then Mila showed up and he fell in love with the girl with special powers. Both the dark and light sides are after her. He has no choice but to interfere because he would do anything for Mila, he even asks his brother Elarian for help. He even forms an alliance with his enemies for her. He would throw the entire world into chaos for her, but will that be enough?
SISTER OF THE STARS: VON RUNEN UND SCHATTEN (HEXEN SCHWESTERN SAGA #1) BY MARAH WOOLF
[OF RUNES AND SHADOWS (SISTERS OF WITCHES SAGA #1)]
“Some things are missed forever.”
Four years ago Vianne was bitten by a sylph, and she lost all of her powers. To survive, she had to leave her home and her great love Ezra Tocqueville. Now she is returning to France after fully healed, which is now lies behind a huge wall that protects the world from demons. She is determined to get her magic and Ezra back.
Before she do that, she must convince the current Grandmaster of Mages to make a pact with the demons. But Ezra has his own plans that doesn’t include Vianne.
A magical adventure full of danger and romance in a world where legends become reality.
SISTER OF THE MOON: VON SIEGELN UND KNOCHEN (HEXEN SCHWESTERN SAGA #2) BY MARAH WOOLF
[OF SEALS AND BONES (SISTERS OF WITCHES SAGA #2)]
“We are what we do.”
Vianne survived the demons attack, but now she and her sisters are prisoners at the court of the High King of Kerys. He wants her to obtain black magic artifacts that will give him unlimited power. Power that he will use against all mankind.
Vianne only have a few weeks to find a way out. After that, Regulus will marry her and her sisters to a demon. She mustn’t trust anyone because everything she thought she knew so far turns out to be a lie.
DURCH EISWÜSTEN UND FLAMMENMEERE BY C.E. BERNARD, LIN RINA, STEFANIE HASSE, JULIA ADRIAN, STELLA A. TACK, EMILY THOMSEN, JULIA DESSALLES, ASTRID BEHRENDT, NORA BENDZKO, MAJA KÖLLINGER, FABIENNE SIEGMUND, MICHELLE NATASCHA WEBER, ASUKA LIONERA, KATHARINA V. HADERER, SAMEENA JEHANZEB
[DESERTS OF ICE AND SEAS OF FLAME]
Once upon a time, snow queens covered the world with ice and witches turned people into animals. At least that’s what they say.
What if sorceresses locked girls in towers to protect them?
What if the Queen of Hearts was once heartbroken?
What if you have to leave in order to find yourself?
It is time to let the stepmothers, wolves and banshees tell their stories. Are you ready for their stories?
DIE MACHT DES WASSERS (CITY OF ELEMENTS #1) BY NENA TRAMOUNTANI
[THE POWER OF WATERS]
“Who are you?” I asked him angrily. He shrugged his shoulders. “Your best chance of surviving this night.”
Tessarect. A city, strictly divided into four elements—and those who rule them. This is where Kia is abducted. She learns that her life is in danger because she is the child of two different Elementalists, and therefore unique. Kia’s kidnapper Will is her inventi, born to protect her. Unfortunately, he is not only obnoxious but also quite good at his job: he never lets Kia out of his sight. She has to escape him in order to find out who she can trust in this mysterious web of alliances and secrets—and also to awaken the extraordinary power that supposedly lies dormant within her.
DIE MACHT DER FÜNF TUGENDEN BY IRENE EULER
[THE POWER OF FIVE VIRTUES]
As long as the residents of Zorantander follow the five virtues, magic protects them from any enemy. Myan is struggling for virtue in the city’s religious order because she is secretly in love with her novice brother Quint. When a warrior king threatens the people of the deserts with a new magical weapon, Zorantander needs an additional protection and Myan can no longer afford to make mistakes. She is sent on a mission together with six priests and Quint. Not only the safety of her companions depends on her, but so does the fate of her entire people.
Whew…that really took some time for me to get it done!
Out of these books, the one series I strongly wanted to read is the Cassardim series by Julia Dippel. After reading the blurbs of both books and seeing the artworks for Noár’s character, I was like, “yep, this is the one I want to read.” I haven’t even read the series yet and he already stole my heart. I hope one day, the author and publisher release the English edition of the series.
Lastly, I want to say that the cover designers for these book covers are really talented. I loved the works they are putting in to make these covers look so ethereal, especially for books in the Fantasy genre (as y’all can see the books I’ve listed above are all fantasy books). German books really does have the best covers, I’m not going to lie here. The covers are unbeatable and all of it are on another whole new level.
There are many more I didn’t share on this post because I forgot the title of the books and I’ve been looking on Goodreads and couldn’t find it. All I remember was that I saw it on Goodreads two years ago and I admit, it was my mistake for not writing down the name of those books. Maybe once I find it I can make the same post like this one and just put it as ‘Part 2.’ We’ll see, no promises for now.
I hope y’all enjoy reading this post!