Hallo und Herzlich Willkommen zu meinem Neuzugänge-Beitrag. So irgendwie ist es ja auch immer ein kleiner Monatsrückblick. Das meiste erzähle ich euch ja ach schon in den Leselaunen. Leider komme ich im Moment aus den verschiedensten Gründen nicht dazu, aber das wird sich bald wieder ändern. Ich kann euch an dieser Stelle schon sagen, dass ich nicht wirklich viel gelesen habe diesen Monat, aber schauen wir erst einmal, welche Bücher bei mir eingezogen sind.
Onyx & Ivory von Mindee Arnett
They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Now Kate lives as an outcast, clinging to the fringes of society as a member of the Relay, the imperial courier service. Only those most skilled in riding and bow hunting ride for the Relay; and only the fastest survive, for when dark falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals. But it’s this magic that she needs to keep hidden, as being a wilder is forbidden, punishable by death or exile. And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by nightdrakes in broad daylight—the only survivor her childhood friend, her first love, the boy she swore to forget, the boy who broke her heart.
The high king’s second son, Corwin Tormane, never asked to lead. Even as he waits for the uror—the once-in-a-generation ritual to decide which of the king’s children will succeed him—he knows it’s always been his brother who will assume the throne. And that’s fine by him. He’d rather spend his days away from the palace, away from the sight of his father, broken with sickness from the attempt on his life. But the peacekeeping tour Corwin is on has given him too much time to reflect upon the night he saved his father’s life—the night he condemned the would-be killer to death and lost the girl he loved. Which is why he takes it on himself to investigate rumors of unrest in one of the remote city-states, only for his caravan to be attacked—and for him to be saved by Kate.
With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin have to put the past behind them. The threat of drakes who attack in the daylight is only the beginning of a darker menace stirring in the kingdom—one whose origins have dire implications for Kate’s father’s attack upon the king and will thrust them into the middle of a brewing civil war in the kingdom of Rime.
Light Years von Kass Morgan
Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.
Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain–but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy–even if he has to steal someone’s identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong–he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret–she’s infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it’ll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team if they want to defend their world from a cunning enemy–and they might even fall in love in the process.
A Thousand Perfect Notes von C. G. Drews
An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.
Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.
When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?
The Kiss Quotient von Helen Hoang
It’s high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband – or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger’s. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.
Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he’s tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal.
The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind, and Stella discovers that love defies logic.
Wicked and the Wallflower: Barenuckle Bastards Book 1 von Sarah MacLean
When Wicked Comes Calling . . .
When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . .
Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy.
For the Promise of Passion . . .
But there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she’d rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil’s carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he’s ever wanted . . . and the only thing he’s ever desired.
Jane of Austin von Hillary Manton Lodge
Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.
But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.
While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas.
In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn’t so far away.
If I was your Girl von Meredith Russo
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.
But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won’t be able to see past it.
Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love?
Animant Crumbs – Staubchronik von Lin Rina
Kleider, Bälle und die Suche nach dem perfekten Ehemann. Das ist es, was sich Animants Mutter für ihre Tochter wünscht. Doch Ani hat anderes im Sinn. Sie lebt in einer Welt aus Büchern, und bemüht sich der Realität mit Scharfsinn und einer gehörigen Portion Sarkasmus aus dem Weg zu gehen.
Bis diese an ihre Tür klopft und ihr ein Angebot macht, das ihr Leben auf den Kopf stellt.
Ein Monat in London, eine riesige, vollautomatische Suchmaschine, die Umstände der weniger Privilegierten und eine Arbeitsstelle in einer Bibliothek. Und natürlich Gefühle, die sie bis dahin nur aus Büchern kannte.
The Darkest Part of the Forest von Holly Black
Faeries. Knights. Princes. True love. Think you know how the story goes? Think again…
Near the little town of Fairfold, in the darkest part of the forest, lies a glass casket. Inside the casket lies a sleeping faerie prince that none can rouse. He’s the most fascinating thing Hazel and her brother Ben have ever seen. They dream of waking him – but what happens when dreams come true? In the darkest part of the forest, you must be careful what you wish for…
Not Your Sidekick – Band 1 von C.B. Lee
Welcome to Andover, where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, whom Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.
Not Your Villain von C.B. Lee
Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants, and if putting on a binder for the day is too much, he’s got it covered. But that was before he became the country’s most wanted villain.
After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes’ League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on the loose with a dangerous serum that renders meta-humans powerless, and a new militarized robotic threat emerges.
Sometimes, to do a hero’s job, you need to be a villain.
Palace of Silk – Die Verräterin von C. E. Bernard
Die mutige Rea, zuerst Leibwächterin am englischen Königshof, dann heimliche Geliebte des Kronprinzen Robin, ist nach Paris geflüchtet. Dort erhofft sie sich ein neues Leben – insbesondere die Freiheit, andere Menschen ohne Strafe berühren zu dürfen. Denn in Frankreich leben gefürchtete Magdalenen wie Rea ihre Fähigkeiten offen aus. Doch als Ninon, Reas engste Vertraute und Schwester des Roi, ihre Freundin an den Königshof ruft, holt Rea der Fluch ihrer Vergangenheit ein: Niemand geringeres als Prinz Robin erwartet sie – doch nicht, weil er Rea zurückgewinnen will, sondern weil er um Ninons Hand anhält. Welches Spiel spielt Robin? Und welches Geheimnis verbirgt die unnahbare Madame Hiver, die den französischen König in ihrer Hand hält?
Liebe ist so scheißkompliziert von Sabine Schoder
Auf einer Party stürzt Nele mit Jerome ab – Basketballstar und Schwarm aller Mädchen. Am nächsten Morgen kursiert ein Video von Nele im Netz, auf dem sie eindeutig zu wenig an hat. Nur Jerome kann dieses verdammte Video gemacht und hochgeladen haben.
Trotzdem hat Nele hunderttausend Schmetterlinge im Bauch, wenn sie an ihn denkt.
So nachdem ich jetzt eine ganze Weile zusammen gekratzt habe, kommt hier die Statistik für den Monat Juni. Sie macht mich irgendwie traurig, zeigt aber meinen aktuellen State of Mind ziemlich gut ^^
1. Nevernight – Das Spiel #2 von Jay Kristoff
2. Flat-Out-Celest von Jessica Parker
3. Power Women – Geniale Ideen mutiger Frauen von Andreas Jäger (Übersetzer)
4. The Kiss Quotient von Helen Hoang
Insgesamt komme ich mit diesen vier Büchern auf 1.490 Seiten. Was ich allein Nevernight zu verdanken habe. Ich hatte diesen Monat einfach überhaupt keinen Kopf für Bücher. Erst hatte ich keinen freien Kopf um mich zu konzentrieren und jetzt hält mich der Prüfungsstress wieder so fest in seinen Klauen, dass ich den Blog völlig vernachlässig und auch die tollen Freundschaften, die sich in den letzten Monate aufgebaut haben (oder zumindest begonnen haben). In 3 Wochen bin ich spätestens wieder ansprechbar, das verspreche ich euch ❤ Danke das ihr mich aushaltet und trotzdem versucht miteinzubeziehen.