Neuzugänge Juli 2018

Endlich ist es mal wieder Zeit für Neuzugänge, auch wenn die Liste beinahe schon wieder unangenehm lang ist. In den nächsten Wochen und Monaten werde ich hoffentlich genug Zeit haben, um vieles aufzuholen. Es gibt so viele Bücher auf die ich mich schon freue und hoffe, dass ich es sehr bald schaffe.
Allerdings ist da auch ein Berg an Rezensionen die ich noch schreiben möchte, zu viele!

Trotzdem wünsche ich ganz viel Spaß mit der schier endlosen Liste an tollen Vorschlägen:

The Art of Being Normal von Lisa Williamson
David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.
On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long , and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl.
As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.

Dating You / Hating You von Christina Lauren
Everyone knows that all’s fair in love and war. But these two will learn that sabotage is a dish best served naked.

A sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love, Dating You/Hating You by New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren is the story of what two high-powered agents will—and won’t—do to get everything they ever wanted.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending, or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, hilarious story of romance in the modern world.

Bittersweet – True North Book 1 von Sarina Bowen
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

Ash von Malinda Lo
In the world of ASH, fairies are an older race of people who walk the line between life and death, reality and magic. As orphaned Ash grows up, a servant in her stepmother’s home, she begans to realise that her beloved mother, Elinor, was very much in tune with these underworld folk, and that she herself has the power to see them too.

Against the sheer misery of her stepmother’s cruelty, greed and ambition in preparing her two charmless daughters for presentation at court, and hopefully royal or aristocratic marriage, Ash befriends one of these fairies – a mysterious, handsome man – who grants her wishes and restores hope to Ash’s existence, even though she knows there will be a price to pay. But most important of all, she also meets Kaisa, a huntress employed by the king, and it is Kaisa who truly awakens Ash’s desires for both love and self-respect …

ASH is a fairy tale about possibility and recognizing the opportunities for change. From the deepest grief comes the chance for transformation.

Man Hands – Band 1 von Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby
At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.
But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.
Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer.
Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don’t expect me to actually go through with it.

All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life.
I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them.
But I will find her.

Unterweltpakt: König und Ritter von Sarah Lilian Waldherr
Die Wahrheit ist nicht immer offensichtlich.
Seit Liannes Schicksal mit dem von Arien Nox Umbria verknüpft wurde, gehört es zu ihrer Pflicht, die gefährlichen Myraner aufzuspüren und zu töten. So lautet ihr Auftrag, dem sie ihr Leben verschrieben hat. Sie opfert alles dafür, Arien zu unterstützen, obwohl er sie auf Abstand hält.
Doch als ein Wesen auftaucht, das böser und mächtiger als alles ist, was sie zuvor gesehen haben, treibt es Lianne und Arien an ihre Grenzen. Keine Waffe kann die Kreatur töten und sie zeigt keinerlei Schwächen.
Lianne setzt alles daran, ihre Familie und die Bürger Coronas zu schützen, und stürzt sich dabei in eine Gefahr jenseits ihrer Vorstellungskraft.

Daughter of the Pirate King von Tricia Levenseller
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Accidental Tryst Buch 1 von Natasha Boyd
Two strangers accidentally switch cell phones in a busy airport in this edgier You’ve Got Mail, sexy romance for the smart-phone era …


What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I’m holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who’s never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he’s getting from his fake dating profile…) And worse? I have a sinking feeling it’s that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow, I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. I knew I should have backed it up. It’s only a few days. Surely, we can handle it.

This is a joke, right? My life could not get more f*cked up. I’m in the middle of selling my company and on my way to a funeral and that hot mess hippie-chick stole my freaking phone. I’m not sure how she convinced me not to immediately walk into a smart phone store and get a new one, but now she’s going to have to play stand in and distract me while I deal with my long-avoided and estranged family. I don’t have my dating apps after all, and frankly she’s pretty funny. And sexy. And why can’t I stop texting her? And now we’re talking. And … look, I’ll admit that I usually run for the hills the morning after, but the morning after phone sex? That’s not really real, right?

Warcross #1 von Marie Lu
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally.

When Emika hacks into Warcross, she is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job.

Königreich der Träume – Sequenz 1: Die schlafende Prinzessin von I. Reen Bow
Jessica Blair erwacht in einem muffigen Motel. Bis auf ein paar Habseligkeiten besitzt sie nichts; nicht einmal mehr ihre Erinnerungen. Die einzigen Hinweise auf ihre Identität sind ein Busticket in das „Königreich der Träume“ und ein Name, den jemand mit Lippenstift auf ihren Badezimmerspiegel geschrieben hat. Während der Busfahrt stößt sie auf hysterische Fans der Träumerin, eine weltberühmte Attraktion, die ihre Träume in die Realität zu holen vermag. Jessicas Sitznachbar Dave, der Gardist im Königreich der Träume, spricht von wundersamen Traumgestalten und Magie, die Jessi in der Stadt erwarten. Doch statt Einhörnern und Prinzessinnenkleidern begegnet sie wahr gewordenen Alpträumen, die sie zu jagen beginnen. Dave ist der Einzige, der sie durch die apokalyptische Stadt in ihr vergessenes Leben geleitet.

I Bring the Fire 1 – Wolves von C. Gockel
In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way to her grandma’s house. She’s being chased by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he’s done wrong — this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he’s forgotten…

In this urban fantasy tale that is equal parts “Dresden Files” and “American Gods,” a very nice midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he’s forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, Earthly pleasures, or three day benders, they just might pull it off…

I Bring the Fire 2 – Monsters von C. Gockel
After being attacked by a serial killer, saved by Loki — so-called God of Mischief, Lies and Chaos — dragged to Alfheim, losing every cent in her bank account, and caring for her grandmother, Amy Lewis has lost her scholarship to veterinary school. But it’s alright. She has a plan. If she manages to keep her day job as a receptionist, and her night job as a vet tech, she may be able to get her scholarship reinstated and save enough money for the dreaded ‘miscellaneous fees.’

Too bad her day boss is unbearable…

Agent Steve Rogers has political aspirations, but when a suitcase nuke turns out to be something much worse and so-called Norse gods start showing up in his life, he has a priority shift.

Meanwhile, Loki’s priorities and plans haven’t changed at all. He wants Asgard to burn. Of course, earthly pleasures can be so distracting.

These three disparate characters have little in common, but they’ll have to join forces to save earth from trolls, wyrms, frost giant invasions, and an old evil growing beneath Chicago’s streets.

Bad Magic – Sammelband
Chosen by Christine Pope
When a fatal fever nearly wipes out the entire world’s population, the survivors of what became known as „the Dying“ believe the worst is in the past …

Dead Rising by Debra Dunbar
Solaria Ainsworth was born a Templar, destined to take up the mantle of responsibility and duty as her family’s Order had done for hundreds of years.
Except she refuses to take her Oath of Knighthood.

Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta
Kicked out of the underworld and cursed to walk this Earth for all eternity, Ace Dante is not the hero New York needs, but when Egyptian gods start killing, Ace is the city’s only defense.

Wolves by C. Gockel
When Amy prays for help, Loki the Norse God of Mischief and Chaos isn’t the savior she has in mind.

The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
For 5 years, Charlie has lived as a boy in the slums, but when she’s arrested, her only means of escape lies with raising the dead. Now people are hunting her for her necromancy, but only one man succeeds in capturing her: a man known as Death, as compelling as he is frightening.

Nefertiti’s Heart by A.W. Exley
1861. In a steam and mechanically powered London, feisty Cara Devon uses her dead father’s secret notebook as a guide in her pursuit of powerful ancient artifacts.

Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin
She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.

Thunder Hunter by Rachel Medhurst
For Thor to Live, Thunder Hunter must die. For a thousand years, Thor’s power has been inside Trygger. Can he finally defeat the Fallen Ones to give it back?

Sorceress Awakening by Lisa Blackwood
When Lillian finds herself facing off against vampires, help comes from an unlikely source—the stone gargoyle who has been sleeping in her garden. In a heartbeat, her ordinary life becomes far more complicated, and if her overprotective, shape-shifting guardian is to be believed, there’s an evil demi-goddess just waiting for the chance to enslave them both.

Alex, Approximately von Jenn Bennett
Life is a whole lot messier than the movies…

Bailey Rydell has found the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. The only problem? They haven’t actually met…

When Bailey moves to sunny California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to track him down. But finding someone based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic (and potentially attractive?) colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?

Die Walkinder 3 von Abi Umeda
In einer Welt aus Sand lebt der 14-jährige Chakuro auf dem Sandwal, einer Insel, die auf den unendlichen Weiten der Dünen treibt. Die Bewohner besitzen die Fähigkeit, Saimia zu nutzen – eine übernatürliche Kraft, die sie jedoch zu einem frühen Tod verdammt. Chakuro und seine Freunde leben abgeschnitten vom Rest der Welt, noch nie haben sie andere Menschen gesehen oder gehört. Auf einer Insel so groß wie der Sandwal trifft Chakuro schließlich auf ein Mädchen, das sein Schicksal verändern soll. Detailreiche wunderschöne Zeichnungen, magisch und einzigartig.

How Do You Like Me Now? von Holly Bourne
Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?

There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.

But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.

Her long-term boyfriend won’t even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee – her plus one, the only person who understands the madness – falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in terrifying danger of being left behind.

When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.

It’s time for Tori to practice what she’s preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?

Tash Hearts Tolstoy von Kathryn Ormsbee
After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty thousand new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr GIFs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

Ship it von Britta Lundin
CLAIRE is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. FOREST is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay.

Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he’s not. Definitely not.

Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into? Ship It is a funny, tender, and honest look at all the feels that come with being a fan.

Peter Pan von James Matthew Barrier
Kommen Sie mit auf die Insel Nimmerland, wo Peter Pan wohnt, Anführer der Verlorenen Jungs, die nie erwachsen werden wollen. Fiebern Sie mit, wenn sie Abenteuer gegen Captain Hook bestehen, und lassen Sie sich von der Geschichte um das Mädchen Wendy berühren.



Uns gehört die Nacht von Jardine Libaire
Als Elise Perez an einem trostlosen Winternachmittag in New Haven den Yale-Studenten Jamey Hyde kennenlernt, ahnt keiner, dass hier und jetzt ihrer beider Schicksal besiegelt wird. Was als obsessive Affäre beginnt, wird zu einer alles verändernden Liebe. Doch Elise ist halb Puerto-Ricanerin, ohne Vater und Schulabschluss aufgewachsen, und Jamey der Erbe einer sagenhaft reichen Familie von Investmentbankern. Wie weit sind sie bereit zu gehen?

Elise Perez ist Anfang 20, halb Amerikanerin, halb Puerto-Ricanerin, und hat gerade ihr Zuhause verlassen, einen Sozialwohnungskomplex in der South Bronx, wo sie ohne Vater, dafür aber mit der »Mae West des Ghettos« aufwuchs. In New Haven strandet sie schließlich bei Robbie; sie werden beste Freunde, Elise beginnt in einer Zoohandlung zu arbeiten. Eines Tages lernt sie ihre Nachbarn Jamey und Matt kennen, zwei superreiche Kids, die in Yale studieren. Trotz der eklatanten Unterschiede in gesellschaftlichem Status, Bildung und Lebensart beginnen Elise und Jamey eine obsessive Affäre. Jamey Balthazar Hyde, der überirdisch attraktive und vom Glück und Erfolg verwöhnte Junge, Erbe des gigantischen Vermögens der familieneigenen Investmentbank in dritter Generation – Elise verführt ihn ohne viel Federlesens zu einer wilden Affäre. Doch aus Sex wird Neugier, aus Neugier Interesse und aus Interesse eine alles verändernde Liebe. Was als Kitzel und aufregendes Spielchen beginnt, bedeutet für Jamey schnell die soziale und familiäre Ächtung. Wie lange wird, wie lange kann unter diesen Umständen eine junge Liebe halten – und was wird aus denen, die so vollkommen rückhaltlos lieben?

Lied der Weite – Plainsong #1 von Kent Haruf
Victoria, siebzehn und schwanger, wird von ihrer Mutter vor die Tür gesetzt. Da überredet ihre Lehrerin Maggie die Brüder McPheron, zwei alte Viehzüchter, das Mädchen bei sich aufzunehmen. Ein erst widerwilliger Akt der Güte, der das Leben von sieben Menschen in der Kleinstadt Holt in Colorado umkrempelt und verwandelt.



Die Maske von Fuminori Nakamura
Die mächtige japanische Kuki-Familie folgt einer menschenverachtenden Tradition: der jeweils jüngste Sohn wird dazu erzogen, das Böse über die Menschheit zu bringen. Und so erhält Fumihiro eine Ausbildung, deren Ziel Zerstörung und Unglück ist, so viel ein einzelner Mensch nur vermag. Doch er hat andere Pläne: Fumihiro liebt das Waisenmädchen Kaori und will sie beschützen – und damit wird sein eigener Vater zu seinem schlimmsten Feind.

Unsere Seelen bei Nacht von Kent Haruf
Holt, eine Kleinstadt in Colorado. Eines Tages klingelt Addie, eine Witwe von 70 Jahren, bei ihrem Nachbarn Louis, der seit dem Tod seiner Frau ebenfalls allein lebt. Sie macht ihm einen ungewöhnlichen Vorschlag: Ob er nicht ab und zu bei ihr übernachten möchte? Louis lässt sich darauf ein. Und so liegen sie Nacht für Nacht nebeneinander und erzählen sich ihre Leben. Doch ihre Beziehung weckt in dem Städtchen Argwohn und Missgunst.

Kommen wir nun zu der deutlich besseren Lesestatistik! Ich bin froh, dass ich so viel lesen konnte und freue mich einfach, dass die Lust und Motivation wieder da sind!

1. The Art of Being Normal von Lisa Williamson
2. Jane of Austin von Hillary Manton Lodge
3. The Fragile Ordinary von Samantha Young
4. Liebe ist so scheißkompliziert von Sabine Schoder
5. The Supervillain and Me von Danielle Banas
6. Alex, Approximately von Jenn Bennett
7. Wicked and the Wallflower von Sarah MacLean
8. Seven to Eternity – Der Gott des Flüstern von Rick Remender u.a.
9. Spinster Girls – Was ist schon normal? #1 von Holly Bourne
10. Spinster Girls – What’s a Girl Gotta Do? #3 von Holly Bourne
11. How Do You Like Me Now? von Holly Bourne
12. Ship It von Britta Lundin
13. Tash Hearts Tolstoy von Kathryn Ormsbee

Insgesamt ergibt das knackige 4.566 Seiten über die ich mich sehr freue. Es waren ein paar gute, aber auch ein paar weniger Gute dabei. Die Mischung macht es eben. Ich hoffe sehr, dass ich bald einige der Rezensionen beenden kann. Ich wünsche euch einen wunderschönen kommenden August und noch viele tolle (angenehme, nicht zu heiße) Sommertage ❤

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