Neuzugänge Mai 2018

Auch im Mai haben sich wieder einige Neuzugäng angehäuft und ich freue mich darauf, sie euch heute zeigen zu dürfen. Habt ihr selbst auch wieder fleißig Bücher geshoppt? Ich hoffe es doch sehr.

Stalking Jack the Ripper – Band 1 von Kerri Maniscalco
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

Flat-Out Celeste #3 von Jessica Park
For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation.

But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.

Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him.

Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.

Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love.

Moxie von Jennifer Mathieu
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

Vicious – Sinner of Saint #1 von L.J. Shen
Emilia
They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious
She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.

Defy – Sinners of Saint #0.5 von L.J. Shen
My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it.

London belongs to Me von Jacquelyn Middleton
Your flight is now boarding! Join Alex Sinclair for a life-changing, trans-Atlantic journey. London Belongs to Me is a coming-of-age story about friendship, following your dreams, and learning when to let go … and when to hang on.

Meet Alex, a recent college graduate from Tallahassee, Florida in love with London, pop culture, and comic cons. It’s not easy being twenty-one-years-old, and Alex has never been the most popular girl. She’s an outsider, a geeky fangirl … with dreams of becoming a playwright in a city she’s loved from afar, but never visited. Fleeing America after a devastating betrayal, she believes London is where she’ll be understood, where she belongs. But Alex’s past of panic attacks and broken relationships is hard to escape. When her demons team up with a jealous rival determined to destroy her new British life, Alex begins to question everything: her life-long dream, her new friends, and whether London is where she truly belongs.

The Belles von Dhonielle Clayton
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

From Twinkle, With Love von Sandhya Menon
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Flame in the Mist – Band 1 von Renée Ahdieh
The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

What I Lost von Alexandra Ballard
What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again. She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size 0 obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

The Darkest Mindes – Band #1 von Alexandra Bracken
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

A Court of Frost and Starlight #3.1 von Sarah J. Maas
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Nevernight – Das Spiel #2 von Jay Kristoff
Die epische Rachegeschichte geht weiter. Nachdem Mia einen der Männer umgebracht hat, die für die Zerstörung ihrer Familie verantwortlich sind, bleiben noch zwei über: Kardinal Duomo und Konsul Scaeva. Beide sind jedoch vor der Öffentlichkeit abgeschirmt und für Mia unerreichbar. Schlimmer noch: Die Rote Kirche selbst scheint Scaeva zu schützen …
Um an ihn heranzukommen, geht Mia ein großes Risiko ein: Sie kehrt der Kirche den Rücken und begibt sich selbst in die Sklaverei, um als Gladiatorin an den Großen Spielen in Gottesgrab teilzunehmen. Mia merkt schnell, dass sie diesmal zu weit gegangen ist, denn auf dem blutigen Sand der Arena gibt es keine Gnade und nur eine Regel: Ruhm und Ehre – oder Tod.

Every Heart is a Doorway – Wayward Children #1 von Seanan McGuire
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.

No matter the cost.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Wayward Children #2 von Seanan McGuire
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

The Astonishing Color of After von Emily X. R. Pan
Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: ‚I want you to remember‘. Leigh doesn’t know what it means, but when a red bird appears with a message, she finds herself travelling to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time.

Leigh is far away from home and far away from Axel, her best friend, who she stupidly kissed on the night her mother died – leaving her with a swell of guilt that she wasn’t home, and a heavy heart, thinking she may have destroyed the one good thing left in her life.

Overwhelmed by grief and the burden of fulfilling her mother’s last wish, Leigh retreats into her art and into her memories, where colours collide and the rules of reality are broken. The only thing Leigh is certain about is that she must find out the truth. She must remember.

With lyrical prose and magical elements, Emily X.R. Pan’s stunning debut novel alternates between past and present, romance and despair, as one girl attempts to find herself through family history, art, friendship, and love.

Superhero von Anthony McCarter
Eigentlich ist Donald ein ganz normaler einsamer, unglücklicher Teenager. Vor allem quält ihn die Frage: „Wie geht Liebe?“ Aber er hat wenig Zeit – er ist krank. Was ihm bleibt, ist ein Leben im schnellen Vorlauf. Das schafft aber nur ein Superheld. Darum hat Donald einen erfunden – MiracleMan. Aber kann MiracleMan ihm helfen, oder braucht Donald ganz andere Helden?

 

A Home at Honeysuckle Farm von Christie Barlow
A family secret

One shocking argument and ten-year-old Alice Parker’s world was turned upside down. Her peaceful life at Honeysuckle Farm in the quiet rural village of Brook Bridge swapped for the bustling metropolis of New York City. Alice’s life was changed forever…

A second chance

Now, thirteen years later, Alice’s American dream is over. With her life in tatters, there is only one place Alice wants to be… home at Honeysuckle Farm. So, when Alice learns her beloved Grandie is ill, she knows this is her last chance to heal the family rift.

A forever home?

But secrets still swirl in Brook Bridge, and Alice is no closer to discovering the truth. And for some reason her new friendship with local heartthrob Sam Reid seems to be making the locals tense.

Sick of the lies Alice knows it’s time to lay the past to rest once and for all. But could the truth ruin her hopes of ever calling Honeysuckle Farm home again?

True Love at the Lonley Hearts Bookshop #2 von Annie Darling
Verity Love – Jane Austen fangirl and an introvert in a world of extroverts – is perfectly happy on her own (thank you very much), and her fictional boyfriend Peter is very useful for getting her out of unwanted social events. But when a case of mistaken identity forces her to introduce a perfect stranger as her boyfriend, Verity’s life suddenly becomes much more complicated.

Johnny could also use a fictional girlfriend. Against Verity’s better judgement, he persuades her to partner up for a summer season of weddings, big number birthdays and garden parties, with just one promise – not to fall in love with each other…

The Hundredth Queen – The Hundredth Queen #1 von Emily R. King
He wanted a warrior queen. He got a revolutionary.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

Die Walkinder #2 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.

Onyx & Ivory – Rime Chronicles #1 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.

Kommen wir nun abschließend zu der allmonatlichen Statistik über meine gelesenen Bücher. Ehrlicherweise muss ich gestehen, dass ich gerade in den letzten beiden Wochen so ziemlich den Überblick verloren habe, was ich gelesen habe. Das liegt zum einen daran, dass ich meine Goodreads-Statistik nicht mehr ordentlich geführt habe, zu anderen habe ich viele Bücher nur angelesen. Aber fangen wir an:

1. A Court of Frost and Starlight von Sarah J. Maas
2. Vicious – Sinners of Saint #1 von L.J. Shen
3. Defy – Sinners of Saint #0.5 von L.J. Shen
4. Leah on the Offbeat – Creekwood #2 von Becky Albertalli
5. Piper Perish #1 von Kyla Cagan
6. Leinsee von Anne Reinecke
7. 69 Million Things I Hate About You von Kira Archer
8. Stalking Jack the Ripper von Kerri Maniscalco
9. One Piece – Das Abenteuer beginn – Band 1 von Eiichiró Oda
10. Riders – Schatten und Licht #1
11. Liebe ist wie Drachensteigen von Ashley Herring Blake
12. The Dating-Experiment #2 von Emma Hart
13. Children of Blood and Bone #1 von Tomi Adeyemi
14. True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop #2 von Annie Darling
15. Der Sommer der blauen Nächte von Stefanie Gregg
16. Texas Secrets #1 von Jean Brashear
17. A Silent Voice 02 von Yoshitoki Oima
18. A Silent Voice 03 von Yoshitoki Oima
19. A Silent Voice 04 von Yoshitoki Oima
20. A Silent Voice 05 von Yoshitoki Oima
21. A Silent Voice 06 von Yoshitoki Oima
22. A Silent Voice 07 von Yoshitoki Oima

Insgesamt ergibt das 6.205 Seiten. Ich bin erschrocken, als ich gesehen habe, wie viel ich doch gelesen habe, obwohl ich den ganzen Monat das Gefühl hatte, ich schaffe einfach überhaupt nichts und lese kein einziges Buch. So kann man sich täuschen, aber Selbsteinschätzung war noch nie meine Stärke.

Neuzugänge Oktober 2017

Es war beinahe zu erwarten, dass der Oktober so unglaublich schnell vorbei geht. Ich habe einiges erlebt und kann nur sagen, wie sehr mir mein Studium gefällt. Das Leben in Leipzig unterscheidet sich doch schon deutlich von meinem Leben vorher in München, aber es ist sicher nichts schlechtes und ich freue mich auf all die neuen Dinge, die ich lernen darf.

Mein absolutes Highlight im Oktober war ganz klar das All Time Low Konzert. Ich warten schon seit Jahren auf die Möglichkeit, diese Band live zu sehen und die lange Fahrt nach Frankfurt hat sich mehr als nur etwas gelohnt. Die Band hat genial gespielt und ich war völlig fertig, als ich die Halle verlassen hatte. Es kam praktisch kein Wort mehr aus mir heraus, weil ich so heißer gesungen war. Ein voller Erfolg würde ich sagen!

Obwohl ich gefühlt keine Bücher gekauft habe, sind es doch einige geworden ^^ Gelesen habe ich leider nicht so viel wie erwartet, dass kann ich euch jetzt schon verraten, aber lest selbst:

Der Winter der schwarzen Rose von Nina Blazon
In einer Festung, geschützt durch dunkle Magie, suchen die Zwillingsschwestern Tajann und Lili Zuflucht vor ihren Verfolgern. Die eine Schwester versteckt sich hier mit dem Junglord Janeik, um ihre verbotene, aber leidenschaftliche Liebe leben zu können. Die andere ist auf der Flucht vor der zerstörerischen Liebe eines Gestaltwandlers. Doch mit den dunklen Mächten spielt man nicht. Das beginnen auch Tajann und Lili bald zu ahnen. Denn etwas lauert in den Mauern, etwas Unberechenbares, etwas Böses …

Queens of Geek von Jen Wilde
When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue von Mackenzi Lee
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Alles, was du suchst – Lost in Love – Die Green-Mountain-Serie 1 von Marie Force
Als die New Yorker Webdesignerin Cameron den Auftrag erhält, für einen familiengeführten Country-Store einen Online-Shop mit Landlust-Ambiente zu gestalten, ahnt sie nicht, was sie in Vermont, USA, finden wird: eine charmante Kleinstadt, unberührter Natur, eine warmherzige Großfamilie und den Sohn des Auftraggebers, Will. Weil dieser nicht begeistert von der Idee eines Internetauftritts ist, fliegen zwischen Cameron und Will zuerst die Fetzen, dann die Funken und schließlich die Gefühle.

Eine Webseite für den Green Mountain Country Store zu gestalten, wäre die letzte Rettung für Cameron Murphys Firma in New York. Also macht sich Cameron im nagelneuen Auto auf den Weg nach Butler, einer Kleinstadt in Vermont, USA. Doch nach ihrer ersten Begegnung mit dem dorfeigenen Elch Fred ist ihr Mini ein Totalschaden, und ihre teuren Wildlederstiefel stecken im Matsch fest.
Auch ihr Retter Will Abbott verhilft Cameron nicht zu einem guten Start dort draußen im Nirgendwo, denn der ist mindestens so unfreundlich, wie er gut aussieht. Außerdem ist er der Sohn des Auftraggebers und macht ihr schnell klar, dass seine Geschwister und er die Idee eines Online-Shops alles andere als gutheißen. Denn in ihrem Geschäft, das Dreh- und Angelpunkt des Lebens in Butler ist, werden ausschließlich regionale Produkte angeboten, vom Gebäck, über Ahornsirup bis zu den Lammfell-Boots. Wofür braucht man da einen Online-Shop?
Trotzdem ist da sofort dieses Prickeln zwischen Cameron und Will. Auch die restlichen Abbotts sind warmherzige Menschen mit dem Herzen am richtigen Fleck.
Bietet sich etwa ausgerechnet hier in Butler, Vermont, die Chance für Cameron einen Neustart zu wagen?

Lass dich entführen …
… in die unberührte Natur Vermonts,
… in eine idyllische Kleinstadt,
… in eine Großfamilie, die glücklich macht
… und finde die ganz große Liebe!

Night of Cake & Puppets von Laini Taylor
Zuzana, die kratzbürstige aber liebenswerte beste Freundin von Karou, hat sich verliebt! Und zwar in Mik, den schönen Geiger aus dem Puppentheater. Leider ist der genauso schlecht darin, den Anfang zu machen wie Zuzana, die nichts mehr hasst, als das Gesicht zu verlieren. Kleine Leute wie sie, die man auch in Plateauschuhen für ein Kind hält, haben es schon schwer genug. Deshalb muss Mik zunächst eine ungewöhnliche Schatzsuche antreten, um Zuzana zu beweisen, dass er es wirklich ernst meint.

Der Weg zum romantischen Happy End ist turbulent, und vielleicht ist diese Nacht dank Karou und ihren Wunschperlen sogar noch etwas verzauberter, als sie es ohnehin schon wäre.

Das Rezept für eine verzauberte Nacht:
Sternenlicht, Schneeflocken und eine Handvoll Wünsche

Begin Again #1 von Mona Kasten
Neuer Name, neue Frisur, neue Stadt: Hunderte Meilen von ihrer dunklen Vergangenheit entfernt will die junge Studentin Allie Harper noch einmal ganz von vorne beginnen. Alles, was ihr für den Neuanfang noch fehlt, ist ein WG-Zimmer. Als sie auf den unverschämt attraktiven Kaden White trifft, ist ihr klar: Dieser Kerl mit seinen Tattoos und der mürrischen Art ist so ziemlich der Letzte, mit dem sie sich eine Wohnung teilen will. Doch als alle Stricke reißen, bleibt Allie keine andere Wahl. Kaden, der eigentlich auf keinen Fall eine weibliche Mitbewohnerin haben wollte, stellt sofort Regeln fürs Zusammenleben auf: keine Gefühlsduselei und schon gar keinen Körperkontakt! Zunächst kein Problem, doch mit der Zeit kommen sich die beiden näher – und irgendwann weiß Allie nicht mehr, ob sie seine Regeln noch einhalten kann …

The Language of Throns – Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic von Leigh Bardugo
Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

 

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns von Julie C. Dao
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Vorwaerts kuessen rueckwaerts lieben von Sybille Hein

Vorwärts küssen, Rückwärts lieben von Sybille Hein
Eigentlich wollte Pia sich nie wieder in einen Schönling verlieben. Eigentlich sollte es ein Sommer werden, in dem Mückenstiche und Fruchtfliegen zu ihren größten Herausforderungen zählen. Aber dann steht August vor ihr. Charmant, schlagfertig und sexy wie Ryan Gosling. Selbst Pias dicker Kater ist entzückt. Während Pia schon anfängt, ihr Luftschloss einzurichten, bleibt ihr bester Freund Eddi skeptisch. Wie oft musste er miterleben, dass aus Pias Zuckerwatteherz ein dicker Teerklumpen wird. Er ist ganz sicher: Pia braucht keinen Traumprinzen an ihrer Seite, sondern einen Kumpeltypen zum Anfassen. Denn ohne Freundschaft bleibt jede Liebe immer nur eine Luftnummer. Und tatsächlich: Das Leben hält in Liebesdingen eine zauberhafte Überraschung für Pia bereit – im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes!

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda von Becky Albertalli
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Mom & Me & Mom von Maya Angelou
The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.

Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

Empire of Storms – Schatten des Todes #2 von Jon Skovron
Das Imperium der Stürme ist ein gewaltiges Reich, das von einem gottgleichen Kaiser regiert wird – und von den Biomanten, mächtigen Zauberern, die einen Menschen mit nur einem Wimpernschlag töten können. Der junge Straßendieb Red soll von ihnen zum Assassinen ausgebildet werden, im Gegenzug dafür schenkten die Magier seiner großen Liebe Hope die Freiheit. Noch während Red versucht, das Spiel der Intrigen und Ränke am Kaiserhof mitzuspielen, segelt Hope als Piratenkönigin Dire Bane die Küste entlang. Doch dann stößt sie auf eine gewaltige Verschwörung der Biomanten, die Red in tödliche Gefahr bringt. Eine Verschwörung, die sogar das Imperium der Stürme in den Untergang reißen könnte …

Wählt Loki von Christopher Hastings, Langdon Foss & Paul McCaffrey
LÜGEN SIND TRUMPF
Das Wahlkampffieber hat die USA erfasst und der Adoptivsohn von Odin schielt auf Midgards Sitz der Macht. Denn Loki beabsichtigt ernsthaft, der nächste Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten zu werden. Sein Talent ist Programm: “Ich werde euch schamlos belügen, bis sich die Balken biegen und ihr werdet es lieben!“ In der Tat liegen ihm die Massen bald zu Füßen. Aber eine Journalistin des Daily Bugle fühlt sich der Wahrheit verpflichtet. Und sie ist fest entschlossen, das amerikanische Volk aufzuklären und den Gott des Unheils als Scharlatan zu entlarven. Hat die überzeugte Idealistin eine Ahnung, auf wen oder was sie sich eingelassen hat?

Eine ebenso amüsante wie intelligente Politparodie auf den jüngsten Wahlkampf in Amerika. Mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge famos in Szene gesetzt von den jungen Wilden Chris Hastings (DEADPOOL), Langdon Foss und Paul McCaffrey.

Black Widow – Krieg gegen S.H.I.E.L.D von Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Wieder einmal holt die Vergangenheit Natasha Romanova ein, die als Black Widow einst zu den effizientesten Killern des KGB gehörte. Um zu verhindern, dass eine ihrer größten Sünden aus ihrem früheren Leben ans Licht kommt und ihr Verhältnis zu Tony Starkfür immer vergiftet, würde Natasha alles tun. Auch die meist gesuchte Feindin von S.H.I.E.L.D. werden …

Black Widow – Eine Frau sieht rot von Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Natasha Romanoff wurde in Russland zur Spionin und Killerin ausgebildet. Jetzt möchte sie verhindern, dass andere Mädchen in einer neuen Schule dasselbe durchleiden müssen wie sie. Doch die Gegner von Black Widow sind skrupellos und tödlich. Als Gaststars: Winter Soldier und der allsehende Nick Fury Sr.!

 

15 Neuzugänge, davon
2 Leseexemplare
10 gekaufte Bücher
3 Comics

Gelesen habe ich insgesamt sieben Bücher. (Was wesentlich weniger ist, als ich erwartet habe.)
1. Siege and Storm von Leigh Bardugo
2. Chronika – Aus dem Chaos geboren von Julia Schmuck
3. All You Need is Love von Marie Force
4. Queens of Geek von Jen Wilde
5. Shadow Dragon – Die falsche Prinzessin von Kristin Briana Otts
6. Begin Again #1 von Mona Kasten
7. Vorwärts küssen, Rückwärts lieben von Sybille Hein

Insgesamt ergibt das 2.876 Seiten.

Meine Leseliste für November gibt es diesen Monat in einem gesonderten Beitrag, der morgen (01.11.17) online geht. Ein paar Bücher sind vom Oktober mit weiter gewandert. Mal sehen ob ich mehr schaffe ^^

Ich wünsche euch einen schönen, herbstlichen November. Für mich die beste Jahreszeit, daher wünsche ich euch auch einen frostigen Herbst.