Englische Neuerscheinungen: Juli 2014


"The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves."
You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch. You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes. You live and you remember. Me, I live and I forget. But now—now I am remembering.  For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go. (goodreads.com)


“Rowell is, as always, a fluent and enjoyable writer—the pages whip by.”—Publishers Weekly on Landline
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now. Maybe that was always besides the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . . Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened? (goodreads.com)


"Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect."
Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high. (goodreads.com)


What’s your worst nightmare? For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams. And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now. Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting. Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing. By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run. (goodreads.com)


"The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals."
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief. After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't? The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives. (goodreads.com)


"In this inventive romantic thriller, Del has the power to navigate between alternate realities—and the power to save multiple worlds."
Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony. Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane. But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse. (goodreads.com)

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 "In this gripping conclusion to The Forsaken Trilogy, Alenna’s loyalties are put the ultimate test—and it’s one of life and death."
Alenna Shawcross and the others who escaped the wheel are working toward an all-out assault on the United Northern Alliance. The plan is to dismantle it from the inside—and Alenna is one of the few people who can access the organization’s inner sanctum. But when she returns to the home she has nearly forgotten, she encounters old friends and is swept into a secret plan that puts everything she loves in danger. Knowing what is at stake for her and her friends, Alenna ventures into the heart of the treacherous UNA. She’s determined to bring them down, because freedom is the only choice. Or is it? (goodreads.com)


"[...] filled with nonstop action and compelling romance [...]"
The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol's dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives -- and stop one heart forever. (goodreads.com)


"Kiersten White’s New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy comes to a breathless conclusion with a signature mix of wit, romance, paranormal creatures, and a truly original heroine."
In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie’s not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed. On top of all that, Evie’s prom is coming up. She’s not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room…and even Evie’s ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can’t reverse the dark magic. An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world—and her own life. (goodreads.com)

Gefällt euch irgendeins von den neun Büchern vom Klappentext und vom Cover her? Auf welche anderen Neuerscheinungen freut ihr euch außerdem noch?


Jersey Angel von Beth Ann Bauman

CARLSEN  |   220 Seiten  |  9,99 €  |  978-3-551-31300-3 


Endlich Sommer! Es sind ihre letzten großen Ferien und die lebenslustige Angel will nur eins: diese Tage genießen. Sie ist nicht wie ihre beste Freundin Inggy, die einen festen Freund, gute Noten und Pläne für die Zukunft hat. Angel weiß nicht, was nach der Schule kommt, doch sie ist zuversichtlich. Allerdings entwickelt sich ihr Sommer anders als gedacht: Der süße Joey will plötzlich mehr sein als nur ein Abenteuer, Inggy ist weg, um Colleges anzuschauen, und Angel verbringt auf einmal viel Zeit mit Inggys Freund Cork … (goodreads.com)


Liebe macht anders von Karen-Susan Fessel

KOSMOS  |  162 Seiten  |  9,99 €  |  344013346X


Anders ist neu in der Klasse. Er sieht super aus und hat etwas Geheimnisvolles an sich. Schnell entwickelt sich eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen ihm und Sanne. Das passt Robert, dem bisher unangefochtenen Sunnyboy und Ex-Freund von Sanne überhaupt nicht und er beginnt in Anders‘ Vergangenheit zu graben: Nicht nur, dass der Typ keinen Facebook-Account hat – man findet ihn überhaupt nirgends im Netz. Irgendetwas ist da faul! Als Robert entdeckt, dass der Neue gar kein „richtiger“ Mann ist, wird es gefährlich für Anders. Richtig gefährlich. Und Sanne muss hilflos dabei zusehen. (goodreads.com)


Der Mörder weinte von Anne-Laure Bondoux

CARLSEN  |  174 Seiten  |  14,90 €  |  978-3-551-58309-3


In einem Haus an der südlichsten Spitze Chiles, wo nichts ist als steinige Erde und Wind, wächst Paolo auf wie ein kleines Tier oder eine zähe Pflanze. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem Angel Alegría auftaucht, ein Mörder auf der Flucht. Ohne Zögern tötet er Paolos Eltern; er bringt es aber nicht übers Herz, Hand an den Jungen zu legen. Stattdessen beginnt er, sich um ihn zu kümmern. Als dann auch noch Luis auftaucht, der Paolo Lesen beibringt, kämpfen sogar zwei Männer um die Vaterrolle, und Paolo erfährt eine Art von Glück. Aber auch in dem kleinen Haus am Ende der Welt ist sind die drei nicht sicher vor ihrer eigenen Geschichte. (goodreads.com)


Monatsrückblick Mai 2014

Dieser Monat ist für mich leider überhaupt nicht gut gelaufen. Ewig habe ich für "Roter Mond" gebraucht, obwohl ich es am Ende mit vier Herzen bewertet habe. Trotzdem hatte ich an manchen Tagen überhaupt keine Lust auf Bücher und habe manchmal eine ganze Woche nichts gelesen. Dann gab es wieder Tage, an denen ich endlos hätte lesen können, aber leider sind es diesen Monat nur 640 Seiten geworden.

Benjamin Percy: Roter Mond [Rezension]

Welche Monate sind das bei euch, in denen ihr einfach keine Lust zum Lesen habt? Wie viel habt ihr diesen Monat gelesen? Was war euer Monatshighlight?