Ihr Lieben, ich hoffe, ihr seid gut ins neue Jahr gestartet. Ich bin es definitiv. Gemeinsam mit meinem Liebsten und seinen Brüdern begrüßte ich 2019 mit Raclette, Spielen und bester Laune. 2019 beginnt also sehr schön und ich denke, dass es auch weiterhin schön bleiben wird. Dazu wird auch der ein oder andere Neuzugang in meinem Regal beitragen. Bereits der Januar lockt mit einigen Neuerscheinungen und ich möchte euch diesmal die Bücher vorstellen, die mich im Januar besonders reizen. Aber seid gewarnt: Im Januar sprechen mich hauptsächlich englische Titel an. Viel Spaß mit dem Beitrag!
Kiersten White – Slayer (08. Januar 2019)
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
Kara Barbieri – White Stag (08. Januar 2019)
As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke as the only survivor was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.
Jannekes survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin Kings death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad especially when it comes to those you care about.
Through every battle they survive, Jannekes loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.
Laura Sims – Looker (08. Januar 2019)
In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor—the beautiful, famous actress. The unnamed narrator can’t help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, they are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. The actress, a celebrity with her face on the side of every bus, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and their three adorable children, while the narrator, working in a dead-end job, lives in a run-down, three-story walk-up with her ex-husband’s cat.
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – An Anonymous Girl (10. Januar 2019)
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking … and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
Roshani Chokshi – Gilded Wolves (15. Januar 2019)
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history – but only if they can stay alive.
Laura Kneidl – Someone New (28. Januar 2019)
Als Micah auf ihren neuen Nachbarn trifft, kann sie es nicht glauben: Es ist ausgerechnet Julian, der wenige Wochen zuvor ihretwegen seinen Job verloren hat. Micah fühlt sich schrecklich deswegen, vor allem weil Julian kühl und abweisend zu ihr ist und ihr nicht mal die Gelegenheit gibt, sich zu entschuldigen. Doch seine undurchdringliche Art fasziniert Micah, und sie will ihn unbedingt näher kennenlernen. Dabei findet sie heraus, dass Julian nicht nur sie, sondern alle Menschen auf Abstand hält, denn er hat ein Geheimnis – ein Geheimnis, das die Art, wie sie ihn sieht, für immer verändern könnte …
Brigid Kemmerer – A Curse So Dark and Lonely (29. Januar 2019)
Break the curse, save the kingdom. Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother’s deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.
Leigh Bardugo – King of Scars (29. Januar 2019)
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his countrys bloody civil warand he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravkas coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets arent meant to stay buriedand some wounds arent meant to heal.
Siri Pettersen – Fäulnis (31. Januar 2019)
Das Schicksal der Welten liegt jetzt in Hirkas Händen. Die fulminante Fortsetzung der Fantasy-Reihe »Die Rabenringe«: Band 2 »Fäulnis«, der für den norwegischen Bokhandlerprisen nominiert war, handelt von Vorurteilen, Machtgier, Ängsten, Rache und Liebe.
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