Die Neuzugänge dieses Monats waren so gar nicht geplant, aber ich kam an einer Bücherkiste vorbei, die einige englische Romane mit Farbschnitt enthielt, die auch noch auf meiner WuLi standen. Da konnte ich nicht einfach dran vorbei gehen. :'D
Außerdem habe ich mir endlich den letzten Band der "Clans von Cavallon" gekauft.
"Sea Witch" | Sarah Henning [1. Band]
The story of the Sea Witch, the villainess from Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Mermaid, told from the viewpoint of the Sea Witch when she was a twelve-year-old girl…Evie has been wracked with guilt ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned. So when a girl appears on shore with an uncanny resemblance to Anna, Evie befriends her in an effort to make amends. And as the two girls catch the eyes – and hearts – of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at happy ever after. But is Evie’s new friend really who she says she is?A gripping story of friendship, betrayal and the power of hope…
"Clans von Cavallon. Das Vermächtnis der Zentauren" | Kim Forester [4. Band]
Die erbitterten Feindschaften zwischen den Clans von Cavallon kennt Sam Quicksilver nur aus alten Legenden. Mit seinen Einhorn- und Zentaurenfreunden lebt er friedlich in der Freien Stadt. Kriegerische Einhornherden oder gar einen blutrünstigen Pegasus hat er noch nie gesehen. Unvorstellbar, dass sich die Einhörner der Schwarzhornwälder Menschen als Sklaven halten! Doch am Jubiläumstag des Friedenspakts kommt es zur Katastrophe: Albtraumhafte Kreaturen attackieren die Stadt! Sie sehen aus wie Pegasus - dabei gelten diese als ausgestorben! Sam bleibt nur die Flucht und er muss erkennen, dass all die Gefahren und düsteren Legenden über Cavallon wahr sind … [Klappentext Band 1]
"The Gilded Ones" | Namina Forna [1. Band]
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat.Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.
"Bone Crier's Moon" | Kathryn Purdie [1. Band]
Bone Criers are the last descendants of an ancient famille charged with using the magic they draw from animal bones to shepherd the dead into the afterlife—lest they drain the light from the living.Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become their matriarch, but first she must complete her rite of passage: to kill the boy she’s destined to love.Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Now his vengeance must wait, as Ailesse’s ritual has begun and their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
"These Violent Delights" | Chloe Gong [1. Band]
The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.
"Star Daughter" | Shveta Thakrar [Einzelband]
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.