Sonntag, 23. November 2014

Neuerscheinungen im Dezember ... in English, please

Ich habe mir gedacht, dass ich auch gern einmal einen Neuerscheinungspost machen möchte, aber davon gibt es einfach so viele, da wollte ich mich nicht auch noch einreihen. Als ich aber so die Posts durchgeschaut habe, ist mir aufgefallen, dass sich fast niemand mit den englischen Neuerscheinungen befasst, dabei sehe ich auf immer mehr Blogs englische Bücher. 

Aus diesem Grund gibt es heute meine Fantasy-Highlights im Dezember ;) 


Mariposa - Kim Wells

Die Beschreibung:
On the day I died, I was wearing a great outfit. This is important for you to know because it turns out that your default look for eternity as a ghost is what you're wearing when you die. I mean, seriously. Who knew? If I’d have known that, I wouldn't have risked any days in mediocre clothes. In that respect, I was lucky I was on a date when I was killed, but of course, if I hadn't been on a date, on that date, maybe things would have turned out differently." -excerpted from the novel.
Murdered, then trapped between worlds as a ghost, Meg is surrounded by other lost souls, some seeking to make peace with their past, while others… others fear a killer in the netherworld, who feeds on what ghosts most treasure: memories. As the killer grows stronger, he begins to threaten both the dead and the living, including Meg’s grieving step daughter.

Now a dead woman must fight the battle of her life, for the sake of her friends and family, and find out for herself if love can indeed be stronger than death.



-> Amazon
-> 31.12. eBook

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Charm - Sarah Pinborough

Die Beschreibung:
CHARM is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Cinderella story which takes all the much-loved elements of the classic fairytale (the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the enchanted mouse, the beautiful girl and, of course, the iconic balls) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. 
This is fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more. 
This edition contains 15 original pen and ink illustrations by Les Edwards.

-> Amazon
-> neue Edition Dezember, eBook
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Hunter of Sherwood: The Red Hand - Toby Venables

Die Beschreibung:
Guy of Gisburne, knight and agent to Prince John, is all that stands between England and anarchy, fighting a shadow battle to protect the kingdom from those who would destroy it.

Returning to England after foiling a plot to destroy Jerusalem, Guy of Gisburne is arrested and hauled to the Tower of London; John, England's regent in the absence of its monstrous King, needs his knight once more. A killer has broken into the Prince’s most secure castle in the north and left a message, drawn on the skin of one of his victims: 'the circle is closing,' signed with a handprint in blood. Is the threat genuine? Who or what is the Red Hand? Someone is killing John's men, and the obvious culprit – the most dangerous man in the Kingdom, Hood himself – has an alibi even Guy can't deny.

-> Amazon
-> 30.12. Taschenbuch
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Rise of the Dragons - Morgan Rice

Die Beschreibung:
Kyra, a 14 year old girl who dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a famed warrior, is a finer archer than all the others. As she grapples to understand her skills, her mysterious inner power, and what secret is being kept from her about her birth, she comes to realize that she is different than the others, and that hers is a special destiny.

But her people live under the thumb of oppressive noblemen, and when she comes of age and the local lord comes for her, her father weds her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into the dangerous wood—where she encounters a wounded dragon and ignites a series of events that will change the course of the kingdom forever.

15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that keeps back the army of Trolls to the north. On the other side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Keeper of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the magical source of the kingdom’s power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they have other plans, preparing for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever.

-> Amazon
-> 22.12. eBook
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Reid Draigon - New Beginning - Devon Grand

Die Beschreibung:
What kind of creatures will Reid catch next!?
After Reid Daigon had died from a car accident, his soul, for some unknown reason, got transferred to another "twin" body in the world named Gaia. In that world, there were countless monstrous beasts that roamed free. However, with the gifts that the Gods had bestowed upon men, humans were capable of making contracts with these dangerous creatures, forcing them to fight in their stead. Such people were called Summoners!
Upon learning that he could have the power to avenge his parents, he was determined to get his revenge. With his companion Snow (Silver Fox), they both set out to see the world.

-> Amazon
-> 15.12. eBook
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Dilesios - Thomas Greanias

Die Beschreibung:
A fallen angel makes a desperate attempt to save a brilliant young scientist and her city from destruction in hopes of gaining redemption from his violent past. But as he soon discovers, there are no second chances for seraphs like him, and all hell breaks loose.

Set against the backdrop of Big Data and the race to capture people's souls by the world's tech giants, DILESIOS is a groundbreaking work of redemptive fantasy and a glorious revelation of the great chain of being.

-> Amazon
-> 10.12. eBook
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The Lady - K.V. Johansen

Die Beschreibung:
Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj’s tormented soul.

Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by disease and war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady.

In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another’s deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady’s defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished.

-> Amazon
-> 9.12. Taschenbuch
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Under different Stars - Amy A. Bartol

Die Beschreibung:
Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago’s foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she’ll stop running and finally find her place in the world.

That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth…and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl.

Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket’s gifts—gifts he’ll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love.

-> Amazon
-> 9.12. Neuauflage eBook
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Deep Secret - Diana Wynne Jones

Die Beschreibung:
A fantasy adventure about saving the universe one world at a time from Diana Wynne Jones. The companion novel to the bestselling The Merlin Conspiracy.

Magids look after all worlds, steer them towards magic, and keep history happening. But Rupert Venables’ mentor has just died, and as the junior magid on earth he has to find a replacement while also trying to find the lost heir of a collapsing empire, worlds away. Rupert interweaves the fate lines to get all the candidates together at a sci-fi fantasy convention, and havoc ensues as they all converge on a very strange hotel, where everything is always linked, the walls keep moving, people are trying to kill him, and nothing is as it seems…a magical, epic story from the Godmother of fantasy.

-> Amazon
-> keine Neuerscheinung, wurde mir aber angezeigt und ich wollte es euch nicht vorenthalten
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Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens - Melanie Karsak

Die Beschreibung:
Something wicked this way comes . . .

Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Macbeth’s queen, ancient forces claim her soul.

Marked from birth by the old gods, Gruoch is initiated into the ancient religion of her ancestors and begins learning the mysteries of the Goddess Cerridwen. But not everything is as it seems. Soon the Battle Goddess Morrigu imposes her will, and Gruoch finds herself at the mercy of the Wyrd Sisters.

With King Malcolm plotting, the Wyrd Sisters schooling her in arcane craft, and haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch feels her fate is not her own. That is, until she meets a druid named Banquo. Gruoch’s heart is swept away when Banquo awakens something in her more powerful than duty, magic, or destiny: love.

This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work leads readers through an unforgettable saga of one woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

-> Amazon
-> 3.12. eBooks
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The Occasional Diamond Thief - J.A. McLachlan

Die Beschreibung:
On his deathbed, Kia's father discloses a secret to her alone: a magnificent and unique diamond he has been hiding for years. Fearing he stole it, she too keeps it secret. She learns it comes from the distant colonized planet of Malem, where her father caught the illness that eventually killed him. Now she is even more convinced he stole it, as it is illegal for any off-worlder to possess a Malemese diamond. When 16-yr-old Kia is training to be a translator, she is co-opted by a series of events into travelling as a translator to Malem. Using her skill in languages – and another skill she picked up after her father’s death, the skill of picking locks - she unravels the secret of the mysterious gem and learns what she must do to set things right: return the diamond to its original owner. But how will she find out who that is when no one can know that she, an off-worlder, has a Malemese diamond? And how can she bear to part with this last link to her father?
Kia is quirky, with an ironic sense of humour and a loner. Her sidekick, Agatha, is hopeless in languages and naive to the point of idiocy in Kia's opinion, but possesses the wisdom and compassion Kia needs.

-> Amazon
-> 2.12. eBook, Taschenbuch
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So, also meine Wunschliste ist ganz schön gewachsen, wie siehts bei euch aus? =)

Liebe Grüße

eure Maria


Kommentare:

  1. Ich nehme englische Neuerscheinungen auch ab und zu mit auf, aber nur bei denen, wo ich die Autoren bereits kenne, so wie bei Marie Lu oder Beth Revis. Haha, das Cover von Delisios ist ja dem von Divergent extrem ähnlich, ich dachte erst, das wäre eine Satire oder so. Aber der Plan ist aufgegangen, ich habe mir das Buch angeschaut :-)

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    1. Ist ja mein erster Post dazu und dachte mir, wenn das eh so viele machen, brauch ich das nicht auch noch ;)
      Find das bisschen schade, das man bei den Englischen meist nur die bekannten Autoren findet. Im Deutschen wird das ja besser, da landen auch mal Indies in den Listen.
      Bei meiner Durchsicht der Neuerscheinungen hab ich fast keinen bekannten Autor gesehen. War ganz interessant, was man so findet. Waren auch viele Reihen dabei, von denen ich mir mal die ersten Bände anschauen wollte :3 aber ob ich so einen Post noch mal mache...keine Ahnung, war echt Arbeit :D

      Ja, das fand ich auch witzig, das musste einfach mit rein. Mir gefällt ja noch Mariposa und Charme, bei dem letzten ist das Cover so schön schlicht ;)

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  2. Oooo, mal etwas englisches..hm, schade da muss ich passen, denn mein Englisch ist grottenschlecht.

    Aber die Cover sind sehr interessant gestaltet..

    LG..Karin..

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    1. Ja, ist auch nicht für jeden etwas, aber durch die Kindle App les ich irwie noch mehr Englisch und wollt mich mal umschauen, was es so neues gibt =)

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