27. Mai 2015

[Meet Me - Read Me] Triff neue Bücher in 2015

In MEET ME - READ ME stelle ich euch englischsprachige Bücher vor, die euch hoffentlich genauso ansprechen wie mich! :D Von bereits erschienen bis hin zu kommenden Büchern, hier dreht sich alles um das Jahr 2015. Inklusive eines kurzen Gedankens meinerseits.

Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies--the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web.

Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light -- threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home... forever.

Dieses Buch hab ich eigentlich nur vorgestellt, weil so viele von euch Alexandra Bracken Fan sind. Ich finde das Cover unheimlich ansprechend und passend zum Titel, aber inhaltlich kann mich der Text bisher nicht wirklich überzeugen. 

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town. 

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed. 

Von Rachel Vincent habe ich bisher ein paar Bände ihrer Soul Screamers Reihe gelesen und ich bin definitiv gespannt auf ihr neues Werk. Das Cover ist eher schlicht, aber ich finde die Sache mit der Menagerie klingt ganz spannend - Zirkus ist jedenfalls abwechslungsreich!

Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in the exciting new Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary.  When she's dared to kiss the adorkable Marcus Torelli at a party, Lena thinks it's the perfect opportunity to cross First Kiss off her list of "Things to Accomplish Before I Turn Fourteen." 

It's only when she gets sent on an assignment the next day that she realizes something went horribly wrong. That ZING she felt wasn't the thrill of her first kiss--she and Marcus have swapped powers! Lena is not your average eighth grader; she's a soul collector with a serious job to do. And Marcus turns out to be a supernatural matchmaker (like Cupid, but without the diaper). Now logical Lena finds herself with the love touch, and sweet, sentimental Marcus has death at his fingertips. The truth is that Lena should never have taken that dare...because one little kiss has Lena and Marcus in a whole lotta trouble. 

Dieses Buch habe ich gesehen und gedacht: Das MUSST du haben. Es ist zwar eine Middle Grade (sprich Kinderbuch) Geschichte, aber klingt genau nach etwas für mich: Lustig, fluffig und jaaaa, das Cover ist irgendwie auch ganz cool. Von der Autorin habe ich bisher The Dirt Diary gelesen und das mochte ich ganz gerne. Wer also auch Geschichten für jüngere liest, steht hier auf meiner Seite. 

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. 

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember. 

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Das Cover finde ich wirklich ziemlich lahm, aber dafür gefällt mir die Beschreibung umso mehr. Natürlich klingt das nicht nach einem neuen Konzept, aber trotzdem sehr cool. Solche To-Do-Listen Bücher versprechen einfach verrückte Aktionen und viel Spaß.

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