10. März 2017

[Meet Me Read Me] Englische Neuerscheinungen 2017

In "Meet Me, Read Me" trefft ihr auf englische Neuerscheinungen aus dem aktuellen Kalenderjahr. Dies ist der erste Post für 2017 und es gibt einige tolle Bücher (und Cover!) zu sehen :D Zückt die Stifte, eure Wunschlisten werden demnächst viel länger sein ... 

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Ich finde die Thematik mit dem Berg sehr interessant. Das Buch scheint so ein bisschen auf Survival gemacht zu sein und das dunkle, geheimnisvolle Cover hat mich gleich angesprochen. Da steckt zwar wieder dieses "Protagonistin muss geliebte Person retten/beschützen" Ding drin, aber das muss ja nichts Schlechtes heißen. 

Stanly only stopped once to look back at the bones. Maybe it was his imagination, but he could have sworn the finger twitched. Like it wanted him to come closer. He remembered the feeling he’d had when he first saw the bone, like nothing would ever be the same again. The bone changed things, and no matter how hard he might try, he could never go back to before. Twelve-year-old Stanly knows the bone is a little weird, but that’s okay, because now he’ll have the perfect photo to submit for the Young Discoverer’s Competition. With such a unique find he’s sure to win the grand prize. But, oddly, the bone doesn’t appear in any photos. Even stranger, it seems to be growing into a full skeleton . . . one that only children can see. There’s just one person who doesn’t find any of this weird—Stanly’s little sister. Mischievous Miren adopts the skeleton as a friend, and soon, the two become inseparable playmates.  When Miren starts to grow sick, Stanly suspects that the skeleton is responsible, and does everything in his power to drive the creature away. However, Miren is desperate not to lose her friend, forcing Stanly to question everything he’s ever believed about life, love, and the mysterious forces that connect us.

Pans Labyrinth für Kinder? Hat mich zumindest ein bisschen dran erinnert. Da ich aber sehr gerne Middle Grade lese und die Idee sehr speziell und außergewöhnlich klingt, behalte ich das Buch im Auge. Freundschaft, magischer Skelet-Baum und Grusel? Gerne! 

An obstinate girl who will not be married. 
A soldier desperate to prove himself. 
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

DIESES COVER! AHHHH! Schon allein deshalb will ich das Buch unbedingt haben ... das Buch klingt aber auch nicht von schlechten (Buch)Eltern! Zwar ein wenig stereotypisch mit einem Königreich, einem rebellischen Mädchen usw. aber irgendwie habe ich Lust drauf :D 

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power. With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?


Okay, ich gebe zu, der Klappentext klingt jetzt nicht sooo innovativ, aber anscheinend ist YA High Fantasy voll im Kommen und da kann es doch nicht schaden, das Buch auf seine Liste zu setzen? Außerdem klingt die Fähigkeit der Protagonistin Leute in Juwelen verwandeln zu können echt abgedreht! :D 

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

Aufgrund der Diebes-Thematik wurde das Buch ein bisschen für Fans von Six of Crows geteased - und ich muss sagen, hat bei mir funktioniert xD Es klingt nach einer Menge Action und viel Spannung und ich werde das Buch auf jeden Fall lesen :D 

Möchtet ihr eines der Bücher lesen? 


  1. Huhu Tanja,

    "The Glass Spare" und "Mask of Shadows" sind direkt auf meiner Wunschliste gelandet. Aber ist ja noch ein ganzes Weilchen hin ;) Danke dir für die Vorstellungen!

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Hi Tanja,

    "Even the Darkest Stars" könnte vom Inhalt her wirklich in verschiedene Richtungen gehen, aber das Cover ist einfach zu schön! Ich denke mal, einige von deinr Liste dürfen tatsächlich auf mein tbr Regal wandern - wie praktisch ist bitte der "Add to Goodreads" button. :D

    Danke für den tollen Post!

    Allerliebste Grüße, Sandy


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