Samstag, 23. März 2013

Neuzugänge #008

Pünktlich zum Wochenende kamen gestern noch ein paar schöne, neue Bücher bei mir an *schmacht* 
Dieses Mal überwiegend in Englisch, mit einer kleinen Ausnahme.


  




Kendra Leigh Castle - Erben des Blutes - Dunkler Fluch
Dieses Buch habe ich bei der Leserwelt als Rezensionsexemplar gewonnen und nach der Leseprobe bin ich nun schon sehr gespannt, wie es denn weitergeht.
Diese Serie hat einfach alles, was einen fesselnden Vampirroman ausmacht! Der Jahrhunderte alte Vampirclan der Ptolemy wurde einst mit einem finsteren Fluch belegt. Königin Arsinöe beauftragt den Vampir und Gestaltwandler Tynan MacGillivray, eine Seherin ausfindig zu machen, die dem Clan endlich Frieden bringen soll. Als der attraktive Außenseiter auf Lily Quinn trifft, ist er sich sicher, die Richtige gefunden zu haben. Da versuchen die Feinde der Ptolemy, Lily zu töten, und es wird klar, dass die junge Frau weit mehr Macht besitzt, als angenommen.

Und das war sie auch schon, meine deutsche Ausnahme des heutigen Bücherposts. Was jetzt kommt, ist Englisch, Englisch und noch mehr Englisch ...

Cora Harrison - Debutantes
Historisch, Britisch? Her damit! The Book Depository warb damit, dass das Buch perfekt für Fans von "Downton Abbey" sei. Da musste ich zugreifen:
It's 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement seems a lifetime away. Luckily the girls each have a plan for escaping their humdrum country life: Rose wants to be a novelist, Poppy a jazz musician and Daisy a famous film director. Violet, however, has only one ambition: to become the perfect Debutante, so that she can go to London and catch the eye of Prince George, the most eligible bachelor in the country. But a house as big and old as Beech Grove Manor hides many secrets, and Daisy is about to uncover one so huge it could ruin all their plans - ruin everything - forever.

 
Marissa Meyer - Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles 1)
Ich bin beim Stöbern erst über den zweiten Teil (siehe unten) gestolpert. Märchen revamped? Da kann ich nicht einfach so vorbeigehen (oder hier klicken), nein, da muss ich einen zweiten Blick drauf werfen und der sah vielversprechend aus (zumal Aschenputtel eines meiner Lieblingsmärchen ist):
Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time ...
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl....
Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.



 Marissa Meyer - Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles 2)
Tja, da hätten wir dann Band 2, der mich auf die Lunar Chronicles brachte. Rotkäppchen habe ich selbst schon in einer Kurzgeschichte in ein neues Gewand gepackt. Es ist also klar, dass ich die Geschichte lesen wollte.
This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other. 
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana. 
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner...

 
 Colette Gale - Unmasqued
Alte Geschichte in neuem Gewand, nein ich höre hier nicht bei Märchen auf. Auch ein paar Klassiker hören sich hier sehr interessant an. Dieses Mal aber nur für Erwachsene: Zum einen eine erotische Geschichte zum "Phantom der Oper":
Christine Daaé has heard the rumors of the hideous PHantom said to haunt the great Opera House, but she alone knows the truth of the man she calls her Angel of Music. For as he tutors her to become a brilliant singer, he also teaches her about hidden passions. He comes to her only in the darkness, awakening her with the velvet timbre of his sensual voice and arousing her with his touch. He is real. Her inspiration. Her Ange de Musique.
But beautiful Christine has attracted teh attention of Opera House patrons Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, and his lascivious brother, the Comte, who has his own reason for hating the mysterious Phantom.
Soon Christine will find herself torn between the luxurious life of the handsome Vicomte and the only man who understands her music and her deepest desires. She will have to make teh choice between living a life in the light of nineteenth century Paris society - or spending teh rest of her days revealing her love to the Phantom in teh shadows of the Opera's catacombs.



Colette Gale - Master
Und dann gab es da noch den "Grafen von Monte Cristo", der ebenfalls mit neur Geschichte aufwartet:
Edmond Dantès spent years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Once free, he returns to Paris in the guise of the powerful Count of Monte Cristo, seeking vengeance on those who sent him to jail. But his plan also includes a different kind of revenge - on the woman he has never forgotten, the lover he has made it his mission to possess.
Mercédès Herrera Mondego was devastated when the man she loved disappeared. Now she is trapped in a loveless marriage, but her passions are reigneted by Edmond's return. And though she alone sees through his disguise, this harsh, angry man sends chills down her spine even as his very touch reminds her of the desire they once shared. She realizes soon enough that his plan to avenge himself on the men who incarcerated him also includes another sort of revenge - on her.
From the seaside town of Marseille to teh exotic caves of Monte Cristo Isle, an erotic battle of wills unfolds in the most electrifying game of love ever played between man and woman, between master and slave.

Kommentare:

  1. Oh, du hast Debutantes. :-D Das wollte ich auch schon lange mal lesen. Viel Spaß!

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    1. Ich kannte das gar nicht. Aber das Cover fand ich so schön und als die dann mit "Downton Abbey" verglichen haben, musste es in den Warenkorb (außerdem war es auch gerade im Angebot. O:) )

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