[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 😀 Zückt die Stifte, eure Wunschlisten werden demnächst viel länger sein …
After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Sechs Kids in einem Shakespeare Contemporary Take-On? Klingt interessant genug, um es im Auge zu behalten. Ich weiß allerdings nicht, ob ich das Cover mag, die Farben sind ziemlich grell und passen meiner Meinung nach nicht so gut zusammen.
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Das Buch soll eine Märchen Adaption der bösen Königin seit, gepaart mit asiatischem Setting. Das Cover ist mir zwar zu plastisch und bearbeitet, aber der Inhalt klingt richtig gut! 😀 

After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.

Dieses Buch ist mir aufgrund des Covers ins Auge gestochen. Die Geschichte klingt ziemlich mysteriöse, wie eine Lovestory verpackt in ein spannendes Szenario.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria. 

Eine Welt, in der das britische Empire niemals gefallen ist und es die USA deshalb nicht gibt? Klingt nach einem ziemlich interessanten historischen Plottwist, der einiges an Potenzial bereithält. Der Klappentext hat mich super neugierig gemacht! 
Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

Das Buch klingt richtig cool! Magie, Freaks, Krimi! Her damit! 

1 Kommentar

  1. Cool, danke dir für die Vorstellung Tanja! Einige Bücher werd ich mir näher ansehen. Das Cover mit der Schlange finde ich furchtbar, ich mag keine Schlangen :/

    Liebe Grüße

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