5. Mai 2010

Neu: Leaving paradise und Soulless

Die Post hat heute doch noch Gnade walten lassen und mir die seit 2 Tagen überfällige Lieferung gebracht. Zusammen mit der dringend nötigen 2. Externen Festplatte (keine Ahnung wo der ganze Speicher der 1. hin ist ...) gab's deshalb zwei neue englische Bücher, auf die ich mich schon riesig freue! :D

Simone Elkeles - Leaving paradise
Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad - her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares - has been cancelled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb's free ...if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers. Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It's a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

Gail Carriger - Soulless
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

3 Kommentare:

Lisa O hat gesagt…

Ohhh, Soulless steht schon lange auf meiner Liste - lies es also eher früher als später, ja? :D

pinketuerklinke hat gesagt…

"Leaving Paradise" hört sich sehr interessant an. Das merk ich mir und warte gespannt auf deine Meinung:)

Cara hat gesagt…

das erste hört sich wirklich gut an und das cover ist auch mein geschmack.

danke fürs adden und aufnehmen in deinen blogroll. werde mich demnächst mal revanchieren, plane gerade meine linkliste =)