Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

[Neuzugänge] - Erster Haul 2014


Weihnachtsgeld und so.... ich konnte nicht widerstehen >_<
Irgendwie ist es dann doch ziemlich viel geworden. Aber jetzt herrscht erstmal ein Kaufverbot für mich. Ein paar Vorbestellungen werde ich noch bekommen, aber sonst darf ich erst wider im April was kaufen~


1. Steelheart (Brendon Sanderson)
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will.
Nobody fights the Epics . . . nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
 - Klingt ziemlich Awesome!

 
2. The Diviners (Libba Bray)
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.
- Ich habe schon so viel Hype um dieses Buch gehört und es ist wirklich wunderschön, ich musste es jetzt einfach haben!


3.Project Cain (Geoffrey Girard)
 This dark, literary thriller is a story about blood: specifically, the DNA of the world’s most notorious serial killers, captured and cloned by the Department of Defense to develop a new “breed” of bio-weapons. The program is now in Stage Three—with dozens of young male clones from age ten to eighteen kept and monitored at a private facility without any realization of who they really are. Some are treated like everyday kids. Others live prescribed lives to replicate the upbringing of their DNA donors. All wonder why they can’t remember their lives before age ten.
When security is breached and the most dangerous boys are set free by the now-insane scientist who created them, only one young man can help find the clones before their true genetic nature grows even more horrific than the original models: a fifteen-year-old boy, an every-boy…who has just learned that he is the clone of Jeffrey Dahmer.
- Auch das klingt ziemlich toll, wenn die Idee gut umgesetzt wurde, wird dieses Buch der Hammer!


4. Rot and Ruin (Jonathan Maberry)
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
-Seit dem ich die Serie "The Walking Dead" in einem Marathon auf einmal komplett geschaut habe, hatte ich wahnsinnig Lust auf mehr Zombie-Action. Da habe ich spontan dieses Buch gekauft, was dann aber im Endeffekt 1 Monat lang zu mir unterwegs war... 


5. Unraveling (Elizabeth Norris)
Unraveling’s heroine, sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner, is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle’s mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died…and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth’s destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
- Das wollte ich mir eigentlich schon damals kaufen, als es raus kam, aber ich hatte mich dann doch für was anderes entschieden. Letztens habe ich es mal wieder in einem Video gesehen und hab dann die Chance genutzt und es erstanden.^^


6. Quarantine (Lex Thomas)
It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.
In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.
- Auch das wollte ich schon lange haben, aber irgendwie kam es nie dazu, jetzt aber dann doch xD
 

7. Graceling (Krisitin Cashore)
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
     When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
     With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.
-Da habe ich schon ewig den zweiten Teil auf Deutsch, aber ich habe mich jetzt entschieden, dass ich die englische Ausgabe doch schöner finden.


8. Inhuman (Kat Falls)
In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit.
America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plantlife has gone feral.
Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts—he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding—until he’s caught.
Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb—and her very DNA—in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of “manimal” mutation, he’s hardly civilized . . . and he may not be trustworthy.
-Spontaner Kauf aufgrund vieler guter Rezensionen!


9. Blackout (Robinson Wells)
Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths to ever cross.
But now a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible superpowers—and all teens are being rounded up, dragged to government testing facilities, and drafted into the army to fight terrorism. Suddenly, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
-Reiner Coverkauf :P


10. The Enemy (Charlie Higson)
In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids living a Waitrose supermarket is beginning to run out of options. When a mysterious traveler arrives and offers them safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin a harrowing journey across London. But their fight is far from over—the threat from within the palace is as real as the one outside it.
-Zombiiiiieeees!


11. Gone (Michael Grant)
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...
-Da habe ich vor Ewigkeiten mal den zweiten Teil für 2€ erstanden, da musste jetzt mal der erste Teil her, sonst les ich das ja nie xD


12. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film. Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald's glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era. After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. He buys a mansion across from her house and throws lavish parties to try and entice her. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits.
-Das wollte ich eigentlich schon lesen bevor der Film rauskam, aber ich wollte nie viel Geld ausgeben, jetzt habe ich es doch für knapp 3€ erstanden :P


13. Lockdown (Alexander Gordon Smith)
Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.
Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.
-Sehr gehypt, aber die Cover sind ziemlich ugly, ich geb dem Ganzen aber mal ne Chance^^


14. Enders [ohne Foto, weil zu hässlich] (Lissa Prize)
The riveting conclusion to the sci-fi thriller STARTERS!
Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael - teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations -With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life - but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too . . . and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body?
No one is ever who they appear to be, not even the Old Man. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.
-Lang erwartetes Sequel zu Starters, das Cover ist wirklich noch hässlicher als gedacht, und der Buchrücken ist wohl das allerschlimmste >_>



 

Kommentare:

  1. Wohow, ich finde es ja immer total krass, dass du dir nur Hardcovers kaufst. Die sehen aber im Regal einfach viel schöner aus, weil die fast immer alle die gleiche Höhe haben und dann so schöne Buchrücken (Kann man ja leider von den deutschen nicht behaupten).
    Bei Lockdown wünsche ich dir viel spaß, ich liebe ja die Reihe abgöttisch. Man muss aber dafür Lust haben und auch der Typ sein, ist schon sehr gruselig.

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    1. Haha^^ Naja, ich finde die Hardcover einfach schöner. Da ist es mir das Geld schon wert. Ich denke mir halt auch immer ein deutsches Taschenbuch kostet 10 Euro, ein englisches HC im Durchschnitt nur 13€. Das sind dann 3 Euro die ich wirklich gerne mehr bezahle. Ich kaufe mir auch als mal Taschenbücher, aber nur ungern... Ich hatte zum Beispiel mal die ersten 2 Teile der Maze Runner Reihe als TB, die "musste" ich mir dann nochmal kaufen, auch weil sie nach dem Lesen (obwohl ich wirklich eine der vorsichtigsten Leser bin bei der eigentlich alle Bücher nach dem Lesen wie vorher aussehen) furchtbar aussahen, und weil es eine meiner Lieblingsreihen ist, da müssen dann natürlich alle zusammenpassen. Also habe ich dann dafür sogar noch mehr ausgegeben weil ich mir TB und HC kaufen "musste". *hust*
      Das Problem ist auch, dass ich nie das Haus ohne ein Buch verlasse. Dabei müssen viele in meine Unitasche, Handtasche oder den Rucksack, manchmal auch wochenlang, und das geht einfach nur mit einem HC, die TBs wären total am Ende. :D
      Diesen Haul habe ich jetzt komplett von meinem Weihnachtsgeld bezahlt, aber sonst gehe ich dafür arbeiten in den Semesterferien, damit ich mir mal "was schönes" kaufen kann.^^ Wobei ich mir aber dieses Jahr auch echt vorgenommen habe, außer den Sachen die ich schon vorbestellt habe, keine Bücher mehr zu kaufen!
      Ich bin wirklich gespannt auf Lockdown, die Bücher sehen ja eher schäbig aus, aber ich habe wirklich sooo viel Gutes auf so vielen Blogs darüber gelesen, dass ich es jetzt einfach mal kaufen musste.

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