Englischsprachige Neuerscheinungen im September

Man merkt, dass wir uns dem Bücherherbst nähern. Im September erscheinen so einige Romane, die mein Interesse geweckt haben. Ich geb Euch an dieser Stelle nur den Klappentext, weil der Beitrag sonst viel zu lang wird.

Los geht es am 1. September mit zwei Büchern:

„Blood & Honey“ von Shelby Mahurin, das zweite Buch aus der Serie „Serpent & Dove“, das ich bereis bei Fairyloot in der Sonderausgabe vorbestellt habe.

„After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.“

Yaa Gyasi kennen viele von ihrer Geschichte „Homegoing“. Nun erscheint ihr Buch „Transcendent Kingdom“.

„Gifty is a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. 
But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. „

Am 8. September gibt es Neuerscheinungen zweier weiterer großer Namen:

Wer kennt nicht „Fight Club“ von Chuck Palahniuk? Ich freu mich schon sehr auf „The Invention of Sound“ und bin gespannt, ob es die gleiche Wirkung auf die Leserschaft haben wird.

„Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He’s never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth.
Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she’s become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror, creating screams so bone-chilling, they may as well be real. 
Soon Foster and Mitzi find themselves on a collision course that threatens to expose the violence hidden beneath Hollywood’s glamorous façade.“

Ruth Ware ist immer ein Garant für Spannung und gute Unterhaltung. „One by One“ wird von ihren Fans bereits sehnsüchtig erwartet.

„Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers…and you can’t trust any of them?
When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?“

Am 15. September erwarten uns zwei richtige „Schinken“ die viele, viele unterhaltsame Lesestunden versprechen.

Ken Follett kann es nicht lassen und hat mit „The Evening and the Morning“ einmal mehr eine Story rund um den Ort Kingsbridge geschrieben, bekannt aus seinem Roman „Säulen der Erde“. Die deutsche Übersetzung dieses Prequels erscheint ebenfalls bereits am 15. September.

„It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.
In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined: A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land. But the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.“

Sehr gespannt bin ich auch schon auf den neuen Roman „To Sleep in a Sea of Stars“ von Christopher Paolini, bekannt für seine Jugendbuchreihe „Eragon“. Hier handelt es sich jedoch um ein SciFi-Buch für Erwachsene.

„During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. 
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . .“

Weiter geht es mit tollen Büchern am 22. September.

Garth Nix hat 1995 mit „Sabriel“ einen großen Erfolg gelandet. Nun erscheint seine Erzählung „The Left-Handed Booksellers of London“, die ich unbedingt lesen möchte!

„In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn’t get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin.
Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops.
Susan’s search for her father begins with her mother’s possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms.
Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As he and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, they find this quest strangely overlaps with Susan’s. Who or what was her father? Susan, Merlin, and Vivien must find out, as the Old World erupts dangerously into the New.“

Ausgesprochen gut unterhalten hatte mich „Well Met“ von Jen DeLuca. Ich denke, dass mich auch ihre Fortsetzung „Well Played“ bestens unterhalten wird. Ich hab sie bereits als eBook vorbestellt.

„Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.
When Stacey imagined „The One,“ it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she’s not sure what to make of it.
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.“

Den Abschluss am 29. September machen diese beiden Neuerscheinungen:

„Skyhunter“ von Marie Lu, die bereist einige gute Jugendserien veröffentlich hat und mit diesem Buch eine weitere Reihe beginnt.

„The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death―transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara.
The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.
Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.
Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that finds their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another, soldiers determined to push Karensa back at all costs.
After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?“

Auch Naomi Novik konnte mit ihren Romanen bereits so einige Erfolge erzielen und beginnt mit „A Deadly Education“ ebenfalls eine neue Serie.

„A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.“

Auf welche Neuerscheinungen im September freut ihr euch schon?

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