{Neuzugänge} Urlaubsmitbringsel #2

Ich habe ihn doch tatsächlich wiedergefunden, bevor er im „Entwurf-Meer” untergehen konnte. Wie versprochen, kommt hier also Teil 2 meiner Urlaubserrungenchaften. Fallen Grace (0,99 £) und Room (1,99 £) habe ich bei Oxfam gefunden, die anderen (2,50 £ - 4 £) habe ich auch aus dem kleinen Laden in Eastbourne, den ich schon im ersten Teil erwähnt habe.

Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2) - Holly Smale
Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Chomp - Carl Hiaasen

Deutscher Titel: Echte Biester
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. The critters, he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one. When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself—to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger foolishly believes his own PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her father and needs a place to hide out. 

Fallen Grace - Mary Hooper

Deutscher Titel: Geheimnisvolles Vermächtnis
Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.

Room - Emma Donoghue

Deutscher Titel: Raum
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Roomies - Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room. As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

Flick - Abigail Tarttelin
This knockout coming-of-age story is told by its charming protagonist Will Flicker Set in one town in the north east of England, this is the story of a brilliant, unforgettable moment in the life of two teenagers: a sweet taste of young life, a love letter to hope. Marooned by a lack of education and a lack of generally anything else better to do, Will, a.k.a. "Flick," muses on the artistry behind being a stoner, whether Pepsi is better than Coke, and why the new girl in town is just so much hotter than all the familiar slutty girls--or "slappers and professional-abortionists"--he counts among his friends. As his relationship with Rainbow, the new girl in town, develops, Flick finds himself torn between the constraints and loyalty he feels to his old life and the pull of freedom that Rainbow represents.

Und wenn euch das noch nicht gereicht hat, könnt ihr euch gerne hier den ersten Teil anschauen :)


  1. "Fallen Grace" ist meiner Meinung nach das schlechteste Buch von Mary Hooper. Bin aber mal gespannt, wie es dir gefallen wird!
    Oh, und die "Geek Girl"-Reihe möchte ich auch unbedingt noch lesen! Die hört sich so lustig an ;)

    Liebe Grüße

    1. Oh oh, na da bin ich auch mal gespannt :) Wird dann wohl noch ein Weilchen warten müssen.

      GlG zurück <3

  2. Tolle neue Bücher. Ich kenne zwar leider keines der Bücher, aber ich wünsche Dir ganz viel Spaß beim Lesen und warte nun auf deine Rezensionen dazu.

    LG Piglet <3

    1. Danke! Mit denen werde ich es mir schön gemütlich machen :)

      GlG zurück <3