Lies We Tell Ourselves

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von Robin Talley
Originaltitel Lies We Tell Ourselves
Erschienen 30. September 2014
Ebook 411 Seiten
Verlag MIRA Ink
ISBN 978-1-848-45292-3
Preis 1,99 € (Ebook) / 6,99 € (Taschenbuch)

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Lie #1: I’m not afraid

Lie #2: I’m sure I’m doing the right thing

Lie #3: I don’t care what they think of me

It’s 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it’s Sarah’s first day of school as one of the first black students at previously all-white Jefferson High.

No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students – especially Linda, daughter of the town’s most ardent segregationist.

Sarah and Linda are supposed to despise each other. But the more time they spend together, the less their differences matter. And both girls start to feel something they’ve never felt before. Something they’re determined to ignore.

Because it’s one thing to stand up to an unjust world – but another to be terrified of what’s in your own heart.
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When Dimple Met Rishi

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von Sandhya Menon
Originaltitel When Dimple Met Rishi
Erschienen 1. Juni 2017
Ebook 384 Seiten
Verlag Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN 978-1-473-66741-9
Preis 0,99 € (Ebook) / 8,91 € (Taschenbuch)

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Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
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Empire of Storms – Pakt der Diebe

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Empire of Storms #1
von Jon Skovron
Originaltitel Empire of Storms
Erschienen 13. Februar 2017
Ebook 593 Seiten
Verlag Heyne
ISBN 978-3-453-31785-7
Preis 11,99 € (Ebook) / 14,99 € (Taschenbuch)

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Hope ist noch ein Mädchen, als ihr Dorf von den Magiern des Kaisers angegriffen und dem Erdboden gleich gemacht wird. Sie allein überlebt und findet in einem Kloster nicht nur Unterschlupf, sondern wird dort auch von den Kriegermönchen in den Kampfkünsten unterwiesen. Red ist ein Straßenjunge, der in den finsteren und überfüllten Gassen New Lavens zum besten Taschendieb heranwächst, den das Imperium je gesehen hat. Jahre vergehen – doch als Hope und Red einander auf schicksalhafte Weise begegnen, schließen sie einen Pakt, der die Zeit der Ungerechtigkeit beenden wird …
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The Hate U Give

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von Angie Thomas
Originaltitel The Hate U Give
Erschienen 3. April 2017
Hardcover 512 Seiten
Verlag cbt
ISBN 978-3-570-16482-2
Preis 13,99 € (Ebook) / 17,99 € (Hardcover)

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Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen…
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A Storm of Swords

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A Song of Ice and Fire #3
von George R. R. Martin
Originaltitel A Storm of Swords
Erschienen 2000
Ebook 1243 Seiten
Verlag Bantam
ISBN 978-0-553-57342-8
Preis 5,89 € (Ebook) / 6,99 € (Taschenbuch)

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Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others–a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .
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A Clash of Kings

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A Song of Ice and Fire #2
von George R. R. Martin
Originaltitel A Clash of Kings
Erschienen 1999
Ebook 1040 Seiten
Verlag Bantam
ISBN 978-3-453-27017-6
Preis 5,49 € (Ebook) / 6,99 € (Taschenbuch)

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A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
Bild- und Textquelle: Random House

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A Game of Thrones

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A Song of Ice and Fire #1
von George R. R. Martin
Originaltitel A Game of Thrones
Erschienen 1996
Ebook 837 Seiten
Verlag Bantam
ISBN 978-0-553-57340-4
Preis 2,89 € (Ebook) / 6,99 € (Taschenbuch)

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Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself

Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Bild- und Textquelle: Random House

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