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    [Rezi] Kendare Blake – The Oracle Queen [Three Dark Crowns]

    Klappentext Triplet queens born on the island of Fennbirn can be many things: Elementals. Poisoners. Naturalists. If an oracle queen is born, however, one with the gift of sight, she’s immediately drowned, extinguishing her chance at ever taking the throne. But that’s not how it always was. This cautionary practice started long ago, with Queen Elsabet—the legendary, and last, oracle queen—whose reign was tinged with blood and horror. Paranoid, ruthless, and utterly mad, Elsabet’s mistrust led to the senseless slaying of three entire houses of innocent people. At least, that’s the unchallenged tale carried down from generation to generation. But what really happened?

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    [Rezi] Kendare Blake – Three Dark Crowns [Three Dark Crowns]

    Klappentext In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a…

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    [Rezi] Amy Ewing – Die Gabe [Das Juwel]

    Klappentext Violet lebt in Armut, aber sie hat eine besondere Gabe. Eine Gabe, die ihre Chance und ihr Fluch zugleich ist … Violet Lasting ist etwas Besonderes. Sie kann durch bloße Vorstellungskraft Dinge verändern und wachsen lassen. Deshalb wird sie auserwählt, ein Leben im Juwel zu führen. Sie entkommt bitterer Armut und wird auf einer großen Auktion an die Herzogin vom See verkauft, um bei ihr zu wohnen. Eine faszinierende, prunkvolle Welt erwartet sie. Doch das neue Leben fordert ein großes Opfer von ihr: gegen ihren Willen und unter Einsatz all ihrer Kraft soll sie der Herzogin ein Kind schenken. Wie soll Violet in dieser Welt voller Gefahren und Palastintrigen…

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    [Rezi] Victoria Aveyard – Red Queen [Red Queen]

    Klappentext Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position…

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    [Schatzsuche] #3 „The Jewel“ von Amy Ewing

    Hallöchen meine Lieben, Willkommen zur dritten Runde der Schatzsuche. Nachdem ich mit „Panic – Wer Angst hat, ist raus!“ und „Wo ein bisschen Zeit ist…“ ich euch deutsche Neuerscheinungen vorgestellt habe, ist es diesmal eins in englischer Sprache. „The Jewel“ von Amy Ewing   Erscheint am: 2. September 2014 HarperTeen  Klappentext The Selection meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this darkly riveting debut filled with twists and turns, where all that glitters may not be gold. The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet finds herself living in the Jewel as a servant at the estate of the…