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Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Inspiring new activity book by the renowned body positivity messenger – packed with suggestions and encouragement

Jana Crämer hasn’t always had it easy, but she has always made the best of it. Being happy isn’t the same as being perfect: this much has Jana learned. This is also her message, and forms the basis of her second activity book. Includes anecdotes and quotations from her own life, full of ideas and encouraging exercises and with loads of space to write in. This book is like your best friend, a new and inspiring activity book by the renowned body positive blogger.

Be who you are! Blogger Jana motivates her readers to accept themselves as they are | 12 +

Hill, Nova (Author)

In the woods, you are all alone.

On a field trip, twins Ira and Vanjo lose their way in the woods. They seek sanctuary in a dilapidated sanatorium, where they encounter a group of young people from a boot camp. But something isn't right. Why do all routes lead back to the doors of the sanatorium? Where are the nocturnal gasping and shuffling sounds coming from? Thrown back on their own resources, there's only one thing they can do: solve the mystery of the sanatorium. However, the tensions within the group are mounting, and it soon transpires that they are in real danger.

- Highest level excitement and mystery
- Netflix-style mystery - has similarities with "The Society", "Dark" and "Stranger Things".
- Nightmarish setting: an abandoned sanatorium.
- Group dynamics, psychological tension, dual narrative perspective.

14 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Everything Pre-Teens need to read

The perfect present for 12-year-olds

Being twelve years old is no picnic. Tessa’s parents don’t care for her new hobby (playing the drums), and then there are the boys in their school band. Noel is cute, but ... Fortunately, Tessa’s sister can give her tips via Skype – and her sister wrote the book

Everything Girls Should Know Before They Turn 13, so she at least knows her stuff! | 11 +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

The red-hot fourth volume of the "City of Elements" series by Nena Tramountani.

The Talenti find themselves increasingly ravelled up in the power struggle between Omilia and the Phos rebels. Phos has, it's true, liberated Kiana's parents, but they still don't trust him - rightly so, as it turns out: he killed Gaia and has been manipulating Melamarcia to fit in with his plans. Nero duly murders Phos, but Melamarcia has long since become enslaved to the dark side, as William surmised. Nero therefore pits himself against her and sacrifices himself for Kiana and Tessarect.

Highly praised young author of immense potential.

Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.

Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?

14 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Poppe, Grit (Author)

First, You Betray Your Conscience. Then You Betray Your Family

A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi

When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Virtual reality novel for digital native readers – combines the gaming scene with a dramatic dystopian setting

Zack slowly starts to recover. Everything hurts. He spent three months in solitary confinement. Now the monitoring organisation META has incarcerated him in Gundremmingen, a prison camp, where he has to dispose of radioactive waste. The reason? The whole of Europe believes him to be the terrorist Orion, who posts videos of attacks on the internet. But Zack knows that Lachlan is behind the videos. And Lachlan is no longer behaving like the friend he once was. Fortunately Zack encounters an old female friend who’s willing to help him. Can he prove his innocence to the world? And can he stop Lachlan in his tracks?

| 14 +

Uebach, Evelyn (Author)

A secret game of lies

Thanks to her ability to become other other people, impersonator Elodie is hired by soap star Wynter to take the latter's place on the set of "Wonderful Intrigues". Thus begins a secret game based on lies. Wynter doesn't want to carry on pretending to be in a relationship with her co-star Nord just for PR purposes. Elodie, who needs the money to pay for her sister's hospital treatment, initially finds the idea - and Nord - very attractive. Before very long, though, the lines between fake and reality become dangerously blurred. Will the masks slip?

- Film set glamour, intrigue and false identities.
- A protagonist who can become other people: a gripping plot with a compelling fantasy twist.
- Potential to become a top seller: on point romance, with all the ingredients to make a successful series.

14 +

Ukpai, Anja (Author) Meinzold, Max (Illustrator)

Atmospheric boarding school fantasy set in modern-day London

Jade has returned the magic hour hand to the Time Inheritors’ Society. However, her best friend Mat lost his powers in the process, and now has to leave the Academy. Fortunately, Jade still has Orla and Henry. But why has Henry suddenly started rebuffing her? And then there’s the mysterious stranger who she sees creeping around the Clockmakers’ Market. Could it be that the Time Knights have returned? They’ve only ever had malice in mind ...

Best selling topics in a totally original form: time, school, secret societies | 13 +

Green, Summer (Author) ZERO Werbeagentur (Illustrator)

Dressed to be loved

Emma is over the moon: she has been awarded a grant to attend the college of her dreams. She and her fun-loving room-mate Lara immediately become best friends. It's just a shame that the gorgeous unknown boy whom Emma has more than once rescued from unpleasant situations and who has such soft lips, turns out to be exactly the same guy whom Lara fancies … and also turns out to be hiding a pistol in his car. A thrilling and sensual Young Adult romance by Summer Green.

- Thrilling and sensual romance with a US campus setting.
- Combines romantic tension with the glittering world of fashion.
- Instagram-worthy cover.

15 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

Volume 3: captivating, fast moving, thrilling. Romantasy at its best!

Following Wills' terrible betrayal, Kia is trying to avoid him completely. However, that's not quite so easy, when she is desperate to be close to him with every fibre of her being. The fact that her former crush Niyol suddenly re-appears in her life and shamelessly takes up flirting with her again - months after they had put a stop to this - doesn't exactly help matters. Meanwhile, Nero resorts to ever more drastic measures in order to maintain the continued segregation of the elements, and Kia feels compelled to make contact with Phos, the leader of the rebels. Can he become an important ally in the fight against Omilia? On her search for trustworthy allies, Kia has to work closely with Will and Niyol, and ultimately has to confront the ultimate question. To whom does her heart really belong?

Critically acclaimed young author with massive potential.

Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.

Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?

14 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Kohl, Daniela (Illustrator)

You can be whoever you want to be! But do you know who you are?

Ophelia’s transformation skills are more practical than you might think. After all, (in the guise of Amalia) she finally gets to kiss Cliff, the boy she’s crazy about. But then it’s time for the whole school to set off for the Highland Games. And because not only Cliff and the real Amalia join them on the journey, but also Ophelia’s twin sister, their three loopy aunts and Adrian, who is absolutely nuts about Ophelia, heartache and chaos are a foregone conclusion. Strange things happen and Ophelia realises that she has another relation staying at camp incognito.

Mistaken at the second kiss, the second book in Sonja’s comic and complicated tale of transformation.
| 12 +

Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Be yourself – beyond comparison!

This book will do you good. There’s space here for everything: your strengths, your weaknesses, your deepest desires, your fears, your memories, your courage and your strength. It’s a journal, a companion along the path that leads to you, and most of all: a friend made of paper. What would life be without friends? And what if you could love yourself as much as you love your best friend?
For a long time, I didn’t know who or how I wanted to be. I was always trying to please everyone so much that I didn’t notice that I stopped liking myself. In this book, I will tell you how I got the song inside me to ring out again. Come on, let’s write your story together – I’m really looking forward to it!
Yours,
Jana

Confidence-inspiring activity book by the well-known German blogger Jana Crämer

Inspirational message: body positivity instead of the compulsion for Instagram optimisation

Fun challenges and lots of space for making notes and finding yourself | 12 +

Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator)

By bestselling author Sonja Kaiblinger: A touch of magic, first love and the topsy-turvy chaos of everyday catastrophes

You can be whoever you want to be! But do you know who you are?

Ophelia’s transformation skills are more practical than you might think. After all, (in the guise of Amalia) she finally gets to kiss Cliff, the boy she’s crazy about. But then it’s time for the whole school to set off for the Highland Games. And because not only Cliff and the real Amalia join them on the journey, but also Ophelia’s twin sister, their three loopy aunts and Adrian, who is absolutely nuts about Ophelia, heartache and chaos are a foregone conclusion. Strange things happen and Ophelia realises that she has another relation staying at camp incognito.

Mistaken at the second kiss, the second book in Sonja’s comic and complicated tale of transformation. | 12 +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

Earth, Water, Air, Fire … and Love

Creative world building and a powerful love story – modern fantasy at its best!

“And you know very well that I practically have a heart attack whenever you put yourself in danger.“
“I’m sorry, but this is not about you,” I said between gritted teeth.
“Oh, yes it is. Our lives are bound up with each other whether you like it or not.”

Kia’s gift takes her right to the brink between life and death, but still she secretly continues to use it because she feels she simply must understand it fully before Omilia does, and she’s doing all she can to worm Kia’s secret out of her. Nero says she’s doing it to help her, and as proof that he can be trusted, he takes her to see her natural parents, who are languishing in a sanatorium. Did their forbidden love really drive them crazy? William and Kia aim to uncover the truth and receive help in that from an unexpected quarter. Their search takes them far below the earth – and to the very depths of their own hearts: How certain can Kia be that Will’s feelings for her are genuine when, as her inventi, he always reflects her own?

14 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator)

By bestselling author Sonja Kaiblinger: A touch of magic, first love and the topsy-turvy chaos of everyday catastrophes

Transformation guaranteed, falling in love a possibility!

Up to this Friday, everything in Ophelia’s life had been boringly normal, at least as normal as it can be when you have three aunties and a twin sister who can change into a clown fish or a waitress at the drop of a hat. Fifteen-year-old Ophelia has enough on her plate coping with all this chaos, so the last thing she wants is to suddenly have the same shape-changing ability. But maybe a bit of magic could help her make Adrian, the boy of her dreams, fall in love with her. Or would it be better to just be herself?

Perfect reading for girls of 12 and over! | 12 +

Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Kohl, Daniela (Illustrator)

Transformation guaranteed, falling in love a possibility!
Up to this Friday, everything in Ophelia’s life had been boringly normal, at least as normal as it can be when you have three aunties and a twin sister who can change into a clown fish or a waitress at the drop of a hat. Fifteen-year-old Ophelia has enough on her plate coping with all this chaos, so the last thing she wants is to suddenly have the same shape-changing ability. But maybe a bit of magic could help her make Adrian, the boy of her dreams, fall in love with her. Or would it be better to just be herself?

A touch of magic, first love and the topsy-turvy chaos of everyday catastrophes:
Volume 1 of the new Suddenly Transformed trilogy by bestselling author Sonja Kaiblinger.

Perfect reading for girls of 12 and over!

Volume 2: Confused by the Second Kiss – due for publication in autumn 2018
Volume 3: Transformed in the Nick of Time – due for publication in spring 2019

| 12 +

Ukpai, Anja (Author) Meinzold, Max (Illustrator)

You Are the Time Guardian, Jade!

A magical secret society in present-day London – our new atmospheric fantasy trilogy in a boarding school setting

The summer holidays are just beginning when Jade unexpectedly finds herself back at the Clockmakers Academy in London. There she learns that she belongs to an ancient secret society of time guardians. From now on, Jade and her classmates will be taught such fascinating topics as time-window leaping and demon defence. And Jade is really going to need these newly acquired skills because Chronos has set his sights on gaining dominion over time. And Jade also finds that of all “people,” Harper, an overanxious guardian spirit, has been appointed to protect her.

The first book of a richly illustrated trilogy – mysterious, magical and gripping | 13 +

Wald, Julie (Author)

Can a blind horse change how I see things?

Ever since having to give up her pony, 12-year-old Ava is so sad that she decides to have nothing more to do with horses or riding ever again. But then she meets the blind Lusitano mare Soraya, and to her great surprise, Soraya will trust only Ava. With the aid of Soraya’s owners, old Silvester and his granddaughter Elsie, Ava deals with her fear of commitment and allows herself to become fond of Soraya. And so the foundations for a lifelong friendship between girl and horse are laid.

A wonderful – addictive – story to start off the series

Touching and with lots of honest emotion

Perfect for girls 11+ | 11 +

Woolf, Marah (Author)

This is love at its most powerful. There’s a traitor loose among the gods in Monterey and soon it is impossible to tell friend from foe. Agrios is prepared to use any means to gain possession of the staff of honour and so to seal his power on Mount Olympus. Only together can Jess and Cayden succeed in putting an end to the battle of the gods. Jess is not yet ready to forgive Cayden, though, but does that mean she is willing to sacrifice him?

The brilliant finale of the DIVINE SPARK trilogy by Marah Woolf, bestselling author of SilverMoonLight and BookLess, and one of the most successful self-published authors in Germany!
| 14 +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

Earth, Water, Air, Fire … and Love

Creative world building and a powerful love story – modern fantasy at its best!

“Who are you?” I asked, angrily interrupting him. He shrugged his shoulders. “Your best chance of surviving the night.”
Tessarect. A city strictly divided according to the four elements – and those who rule them. Kia is kidnapped and brought here and then discovers that her life is in danger because she is the child of two element bearers – and that makes her unique. Her kidnapper Will, of all people, turns out to be her inventi, born to protect her come what may. Unfortunately, he’s not only unbearable, but also pretty good at his job and never lets Kia out of his sight. Somehow she has to give him the slip if she is to find out who can be trusted in this impenetrable maze of alliances and secrets – and to awaken the extraordinary talent that is said to be slumbering within her.
Book 1: gripping, fast-paced, thrilling – romantasy at its best!

A new, young voice, ideal for the target audience

With the elements that make modern fantasy so successful: talent und self-determination

14 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Woolf, Marah (Author)

This is love at its most powerful. There’s a traitor loose among the gods in Monterey and soon it is impossible to tell friend from foe. Agrios is prepared to use any means to gain possession of the staff of honour and so to seal his power on Mount Olympus. Only together can Jess and Cayden succeed in putting an end to the battle of the gods. Jess is not yet ready to forgive Cayden, though, but does that mean she is willing to sacrifice him?



The brilliant finale of the DIVINE SPARK trilogy by Marah Woolf, bestselling author of SilverMoonLight and BookLess, and one of the most successful self-published authors in Germany!
| 14 +

Chapel, Julie (Author)

Tantalisingly sensual new adult love story – perfect for readers looking for intense moments

Room with Prospects

Ciao, beauty and lifestyle. Jessica just doesn’t get it – her parents are sending her away to work as a chambermaid for the summer in a hotel that belongs to some people they know! Jade misses her life of freedom and Marc, in particular, … but then Noah, the hotel owner’s son, takes her on a diving trip. She soon realises that Noah isn’t just some guy, but one whose touch sends electric charges thrilling through her. The only trouble is that relationships between hotel staff are strictly forbidden …

From little miss luxury to chambermaid

14 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Fast-moving sci-fi fantasy in the age of totalitarian surveillance.

After his friend Zack has freed him from his kidnappers’ clutches, Lachlan hides in the south of Ireland to plan the next steps in his resistance against the surveillance state: Lachlan’s mentor, Griffin, has asked him to obtain the mighty weapon Erion for him, and to do that, he has to go behind Zack’s back. Zack, in turn, is under pressure from the surveillance organisation META to capture Griffin before he can plunge the world into chaos with Lachlan’s help.
The friends are being played off against each other and no longer know whom to trust. Who is really pulling the strings? Their friendship is once more tested to the limit as Lachlan and Zack battle their way not only through the real, but also through the virtual Cronos fantasy world.

Virtual reality and coming of age for a digitally savvy readership. Book 2 in the terrifyingly well told gaming series. | 14 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Last stop love - a rally of emotions

Ever since her twin brother was killed in an accident, 19-year-old Claire’s world has been turned upside down. She feels incomplete and insecure, tries out various things, drifts … until that memorable night when she sees HIM. The young man enthrals her from the very first moment – but then he gets off the bus before she has a chance to talk to him – and leaves his backpack behind! Now if that isn’t a sign … Claire takes the backpack and hopes its contents will provide her with a clue to the stranger. But apart from a shopping list, a sweatshirt, a box of matches and a biro, all she finds is a notebook with a single diary entry. She follows the few clues she holds in the hope of meeting the mysterious stranger again. Claire spontaneously makes his diary her own and records her search in it, addressing all her entries directly to the stranger, telling him about her fears, her life and, of course, how she longs to meet him. Will the pair ever meet face to face? | 14 +

Lewis, Emily (Author) ZERO Werbeagentur (Illustrator) Mildt, Ute (Illustrator)

As sweet and hot as cocoa by the fire

Eighteen-year-old Vanessa’s grandmother treats her to a Christmas trip. Vanessa naturally chooses to go to Cambridge, the place where her late parents spent the happiest time of their life. In Cambridge, Vanessa unexpectedly meets Trevor and falls for him straight away. During the wonderful days they spend together in wintery Cambridge, he turns out to be romantic and a gentleman, and also helps Vanessa to solve the mystery of a 50-year-old postcard she finds in the attic. But then Trevor suddenly withdraws from her without a word of explanation. And while Vanessa is uncovering a bygone fairy-tale romance, her own Christmastime fairy tale disappears like a burst bubble...

- Romantic seasonal title for Christmas
- Dream setting in England and an enchanting young romance
- A family secret that’s been closely guarded for decades is revealed | 14 +