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- Gripping thriller about child labour in the cocoa industry.
- Comprehensively researched and written with emotional power by the holder of the German Youth Literature Award 2016.
- Goes together with “Black Lives Matter” and “Generation Greta”.
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Mika regularly donates his memories to the NEURO Institute. Why? Because it pays well. Moreover, it helps to treat people with depression, because his memories are implanted into the sufferers. But then Lynn appears in his life. She knows everything about him, and Mika wishes that he could remember her. When something else happens which makes him keen not to erase the past, he tries to recall his memories - and comes dangerously close to uncovering the secrets of the NEURO Institute …
- Accomplished futuristic fiction for romantics.
- Edge-of-the-seat thought experiments: who are we, if we have no memories?
- Forward-looking and scary: “Memories of Summer” will grip readers who love a series.
In order to do her twin sister a favour, Tilda applies for a TV dating show. The plan is for her to win Florian, with whom her sister is hopelessly in love. Tilda, though, has set all her sights on Nik, with whom she spent an incredible night. But then there’s also camera man Ben, whom she can’t get out of her head. It’s all so difficult! Not least because she always has to make sure that nobody blows her cover. Will Tilda manage to win the TV show? And who will be her first choice?
Popular backdrop: TV show dating.
The carousel of love plus identity confusion.
A compelling mixture of new adult and romance fiction. | 14 +
Student June is beside herself with excitement: Kian, her best friend from schooldays, is returning from Australia to their home town of Bath, and is moving into her shared student house. Time, however, hasn’t stood still since he went away. Kian - an erstwhile chubby schoolboy - now has muscles and tattoos, and June - previously somewhat hyper - has become shy and reserved. However, their mutual attraction has moved beyond just friendship: there’s a huge spark between them and June finds Kian’s flirting almost impossible to resist. If only they could overcome the secrets of their past…
Debut novel by a massively talented 20-year-old
Fabulous YA love story, told from two different perspectives.
Enjoy the fantastic follow-up, too! (“Know You Again”)
To leave behind his Sydney life: that’s all Kian wanted when he returned to Bath and June. However, it soon becomes clear that he can’t escape from his past, and that June hasn’t opened up to him in order for him to shut her out. Regardless of how he and June have changed, what matters is that he loves her. More, even, than all the fame in the world.
The jacket is designed to draw the reader in to this emotionally charged story.
The compelling follow-up to “Know Me Again”
Two volumes published in one month to create a marketing buzz.
- Sexy and book-mad: the creative writing trend meets the successful New Adult genre.
- Fabulous setting: Indian Summer on a distinguished campus.
- A romantic love story to inspire all keen writers. | 16 +
Rena is responsible for the death of her friend Joe. Nobody wants anything more to do with her. Nobody, that is, apart from the stranger who has been sending her various weird challenges via WhatsApp. All of them are related to the Seven Deadly Sins. If she doesn’t fulfil a particular challenge, one of the people she loves will pay for it. Rena has no choice but to obey. However, the game becomes increasingly grisly, and there’s no escape for her. Who’s behind all these messages? How is it connected with Joe’s death? And, more importantly: how can she put a stop to this diabolical game?
- First class thriller.
- Treacherous game involving secret messages and mortal danger.
- Compelling, shockingly realistic story about revenge and mortal sin. | 14 +
Leonie (14) is completely obsessed with her YouTube channel, “Glamourama”. Being styled to within an inch of her life is the most important thing ever. So Niklas, the boy she fancies, would be the perfect match for her. He’s incredibly good looking - but, unfortunately, already has a girlfriend, namely the perfect Laura. Leonie is going to change this, though. She turns shy new boy Frederic into a stunning heartbreaker. Will Laura take the bait and dump Niklas? And who has Leonie really got her eye on? Does personality matter more than looks, when it comes down to it?
The rollercoaster of puberty combined with glamour, friendship dramas and relationship issues.
YouTube influencers - hot topic for pre-teens.
Book comes with its own YouTube song.
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\x0aAfter the sudden death of her beloved father, 18-year-old Giuiletta travels to Venice. She stays in her uncle’s hotel, where her father is said to have had an accident - and quickly becomes aware that something is amiss: the 22 hotel guests on the first floor are actually figures from a magic tarot card set. They had spent years trapped in their respective cards; now they are at large. One of them is the good-looking actor Malvolio, with whom Giulietta soon falls in love. But which role is the mysterious Malvolio really playing?
- Inescapable love, magic Tarot cards, and an ancient family story.
- A magnificent mixture of magic and the modern world, set in romantic Venice.
- Guaranteed to whet the appetite: Volume 2 due in Spring 2022.
Jade is starting her last year at the Clockmakers’ Academy. She’s supposed to be preparing for her final exams along with her friends Orla and Mat - but then comes the sudden disappearance of their ally Master Gridlock, the leader of the Time Inheritors. Are Chronos and his evil Time Knights responsible? Jade throws herself into trying to return the magical second hand to Time House in order to stop Chronos. But whom can she really count on in her battle against the powers of the Un-World? Volume 3 of the Time Inheritors trilogy, packed full of mystery, magic and excitement which will appeal to all fantasy fans.
The spectacular finale of the Time Inheritors trilogy.
Praised by readers, and a favourite with book bloggers.
Atmospheric fantasy: exciting, magical, mystery-packed.
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Zack died in the attack on Galaxy Tower, but Lachlan is trying to revive him as an avatar in Cronos Cube. When he succeeds, the two friends in Cronos set off to find the powerful thirteen Hounds of Hell. However, they need to get a move on. For Henry, who is in charge of the gymnastics club, is just a few paces behind them, and is about to enslave mankind. Can Zack and Lachlan stop him?
Thrilling finale: fast-paced and thrilling!
Two role-model heroes do battle with the evil powers of the future.
Sci-Fi and fantasy: futuristic fiction for digital natives. | 14 +
The teenagers slowly begin to uncover the secrets surrounding the abandoned sanatorium. They realise that their great enemy isn’t Wicca, but one of their own group. The tension mounts - and culminates in a gripping showdown. Will the teenagers manage to set their differences aside in order to survive? This battle has long since ceased to be theirs alone.
Mystery in the style of Netflix dramas “The Society”, “Dark”, and “Stranger Things”.
The trilogy’s finale - with a completely unexpected ending.
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 +
14 and starting a new school? Ugh - talk about complicated! But Luv knows how to get her life into order: with her beloved lists. And, in fact, her new life isn’t so bad. She quickly sets up a makeshift barn in the garden so that she and her friends can pursue their hobby of upcycling. But what good are her lists when gorgeous Liam from Theatre Club appears in her life and intruders wreck her barn? And what does the anonymous list-writer want all of a sudden?
With brilliant upcyclying ideas for readers to try themselves, and illustrations inspired by bullet journaling - ideal for creative minds either with or without a propensity for lists!
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In her latest book, Lina Mallon writes about the female friends and other women who have affected her life. With great frankness and openness, she describes real support, unexpected opposition, friendship disappointments, the strength of Girl Power, and the dilemma in which women of all ages can find themselves: meeting the expectations of society whilst fulfilling their own dreams and desires. Our greatest challenge is not to lose ourselves at this point but to find our own way as women. Above all, Mallon emphasises the importance of women mutually supporting one another, being honest with one another, and even being able to criticise one another in a positive way so that they can grow together rather than competing with one another.
30 stories about 30 women - for all young women who are on the journey of their lives! | 14 +
The tension is mounting for the teenagers lost in the woods. Mistrust and mutual suspicions are now threatening to tear the group asunder. But suddenly an even greater peril strikes from outside: the teenagers aren’t alone in the woods, and find themselves facing mortal danger. Wicca, modern-day witches, are pursuing their black magic, and are seeking a human sacrifice for their forthcoming important ritual …
Volume 2 of the mystery trilogy set in the abandoned sanatorium.
Dramatic and pacey, with constantly switching perspectives: a thrilling read in the manner of all the best series.
Serena spends her whole life drawing, sleeps with a pair of scissors beneath her pillow, and is afraid of the number thirteen. Callan is surgically attached to his guitar, wears boxer shorts with motifs on them, and tries to conceal his father’s alcohol problem. The two have known one another since forever - and they both have more feelings for one another than they want to admit. Mainly because Callan is Serena’s brother’s best friend, and her intact family is his place of refuge which he is desperate not to jeopardise. However, their mutual feelings can’t be ignored, and on a camping trip, the harmonious relationship between the three of them is severely tested…
- A thrilling New Adult novel about forbidden love.
- Dramatic twists of fate, sultry moments, and emotional intensity.
- Told from two perspectives: takes us right into the protagonists’ lives and feelings.\x0a | 16 +
Ava is looking forward to the holidays. But there’s so much to do: just as they’re preparing for the pony day, Soraya suddenly falls ill. Ava is terribly worried. She can’t bear the thought of losing another beloved pony, so wraps the blind mare up in cotton wool. But that in turn does more harm than good to their relationship. And then someone comes creeping up through the woods, bent on causing trouble…
A story from the heart.
A fantastic pony adventure about friendship and sticking together.
The author herself owns and rides a blind pony | 11 +
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.
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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?
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 +
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 +
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.
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?
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