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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 +

    Kölpin, Regine (Author) Schwan-Jones, Josephine (Illustrator)

    Emotional huddle … on fleek

    Dana and Fee, her best friend, live in a small village on the dyke on the North Sea coast. The girls are both keen knitters and have sworn an oath – no boys until they are 18! But then Chris and Mick turn up and before they know it, first Fee and then Dana are in emotional turmoil. How on earth can you resist a boy who knits friendship bracelets?

    With cool DIY instructions for real fans – holiday feeling guaranteed!

    Holidays by the sea, best friends and first love

    A summer read with all of the elements girls enjoy
    | 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 +

          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 +

            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 +

                Wald, Julie (Author) Schürmann, Kerstin (Illustrator)

                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 +

                    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 +

                        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 +

                          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 +

                              Tailor, Kathy (Author)

                              A remote boarding school
                              A universally popular girl, who goes missing without trace
                              Secrets, intrigues, disturbing emotions

                              Freya’s first days and weeks at the new boarding school are overshadowed by the disappearance of her schoolmate Maria. What has happened to her? What does her ex-boyfriend know? What did she have to do with Oscar, the drug dealer? And why do troublemakers Cora and Bianca threaten Freya when they find out that she’s been investigating the disappearance? Luckily, Freya has Leo, whose love seems to be the only good thing in her life. If only he weren’t her teacher …

                              - Thirteen Reasons Why meets Gone Girl
                              - Perfidious revenge thriller in a boarding school setting
                              - Changing perspectives, false trails, buffling plot | 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 +

                                  Woolf, Marah (Author)

                                  When Cedric de Gray rescues 17-year-old Sasha from the Atlantic waves off the storm swept island of Alderney, he is already living his thousandth life. He is desperately trying to atone for a sin he once committed and, although he has the power to return to each of his lives, he cannot alter them. Sasha learns of Cedric’s fate and resolves to help him. She can and will not leave him to the mercies of the soul hunters who have been pursuing him for centuries because for them there is nothing more precious than a soul that remembers.

                                  - A fine book to settle down with by the bestselling SPIEGEL author and uncrowned romantasy queen
                                  - A story of time travel – an ever-popular dream theme – grippingly told
                                  - Huge fan community: Marah Woolf’s books have sold over one million copies | 14 +

                                    Poppe, Grit (Author) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator)

                                    Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…
                                    A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

                                      Poppe, Grit (Author)

                                      Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…

                                      A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

                                        Schinko, Barbara (Author)

                                        This superheroine rocks!

                                        Rina lives a sheltered life in the idyllic Eastside, but she longs for change and adventure and finds herself regularly drawn to the grim, gang-ruled Northside area of town. While at a concert there, she falls in love with Brynn, a rock star. Initially without intending to, Rina becomes a superhero when she rescues a girl from a mugging and a video of her action turns up online. The press nicknames her Alleycat. She ends up prowling the streets of Northside night after night as Alleycat, avenging wrongs. But how long can her phantom life continue? And does her love of a Northside boy have a chance? And who is the masked boy who calls himself Ash and saves her life one fateful night?

                                        Packed with suspense, action and romance – this book has something to please everyone. | 14 +

                                          Drake, Harper (Author) Schütz, Nele (Illustrator)

                                          Spell leads an independent life on the Californian coast. She lives in a trailer with her dog, Spock, making jewellery during the day and working at a beach bar at night. She values her freedom more than anything else. But when she falls in love with Arthur, an artist, her independence suddenly doesn’t seem quite so important anymore. But can she really trust him? In the end, Arthur’s efforts to win her and her own feelings prove stronger than her fears and she lets her guard down – until betrayal tears open old wounds.

                                          The books in the Heartbeat series are sensual love stories full of thrilling romance and passion. | 15 +

                                            Woolf, Marah (Author)

                                            The new school year has arrived and Jess is trying hard to forget Cayden after all he did to her. But Zeus and his gods appear to have other plans, and on her very first day back at school, Jess suddenly finds herself face to face with Cayden. Is she in danger? Can Agrios have followed her to Monterey? Jess really doesn’t want to get mixed up in the crossfire of the gods; all she wants is a perfectly ordinary life. But what is normal, when you can see and enter the world of the gods? And most importantly, how long can she really keep on hating Cayden?

                                            Book two in the DIVINE SPARK trilogy by Marah Woolf.
                                            | 14 +

                                              Woolf, Marah (Author)

                                              The new school year has arrived and Jess is trying hard to forget Cayden after all he did to her. But Zeus and his gods appear to have other plans, and on her very first day back at school, Jess suddenly finds herself face to face with Cayden. Is she in danger? Can Agrios have followed her to Monterey? Jess really doesn’t want to get mixed up in the crossfire of the gods; all she wants is a perfectly ordinary life. But what is normal, when you can see and enter the world of the gods? And most importantly, how long can she really keep on hating Cayden?

                                              Book two in the bestselling DIVINE SPARK trilogy by Marah Woolf | 14 +

                                                Martin, Peer (Author) Andersen, Nils (Illustrator)

                                                When everything has been taken from you, you have nothing to lose. Nineteen-year-old Canadian Mathis accompanies Hope, an 11-year-old Somali, as he flees right across South America. The two have barely set out, when two shady characters start following them – and they are not the only threat to confront Hope and Mathis on their breath-taking journey. As they travel through the Amazon rainforest, across the Panamericana highway and on the roof of a high-speed goods train speeding along, death lurks in the shadows on all sides; they barely escape with their lives on more than one occasion. Will the pair make it to freedom?

                                                - Fast-paced, political adventure novel touching on controversial topics, such as climate change, refugees and world politics
                                                - Highly topical, captivating and disturbing. Exceptionally absorbing right from the very first page
                                                - With vignettes, notes and additional information for each chapter
                                                - Topical, gripping and unsettling: the latest novel by German Youth Literature Prize laureate Peer Martin | 16 +

                                                  Michaelis, Antonia (Author)

                                                  Tim appears to be a perfectly normal teenager, while Lilith is generally regarded as an outsider. When she takes on the lead role of the Mexican witch, la bruja, in the theatre group play, strange things happen. As soon as la bruja steps onto the stage, all the others are spellbound in their roles. Also, a special relationship develops outside rehearsals between Tim and la bruja. But soon, rumours begin to circulate that Lilith really is a kind of witch as the dividing line between play and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

                                                  - Explores the topics of love, dangerous group dynamics and what it’s like to be the outsider
                                                  - A moving story that calls our own behaviour into question
                                                  - Outstanding narrative structure with two interwoven storylines | 14 +