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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 +

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 +

Stein, Maike (Author)

An award-worthy love story about two girls

Berlin, in the early summer of 1961, when the border between East and West is no more than a white dividing line on the streets of the city. The passport controls are a nuisance, but they don’t stop either Marie or Lennie from crossing over because they have found each other, found a love both had believed impossible. Nothing can separate them – or so they think. But in the August of that year, the construction of the Berlin Wall tears the city – and the two girls - apart. Marie is faced with an impossible decision: Should she stay with her father and younger brother and give up all the dreams she shares with Lennie? Or should she risk making an escape to West Berlin, to Lennie, and never see her family again?

- Perfect to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
- Excellently researched: a credible escape that really could have taken place | 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 +

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 +

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 +

Drake, Harper (Author)

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 +

Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author)

Fana has been desperately unhappy since Kian, who she loves above all else, has gone over to her arch-enemy’s side. But there are more and more signs that seem to bear out her innermost feeling that something isn’t quite right about his sudden about-turn. Meanwhile, Kasim, the self-styled Jewel King, has captured the capital of Avestina. When he then declares war on the fairy kingdom and the sea people, it soon becomes clear that Fana is the only person with the knowledge to use the star diamond. Everyone is expecting her to do away with Kasim at last so that history cannot be repeated. But can she really kill in order to achieve this goal?

Love, friction and jealousy - plus a healthy portion of suspense, a relentless opponent and a dark secret - Volume 4 in the breathtaking fantasy saga for all Kerstin Gier fans. | 12 +

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

A perfect match: sewing and the sea

Carlotta has to spend the summer holidays in a little fishing village by the North Sea – on her Aunt Ruthie’s old boat of all things! Luckily for Carlotta, who loves sewing, her aunt runs a tailor’s shop there. She even starts a sewing club with her new friends and spends the summer between the gulls and the sea, and her sewing machine. But her happiness is clouded when she finds out that Aunt Ruthie is in difficulties. Can Carlotta and her friends help? And then there’s Pepe, the sensitive boy with the beautiful dark eyes - what’s the secret he is so keen to keep?

Perfect summer holiday reading for girls, featuring the sea, do-it-yourself ideas and some thrilling heartthrob moments, plus sewing instructions for beach bag & co.
| 12 +

Weber, Anke (Author)

When your heart dances the pogo

It’s a summer of festivals. Nayra and Jo get to know each other in the marshlands at a gig of their favourite band – they bump into each other headfirst, making the sparks fly in their hearts. They spend a wonderful day together and are dying to see each other again. But then a summer thunderstorm washes Jo’s number off Nayra’s arm … Nayra goes in search of Jo, and Jo tries to find Nayra. And so begins a turbulent summer love story about two people who find each other, lose each other, and keep narrowly missing each other. Are they destined for a happy end?

“Nayra and Jo“: a perfect summer festival love story, told from two perspectives.
| 14 +

Scheunemann, Frauke (Author) Pieper, Andrea (Illustrator)

What happens when you suddenly hold all the strings in your hand?

Fourteen-year-old Louisa can suddenly influence reality by means of a mobile game. She discovers that everything she thinks up in FriendsCity actually happens in real life a little later. Her life changes virtually overnight. From being an outsider, she becomes school queen. Surely that’s every girl’s dream! She holds all the strings in her hand. Needless to say, there are bound to be some unwelcome side effects. And in the end Louisa finds herself wondering how on earth she can escape this chaos and whether real life isn’t actually much cooler.

Fast-paced, with a lot of dry humour – that’s Frauke Scheunemann’s debut for Early Teens. What’s virtual and what’s real? A story reflecting the real life of young girls. A top read from a bestselling author.
| 12 +

Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author)

The search for the star diamonds takes the barding school spaceship Simalia further into the fairy kingdom. Hala, Ivy, Fana and Kian do their very best to gain possession of the remaining diamonds, but Fana and Kian are going through a very bad patch, and Hala is flirting with a Fairyland officer, and the sparks are flying between Ivy and Tem, too. Will the friends be able to stay focused on their goal in sight in spite of all the romantic entanglements?

Volume 3 of the Star Diamond series – absolutely gripping, romantic, and magical.
| 12 +

Malou, Mascha (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

My BFF, our summer and me

Here’s everything best friends need to make this summer the best they’ve ever had. From fun tests about “Ten things you should do together this summer“ and “The five most delicious snacks for a picnic“ to “Our best photos“, this is a stylish must-have book to make every girl’s summer perfect and help best friends to get to know each other even better. And best of all: when the summer holidays are over, you will not only have had loads of fun, but also have a wonderful album full of memories.

This richly illustrated activity book for girls is the ultimate summer companion, with many pages to fill in, bucket lists and creative DIY ideas.
| 12 +

Woolf, Marah (Author)

Sometimes dreams do come true! For this summer, Jess had really only planned a couple of lazy weeks in the Rocky Mountains. But then she meets good-looking Cayden, the boy with the emerald-green eyes, and he steals her heart away. But Cayden has his own agenda. He’s the son of a god and has made a pact with Zeus: only if he can find a girl able to resist his charms will Zeus grant Cayden’s dearest wish: to finally become mortal. Will Cayden play to win his game with the gods even if it costs Jess her heart?

A top title from one of the most successful self-publishers, now for the first time with a German publishing house!

DivineSpark is the ideal blend of dream material for the target readership: a deep, world-encompassing love that must not be, a self-assured heroine, and a (seemingly) inaccessible hero every girl reading this story will sigh for.

Volume 2: DivineSpark – Don’t Hate Me
Volume 3: DivineSpark – Don’t Leave Me
| 14 +

Uebach, Evelyn (Author)

Deeply hurt by Robin’s betrayal, Vicky turns her back on Saya North. But she can’t forget Robin. Torn between longing and a craving for revenge, she forges a plan, with Clea of all people, to finally discover the truth about Robin and his mother’s mysterious death. This necessarily means getting closer to Robin again and Vicky starts to have doubts. What if his feelings for her were genuine after all? | 14 +

Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author)

Year two is about to begin on the boarding school spaceship Simalia! This time the journey will take them to the marine kingdom. There’s just one thing that has dampened Fana, Hala and Ivy’s delight at being reunited: Kian, Fana’s boyfriend has disappeared without trace. What has happened to him? Could it have something to do with the jewel king’s power-hungry plans? Fana is faced with a decision. How much is she willing to risk to save Kian and preserve peace in Patenia.

Volume 2 of the Star Diamond Series - captivating, funny, and as mysterious as the Sea of Merinea. | 12 +

Lewis, Emily (Author)

I want you more than anything in the world

Ella plays the saxophone in her band and works at a diner after school. When Jeremy joins the band as its new drummer, her life seems perfect. Both immediately feel a strong connection, and after some initial misunderstandings Ella can’t imagine her life without Jeremy. But then a cruel stroke of fate destroys their happiness, when Jeremy causes an accident that leaves Ella’s mother in a coma. Is Ella’s love strong enough to forgive?

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

Winter, Joyce (Author)

The battle of dreams has begun

Ever since Allegra found out that her parents’ souls are still wandering about somewhere in dream time, she has made it her goal to find them, come what may. But Mortensen barely leaves the agent time to do so. Nearly every night, his troops infiltrate the dreams of innocent people in order to manipulate them while they sleep and to use them for their own purposes. It soon becomes clear that Mortensen will start another battle, that his perfidious machinations have provided him with the perfect weapons and that, under his influence, they are prepared to go to any lengths. Allegra trains day and night at the academy to prepare herself for the inevitable and this puts the young love she shares with Arthur to a dramatic test.

Even faster-moving, even more nerve-racking: The great Dreamkeeper finale! | 14 +

Gilges, Angela (Author)

But he loves me!

Caro is a fifteen-year-old girl suffering from the classic insecurities of puberty. And there’s someone who knows how to take advantage of that: Nick. At first he treats her like a princess and fulfils her every wish, then draws her into a vicious circle of manipulation and dependence. You want to scream “Stop!“ when Caro, the first-person narrator, goes to school in the morning, spends the afternoon working the streets, and in the evening goes home to her unsuspecting parents, or when “lover boy“ Nick manages to twist her round his little finger time and time again. Will she find a way out of this situation?

I Belong to Him is a very powerful and important book about sexual violence, manipulation and dependence, written with the collaboration of ex-police officer and education spokesperson Bärbel Kannemann (www.no-loverboys.de).
| 14 +

Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author)

Suddenly magical!

Whatever’s got into Fana? Suddenly she’s hiccupping butterflies and now she’s turned herself into a live piglet! The truth is that Fana isn’t a human being at all, but a magical Aurion, whose powers of enchantment are now beginning to show. And that is by no means the only thing turning her life completely upside down. What secrets does the floating school ship Simalia hold? And what does it have to do with the mysterious jewel king? Before Fana knows it, she finds herself back in the maelstrom of old legends that are more connected with her than she would ever have thought possible.

Sarah Lilian Waldherr’s fantastic debut - brimming with humour, magic and absurd complications.
| 12 +

Wright, Sandra (Author)

When Katie meets sexy Doug, there’s immediately a spark between them. But after their secret meeting full of tenderness, he keeps on avoiding her. When Katie hears a rumour that Doug was to blame for the fire that put her father in a wheelchair, she feels as though her heart were about to break.


- Heartbeat is the new series for fans of sensual love stories about powerful emotions and intense attraction
- The sensual new series for readers who want more passion
- Powerful emotions and intense attraction beyond schoolyard crushes
- Love stories as hot as a summer’s night!

| 15 +

Fitzgerald, Taylor (Author)

True Love in Montana

New York, elite college, sheltered background: It’s quite a come-down for 18-year-old Pearl, when her father is sent to prison and she has to move with her mother and brother to Aunt Rose’s farm in Montana. At least there’s one silver lining – the men in Montana are rather attractive! Especially Caden … But although the attraction between the two is so strong that they can hardly resist each other, Caden either cannot doesn’t want to give Pearl what she is looking for. In defiance, she turns to River, the local bad boy– not knowing that River and Caden share a past. Only when Caden rescues her from great danger do both realise what really counts.

Wait for me. Heartbeat, book four in the sensual series that combines intense emotions and a longing for that one true love.
| 15 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Justine’s life is turned upside down in more than one way: First she has to leave her beloved boarding school and attend an ordinary school instead – where there’s no hockey team, debating club or flute class. Then one evening in the garden, she is hit by ball lightning, which briefly puts her out of action. When she regains consciousness, everything seems fine at first, but the following day at school, she notices that things are anything but normal. Suddenly Justine can read the boys’ minds, at least where feelings are concerned. This results in some enlightening insights, but also pretty much in emotional chaos because there’s Lenny, who’s really cute and whose thoughts run wild when he’s near to Justine. But then they fall silent… | 12 +

Franz, Maren (Author) Franz, Beatrice (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Go with your flow: Shape your own year, be creative and stay cool.

Be yourself, be creative and feel good! This book will help you to realise your own potential throughout the entire year – with plenty of ideas, suggestions and instructions for spring all the way through to winter. With yoga and mindfulness exercises, beauty DIY tips and lots of pages with creative ideas, you couldn’t be better prepared for the best year of your life! Live your own You, but stay cool as you do – and dance barefoot through your life!

Dance Barefoot Through Your Life - Happiness Ideas for Your Year! places the focus on self-realisation instead of self-optimisation and offers creative ideas for every month, feel-good hints, pages to fill as you please and much more besides.
| 12 +

Severin, Ira (Author)

Harper, 17, is on her way to stay with her mother in California, but instead of travelling on the bus, she’s sitting in the passenger seat of a total stranger’s car. An almost total stranger, at least – very much to Harper’s own surprise, they have already kissed. Luc turns out to be an amusing travel companion and Harper feels increasingly drawn to him, and then they spend the night together and she loses her heart to him completely. But not only is she running away from her past, Luc also has a secret that puts their love to a tough test.

- Heartbeat is the new series for fans of sensual love stories about powerful emotions and intense attraction
- The sensual new series for readers who want more passion
- Powerful emotions and intense attraction beyond schoolyard crushes
- Love stories as hot as a summer’s night!

| 15 +