Buchrezension: „Das Jungblut-Serum“ von Thomas Kiehl

Die Verhaltensbiologin und Epigenetikexpertin Lena Bondroit wird auf eine kleine schwedische Insel geladen um dort ein Serum zu untersuchen, welches die älteren Inselbewohner fitter und agiler werden lässt. Außerdem scheinen dort auffallend viele junge Frauen unfruchtbar zu sein. Die Untersuchung wirkt zuerst unereignisreich, doch bald wird Lena klar, dass sie nicht Willkommen ist und möchte so rasch wie möglich fort. Jedoch wird ihr das Verlassen der Insel schwerer gemacht als gedacht.

Book Review: „The Year of the Witching“ by Alexis Henderson

Immanuelle lives in Bethel with her grandparents, her aunt Anna and her nieces Hope and Grace. One day she is supposed to sell the family‘s ram, which escapes from Immanuelle‘s grip and flees into the supposedly cursed Darkwoods. The girl follows the ram and experiences something that brings Bethel the plagues. To stop them from happening, Immanuelle has to figure out who she really is.

Book Review: “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig

Nora believes she is living a miserable life where nothing goes right. She almost got married, almost was in a successful band, almost studied glaciers and almost went on a trip to Australia with her best friend. Now, sitting lonely and depressed in a flat in a small English town, full with regrets, Nora decides she can‘t live like this anymore and decides to die. After taking an overdose of sleeping pills, she wakes up in the middle of the Midnight library where her former school librarian Mrs. Elm greets her and tells her that each book in the library is a life that she could have lived. Now she gets the chance to live them and see what her so called root life could be.

[GER/ENG] Book Review: „Liebe braucht nur zwei Herzen“ by Judith Wilms

Working as a person who tidies up people‘s messes, Liv is forced due to lack of money to stay with their parents in Berlin. Due to not having enough job opportunities in that field, Liv takes a job at an ad agency where she needs to work with her former childhood crush Flo, who seems to be more accomplished than her. Little does she know that his marriage is falling apart and all he cares is about his little daughter.

Book Review: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

When Ellamara is on her way for a special treat on her birthday with her mom, a car accident happens in which her mom dies and leaves Ella with severe scars and pain. After months of coma and surgeries and no other closer relatives to care for her, she has to move to Los Angeles to her estranged father who has left Ella and her mom when Ella was 7 years old. She somehow manages through the trauma and pain with anonymous Cinder at her side, a friend she has found when he had commented on her blog entry on Ella's favorite book series The Druid Prince three years ago. They seem to know each other inside and out but are hesitant to meet and embrace reality. Also, Ella has her scars and trauma hidden while Cinder in reality is Brian Oliver, the upcoming actor who is going to play Cinder in The Druid Prince movie adaptation. Will a meeting happen and what are the risks of revealing their true identities?

[GER/ENG] Book Review: Der Malik by Bernhard Kreutner

In the second novel about the Vienna special unit, Michael Lenhart and Sabine Preiss have to clear up the disappearance of Walter Denk, an employee of the Austrian Ministry of Finance. They quickly find themselves in a finely woven web in the middle of the financial sector, which seems to be so clean that it seems impossible to make sense of Denks’ short note about “The Malik” let alone find clues that could explain Denks’ disappearance.

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