Stephen King: The Shining

Originaltitel: The Shining

Autor: Stephen King

Verlag: Anchor Books

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Englisch

Seitenzahl: 659 (+ Anhang)

Erscheinungsjahr (Erstausgabe): 1977

ISBN: 978-0-307-74365-7

Klappentext:

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. Bu as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote … and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

Mit The Shining liefert King eigentlich die typische Geschichte über ein Spukhaus. Trotzdem hat er es geschafft, mich tief in die Geschichte hineinzuziehen.

Eigentlich hat Shirley Jackson mit The Haunting of Hill House bewiesen, dass mein die Geschichte über ein Haus, das seine Bewohner wahnsinnig werden lässt, weitaus schneller abhandeln kann. Allerdings nutzt King den Raum, den er The Shining lässt, um nicht einfach irgendeine generische Geschichte, sondern etwas wirklich Einzigartiges zu schaffen. „Stephen King: The Shining“ weiterlesen

Alison Goodman: The Dark Days Pact

Originaltitel: The Dark Days Pact

Autor: Alison Goodman

Verlag: Viking Books

Genre: Englisch, Historisch, Fantasy, Mystery

Seitenzahl: 490 (inklusive Nachwort)

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

ISBN: 978-0-670-78548-3

Hierbei handelt es sich um den zweiten Band der Lady Helen-Trilogie. Daher empfehle ich euch vorher The Dark Days Club.

Klappentext:

Summer, 1812.

After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, banished from her family and training as a Reclaimer witz the covert Dark Days Club. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers, whose demonic conspiracy threatens to plunge the newly Enlightened world back into darkness.

As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing and learn to move in society disguised as a man, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driv-ing him toward violent bouts of madness? Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection. At the same time, she has her own mission to fulfill: to find and seize a Ligatus, a journal containing dangerous secrets, before it falls into Deceiver hands.

Intrepid Lady Helen, first met in the Dark Days Club, returns in another genre-bending supernatural adventure set in the glittering Regency world.

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Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House

20170207_163219.jpgOriginaltitel: The Haunting of Hill House

Autor: Shirley Jackson

Verlag: Penguin

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Englisch

Seitenzahl: 246

Erscheinungsjahr: 1959

ISBN: 978-0-141-19144-7

Klappentext:

Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague’s invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic ’sensitive‘, and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares, and an investigation that one of their number may not survive.

Acclaimed es one of the finest ghost stories of the twentieth century and filmed twice as The Haunting, this is an unsettling examination of how fear can make us our own worst enemy.

Wie der Klappentext bereits erwähnt begleiten wir Eleanor während ihres Aufenthaltes in Hill House. Bei Eleanor handelt es sich schon von Beginn an um einen recht speziellen Menschen. Sie hat einen nicht unerheblichen Teil ihres bisherigen Lebens mit der Pflege ihrer Mutter verbracht und abseits dessen kein eigenständiges Leben geführt. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter bietet sich in Hill House also ein Neuanfang für sie. „Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House“ weiterlesen

T.R. Richmond: What She Left

20161227_094645.jpgOriginaltitel: What She Left

Autor: T.R. Richmond

Verlag: Penguin Random House

Genre: Englisch, Thriller, Krimi

Seitenzahl: 374

Erscheinungsjahr: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-718-17937-3

Klappentext:

Who is Alice Salmon? Student. Journalist. Daughter. Lover of late nights, hater of deadlines.

That girl who drowned last year.

Gone doesn’t mean forgotten. Everyone’s life leaves a trace behind. But it’s never the whole story.

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Anna Breslaw: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here

20161106_132449.jpgOriginaltitel: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here

Autor: Anna Breslaw

Verlag: Razorbill

Genre: Englisch, Jugendbuch, Romantik

Seitenzahl: 280

ISBN: 978-1-59514-835-3

Klappentext:

Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive book-worm and Ruth, her weed-smoking seventy-three-year-old neigbor.

When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series – they’re the real-life kids from her high school. And if they ever find out what Scarlett truly thinks about them, she’ll be trhust into a situation far more dramatic than anything she’s ever seen on TV …

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