Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Sternensturm by Kim Winter

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Sternensturm by Kim Winter.
Publication Date: May 22nd 2012

Sternensturm - Planet Girl
Iason hat sich entschieden: für die Liebe, für ein Leben mit Mia. Eigentlich perfekt. Aber plötzlich verschwinden Menschen spurlos aus der Stadt. Und ein unheimliches Flüstern spricht in der Nacht zu Mia. Sie fühlt sich gezogen und weiß nicht wohin. Stimmt es, dass die Entführer in Wirklichkeit hinter ihr her sind? Zweifel keimen auf, ob es Mia wirklich bestimmt ist, den Frieden nach Loduun zu bringen. Und bald schon nährt sich der Verdacht, dass sie vielmehr von einer dunklen und gefährlichen Macht gelenkt wird. Als Wächter seines Planeten muss Iason eine folgenschwere Entscheidung treffen und Mia gerät in ein Netz aus Intrigen, in dem sie niemandem trauen kann, am wenigsten sich selbst.

Iason has chosen: love, a life with Mia. In theory, everything is perfect. But suddenly people disappear from the city without a trace. And an eerie whispering speaks to Mia at night. She feels enamoured but doesn't know by what. Is it true that the kidnappers are really after her? Doubts come up that Mia is destined to bring peace to Loduun. And soon suspicion arises that she is controlled by a dark and dangerous force. As a guardian, Iason has to make a far-reaching decision. And Mia gets entangled in a web of intrigues in which she cannot trust anyone, least of all herself.
Synopsis from, translation by Julika

An international edition of WoW this week. Sternensturm will be the sequel to Sternenschimmer which introduced the reader to a future society beneath glass domes after the ozon layer has collapsed. The earth becomes a place of refuge for a group of young aliens who have to escape an intergalactic war. Despite all their cultural differences and prejudices, Mia, a human, and Iason, an alien, fall in love. The only problem is that Iason is a guardian and his first instinct is to protect his people which destines him to return to his home planet Loduun as soon as possible. He decided to stay in book one but the synopsis for book two hints at the problems this will cause not only for his conscience, but also for his home. It will be interesting to see what happens once Kim Winter moves her characters past the falling-in-love-and-initial-getting-to-know-each-other problems.

Let’s hear from you what you are waiting on this week.


Claire-Louise said...

This book sounds really good! Has it been translated into English?

New Follower :)
Claire Reads WoW

Julika said...

As far as I'm aware it hasn't been picked up by an English publisher yet. I'm sorry that I don't have better news. Thank you for stopping by! :)

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