Månedens højdepunkter #7

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Hej trofaste læsere. Ja, det er desværre et stykke tid siden jeg sidst har fået blogget, men lysten har været helt forsvundet – tilmed også min læselyst, hvilket har været super ærgerligt. Men nu ser det ud til at lysne lidt og hermed kommer der en smule inspiration i form af månedens højdepunkter og interessant kommende bøger. God læselyst!

Den mest ventede bog i Januar 2013 går til

Altered af Jennifer Rush

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Januar

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser Januar 2013

Just One Day af Gayle Forman

A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay

When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!

Udgivelsesdato: 8. Januar

FlawedFlawed af Kate Avelynn

Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’ best friend — and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realizes James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact . . .

Udgivelsesdato: 22. Januar

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser Januar 2013

De fortabte sjæles by af Cassandra Clare

Dæmonen Lilith er blevet tilintetgjort, og Jace befriet fra fangenskab. Men da Skyggejægerne kommer, finder de kun blod og glasskår. Ikke kun er den fyr, Clary elsker, forsvundet. Det samme er også den fyr, hun hader: hendes bror Sebastian, som er opsat på at tvinge Skyggejægerne i knæ.

Clary opdager til sin rædsel, at Liliths trolddomskunst har bundet Jace og Sebastian til hinanden, og Jace er blevet det ondes tjener. Klanen er fast besluttet på at ødelægge Sebastian, men man kan ikke skade den ene dreng uden at ødelægge den anden.

Alec, Magnus, Simon og Isabelle tyer til de nådesløse Jernsøstre, som måske kan smede et våben, der kan kløve båndet mellem Sebastian og Jace. Hvis Jernsøstrene ikke kan hjælpe, er deres eneste håb at udfordre Himmel og Helvede – en risiko, som vil sætte deres liv på spil.

Samtidig spiller Clary et farligt spil helt alene. Prisen for at tabe det er ikke blot hendes eget liv, men også Jace’s sjæl. Og kan hun stadig stole på ham? Eller er han for alvor fortabt? Hvilken pris er for høj at betale selv for kærligheden?

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Januar

Vilveje af Amanda Hocking

Som så mange andre teenagere dribler syttenårige Alice omkring og prøver at klare sig nogenlunde gennem highschool, mens hun halvhjertet fordriver tid med sin veninde, Jane, og med noget mere overbevisning tager sig af sin lillebror, Milo. Men hendes liv skifter fuldstændig kurs, da hun en aften møder den sjove og charmerende Jack. Alice forstår ikke helt, hvad det er ved Jack, som gør ham så tiltrækkende, og heller ikke hans besynderlige livsstil, men de bliver hurtigt venner. Og måske også lidt mere end det – I hvert fald indtil hun møder Jacks bror, Peter. Et enkelt blik fra Peter er nok til at indfange Alice fuldstændig, og hun kan slet ikke tænke klart, når han er i nærheden. Og det til trods for, at han tydeligvis ikke kan fordrage hende eller ønsker hende i nærheden. Alice er klar over, at Jack og Peter og deres familie ikke er som alle andre. Men præcis hvad der er med dem, er hun ikke klar over. Heller ikke hvor stor en rolle hun kommer til at spille for familiens fremtid – fanget som hun er mellem to brødre, der hver især gør krav på hende.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. Januar

Månedens højdepunkter #6

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Den mest ventede bog i Juni 2012 går til

The Golden Lily af Richelle Mead

The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students–children of the wealthy and powerful–carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Udgivelsesdato: 12. Juni

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser Juni 2012

Shadow and Bone af Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

Udgivelsesdato: 5. Juni

My Life Next Door af Huntley Fitzpatrick

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase’s family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Udgivelsesdato: 14. Juni

This is Not a Test af Courtney Summers

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self.

To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live.

But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside.

When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

Udgivelsesdato: 19. Juni

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser Juni 2012

Kongernes kamp af George R. R. Martin

“Kongernes kamp” er andet bind af George R.R. Martins storslåede romancyklus, som indledtes med  “Kampen om tronen”.

Serien, som indtil videre består af fem bind, er et ægte mesterværk inden for store eventyrlige romaner og samler det bedste, genren kan tilbyde: mysterier, intriger, magi, romancer og eventyr. To store ledere – lord Eddard Stark og Robert Baratheon – er blevet ofre for kongeligt forræderi. Vesterøernes Syv Kongedømmer hærges af borgerkrig. Der hersker kaos fra Dragenstens gamle citadel til Vinterborgs frygtindgydende kyster. Fire konger kæmper om at få kontrol over et splittet land og De Syv Kongedømmers Jerntrone, og de vil gennemføre deres krav med storm, oprør og krig. Brødre konspirerer mod brødre, og de døde går igen om natten. En prinsesse forklæder sig som en forældreløs dreng; en ridder i sindet tilbereder en gift til en forræderisk troldkvinde; og vilde mænd kommer ned fra Månebjergene for at hærge landet. På en baggrund af blodskam og brodermord, alkymi og mord vil sejren måske tilfalde de mænd og kvinder, som er i besiddelse af det koldeste stål – og de koldeste hjerter. For når konger kæmper, skælver landet.  

Udgivelsesdato: 8. Juni

En blodig arv af Tessa Gratton

Det er uden tvivl Sillas værste sommer i hele hendes liv.
Hendes far myrder hendes mor og begår derefter selvmord.Efter begravelsen dukker der på mystisk vis en bog op.
Silla er overbevist om at den er skrevet af hendes far, da hun genkender håndskriften. Bogen er fyldt med besværgelser, men kan hun få dem til at virke?
Og kan hun finde grunden til hvorfor hendes far gjorde som han gjorde?

Udgivelsesdato: 13. Juni

Heksejagt af Kim Harrison

Siden de overnaturlige trådte frem i lyset, er verden blevet en del anderledes.

Rachel, som er heks, arbejder for Inderland Security.
Hun er dygtig til sit fag: at jage og pågribe de overnaturlige som bryder loven.
Desværre har Rachel ikke selv nemt ved at overholde reglerne, og har tit kontroverser med chefen som ofte er tæt på at fyre hende. Rachel får til sidst nok – og siger op.

Men det skulle hun aldrig have gjort!
Nu er Rachel nemlig jaget vildt.

Heksejagten er begyndt!

Udgivelsesdato: 13. Juni

Arven af Rachel Ward

Lige som sin mor må Adam leve med en skræmmende evne. Når han ser et andet menneske i øjnene, ser han samtidig datoen, hvor personen vil dø. Og ikke bare ser han dødsdatoen. Han føler samtidig den smerte, den døende skal igennem. 

Lige nu står Adam i London og ser til sin rædsel, at alle intetanende går omkring med de samme tal i øjnene. Alle vil dø lige efter nytårsaften, og døden vil blive voldsom. 

Samtidig møder han den mystiske Sarah, som i sine alt for levende mareridt har set, at Adam vil slå hendes lille datter ihjel. 

Det store kaos venter forude. Men hvad er det? Og kan Adam forhindre katastrofen? Og hvad er hans eget nummer?

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Juni

Livet under havet af Kat Falls

Havene steg, og jordskælv flåede kontinenterne i stykker og sendte hele landområder ned i det stigende vand.
Nu lever menneskene klemt sammen i stabelbyer. De eneste, der har et sted de kan kalde deres eget, er dem som lever på havets bund.

Ty har levet hele sit liv dybt nede i havet.
Da lovløse angriber familiens undersøiske gård, bliver han rodet ind i en intens kamp.

Sammen med Gemma, en pige fra Oversiden, vover Ty sig ind i territoriets barske underverden og opdager mørke hemmeligheder skjult i havets dyb.

Udgivelsesdato: 22. Juni

Månedens højdepunkter #5

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Den mest ventede bog i Maj 2012 går til

Struck af Jennifer Bosworth

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

Udgivelsesdato: 8. Maj

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser Maj 2012

Insurgent af Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Maj

Sweet Evil af Wendy Higgins

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Maj

City of Lost Souls af Cassandra Clare

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

Udgivelsesdato: 8. Maj

Fated af Alyson Noel

Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before…but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

Udgivelsesdato: 22. Maj

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser Maj 2012

Jeg har dit nummer af Sophie Kinsella

HAVES: SØD MAND OG PANIKANGST
MANGLER: FORLOVELSESRING OG MOBIL 

Poppy Wyatt føler sig meget heldig. Hun skal giftes med sin drømmemand, Magnus, og har fået en enorm forlovelsesring, der har været i svigerfamiliens eje i generationer.  

Men til et velgørenhedsarrangement på et hotel med nogle veninder forsvinder ringen i tumultagtige scener, da brandalarmen går. Og ikke nok med det; sin telefon mister hun også. Det er katastrofalt. Dog vender heldet en smule, da Poppy i hotellobbyen finder en anden telefon i en affaldsspand. Den skal hun bruge, så hotelpersonalet kan kontakte hende, når ringen er fundet.  Der er bare det ved det, at den ?lånte? telefon tilhører forretningsmanden Sam, og han vil have den tilbage. Indtil der er nyt om ringen, forsøger Poppy dog at holde ham hen ved at agere personlig assistent, men hun har virkelig svært ved ikke at læse med på hans indkomne beskeder og blande sig i hans forretningsbeslutninger.

Samtidig har hun også lige et bryllup at planlægge og en indbunden højre hånd at bortforklare for Magnus og sine svigerforældre. Kan det mon blive mere indviklet?

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Maj

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Månedens højdepunkter #4

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Den mest ventede bog i April 2012 går til

The Immortals Rules af Julie Kagawa

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. April

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser April 2012

Predestined af Abbi Glines (e-bog)

You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder. 

The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams… uninvited. 

Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan’s soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan’s soul won’t be easy but Pagan is his. And he’s already proven he’ll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.

Udgivelsesdato: 3. April

The Selection af Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. April

Masque of the Red Death af Bethany Griffin

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. April

Blood Born af Jamie Manning

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. April

Unraveling af Elizabeth Norris

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

Udgivelsesdato: 24. April

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser April 2012

Harry Potter og De Vises Sten af J. K. Rowling

I en ny og smuk paperback udgave. Udgives af Gyldendal.

Da Harry er 11 år, får han at vide, at hans far var en berømt og respekteret troldmand, og hans mor en overordentlig dygtig heks. Harry er også selv troldmand og skal starte på Hogwarts skole for heksekunster og troldmandsskab. Han skal bl.a. medbringe tryllestav, troldmandshat og enten en kat, en ugle eller en tudse – og så starter et eventyrligt liv for Harry, der skal lære et hav af magiske tricks og desuden må tage kampen op mod den onde troldmand, der dræbte hans forældre.

Udgivelsesdato: 12. April

Høstens engle af Alden Bell

I en verden, hvor civilisationen gik til grunde for 25 år siden, rejser 15-årige Temple gennem USA’s sydstater, forfulgt af zombier, en ensom hævner og sin egen grumme fortid. Hun er på udkig efter eventyr, forsoning og – måske – en lysere fremtid.

Vinder af ALA Alex Award 2011, nomineret til Philip K. Dick Award 2010, nomineret til Shirley Jackson Award 2010
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Udgivelsesdato: 18. April

Månedens højdepunkter #3

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Undskyld den sene udgivelse af denne måneds udgivelser! Jeg håber I nyder det, trods alt.

Den mest ventede bog i marts 2012 går til

Starters af Lissa Price

HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .

Udgivelsesdato: 13. Marts

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser marts 2012

Slide af Jill Hathaway

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Marts

A Temptation of Angels af Michelle Zink

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance…

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Udgivelsesdato: 20. Marts

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser marts 2012

Før jeg lukker øjnene af Steve J. Watson

Minderne gør os til dem, vi er.

Men hvad hvis du mistede alle dine erindringer, hver gang du lagde dig til at sove? Dit navn, din identitet, din baggrund og selv de mennesker, du holder af ? det hele glemt og slettet fra din bevidsthed hver eneste nat. Og hvad hvis den eneste person, du stoler på, viser sig ikke at fortælle dig alt? Velkommen til Christines liv.

Når Christine vågner om morgenen, husker hun ingenting og genkender ikke sin egen krop. Det, Christine ser i spejlet, er en midaldrende kvinde, og hun ved ikke, hvem manden i dobbeltsengen er. Hendes mand? Hun kigger på fotoet af de to og indser, at de må være et par. Men hun husker intet, og samtidig er hun helt afhængig af hans hjælp.  En psykiater, dr. Nash, som hun åbenbart har set i al hemmelighed, kontakter hende og fortæller, at hun har været ude for en ulykke, og at hun skriver i en dagbog, som er gemt i hendes klædeskab. Den indeholder spor til hendes fortid og fremtid, men på første side står skrevet: Stol ikke på Ben! Hvad er der sket? Langsomt begynder Christine at stykke sit liv sammen, men skal starte forfra hver dag …

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Marts

I går var i dag i morgen af Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Året er 1996, og sekstenårige Emma har lige fået sin første computer. Hendes bedste ven, Josh, har vundet en CD-ROM med 100 timers online-adgang. De tænder computeren og logger på, og med ét er de femten år fremme i tiden, i 2011, og på Facebook! Ansigt til ansigt med sig selv som voksne. 

Emma dobbeltklikker på Facebook, og en hvid boks dukker op på skærmen. Så skriver hun sin email-adresse igen og sit password, men i stedet for at trykke Enter kigger hun på mig. “Jeg har altid forestillet mig, at en tidsrejse ville være så stort og epokegørende”, siger hun. Ligesom Rejsen til det ukendte og Tilbage til fremtiden. Men herinde er det eneste folk går op i, lamme feriebilleder og alle mulige almindeligheder.

Jeg er lige ved at sige: Eller om at gifte sig med den hotteste pige på skolen. “Jamen, hvorfor tror du folk skriver det der om muffins og alt det?” spørger jeg. 

I ‘Døde piger lyver ikke’ berørte Jay Asher et tungt emne, nemlig unge og selvmord. I hans nye, længe ventede, roman, ‘I går var i dag i morgen’, er tonen lettere. Hovedtemaet er, at man skal huske at leve livet lige nu og her, et emne Asher får puttet ind i et spændingsplot med en kærlighedshistorie som omdrejningspunkt.

Asher er denne gang indgået i et makkerskab med den amerikanske forfatter Carolyn Mackler. 

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Marts

Din for evigt af J. R. Ward

Krigen mellem Black Dagger Broderskabet og Elimineringsgruppen raser stadig.
Men for Rhage handler krigen ikke kun om at forsvare vampyrarten.
En forbandelse tvinger ham til at kæmpe og have sex med utallige tilfældige kvinder for at forhindre sin mørke side i at tage overhånd.

Mary udkæmper sin egen kamp i livet og kærligheden er det sidste hun leder efter.
Men da hun en dag uforskyldt bliver rodet ind i vampyrverdenen og bliver offer for artens fjender, tvinges hun til at leve under Rhages beskyttelse – og en voldsom og livsfarlig tiltrækning udvikler sig mellem dem …

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Marts

Jalousi af Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson er ved at indse, hvad det betyder at være halvt menneske, halvt vampyr blandt almindelige dødelige ? og omfanget af hendes opgave er begyndt at gå op for hende. Hvis hun overlever sin uddannelse, vil hun være i stand til at tage sin plads i bekendtgørelsen, hæmme vampyrernes indtog og beskytte de uvidende almindelige mennesker mod de kræfter, der truer med at destruere verden. Men Dru er fortsat fanget i et spind af løgne, og hun ved ikke, hvem hun kan stole på. Der sidder en forræder højt oppe i bekendtgørelsen, der ønsker Dru død, men som først vil vide, hvad hun husker fra den nat, hendes mor døde – en nat, hun kun ønsker at glemme. Problemet er blot, at Dru husker alt det, hun ville ønske, hun havde glemt.

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Marts

Død og forelsket af Tara Hudson

Amelia er død og vandrer fortabt rundt ved floden hun druknede i.
Hun kender kun sit navn, og hun er usynlig for de levende, indtil hun en dag redder Joshua fra at drukne i floden.
Han kan se hende, og de forelsker sig straks i hinanden.

Men en af dødsrigets tjenere har holdt øje med Amelia, og nu gør han, og det uhyggelige dødsrige krav på hende.

Amelia må finde ud af hvem hun er og hvorfor hun døde.
Var hun ond da hun levede? Hører hun virkelig til i dødsriget?
Og kan man være død og forelsket i en levende?

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Marts

Månedens højdepunkter #2

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Der er meget få bøger i denne måned jeg har set frem til. De bøger jeg har valgt at sætte på listen i denne måned er nogen jeg godt kunne tænke mig at læse engang i fremtiden.

Den mest ventede bog i februar 2012 går til

When the Sea is Rising Red af Cat Hellisen

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it. 

Udgivelsesdato: 28. Februar

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser februar 2012

Pure af Julianna Baggott

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it’s his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Udgivelsesdato: 1. Febaruar

Alpha Instinct af Katie Reus

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Udgivelsesdato: 7. Februar

Dead to You af Lisa McMann

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle… at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn’t going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable…

Udgivelsesdato: 7. Februar

Bewitching af Alex Flinn

Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “The Little Mermaid”-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra’s reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of “Cinderella,” except the “ugly” stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn.

Udgivelsesdato: 14. Februar

Trafficked af Kim Purcell

A gripping thriller, ripped from the headlines!

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets – from Hannah and from each other. Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

Udgivelsesdato: 16. Februar

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser februar 2012

De faldne engles by af Cassandra Clare

Krigen er forbi, og 16-årige Clary Fray er tilbage i New York fuld af begejstring over alle de muligheder, der venter hende. Hun er i lære som Skyggejæger og træner sig i at bruge sin særlige kraft. Hendes mor skal giftes med sit livs kærlighed. De underjordiske og Skyggejægerne har omsider sluttet fred. Og ? vigtigst af alt ? hun kan endelig kalde Jace sin kæreste.

Men alting har sin pris.

Nogen går rundt og myrder Skyggejægere og skaber spændinger mellem de underjordiske og Skyggejægerne. Det kan føre til endnu en blodig krig. Clarys bedste ven Simon kan ikke hjælpe hende. Hans mor har netop fundet ud af, at han er vampyr, og nu er han hjemløs. Ligegyldig hvor han vender sig hen, er der nogen, der vil have ham over på deres side ? for at få fat i kraften fra den forbandelse, som er ved at ødelægge hans liv. Og de er villige til at gøre hvad som helst for at få det, de vil have. For ikke at tale om at han går ud med to smukke farlige piger, som ikke kender til hinandens eksistens.

Da Jace begynder at trække sig væk fra Clary uden at sige hvorfor, føler hun sig tvunget til at grave sig ind til kernen af det mysterium, hvis opklaring viser sig at rumme hendes værste mareridt: Hun har selv sat en horribel kæde af begivenheder i gang, som kan medføre at hun mister alt, hvad hun elsker. Inklusive Jace.

Kærlighed. Blod. Svigt. Hævn. Der er mere på spil end nogen sinde før i De faldne engles by.

Dødens ventesal af Silja Bødker

“Hun går langsomt nærmere og stirrer på de hvide silkebånd.
»Fuck!« skriger hun, så højt hun kan.
Sofie Lund, står der skrevet med guldbogstaver.
»Fuck. Jeg er død. Hvad skal jeg gøre?«
Det giver et sæt i hende, da kirkeklokken begynder at bimle.

Sofie bliver mobbet så meget i skolen, at hun ikke længere kan holde ud at leve.

Hun tager en overdosis piller.

Men på vej mod døden møder hun Jesper, som kørte galt på knallert for ti måneder siden. Hans krop befinder sig på hospitalet – i koma.

Jesper er vidunderlig, hans smil, hans grå øjne. Hun kan fortælle ham det hele. Hun forelsker sig, hun fortryder, hun vil tilbage til livet.

- Men kan hun nå det?

Udgivelsesdato: 6. Februar

Hades af Alexandra Adornetto

Englen Beth er sendt ned på Jorden for at frelse verden fra ondskab og ødelæggelse. Sammen med sine to ældre søskende har hun slået sig ned i den lille by Venus Cove. Beth starter på highschool, men det var bestemt ikke en del af planen, at hun skulle forelske sig i en anden elev. Men følelserne mellem Beth og Xavier var for stærke.

På highschool møder Beth også den mørke og spændende Jake Thorn, som viser sig at være en dæmon i menneskeskikkelse. Han er ude efter Beth.

Xavier og Beths søskende redder hende fra at falde i klørene på Jake, og Beth føler, at hun nu kan ånde lettet op. Men til en halloweenfest vender Jake tilbage i forklædning og får narret Beth med på en motorcykeltur, der ender i Helvede.

Hades er anden bog i Halo-serien. Tredje og sidste bog er planlagt til udgivelse i 2013.

Udgivelsesdato: 15. Februar

Månedens højdepunkter #1

Månedens højdepunkter er en kategori hvor jeg vil fremhæve de mest ventede bøger i den gældende måned. Bøgerne kan være både på dansk og engelsk og udkommer altid i måneden dette indlæg er udgivet. Månedens højdepunkter vil blive vist på bloggen i starten af hver måned. Vær opmærksom på at jeg går efter, hvilke bøger jeg personligt finder mest interessante at fremvise. Genren er oftest YA/Ungdomsbøger.

Jeg har glædet mig til at indføre og vise jer denne nye kategori – månedens højdepunkter. Der udkommer rigtig, rigtig mange bøger hver måned – specielt de engelske – som efter min mening desværre ikke får den fortjente omtale. Hvis man vil se billederne større skal man blot klikke på dem. God fornøjelse og jeg håber, I vil synes om det.

Den mest ventede bog i januar 2012 går til

Hallowed af Cynthia Hand

For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

Described by Richelle Mead as “utterly captivating,” Unearthly received outstanding reviews, garnered accolades from New York Times bestselling authors, and was named an Indie Next Pick. In this heart-wrenching sequel, Cynthia Hand expertly captures the all-consuming joy of first love—and the agony of loss. This beautifully woven tale will appeal to fans of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Aprilynne Pike.

Udgivelsesdato: 17. Januar 2012

Højdepunkter i engelske udgivelser januar 2012

The Gathering Storm af Robin Bridges

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar’s standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina’s help to safeguard Russia, even if he’s repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Udgivelsesdato: 10. Januar

Article 5 af Kristen Simmons

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don’t come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Udgivelsesdato: 13. Januar

Tempest af Julie Cross

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Udgivelsesdato: 17. Januar

Try Not to Breathe af Jennifer R. Hubbard

A dark and provocative novel from the author of The Secret Year

Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it’s the only thing that makes him feel alive. He’s sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough—or cared enough—to ask. Ryan isn’t sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again.

Jennifer R. Hubbard has created a riveting story about a difficult but important subject

Udgivelsesdato: 19. Januar

Incarnate af Jodi Meadows

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Udgivelsesdato: 31. Januar

Højdepunkter i danske udgivelser januar 2012

Pragt af Anna Godbersen

Nye begyndelser ….
Rystende afsløringer …
Uventede slutninger …  

Sommeren står for døren i New York, og Elizabeth er ved at finde sig til rette i fornuftsægteskabet med den ældre Snowden Cairns. Samtidig er hendes søster, Diana, taget på en dristig rejse til Havanna i håbet om at blive genforenet med sin elskede Henry Schoonmaker, som ligger i krig ud for Cubas kyst. Altingbliver vendt op og ned for de ombejlede søstre, da der dukker chokerende viden op om fortiden. 

Carolina Broad, selskabslivets nyeste stjerne, har i al hemmelighed ventet længselsfuldt på sin udkårne, men bliver overhalet indenom af sin fortid. Pludselig står hun i en helt uventetsituation,hvor det må briste eller bære. 

Den smukke, men magtbegærlige Penelope er langtfra tilfreds, selv om hun er gift med New Yorks mest eftertragtede gentleman,og kaster sig ud i nye eventyr i desperationen efter at blive beundret og begæret. 

For mange unge piger er en plads i New Yorks fineste kredse den ultimative drøm, mens andre oplever det som et bur. Men tiderne spår store forandringer i New York, og alt tyder på, at en æra nærmer sin afslutning. For nogen er det en befrielse, for andre en trussel.

Udgivelsesdato: 12. Januar

War horse – venner i krig af Michael Morpurgo

En stærk historie om ægte venskab i en umenneskelig krig ? Første Verdenskrig. Den engelske krigshest, Joey, er bogens fortæller, og hans blik på krigen afslører det uforståelige i menneskenes vold. På alle sider kæmper folk mod hinanden, selvom de dybest set er ens. Midt i den rædselsvækkende dramatik forsøger Joeys første ejer, drengen Albert, at finde sin hest igen, efter at krigen har tvunget dem fra hinanden i flere år. Sammen trodser de national forskellighed og krigens vold og meningsløshed for venskabets skyld.

Udgivelsesdato: 19. Januar