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

Lånte bøger #9

Jeg har desværre en meget dårlig vane med, ikke at få læst de biblioteksbøger jeg låner. Jeg er rigtig god til at være ivrig og spændt efter at læse dem, men når de så kommer med hjem, falder spændingen lidt til jorden. Hvorfor – det ved jeg ikke. Men denne gang må jeg tage mig sammen. Fire spændende bøger er lånt og jeg er startet på Tigers Curse, hvor prologen er læst. God start. Forsiden på bogen er ikke mindre end smuk og sætter min læselyst en del op! Den sorte bog på billedet er desuden Wake af Lisa McMann, en bog der bliver filmatiseret. Darke Akademiet har jeg ikke de store forventninger til og Crank har jeg overvejet i laaang tid. Nu skal den altså læses. :)

Tigers Curse af Colleen Houck

Wake af Lise McMann

Hemmelige liv af Gabriella Poole

Crank af Ellen Hopkins

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