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

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