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
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2 thoughts on “Månedens højdepunkter #4

  1. Ja jeg havde det på samme måde, jeg var selv tæt på at ligge den fra mig, men jeg er glad for at jeg blev ved med at læse i den.

    Da jeg læste den anden gang gik det nemmere, begge gange har jeg lånt den på biblioteket men jeg kunne godt finde på at købe den inden den kom ud på film

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