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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