Tegneserieanmeldelse: Amulet #6: Flugten fra Lucien

  • Titel: Flugten fra Lucien
  • Serie: Amulet #6
  • Forfatter: Kazu Kibuishi
  • Antal Sider: 217
  • Udgivelse: 2021
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Genre: Fantasy, Tegneserie
  • Forlag: Alvilda
  • ISBN: 9788741514710
  • Læst: 15. Juni

Navin og hans kammerater fra pilotskolen rejser til den krigshærgede by Lucien, hvor de skal aktivere en gammel sender, der er afgørende for kampen mod Elverkongen. Imens tager Emily tilbage til Tomrummet sammen med Max, en af Elverkongens loyale tilhængere. Her lærer hun hans mørkeste hemmeligheder at kende.

Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Alvilda.

Den her serie er så fantastisk! Jeg har elsket hver eneste bog i serien, og den her var ingen undtagelse. Selv med skyhøje forventninger var den fænomenal, og jeg kan ikke anbefale den her serie nok.

Det gode:

  • Illustrationerne er selvfølgelig helt fantastiske, og jeg har helt lyst til at forsøge mig med noget fanart. Det er farverigt og episk, med store, fantastiske helsidesillustrationer der nærmest giver åndenød.
  • Historien er stadig kanon, det hele hænger sammen med de forrige bøger og det bliver aldrig kedeligt. Historien har udviklet sig gennem hver eneste bog, og det gør den også i den her.
  • Jeg elsker at Navin får meget mere plads i den her historie. Han har da været til stede i de tidligere bøger, men her kommer han virkelig til sin ret.
  • Der er nogle episoder i begyndelsen med nogle bøller der er efter Navin, og jeg elsker hvordan Navins klassekammerater reagerer og hvordan det emne ligesom behandles af historien.
  • Den slutter meget overraskende, jeg havde slet ikke set med Max komme, eller forudset hvordan historien ville udvikle sig. Der afsløres mere og mere, og de røde plottråde samles på en virkelig god måde, der stadig efterlader en hungrende efter næste bog.
  • Historien skifter af og til til Emily, og det fungerede rigtig godt.

Det knap så gode:

  • Ingenting overhovedet!

Jeg siger det i hver eneste anmeldelse af den her serie, og jeg siger det lige igen: Hvis du ikke har læst Amulet-serien endnu, så gør dig selv den tjeneste at gøre det. Den er SÅ fantastisk!

Anmeldelse: Night Angel #3: Lovens Scepter

  • Titel: Lovens Scepter
  • Serie: Night Angel #3
  • Forfatter: Brent Weeks
  • Antal Sider: 736
  • Udgivelse: 2019
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Beyond the Shadows
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Forlag: Tellerup
  • ISBN: 9788758809977
  • Læst: 25. Maj til 4. Juni

Den perfekte dræber har ingen samvittighed.

En ny dronning har tilranet sig tronen
og leder Cenaria mod undergang.
Derfor har Kylar Stern planer om at genindsætte sin gamle ven,
Logan Gyre, som konge,
men dronningen har ingen planer om at abdicere.

Oveni lærer Kylar den bitre sandhed om udødelighed
og stilles over for en nærmest umulig opgave.
Han skal dræbe en gudinde
hvis verden skal bestå.

Jeg skal gerne indrømme at jeg ikke havde de højeste forventninger til Lovens Scepter. Da jeg læste Som En Skygge første gang elskede jeg den, men anden gang synes jeg ikke den var nær så god. Gudekongen, som er bog 2, synes jeg heller ikke var super fantastisk, og den var meget rodet. Lovens Scepter starter ud på samme måde, men undervejs blev jeg virkelig fanget, og de sidste 300 sider slugte jeg på ingen tid.

Det gode:

  • Dorian har SÅ spændende en historie i den her bog, og hans karakterudvikling var fænomenal. Hans kapitler elskede jeg fra første side.
  • Indtil nu har Dorian, Feir og Solon virket lidt overflødige for historien, men i den her bog finder de endelig deres plads efterhånden som alle plottrådene væves sammen.
  • Slutningen var præcis som den skulle være: episk, dramatisk og afsluttede alt på den helt perfekte måde.
  • Worldbuildingen blev væresntligt bedre, og vi får for eksempel forklaret hvad feralien er, hvad kruul er, og hvordan de bliver skabt. Det er gyseligt og dødspændende. Vi får også forklaret Khali, og mere om Khalidors historie og traditioner.
  • Jeg kan godt lide måden den her bog viser forskellige kulturer på. Solon og Dorian befinder sig i den her bog i deres hjemlande, og det betyder at vi endelig får et ordentligt indblik i de kulturer de kommer fra. For eksempel fandt jeg Seth et virkelig spændende land.
  • Vi er en fantastisk kompleks karakter, også i den her bog.
  • Plottet er godt og historien er spændende. Da vi først når dertil hvor alle de råde tråde helt tilbage fra bog 1 begynder at samles kan man tydeligt mærke spændingen stige, og det hele går op i en højere enhed til sidst. Det hele giver perfekt mening.
  • Der er masser af plottwists jeg slet ikke havde set komme, og alligevel giver de perfekt mening.
  • De sidste 300 sider var en total pageturner. Jeg kunne ikke slippe den.

Det knap så gode:

  • Det hele går lidt stærkt til sidst, egentlig kunne bogen godt have været 100 sider længere uden det havde gjort noget. Det er især optrækket til den endelige, episke afslutning der bliver en smule forhastet.
  • Begyndelsen – og med det mener jeg de første 200 sider – var rodet og kedelig. Kylar og Elenes story lines gad jeg slet ikke, og egentlig synes jeg ikke der var nogen der var interessante at følge med undtagelse af Dorian.
  • Worldbuildingen er stadig mangelfuld. Der mangler virkelig et kort, og der er så meget der aldrig bliver forklaret. Der bliver tit kastet informationer rundt, især namedropping og mytologi, og meget bliver aldrig forklaret ordentligt, hvis overhovedet.
  • Logans POV var virkelig kedeligt, og jeg blev heller aldrig super investeret i Kylar. Elene kunne jeg ikke udstå.

Jeg er glad for at jeg fik slutningen på trilogien med. Den fletter alting nydeligt sammen, det giver mening, og man får afslutning for alle karakterer. Størstedelen af bogen var meget fængende, og slutningen var episk og alle tråde blev samlet på en tilfredsstillende måde.

Lydbogsanmeldelse: I Månens Skygge

Titel: I Månens Skygge | Serie: – | Forfatter: Pernille Eybye | Tid: 6 timer 8 minutter | Udgivelse: 2014 | Sprog: Dansk | Originalsprog: Dansk | Genre: YA Paranormal Romance | Forlag: Tellerup | ISBN: 
9788758831695

Jeg er sytten år og er heks og mit navn er Luna.

Magien bor i mig og min slægt, en kræft skænket os af Månen. Men med magien følger en forbandelse: efter kærlighed kommer død.

Jeg vi lille se en mand miste livet, og den tanke hjælper mig med at bevare kontrollen, at holde mit ispanser på plads.

Eller det gjorde den i det mindste.

Jeg er ikke så forskellig fra andre månekvinder. En mand vil altid forelske sig i os. Men jeg kan ikke længere stå imod …

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Den her bog begyndte SÅ godt, men den sidste tredjedel gik det ned ad bakke. Mest fordi jeg havde et seriøst problem med måden det hele skulle løses på, så jeg kommer til at spoile lidt – jeg skal nok markere det med spoiler.

Det gode:

  • Jeg synes magien var alle tiders, og jeg elskede at familien havde en lille butik, hvor de sælger diverse magiske genstande. Jeg synes det var fedt, at Lune allerede kender sine kræfter da bogen starter, og at hun også nogle gange kommer galt afsted når hun bruger sin magi.
  • Jeg elskede at huset Luna bor i kaldes enkepaladset.
  • Jeg synes at romancen mellem Luna og Solar var god, jeg kunne godt lide at Luna var så utilnærmelig fordi det jo giver mening for historien på grund af forbandelsen og alt det der. Solar er en god love interest, jeg kunne vældig godt lide ham og de to sammen var virkelig gode.
  • Oplæseren var generelt god.
  • Jeg elskede at høre om Lunas skoleliv, hendes veninde og egentlig bare hendes normale liv generelt.
  • Jeg synes at idéen med forbandelsen var god, og jeg synes endnu bedre om at man får vist og fortalt hvor forfærdelig den er i kraft af Lunas mor, der er voldsomt mærket af tabet af Lunas far.
  • Det her er en standalone, og den gør sig godt som standalone. Historien føles fuldendt, man sidder ikke bagefter og føler at man ville have haft mere.

Det knap så gode:

  • SPOILER! Vi går lige til det problematiske – det viser sig at løsningen på Solar og Lunas forbandelser er, at de skal have et barn sammen. Som hvad, 17-årige? Det er altså fucked up, det kunne jeg simpelthen ikke tage seriøst. Det er SÅ problematisk at jeg ikke engang ved hvad jeg skal sige. Det gjorde mig virkelig gal i skralden. Skulle det forestille at være romantisk?
  • SPOILER! Så er der også lige det at Solar og Luna tror at de kan løse forbandelsen ved at have sex – men de kan ikke røre hinanden, så det skal være under solformørkelsen. Never mind det der med at være klar eller have lyst, åbenbart. Det synes jeg også var virkelig problematisk. Og igen, det er i hvert fald overhovedet ikke romantisk.
  • Selvom oplæseren er god, så er der nogen ord hun udtaler forkert, og nogle gange udtaler hun også hvert ord meget tydeligt, og det var lidt forstyrrende.
  • Skifttypen på bogens titel på coveret er virkelig ikke min kop te.
  • Plottet er en smule forudsigeligt, og det tager Luna og Solar lang tid at regne de mest simple ting ud.

I Månens Skygge startede virkelig godt ud, men den sidste tredjedel ødelagt det for mig. Jeg synes det hele var så problematisk og fucked up, det kunne jeg simpelthen ikke deale med.

Anmeldelse: Rosenholm-Trilogien #3: Natskygge

Titel: Natskygge  | Serie: Rosenholm-trilogien #3 | Forfatter: Gry Kappel | Antal Sider: 598 | Udgivelse: 2021 | Sprog: Dansk | Originalsprog: Dansk | Genre: YA Fantasy, Nordisk Mytologi | Forlag: Turbine | ISBN: 
9788740671018

Hvem slog Trine ihjel? Få den spændende og dramatiske afslutning på Rosenholm- trilogien.

Du tog alting fra mig. Du tog min fremtid, min historie og mit navn. Mit liv. Men hævnen har jeg endnu til gode. Den er min…

Kamille, Kirstine, Victoria og Malou har efter to hektiske år på Rosenholm Kostskole for magi fundet ud af, hvem der tilbage i 1980’erne dræbte den unge kvinde Trine og forviste hende til en rodløs tilværelse som en hvid skygge.

Men intet er ovre endnu. Pigerne vil afsløre morderen og få ham til at erkende sin forbrydelse. Snart går det dog op for dem, at mørket stikker endnu dybere, end de først havde troet, og at ingen af dem kan vide sig sikre. Bid for bid må de løse den gåde, som hviler dybt under Rosenholms mure. Inden det er for sent.

Natskygge er den spændende opfølger til fantasyromanerne Roser og violer og Forglem mig ej – en trilogi fyldt med magi, nordisk mytologi, mysterier og kærlighed.

Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Turbine.

Mine damer og herre, sådan her skriver man en fantastisk, episk og perfekt slutning på en serie. Det startede som et mordmysterie som fire piger forsøgte at løse, og det endte med en følelsesladet skæbnehistorie og de vildeste twists – og en tåre eller ti.

Det gode:

  • Malous karakterudvikling og måden hun er skrevet på er helt fænomenal. Man ved aldrig helt hvor man har hende eller hvor hun egentlig står, og hun giver et lidt mørkt twist til historien og jeg elskede det!
  • Jeg elskede hvordan historien og profetien flettede de fire pigers skæbne sammen. Man finder lige så stille ud af hvem hver linje af profetien handler om og hvad der skal ske, og alligevel bliver man også stadig overrasket. Det var nervepirrende og det var fedt.
  • Turen til underverdenen var SÅ sindssygt spændende. Det var noget helt andet end jeg havde regnet med, og jeg slugte det råt!
  • Jeg elskede hvordan historien fletter alting sammen til sidst, det hele går op i en højere enhed efterhånden som alting afsløres, jeg kunne slet ikke slippe den. Det er på alle måder den perfekte slutning, men det er også den perfekte optakt til slutningen. Brikkerne falder lige så stille på plads, og det var helt fantastisk. Jeg måtte endda fælde en tåre eller to, det var SÅ godt.
  • Kærligheden er ikke nem for nogen i den her bog, og det kunne jeg vældig godt lide. Kærligheden betyder meget, og den skal gå så gruelig meget igennem, men det fylder heller ikke overvældende meget. Historien handler om de fire piger og deres skæbne, og det er man ikke i tvivl om.
  • Den her bog er en pageturner uden lige. Da jeg først kom i gang var den næsten umulig at slippe, og de sidste 300 sider slugte jeg næsten i ét hug.
  • Dagny og Sixten, fantastiske karakterer<3
  • Der dør karakterer, og jeg lever for det! Man kan ikke have en episk kamp for lighed og retfærdig uden dødsfald.

Det knap så gode:

  • Der er noget med oprørernes gruppering VS de onde der ikke helt hænger sammen. Beklager hvis jeg er vag her, men jeg vil ikke spoile. Det er bare som om de onde er mange flere og meget stærkere, og alligevel lykkes oprørerne med så meget? Og med så lidt planlægning til sidst? Hmm.
  • På et tidspunkt leder oprørerne efter noget, som andre ikke har haft held med at finde i hundredvis af år, og det går altså lige en tand for let. Jeg ved godt at bogen er lang, men det føles simpelthen som om de regnede det ud for hurtigt, og jeg ville med glæde have læst 50 sider mere. Det gik lidt for stærkt.
  • Jeg synes at Louis’ karakterudvikling var meget brat og ikke sådan super overbevisende. Hvad troede han der skulle ske? Det er så tydeligt for alle, og han fatter det først til sidst.

Det her har været en fantastisk trilogi, og en endnu mere fantastisk slutning. Den er på alle måder det en slutning skal være, det hele gik op i en højere enhed, og serien har løftet sig fra en historie om fire piger på kostskole og en gammel mordgåde til en helt fantastisk kamp for frihed og retfærdighed, og det var SÅ perfekt en slutning.

Lydbogsanmeldelse: Shatter Me #1: Shatter Me

Titel: Shatter Me  | Serie: Shatter Me #1 | Forfatter: Tahereh Mafi | Tid: 9 timer 12 minutter | Udgivelse: 2011 | Sprog: Engelsk  | Originalsprog: Engelsk | Genre: YA Dystopian | Forlag: HarperCollins | ISBN:  9780062111234

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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Jeg skriver den her anmeldelse en uges tid efter jeg blev færdig med lydbogen, og jeg må indrømme at jeg faktisk ikke kan huske super meget. Historien fangede ikke rigtig, karaktererne sad ikke rigtig fast, og egentlig var den nok bare lidt forglemmelig.

Det gode:

  • Juliette siger fra overfor Warner igen og igen, og hun lader sig ikke blive forført af hans besættelse af hende. You stay strong girl!
  • Den fysiske bog har ord og passager der er streget ud, fordi det skal forestille at det er Juliettes dagbog vi læser. Den del er gjort helt fænomenalt i lydbogen, er har man lagt en slags kradselyd ind når hun streger ord ud, fuldstændig som det ville lyde hvis man stregede noget ud i virkeligheden.
  • Jeg kunne vældig godt lide Adam. Han er fierce, selvstændig og der er helt klart kemi mellem ham og Juliette.
  • Bogen var god i begyndelsen, men da vi går fra det indelukkede rum på anstalten begynder det at gå ned ad bakke.
  • Adams lillebror er EVERYTHING.
  • Den sidste del af bogen var også interessant – jeg tror de sidste par kapitler eller sådan noget.

Det knap så gode:

  • Oplæseren er egentlig god, men hun får tit Juliette til at lyde fuldstændig hysterisk, og det synes jeg var skide irriterende.
  • Warner er en total psykopat. Hvorfor er folk obsessed med ham? Han er besat af Juliette, og opfører sig som den sygeste stalker-type. Det bliver et nej tak herfra, og jeg kan slet ikke forstå at han er en love-interest overhovedet.
  • Worldbuildingen er SÅ ringe. Man får jo ingenting at vide om noget som helst, og den smule man får synes jeg ikke hænger sammen.
  • Juliette har alle der kræfter, som hun er så bange for at bruge at det er sindssygt frustrerende. Jeg er med på at der skete noget der får hende til at frygte dem, men jeg forstår ikke hvorfor hun ikke prøver dem af, eksperimenterer og forsøger at styre dem – hun er ekstremt magtfuld og dødsensfarlig, men selv ikke mod hendes fjender vil hun bruge dem. Det får hende til at virke både dum og svag, og vi kommer bare aldrig rigtig videre med hendes karakterudvikling derfra. Hun har al magt i verden til at redde sig selv, og i stedet skal hun hele tiden reddes. Y’all know I’m not here for that.
  • Og apropos Juliette og hendes kræfter, så bliver det aldrig forklaret ordentligt. Hvad er det præcis for kræfter hun har?
  • Warner har så meget potentiale som karakter, og det bliver bare aldrig brugt til noget. Det er lige ved og næsten, og i stedet fremstår han bare som en komplet psykopat uden dybde.

Jeg tror ikke jeg kommer videre i den her serie. Historien har måske potentiale, sådan som det går i de sidste kapitler, men jeg orker nok ikke rigtig mere whiny Juliette der ikke vil bruge sine kræfter eller psykopat-Warner der åbenbart er en love interest.

Nye Udgivelser Juni 2021 – De Engelske

Udgivelsesdatoer kan variere lidt mellem US og UK/EU. Nogle af udgivelserne er en del af serier, og kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger. Genren er angivet ud fra Goodreads, eftersom bøgerne ikke er udkommet endnu og jeg derfor ikke selv har læst dem. 

Titel: This Poison Heart | Serie: This Poison Heart #1 | Forfatter: Kalynn Bayron | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 29. Juni

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron’s new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch.

When Briseis’s aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they could never have imagined–it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world that can only be entered by those who share Bri’s unique family lineage.

When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a surprising talent for creating them. One of the visitors is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets about the history of the estate and its surrounding community. There is more to Bri’s sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it . . . until a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.

From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another inspiring and deeply compelling story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.

Titel: Daughter of Sparta | Serie: Daughter of Sparta #1 | Forfatter: Claire M. Andrews | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!

Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods’ waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother’s life will be forfeit.

Guided by Artemis’s twin-the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo-Daphne’s journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.

A reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, Daughter of Sparta by debut author Claire Andrews turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure.

Titel: Blood like Magic | Serie: Blood like Magic #1 | Forfatter: Liselle Sambury | Genre: YA Urban Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. Juni

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love. And this time, failure means every Thomas witch will be stripped of their magic.

Voya is determined to save her family’s magic no matter the cost. The problem is, Voya has never been in love, so for her to succeed, she’ll first have to find the perfect guy—and fast. Fortunately, a genetic matchmaking program has just hit the market. Her plan is to join the program, fall in love, and complete her task before the deadline. What she doesn’t count on is being paired with the infuriating Luc—how can she fall in love with a guy who seemingly wants nothing to do with her?

With mounting pressure from her family, Voya is caught between her morality and her duty to her bloodline. If she wants to save their heritage and Luc, she’ll have to find something her ancestor wants more than blood. And in witchcraft, blood is everything.

Titel: Curse of the Specter Queen | Serie: – | Forfatter: Jenny Elder Moke | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

MAY THE HAZEL BRING YOU WISDOM AND THE ASPEN GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU…

Samantha Knox put away her childish fantasies of archaeological adventure the day her father didn’t return home from the Great War, retreating to the safety of the antique bookshop where she works. But when a mysterious package arrives with a damaged diary inside, Sam’s peaceful life is obliterated. Ruthless men intent on reclaiming the diary are after Sam, setting her and her best friend, along with her childhood crush, on a high-stakes adventure that lands them in the green hills outside Dublin, Ireland. Here they discover an ancient order with a dark purpose – to perform an occult ritual that will raise the Specter Queen, the Celtic goddess of vengeance and death, to bring about a war unlike any the world has ever seen. To stop them, Sam must solve a deviously complex cipher – one that will lead her on a treasure hunt to discover the ancient relic at the heart of the ritual: a bowl carved from the tree of life. Will she find the bowl and stop the curse of the Specter Queen, or will the ancient order bring about the end of the world?

Indiana Jones gets a refresh with this female-driven mystery adventure, set in the 1920s, full of ciphers, ancient relics, and heart-stopping action – the first in a brand-new series!

Titel: Broken Web | Serie: Shamanborn #2 | Forfatter: Lori M. Lee | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. Juni

The sequel to the hotly-anticipated Forest of Souls, an epic and immersive tale of destiny and sisterhood. Perfect for fans of Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, and Netflix’s The Witcher!

The Soulless has woken from his centuries-long imprisonment. Now, he lurks in the Dead Wood recovering his strength, while Sirscha and her allies journey east to the shaman empire of Nuvalyn. Everyone believes she is a soulguide—a savior—but Sirscha knows the truth. She’s a monster, a soulrender like the Soulless, and if anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be executed.

But there’s nothing Sirscha won’t risk to stop the shaman responsible for the rot that’s killing her best friend. While the Soulless is formidable, like all shamans, his magic must be channeled through a familiar. If Sirscha can discover what—or who—that is, she might be able to cut him off from his power.

With Queen Meilyr bent on destroying the magical kingdoms, Sirscha finds herself caught between a war brewing in the east and the Soulless waiting in the west. She should be trying to unite what peoples she can to face their common enemies, but instead, her hunt for clues about the Soulless leads to a grim discovery, forcing Sirscha to question who her enemies really are.

Titel: Seasons of Chaos | Serie: Seasons of the Storm #2 | Forfatter: Elle Cosimano | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Victoria Schwab, this enthralling duology follows Jack and Fleur, star-crossed lovers trapped in an endless cycle of death.

As immortal Seasons, Jack and Fleur wielded powerful magic in their roles as a Winter and a Spring. Yet there wasn’t magic strong enough to keep them apart, and they risked everything for their love, for the freedom to live their lives as they choose—together.

That choice came at a cost. Jack sacrificed his Winter magic—and his immortality—to ensure their survival. Although he’d do anything for Fleur, he can’t deny the emptiness he’s felt since. Or the fear that his choice to give up his magic may have doomed them after all.

The world they thought they left behind is still dealing with the fallout of the rebellion they started. With Professor Lyon as the new Chronos, Seasons are free to do as they please. But not everyone is happy with the change in leadership. When an old enemy seeks revenge, the world’s most powerful magic runs wild and unchecked, creating global chaos.

Thrust into the middle of a new war, Jack and Fleur are faced with the aftermath of their choices. But are they strong enough to save the world from a storm that’s spinning out of control.

Titel: Fire with Fire | Serie: – | Forfatter: Destiny Soria | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.

Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.

Titel: The City of Zirdai | Serie: Archives of the Invisible Sword #2 | Forfatter: Maria V. Snyder | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

With her indomitable style, New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with an electric new fantasy series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Through her courage and tenacity, Shyla Sun-Kissed has awoken the power of The Eyes of Tamburah. But this feat only marks the beginning of the challenges that the magical order, the Invisible Sword, faces to free the underground city of Zirdai.

Though they have allies among the monks and splinter cells inside the city, Shyla knows the Invisible Sword doesn’t have the strength to win. With the group fracturing due to the strain of losses from their latest ordeal, thinly veiled suspicions and endless disagreements, it’s up to Shyla to forge a new united order.

When both the draconian Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess learn of Shyla’s new powers, life becomes even more complicated as they will stop at nothing to capture Shyla and take the magic of The Eyes for themselves. Hunted at every turn and unable to hide, Shyla and the Invisible Sword must use every resource at their command – and unearth new ones – in their race to save the city from destruction. But their enemies always seem to be one step ahead. And the cost to win the battle may be more than Shyla would ever be willing to pay…

Praise for The Eyes of Tamburah:
‘Combines the sassiness and adventure of Tomb Raider, the twisted darkness of Blade Runner, and the secrets and mythology of Prince of Persia.’ Bronwyn Eley, Booktopia

‘An enjoyable desert-inspired treasure hunt that was full of action and plot twists. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you find yourself addicted to turning the page.’ Morgan, Mashleas Reads

Titel: Grace & Glory | Serie: The Harbinger #3 | Forfatter: Jennifer L. Armentrout | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

Danger, betrayal, and enticing forbidden love clash in book three of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Harbinger trilogy!

When Angels Fall


Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same.

Titel: Witchshadow | Serie: The Witchlands #4 | Forfatter: Susan Dennard | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 22. Juni

Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with Witchshadow, the story of the Threadwitch Iseult.

War has come to the Witchlands . . . and nothing will be the same again.

Iseult has found her heartsister Safi at last, but their reunion is brief. For Iseult to stay alive, she must flee Cartorra while Safi remains. And though Iseult has plans to save her friend, they will require her to summon magic more dangerous than anything she has ever faced before.

Meanwhile, the Bloodwitch Aeduan is beset by forces he cannot understand. And Vivia—rightful queen of Nubrevna—finds herself without a crown or home.

As villains from legend reawaken across the Witchlands, only the mythical Cahr Awen can stop the gathering war. Iseult could embrace this power and heal the land, but first she must choose on which side of the shadows her destiny will lie.

Titel: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This | Serie: – | Forfatter: Rachel Lynn Solomon | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow.

Quinn Berkowitz and Tarek Mansour’s families have been in business together for years: Quinn’s parents are wedding planners, and Tarek’s own a catering company. At the end of last summer, Quinn confessed her crush on him in the form of a rambling email—and then he left for college without a response.

Quinn has been dreading seeing him again almost as much as she dreads another summer playing the harp for her parents’ weddings. When he shows up at the first wedding of the summer, looking cuter than ever after a year apart, they clash immediately. Tarek’s always loved the grand gestures in weddings—the flashier, the better—while Quinn can’t see them as anything but fake. Even as they can’t seem to have one civil conversation, Quinn’s thrown together with Tarek wedding after wedding, from performing a daring cake rescue to filling in for a missing bridesmaid and groomsman.

Quinn can’t deny her feelings for him are still there, especially after she learns the truth about his silence, opens up about her own fears, and begins learning the art of harp-making from an enigmatic teacher.

Maybe love isn’t the enemy after all—and maybe allowing herself to fall is the most honest thing Quinn’s ever done.

Titel: My Contrary Mary | Serie: Mary #1 | Forfatter: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows | Genre: YA Historical Retelling | Udgivelse: 22. Juni

Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail.⠀

Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. But after the king meets a suspicious end, things at the gilded court take a treacherous turn. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis are forced to navigate a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.⠀

Titel: The Hidden Knife | Serie: – | Forfatter: Melissa Marr | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

“Unique and gripping.”–Tamora Pierce

New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr invites readers into a magical world where stone gargoyles live among humans, ferocious water horses infiltrate the sea, and school hallways are riddled with magic wards–and where a group of young heroes seeking justice discovers those very creatures are the best of allies.

Twenty years ago, a door opened between the world of humans and the Netherwhere, allowing all kinds of otherworldly creatures entry. Some, like the kelpies and fairies, who like to bite, are best avoided. But the gargoyles are wise and wonderful, and show a special affection for humans.

Vicky has grown up under the watchful eye of a gargoyle named Rupert, and excels at sword-fighting and magic. But there’s so much she doesn’t know–like why her mother, once one of the queen’s elite Ravens, keeps Vicky hidden away and won’t let Vicky train at the elite Corvus school where girls with her gifts perfect their skills. But when a horrific tragedy occurs, Vicky knows it’s finally time to use her gifts, and that the only place she should be to avenge the crime against her family is at Corvus. There she bands together with a former street thief and an alchemy student to figure out whom they can trust in a place that’s rife with intrigue and secrets. And all the while, the gargoyles watch and nudge. Time’s not linear to them, so they know change comes in ripples. With their steadying influence, Vicky and her friends just might be the generation to expose the court’s secrets and ensure a better future for both worlds.

Titel: Million Dollar Demon | Serie: The Hollows #15 | Forfatter: Kim Harrison | Genre: Urban Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. Juni

To save the city, Rachel Morgan will need to show some teeth in the next Hollows novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.

The new master vampire of Cincinnati has arrived . . . and she wants Rachel Morgan out. No matter where Rachel goes, Constance is there–threatening Rachel’s allies, causing city-wide chaos, and, to add insult to injury, even forcing Rachel out of her current quarters. Ever since Rachel found a way to save the souls of vampires, the old undead’s longtime ascendancy has been broken. Now Constance sees eliminating Rachel as the key to consolidating her own power.

Rachel has no desire to be enthralled or killed–and she’s terrified of what may become of the city if Constance forces a return to the ancient ways. But even a witch-born demon can’t stand against the old undead–at least, not alone. And if Rachel refuses to claim the role of Cincinnati’s master demon, the city will tear itself apart, taking her and all those who stand beside her with it.

Titel: Play of Shadows | Serie: Court of Shadows #1 | Forfatter: Sebastien De Castell | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Swordplay, magic, intrigue and friendships stronger than iron: the first volume in the new swashbuckling fantasy series by the bestselling author of The Greatcoats.

Damelas Shademantaigne picked a poor night to flee a judicial duel.


He has precious little hope of escaping the wrath of the Vixen, the most feared duellist in the entire city, until he stumbles through the stage doors of the magnificent Operato Belleza and tricks his way into the company of actors. An archaic law provides a temporary respite from his troubles – until one night a ghostly voice in his head causes Damelas to fumble his lines, inadvertently blurting out a dreadful truth: the city’s most legendary hero may actually be a traitor and a brutal murderer.

With only the help of his boisterous and lusty friend Bereto, a beautiful assassin whose target may well be Damelas himself, and a company of misfit actors who’d just as soon see him dead, this failed son of two Greatcoats must somehow find within himself the courage to dig up long-buried truths before a ruthless band of bravos known as the Iron Orchids come for his head.

Oh, and there’s still that matter of the Vixen waiting to duel him . . .

Titel: For the Wolf | Serie: The Wilderwood #1 | Forfatter: Hannah Whitten | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.


For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods.

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.

Titel: Bacchanal | Serie: – | Forfatter: Veronica G. henry | Genre: Fantasy, Historical | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

Evil lives in a traveling carnival roaming the Depression-era South. But the carnival’s newest act, a peculiar young woman with latent magical powers, may hold the key to defeating it. Her time has come.

Abandoned by her family, alone on the wrong side of the color line with little to call her own, Eliza Meeks is coming to terms with what she does have. It’s a gift for communicating with animals. To some, she’s a magical tender. To others, a she-devil. To a talent prospector, she’s a crowd-drawing oddity. And the Bacchanal Carnival is Eliza’s ticket out of the swamp trap of Baton Rouge.

Among fortune-tellers, carnies, barkers, and folks even stranger than herself, Eliza finds a new home. But the Bacchanal is no ordinary carnival. An ancient demon has a home there too. She hides behind an iridescent disguise. She feeds on innocent souls. And she’s met her match in Eliza, who’s only beginning to understand the purpose of her own burgeoning powers.

Only then can Eliza save her friends, find her family, and fight the sway of a primordial demon preying upon the human world. Rolling across a consuming dust bowl landscape, Eliza may have found her destiny.

Titel: The Jasmine Throne | Serie: Burnings Kingdoms #1 | Forfatter: Tasha Suri | Genre: Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 8. Juni

Author of Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash Tasha Suri’s The Jasmine Throne, beginning a new trilogy set in a world inspired by the history and epics of India, in which a captive princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic become unlikely allies on a dark journey to save their empire from the princess’s traitor brother.

Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters — but is now little more than a decaying ruin.

Priya is a maidservant, one among several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, so long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides.

But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne. The other is a priestess seeking to find her family. Together, they will change the fate of an empire.