Nu er der jo temmelig mange bøger jeg glæder mig til at læse når de udkommer i 2014, men jeg har valgt de 10 ud, som jeg glæder mig allermest til. Og gud hvor det egentlig svært at vælge? Det var en hård elimineringsproces kan jeg godt sige jer – men der kom en lise ud af det:
1. The Grisha #3: Ruin and Rising
- Titel: Ruin and Rising
- Serie: The Grisha #3
- Forfatter: Leigh Bardugo
- Udgivelse: 3. Juni 2014
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
2. R. L. LaFevers: His Fair Assassin #3: Mortal Heart
- Titel: Mortal Heart
- Serie: His Fair Assassin #3
- Forfatter: R. L. LaFevers
- Udgivelse: 2014
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.
She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has.
3. Jennifer L. Armentrout: The Dark Elements #1: White Hot Kiss
- Titel: White Hot Kiss
- Serie: The Dark Elements #1
- Forfatter: Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Udgivelse: 25. Februar 2014
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
4. Susan Ee: Penryn & the End of Days #3: Untitled
- Titel: Untitled
- Serie: Penryn & the End of Days #3
- Forfatter: Susan Ee
- Udgivelse: 2014
Endnu ingen beskrivelse.
5. Kiera Cass: The Selection #3: The One
- Titel: The One
- Serie: The Selection #3
- Forfatter: Kiera Cass
- Udgivelse: 6. maj 2014
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers’ hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey… Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
6. Jeaniene Frost: Night Huntress #7: Up from the Grave
- Titel: Up From the Grave
- Serie: Night Huntress #7
- Forfatter: Jeaniene Frost
- Udgivelse: 28. Januar 2014
There’s always one more grave to dig.
Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…
A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.
7. Jennifer L. Armentrout: Lux #5: Opposition
- Titel: Opposition
- Serie: Lux #5
- Forfatter: Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Udgivelse: 5. August 2014
In the stunning climax to the bestselling Lux series, Daemon and Katy join forces with an unlikely enemy to ensure the survival of not only their love for each other, but the future of all mankind. Opposition will bring forth a new dawn to the Lux universe, where man must stand with alien to survive, and the future, no matter the outcome, will never be the same.
8. Stehphanie Perkins: Anna & the French Kiss #3: isla & the Happily Ever After
- Titel: Isla & the Happily Ever After
- Serie: Anna & the French Kiss #3
- Forfatter: Stephenie Perkins
- Udgivelse: 13. Marts 2014
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
9. Melissa Meyer: Lunar Chronicles #3. Cress
- Titel: Cress
- Serie: Lunar Chronicles #3
- Forfatter: Melissa Meyer
- Udgivelse: 4. Februar 2014
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
10. Dan Wells: Partial #3: Ruins
- Titel: Ruins
- Serie: Partials #3
- Forfatter. Dan Wells
- Udgivelse: 11. Marts 2014
Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.
There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost