Egentlig ville jeg have lavet en top 10, men jeg kunne ikke begrænse mig. I år har faktisk været et rigtig godt læseår, jeg har læst en masse rigtig gode bøger, og nogle af dem var helt igennem fantastiske. Det er ikke alle bøgerne på listen jeg har givet 5 stjerner, men det er bøger som jeg stadig tænker på og som ligesom har sat sig fast i min hukommelse. Der er ikke nogen speciel orden i listen, for det kunne jeg slet ikke overskue. Det var virkelig svært at sidde og give dem rankings, så nu får i bare en tilfældig liste med de 11 bedste bøger jeg har læst i år 😛 Vær opmærksom på, at bagsideteksten kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger i serien, hvis den er en af de senere bøger i en serie.
Mary E. Pearson: The Remnant Chronicles #1: The Kiss of Deception
A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself—and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…
Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get—even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.
But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart—and her life?
Nick Clausen: Skrifterne fra Safirhavet #1: Cirinos Fortælling
Cirinos fortælling foregår i et Middelhavslignende område i Mazuranernes storrige. I et lille fredeligt hjørne, i Rigan, bor Cirino sammen med sin lillebror Fabius og deres mor. De to brødre ernærer sig som safirfiskere og er derfor langt væk hjemmefra, da Cirino bliver bortført og solgt som slave. Han er riganer og frihedshungrende, men riganere er også berømte for deres udholdenhed og slagstyrke, så efter et mislykket flugtforsøg beslutter hans slaveejer sig for at lade Cirino kæmpe i arenaer. På sigt kan det ende med et luksusliv som duellator – men i Cirino er frihedstrangen stærkere…
Cirinos fortælling er en medrivende, spændende og bevægende historie om menneskers evne til at overleve under miserable forhold, om venskaber på trods, og om spirende kærlighed.
J. A. Souders: Elysium Chronicles #1: Renegade
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb… and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
Kiera Cass: The Selection #3: The One
The time has come for one winner to be crowned.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, 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.
Amy Ewing: The Lone City #1: The Jewel
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.
Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.
Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence… and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.
Melissa Landers: Alienated #1: Alienated
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
Nanna Foss: Spektrum #1: Leoniderne
Hvornår startede det egentlig?
Med den gamle dame der beskyldte os for verdens undergang?
Med drømmen om de lysende hænder?
Med kompasset der gav os brandsårene?
Eller længe før?
15-årige Emilie tegner en dreng med turkise øjne og et mystisk prismesmykke. Dagen efter får hun et chok, da drengen starter i hendes klasse.
Før Emilie får set sig om, har hun trekantede ar i håndfladerne, og hendes skolekammerater begynder at kunne uforklarlige ting.
Eller er det bare indbildning?
Grænserne mellem drøm og virkelighed viskes ud, og Emilie prøver desperat at undgå at blive en del af kaosset.
Men snart må hun indse sandheden.
Det er kun et spørgsmål om tid …
LEONIDERNE er første bind i serien SPEKTRUM, hvor venskab, kærlighed og skæbnesvangre valg bindes sammen på tværs af tid.
Trudi Canavan: Black Magician trilogy #2: The Novice
“Even if a magician’s powers surface of their own accord, he will
soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control
them.” Alone among all the novices in the Magicians’ Guild, only
Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful
allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But
Dannyl must now depart for the Elyne court, leaving Sonea at the
mercy of the lies and malicious rumors her enemies are busy spreading
. .. until the High Lord Akkarin steps in. The price of Akkarin’s
support is dear, however, because Sonea, in turn, must protect his
mysteries—and a secret that could lead a young novice mage deep into
the darkness. Meanwhile, Dannyl’s first order to resume High Lord
Akkarin’s long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge is
setting him on an extraordinary journey fraught with unanticipated
peril—as he moves ever-closer to a future both wondrous . .. and
Julie Golding: Dragonfly – Guldsmed
Prinsesse Taoshira fra Den Blå Halvmånes Øer er blevet udvalgt til at skulle gifte sig
med den 18-årige prins Ramil af Gefal, udelukkende for at deres lande kan stå stærkere mod deres fælles fjende.
Ægteskabet passer på ingen måde de to unge, som derfor gør alt for at få forpurret brylluppet.
Men da de bliver kidnappet og begge står for døden, tvinges de til at arbejde sammen …
Sarah J. Maas: Throne of Glass #3: Heir of Fire
Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…
The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?