Nye Udgivelser Februar 2018 – De Engelske

Udgivelsesdatoer kan variere lidt mellem US og UK. jeg bruger US-datoerne. Nogle af udgivelserne er en del af serier, og kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger.

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Titel: Tempests & Slaughter | Serie: The Numair Chronicles #1 | Forfatter: Tamora Pierce | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

The highly anticipated NEW Tortall Legend from TAMORA PIERCE, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is legend herself, is a must-read for any fantasy lover! 

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble. 

Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

“Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home.”
–SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Tamora Pierce didn’t just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace.”
LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Titel: The Dark Calling | Serie: The Arcana Chrnociles #5 | Forfatter: Kresley Cole | Udgivelse: 13. Februar

New intrigues, adventure, and stunning revelations fill the penultimate installment of #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole’s electrifying Arcana Chronicles.

In a world teetering on the edge . . .
When Evie receives life-changing—and possibly game-changing—news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn’t she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying?

With enemies at every turn . . .
Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie begins to doubt her own sanity. Answers might be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them—or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack’s possible survival?

Darkness beckons. 
A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect all the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies for survival. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the dark calling before hell reigns on earth?

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Titel: Honor Among Thieves | Serie: The Honors #1 | Forfatter: Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre | Udgivelse: 13. Februar

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

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Titel: Everlife | Serie: Everlife #3 | Forfatter: Gena Showalter | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes book three in the unique and exhilarating Everlife series.

STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE.

THE FATE OF THE EVERLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. The numbers-obsessed Conduit is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite at long last—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival Laborer who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible; the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

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Titel: This Heart of Mine | Serie: – | Forfatter: C. C. Hunter | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.

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Titel: The Traitor Prince | Serie: Ravenspire #3 | Forfatter: C. J. Redwine | Udgivelse: 13. Februar

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan’s identity — is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.

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Titel: Broken Beautiful Hearts | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kami Garcia | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyton just wants to leave the trauma behind. Living with her uncle and twin cousins in their small, football-obsessed town seems like a great escape plan.

There, Peyton meets Owen—high school classmate and local MMA fighter. Though Owen is charming and gentle, Peyton is determined to repress her growing attraction. But when her old and new life collide, Peyton must reclaim the truth of her past in order to save her future.

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Titel: The Smallest Part | Serie: – | Forfatter: Amy Harmon | Udgivelse: 13. Februar

“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” 
– Unknown

It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.
This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.

 

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Titel: Immortal Reign | Serie: Falling Kingdoms #6 | Forfatter: Morgan Rhodes | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

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Titel: The Belles | Serie: The Blles #1 | Forfatter: Dhonielle Clayton | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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Titel: Shadowsong | Serie: Wintersong #2 | Forfatter: S. Jae-Jones | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

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Titel: The Traitor’s Game | Serie: The Traitor’s Game #1 | Forfatter: Jennifer A. Nielsen | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.

Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.

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Titel: The Queens Rising | Serie: The Queens Rising #1 | Forfatter: Rebecca Ross | Udgivelse: 6. Februar

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

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Titel: Tess of the Road | Serie: – | Forfatter: Rachel Hartman | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

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Titel: Heart of Iron | Serie: Heart of Iron #1 | Forfatter: Ashley Poston | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

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Titel: Cadaver & Queen | Serie: – | Forfatter: Alisa Kwitney | Udgivelse: 27. Februar

When Lizzie Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn’t have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she’ll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-mechanical–one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school–she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program.

Only this Bio-mechanical isn’t like the others. Where they are usually empty-minded and perfectly obedient, this one seems to have thoughts, feelings…and self-awareness.

Soon Lizzie realizes that it is Victor Frankenstein–a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Victor, it seems, still has a spark of human intelligence inside him, along with memories of things he discovered before his untimely death…and a suspicion that he was murdered to keep that information from getting out.Suddenly Lizzie finds herself intertwined in dark secrets and sabotage that put her life, and the lives of Victor and their friends, in danger. But Lizzie’s determined to succeed–even if that means fighting an enemy who threatens the entire British Empire.

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Titel: Pitch Dark | Serie: – | Forfatter: Courthney Alameda | Udgivelse: 20. Februar

Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter.

Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth’s most valued artifacts—its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space.

Laura belongs to a shipraiding family, who are funded by a group used to getting what they want. And they want what’s on the Muir.

Tuck and Laura didn’t bargain on working together, or battling mutant aliens who use sound to kill. But their plan is the only hope for their crews, their families, and themselves.

In space, nobody can hear you scream . . . but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you’ll hear.

 

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Nye Udgivelser Februar 2018 – De Danske

Vær opmærksom på, at bagsideteksten fra bøger som er en del af en serie kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger, ligesom udgivelsesdatoen også kan ændre sig.

Vi starter lige med to som egentlig udkommer i Januar – men jeg fik dem ikke med i januar-indlægget. Jeg er som regel to uger forud, og laver de her indlæg midt i måneden, og så hænder det der kommer nogen udgivelser til som jeg ikke lige opdager.

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Titel: Skæbnebrevet |  Serie: –  | Forfatter: Alexandra Nilsson  | Forlag: Facet   | Udgivelse: 31. Januar

“Det tog tid, hvor DNA-spiralen bare drejede rundt foran hende, og hun nåede at tænke, at der slet ikke var en dato. Måske vidste man alligevel ikke, hvornår ens dødsdag var, eller hendes genom havde været så kompliceret, at Sibylla ikke kunne fremskrive dagen. Hun kunne ikke lade være med at blive lidt skuffet.”

Men Mayas dødsdag kommer til at fremstå tydeligt, for maskinen Sibylla kan forudsige alles død ud fra en blodprøve. Datoen står i Skæbnebrevet, som alle sekstenårige modtager til den årlige Skæbneceremoni. Ikke alle er tilhængere af Sibylla, og et oprør bryder ud, som Maya og hendes ven Max ufrivilligt bliver inddraget i. Inden længe er de eftersøgt af Regeringen og på flugt i følgeskab med Ollie, en beskytter af bøger, og Hannibal, et ensomt menneske. Maya og Max skal bevise de intet har med oprøret at gøre, samtidigt med at Sibyllas Skæbnebrev bliver stadig mere håndgribeligt

 

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Titel: Perfekt | Serie: Flosset #2 | Forfatter: Cecilia Ahern | Forlag: Politikens Forlag | Udgivelse: 29. Januar

Celestine North lever i et samfund, der kræver perfektion. Efter at være blevet mærket som FLOSSET af den moralske domstol, har Celestine mistet sin frihed. Dommer Crevan har erklæret hende til at være samfundets største trussel, og hun lever nu under jorden, konstant på flugt fra myndighederne. Med sig har hun den indadvendte, men stærkt attraktive Carrick, det eneste menneske hun kan stole på – og sammen har de en plan, der kan få hele det PERFEKTE samfund til at smuldre. Dommer Crevan har overtaget, og tiden er ved at løbe ud for Celestine, der er nødt til at træffe en livsfarlig beslutning: Skal hun redde sig selv eller sætte livet på spil for at redde alle de andre FLOSSEDE? Og vigtigst af alt: Kan hun bevise, at man ikke skal være fejlfri for at være et menneske?

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Titel: Dødszonen | Serie: The Horizon #2 | Forfatter: Scott Westerfeld | Forlag: Alvilda | Udgivelse: 1. Februar

En forrygende overlevelseshistorie fyldt med mysterier, farer og stærkt sammenhold, hvor selv den mindste beslutning kan betyde forskellen på liv og død.

DER KOMMER I ALT FEM BØGER I SERIEN

LÆS BOGEN · SPIL SPILLET

Brug bogen til at låse op for skjulte bonusting. Tilgængelig på tablet, smartphone og i browser. ALVILDA.DK/HORIZON

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Titel: Blår | Serie: Silo #1 | Forfatter: Hugh Howey | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Udgivelse: 1. Februar

I en ødelagt og giftig fremtid er de sidste rester af menneskeheden flyttet ned i en gigantisk silo under jorden, hvor lov og orden bliver strengt håndhævet. Sherif Holston, som trofast har opretholdt siloens love i årevis, forbryder sig en dag mod det største tabu af alle. Han beder om at komme udenfor.

Den skæbnesvangre beslutning sætter gang i en dominoeffekt af begivenheder. En usandsynlig kandidat bliver udpeget som hans afløser: Juliette, en mekaniker uden politiuddannelse, men med stor erfaring i at reparere maskiner. Juliette indser hurtigt, hvor dybt problemerne stikker. Indbyggerne vil snart blive konfronteret med det, som historien hidtil kun har antydet, og som de aldrig har vovet at hviske om: Revolution.

Blår er en spændingsfyldt, post-apokalyptisk thriller og første del af bestseller-forfatteren Hugh Howeys Silo-serie.

 

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Titel: Chanceløs | Serie: Game On #2 | Forfatter: Kristen Callihan | Forlag: Flamingo | Udgivelse: 1. Februar

GrayG: Jeg føler, jeg kan fortælle dig alt.

IvyMac: Det kan du. Sådan er det med venner.

GrayG: Jeg har aldrig været venner med en pige før.

IvyMac: Jeg er beæret over at være den første.

Der er intet i verden, footballspilleren Gray har mindre lyst til end at køre rundt i sin agents datters tyggegummilyserøde bil. Men han har brug for et køretøj, og hun er på udveksling. En indædt sms, hvor hun truer ham med, hvad der sker, hvis han ødelægger hendes elskede bil, bliver starten på et overraskende venskab. Gray er en player og ikke til seriøse forhold, men pludselig er sms-samtalerne med Ivy dagens højdepunkt. Og Ivy kommer snart hjem fra udveksling …

Ivy har to regler: Hun dater ikke sine venner, og hun dater ikke sin fars klienter. Men det kræver alt hendes selvdisciplin ikke at bryde begge regler, for Gray er fast besluttet på at forføre hende og bruger alle sine tricks for at få hende til at give ham og kærligheden en chance. Og hendes bedste ven er hurtigt ved at blive den mest uimodståelige fyr, hun nogensinde har mødt…

Chanceløs er sprudlende, sexet collegeromance om den fine grænse mellem venskab og kærlighed. Latterfremkaldende dialoger, sydende hed sex og lækre footballspillere. What’s not to like?

Læs også Sendt til tælling, den første fritstående roman i serien.

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Titel: Lyset fra de Faldende Stjerner | Serie: Ventura-Sagaen #2 | Forfatter: Kate Ling | Forlag: Gads Forlag | Udgivelse: 7. Februar

Anmelderne om bind 1:

”Den har det hele!” – xeniasbogblog.dk

”Intet mindre end en fantastisk læseoplevelse.” – fuglsangforoven.dk

”Et mesterværk!” – Eva Lucia

Nu kommer det længe ventede andet bind i trilogien om den unge Seren, der har forladt Jorden, som menneskeheden har gjort ubeboelig. I bind ét forelskede Seren sig i Dom, men for at de kunne være sammen, må de flygte til en fremmed planet.

Seren og Dom er efter flugten fra rumskibet Ventura ankommettil en smuk, ubeboet planet, som ved første øjekast forekommer dem at være et sandt Paradis. Her skal de ikke stå til ansvar for nogen … men der er heller ikke nogen, de kan henvende sig til, hvis de har brug for hjælp. For hver dag, der går, står det mere og mere klart for dem, hvor sårbare og udsatte de er. For der er hemmeligheder, her på planeten … hemmeligheder i massevis, og det stiller Seren og Dom i et grufuldt dilemma: nøglen til deres overlevelse ligger nemlig muligvis i at afdække disse hemmeligheder … men hvilke omkostninger vil det få?

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Titel: Stenløvens Brøl | Serie: Krøniken om Morika #3 | Forfatter: Sidsel Sander Mittet | Forlag: Facet | Udgivelse: 9. Februar

I det gyldne morgengry marcherede række efter række af sortklædte soldater op mod Maasa-das port, blot for at sprede sig ud på plateauet foran.

”De er så mange,” sagde Itua. ”Jeg anede ikke, de var så mange.”

Sandsnogenes by er faldet, hilaerne er splittet af interne stridigheder, og morikanerne er på fremmarch med den skånselsløse Iton i spidsen. Midt i konflikten står Itua, den tidligere morikanske adelskvinde, der nu er kriger, og Kraftkrigeren, Aaton, som har brudt med sit folks traditioner og tabuer. Flugt er ikke længere en mulighed. Begge må de indtage deres roller og samle hilaerne i den kamp, der kommer til at forme landets fremtid.

Stenløvens brøl er tredje bog i trilogien Krøniken om Morika.

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Titel: Monsun af Stjerner | Serie: Sjælealkymi #1 | Forfatter: Katrine Williams | Forlag: mellemgaard | Udgivelse: 9. Februar

Året er 1986. Den unge Stella er lige flyttet til en lille flække i Australien efter en tragisk drukneulykke, hvor hun mister sin bedste veninde. Allerede fra første dag udspiller et mysterium sig og spinder hende ind i det ene sammentræf efter det andet. På sit college får hun en masse nye venner og bejlere, Alyssa og Nena, den charmerende Castor og den mystiske Jared. Hun modtager en gave fra en mystisk dreng – en perle – som forbinder hende til en fortid fyldt med bedrageri og mord. Langsomt finder hun ud af, at der er fortidige forbindelser mellem drengene og hende, der strækker sig tilbage til alkymistiske ordener i 1600-tallet. Det viser sig, at hun er nødt til at træffe et skæbnesvangert valg mellem det gode og det onde. Historien indeholder mange tråde, som bliver spundet ud gennem handlingen, hvor Stella langsomt opdager en hemmelighed, som handler om liv og død.

Uddrag af bogen: Pludselig var det Veronica, der stirrede tilbage. Jeg trådte instinktivt væk fra hende. Hun smilede skævt, diabolsk. Hendes hud var en udvasket blå farve, som om hun havde været død i timevis. En stribe blod piblede frem ved hendes hårgrænse og gled ned ad øreflippen og dryppede på stengulvet. Det blødte fra adskillige steder i hendes ansigt. Som et blødende genfærd. Hun åbnede munden og hviskede: ”Stella, du leger med døden,” hvorefter hun greb mig om håndleddet og skreg: ”Nu er det din tur!”

Om forfatteren: Katrine er født i 1976. Hun bor i Nordsjælland med sine tre sønner og sin mand og kat. Hun er uddannet cand.comm. fra Roskilde Universitet. Hendes hobbyer er at læse bøger, at rejse til de varme lande og bruge sin fantasi.

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Titel: Cress | Serie: The Lunar Chronicles #3 | Forfatter: Marissa Meyer | Forlag: Høst & Søn | Udgivelse: 9. Februar

Cress kommer fra planeten Lunar og er blevet sendt i eksil i et lille rumskib, hvor hun skal hjælpe den onde dronning Levana med at spionere på jorden. Cress har specielle evner indenfor teknologi, og disse bliver groft udnyttet af dronningen. Sød musik og store problemer opstår, da Cress får til opgave at udspionere Levanas ærkefjende Cinder, for Cress bliver hurtigt forelsket i Cinders rejsefælle, kaptajn Thorne. Cress kommer derfor til at advare Cinder og hendes fæller om Levanas skumle planer. Gruppen bliver splittet ad, og Cress og Thorne ender i ørkenen. De må nu bruge alle kneb for at finde Cinder og Scarlet igen – men det er svært når man aldrig har kendt til andet end et isoleret rumskib.Cress er den nervepirrende fortsættelse i Lunar Krøniken, som involverer forbudt kærlighed, at finde sin identitet og at ens venner nogle gange er mere familie end man tror. 

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Titel: Hot Mess | Serie: – | Forfatter: Lucy Vine | Forlag: Flamingo | Udgivelse: 14. Februar

Hot Mess [n.] – en, der er tiltrækkende, men ikke har styr på en skid. Har du nogensinde dukket op til brunch søndag morgen, stadig med lugten af lørdag nat hængende omkring dig? Valgt din seng, Netflix og pizza i stedet for menneskelig kontakt? Været den, der kunne underholde venneflokken med fortællinger om dine tinderdates fra helvede?Så mød 29-årige Ellie Knight. Hendes liv er ikke blevet, helt som hun havde tænkt sig det. Hun hader sit job, alle hendes venner har fundet den seriøse, eneste ene og de fleste med babygylp ned ad nakken. Og hendes roomies er rent ud sagt bizarre. Men hvem har egentlig styr på sit liv, når det kommer til alt?

Hot Mess er blevet kaldt Bridget Jones for Tinder-generationen. En livsbekræftende og latterfremkaldende roman om at overleve dates fra helvede, chefer fra ditto og det kvælende pres fra venner, familie og omverdenen om, at man ikke kan være lykkelig uden en bedre halvdel. Om at finde sin egen vej gennem tilværelsens labyrint – og at det er helt okay ikke at have styr på sit liv! 

”Hot Mess vil få dig til at føle dig mindre ensom og stolt af at være den uperfekte helt i dit eget liv.” – Emma Gannon

”En vanvittig sjov bog, som alle singler alle steder vil kunne relatere til.” – The Sun

”Et friskt pust, der behændigt vender vrangen ud på nogle af chicklittens største klicheer. Du er garanteret mindst et øjebliks total genkendelse pr. kapitel.” – Stylist

”En respektløs og interessant roman om, hvordan der er andet i livet end at finde den eneste ene.” – Glamour 

”Hot Mess har du-er-ved-at-dø-af-grin-øjeblikke på hver eneste side. Vanvittigt sjovt og ægte.” –Heat

”Det sjoveste, jeg har læst i meget, meget langt tid.” – Cosmpolitan”

Lucy Vine er altid vanvittigt sjov og med Hot Mess overfører hun sin unikke, skarpe blik på det at være single og millennial. Jeg ville swipe til højre for Hot Mess.” – Grazia

”Denne bog vil få dig til at grine højt og minde dig om, at du ikke er alene. En Bridget Jones for Tinder-generationen.” – Closer

”Mere selvstændig og rapkæftet end Carrie Bradshaw, mere 2017 end Bridget Jones. Dette er sjovt, tilfredsstillende læsning til alle dem, der ikke har alle svarene på, hvad der er det perfekte liv.” – Woman’s way

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Titel: Vent på Mig | Serie: Wait For You #1 | Forfatter: Jennifer L. Armentrout | Forlag: Lovebooks | Udgivelse: 14. Februar

19-årige Avery flytter fra Texas til West Virginia for at begynde på college, tusindvis af kilometer hjemmefra og langt væk fra en fortid fuld af smertefulde minder. Det eneste, hun ønsker, er at starte på en frisk, passe sine studier, få et par gode venner og ellers undgå alt for meget opmærksomhed. Dette er den eneste måde, hun kan flygte fra det, der skete til Halloween-festen fem år tidligere. En begivenhed, der ændrede hendes liv for altid.

Første dag på college støder Avery ind i den charmerende Cameron. Han er høj og flot, og han passer på ingen måde ind i Averys planer om at leve et stille og roligt studieliv. Avery afviser ham gang på gang, men Cameron giver ikke så let op ?

Vent på mig er første bog i Jennifer L. Armentrouts hotte og romantiske new adult-serie Wait for you.

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Titel: Kragens Kald | Serie: Six of Crows #1 | Forfatter: Leigh Bardugo | Forlag: CarlsenPuls | Udgivelse: 15. Februar

Seks forbrydere – én umulig opgave!

Kaz er et kriminelt geni, som har svært ved at sige nej til en umulig opgave. Med hjælp fra fem livsfarlige forbrydere, der hver især besidder særlige praktiske og magiske evner, vil han forsøge at befri et gidsel fra en uindtagelig fæstning. Belønningen er enorm – men dødstruslen er lige så stor. Den værste trussel … er dem selv.

Bind 2 udkommer sommer 2018.

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Titel: Sweet Filthy Boy | Serie: Wild Seasons #1 | Forfatter: Christina Lauren | Forlag: Pretty Ink | Udgivelse: 15. Februar

Sweet Filthy Boy er første bind i Christina Laurens nye Wild Season-serie, der er efterfølgeren til den storsælgende Beautiful-serie. Sprit nye historier om venskaber, lyst og kærlighed. Grib chancen, lev livet er devisen.

Efter en vild weekend i Las Vegas for at fejre, at hun er færdig med college og uden ide om, hvad hun vil i fremtiden, ender Mia Holland med at tage den  dristigste beslutning i sit liv. Sommeren over rejser hun ganske enkelt til Frankrig med Ansel Guillaume – hendes søde, uartige flirt – for at nyde livet … Da der begynder at røre sig følelser bag de frække roller, de har dækket sig ind bag, og komediespillet begynder af føles ægte, må Mia finde ud af, om hun hører til i det liv, hun rejste fra, fordi det var helt forkert, eller i det forunderlige nye, som kan synes lysår væk fra hendes gamle. Christina Lauren kan bare det der med det perfekte mix af humor, romantik og sex.

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Titel: Udslettelse | Serie: Southern Reach-Trilogien #1 | Forfatter: Jeff Vandermeer | Forlag: Rosinante | Udgivelse: 16. Februar

Det mystiske Område X har i årevis været afskåret fra resten af kontinentet, og naturen har indtaget de sidste rester af menneskelig civilisation. Myndighederne sender løbende videnskabelige ekspeditioner ind i området, men alle er enten forsvundet eller er vendt tilbage som skygger af sig selv. Nu gør man klar til den tolvte ekspedition. Gruppen består af fire kvinder: en antropolog, en topograf, en psykolog og en biolog. Deres mission er at opmåle området, tage prøver og nedfælde deres observationer om området og om hinanden, og frem for alt undgå at blive inficeret af det mystiske område. De fire kvinder mødes af et paradisisk uberørt og frodigt landskab. Men snart må de sande, at noget er helt galt. Tæt ved den lejr, der er oprettet af tidligere ekspeditioner, finder de fire kvinder en mystisk bygning, en slags omvendt tårn, som de beslutter sig for at udforske. Hvad de finder i dybet, får dem til at tvivle på alt, hvad de ved.

Udslettelse er en intens og foruroligende thriller, som holder læseren fanget i åndeløs spænding til allersidste side.

****** “Uden overdrivelse et af de mest forunderlige og tankevækkende værker, jeg kan mindes at have læst.”  – Politiken

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Titel: Hazelwood | Serie: – | Forfatter: Melissa Albert | Forlag: CarlsenPuls | Udgivelse: 20. Februar

Original fantasyroman med et eventyrligt twist á la Tim Burton.

Kulsort uheld har altid forfulgt 17-årige Alice og hendes mor. For at holde sig et skridt foran har de derfor været på farten det meste af Alices liv. En dag dør Alices mormor alene på sit gods, Hazel Wood. Hun var lidt af en enspænder og kultforfatter til en samling dystre eventyr. Samtidig bliver Alices mor bortført af et væsen, som hævder at være fra Hinterland – den grusomme, overnaturlige verden, hvor Alices mormors eventyr foregår. Det eneste spor, Alice har fra sin mor, er en seddel med beskeden: “Hold dig væk fra Hazel Wood”?

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Titel: Evig Vinter | Serie: Fire Folk #1 | Forfatter: Louise Roholte | Forlag: mellemgaard | Udgivelse: 26. Februar

En evig vinter har sænket sig over skovene, og Ivalu og hendes flok lider i kulden, mens de forsøger at finde føde i det golde landskab. De er ved at miste troen på, at foråret vil komme, og de skal tage stilling til, om de vil risikere at dø af sult i de skove, de holder så meget af, eller om de skal forlade dem i håbet om at finde et sted, der vil behandle dem mildere. Sne og frost har også begravet fiskene under en tyk dyne af is ved søerne, hvor Anfred bor med sin flok. Fiskene kan ikke flygte, men de andre dyr er draget mod nord, og flokken overvejer at tage afsked med den verden, de kender. De to folk beslutter uafhængigt af hinanden, at en vandring mod nord er deres bedste chance for overlevelse – ganske uvidende om, at deres prøvelser først lige er begyndt.

Uddrag af bogen  Det må være midt på dagen, men det er svært at vide, for solen er kun fremme i korte glimt, og der er så mørkt mellem træerne, at hun bruger sin hukommelse mere end sine øjne, når hun skal finde de sikre stier på bakkerne. Ivalus fødder bliver hurtigere, da hun føler sig overbevist om, at hun bevæger sig i den rigtige retning, og hun springer over en væltet stamme og hopper fra side til side under de krogede træer. De mange forhøjninger langs stien ligner bunker af sne, men hun ved, at det er sten i alle størrelser og udformninger, og deres grå overflader var dækket af mos, før sneen faldt. Nu er stenene hvide som resten af skovbunden, og Ivalu undgår at træde på dem, for de er glatte og utilregnelige med deres skjulte sprækker og skarpe kanter.

Om forfatteren Louise Roholte (f. 1982) kommer fra Præstø. I 2001 blev hun student, og senere tog hun en bachelor i engelsk og kommunikation, men hun fandt først sin hylde, da hun begyndte at skrive i sommeren 2008. Det har hun levet af lige siden, og hun skriver bøger, fiktion til de danske ugeblade og en masse andet.

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Titel: Mere End Venner | Serie: – | Forfatter: Monica Murphy | Forlag: Flamingo | Udgivelse: 26. Februar

Det har været mit livs mest turbulente sommer. Efter at jeg fandt min nu ekskæreste i seng med min nu eks-bedsteveninde, har jeg foretaget nogle store ændringer i mit liv. Jeg har fået nye venner, et nyt arbejde og nye interesser. Men der er en helt særlig fyr, der er interesseret i mig – og jeg forstår det ikke. Jordan Tuttle kan få lige den, han vil have. Han er skolens mest populære fyr. Sexet, intelligent, rig og stjernequarterback. Han er perfekt. Og alligevel opfører han sig, som om han ikke vil have andre end … mig. Så på trods af mine bange anelser og min tvivl lader jeg ham komme tæt på mig. Sandsynligvis for tæt. Jeg opdager, at han ikke er så perfekt, når det kommer til stykket, men jeg er ved at falde for ham. Jeg ved, at han en dag vil knuse mit hjerte. Og at jeg vil lade ham gøre det.

Mere end venner er highschoolromance, der får sommerfuglene i maven til at blafre. Fyldt med sitrende teenagekærlighed, jalousi og drama.

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Titel: Zarens Skæbne | Serie: Zarens Spil #2 | Forfatter: Evelyn Skye | Forlag: Gyldendal | Udgivelse: 15. Februar

Efter hårde kampe har Vika vundet positionen som imperiets magiker, men det viser sig at være langt sværere – og farligere – end hun havde regnet med.Pasha gør klar til at overtage tronen og prøver at glemme, at den pige, han elsker, foragter ham, og at hans bedste ven er død. Magien i Rusland bliver ved at vokse, og da en udfordrer til tronen dukker op, må han gøre alt, hvad der står i hans magt, for at bevare sin position og beskytte sit rige.For Nikolai endte Zarens Spil ikke godt. Selv om han snød døden, betalte han en høj pris og er nu fanget i et skyggerige, han selv har skabt. Men da han får chancen for at vende tilbage til livet, må han beslutte, hvor langt han er parat til at gå for at redde sit eget liv.Med en revolution under opsejling og farlig ny magi i horisonten må Vika, Nikolai og Pasha kæmpe – eller se deres verden og dem selv gå under.

 

Læseåret 2018 – Hvad bringer det?

2018 bliver et år, hvor det kommer til at være lidt anderledes herinde. Jeg har besluttet mig for, at jeg i 2018 vil skære drastisk ned på mængden af anmeldereksemplarer. Nu er det jo ikke fordi jeg ikke vil læse de bøger jeg takker ja til – ellers ville jeg jo ikke spørge om at få et anmeldereksemplar, men jeg må erkende at jeg slet ikke får læst så meget som jeg gjorde inden jeg fik fuldtidsjob, og så får jeg simpelthen stress af at have 10-15 anmeldereksemplarer liggende – det er tre måneders læsestof lige der.

Det er jo lidt noget andet hvis jeg selv køber bøgerne. Så er der ingen deadline, og ingen forlag der bliver sure over at man er for længe om at få en bog anmeldt. Jeg vil gerne slippe for at skulle have de der deadlines hængende over hovedet, og for at det skal kunne lade sig gøre har jeg lidt indset, at jeg bliver nødt til at skære ned. Så kraftig nedskæring på anmeldereksemplarer – og så må jeg købe dem selv hvis det er.

Og altså, jeg er mega glad for at forlagene og forfatterne gerne vil sende mig bøger. Kære forlag og forfattere, i er awesome ❤ Men jeg bliver simpelthen nødt til at komme af med nogle af de ting der stresser mig, inden jeg ender i en evig reading slump, og så er det altså sådan her det bliver nødt til at være. Men jeg elsker jer stadig, I promise ❤

Jeg vil nemlig virkelig gerne læse flere engelske bøger. Der bliver udgivet vildt meget fantastisk på dansk, og jeg kan da også godt lide at læse på dansk – men jeg kan også godt lide at læse på engelsk, og jeg har nok savnet det lidt i 2017.

Mit læsemål for i år har jeg sat til 50 bøger. Det er ikke ret meget i forhold til hvad jeg plejer, men jeg gider virkelig ikke mere læsestress, og det får jeg altså lidt af at være bagud på min udfordring. Det tæller både lydbøger og fysiske bøger, og jeg er sikker på at jeg nok skal nå det, for det ER ret lavt sat.

Det er sat lavt, fordi jeg 1. februar starter på nyt job. Jeg vil gerne give den maks gas og yde en skide god indsats, og de første 3-4 måneder forventer jeg bliver udmattende og op ad bakke, men forhåbentlig også lærerige, så jeg kan få noget af den erfaring jeg så gerne vil have. Men det betyder jo så at jeg nok ikke får læst så meget, jeg tænker der godt kunne komme mange dage hvor jeg bare kollapser på sofaen og falder i søvn når jeg kommer hjem, og det skal der også være plads til.

Derudover, så skal der ryddes ud på mine TBR-hylder. 50+ bøger er for mange, og jeg kan mærke at der er mange af dem som jeg med 99% sikkerhed aldrig kommer til at læse. Jeg får også lidt stress af at der er så mange, men samtidig kan jeg ikke rigtig få mig selv til at skille mig af med dem – hvad nu hvis jeg fortryder? eller hvad nu hvis der gemmer sig en awesome historie indeni? Men det er sådan lige nu at jeg næsten har dårlig samvittighed over at købe nye bøger, når nu jeg faktisk har til et helt års læsning. Jeg har en kæmpe konflikt indeni, haha! Men jeg tror at det ender med at der bliver ryddet ud og skåret ned på en eller anden måde – time will tell!

Derudover, så VIL jeg til Bogforum i år! Herlufsholm dropper jeg, det var en kæmpe skuffelse, men Esbjerg Fantasyfestival skal jeg selvfølgelig også med til! Bogforum tænker jeg at deltage i om fredagen hvor der måske er lidt mindre proppet med mennesker – eller måske om søndagen. I hvert fald ikke Lørdag, for jeg kan simpelthen ikke magte så mange mennesker på så lidt plads en hel dag. Det er ikke fordi jeg får angstanfald eller noget, men jeg synes det er røvirriterende når folk står og går som sild i en tønde og det hele er så presset at man ikke kan komme ind på standene eller høre hvad der bliver sagt til foredrag og så videre. Jeg gider det sgu ikke! Jeg vil bare gerne summe rundt og købe bøger, og det er sgu lidt svært hvis man ikke kan komme rundt.

Nye Udgivelser Januar 2018 – De Engelske

Udgivelsesdatoer kan variere lidt mellem US og UK. jeg bruger US-datoerne. Nogle af udgivelserne er en del af serier, og kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger.

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  • Titel: The Cruel Prince
  • Serie: The Folk of the Air #1
  • Forfatter: Holly Black
  • Udgivelse: 2/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

 


 

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  • Titel: Blood Fury
  • Serie: Black Dagger Legacy #3
  • Forfatter: J. R. Ward
  • Udgivelse: 9/1

 

 

 

 

 

In a sexy new paranormal romance set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series, a pair of vampire warrior trainees in the Brotherhood’s program fight their attraction as they battle a new enemy, side by side.

Brothers at the Black Dagger Brotherhood training center push recruits to the limit to become faster and stronger than ever before as they prepare for the fight against the Lessening Society. Novo, a resilient survivor who is a bit rough around the edges, has overcome a great deal-including her intense attraction to suave, aristocratic Peyton, with whom she has shared a passionate physical connection. But when Peyton finally admits his true feelings for Novo, she rejects him for a more stable male. Now they must train in close quarters and eventually confront the feelings they still undoubtedly harbor for each other.

 


 

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  • Titel: Sex, not Love
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Vi Keeland
  • Udgivelse: 15/1

 

 

 

 

 

From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

 


 

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  • Titel: Between the Blade and the Heart
  • Serie: Valkyrie #1
  • Forfatter: Amanda Hocking
  • Udgivelse: 2/1

 

 

 

 

 

Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeous blue eyed guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart.

 


 

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  • Titel: The Defiant
  • Serie: The Valiant #2
  • Forfatter: Lesley Livingston
  • Udgivelse: 23/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

The darling of the Roman Empire is in for the fight of her life.

Be brave, gladiatrix… And be wary. Once you win Caesar’s love, you’ll earn his enemies’ hate.

Fallon was warned.

Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar’s victorious gladiatrix.

In this highly anticipated sequel to THE VALIANT, Fallon and her warrior sisters find themselves thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon’s heart – and her love for Roman soldier Cai – but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire.

When dark treachery and vicious power struggles threaten her hard-won freedom, the only thing that might help the girl known as Victrix save herself and her sisters is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors.

The only trouble is, they might just kill her themselves first.

 


 

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  • Titel: Moonlight Sins
  • Serie: De Vincent #1
  • Forfatter: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Udgivelse: 30/1

 

 

 

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder… 

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent… her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia…

 


 

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  • Titel: Keep Her Safe
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: K. A. Tucker
  • Udgivelse: 23/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah Marshall has had a privileged life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years: she doesn’t deserve her commendations or her medals—in fact, she deserves to be locked behind bars for what she did to a fellow officer to save her own reputation. When she finally succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life, she leaves Noah alone to carry the burden of this shocking secret, which she makes him vow never to share.

Gracie Reynolds wasn’t born into trailer park life, but after ten years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that she is a byproduct of a white mother and a black father. And they certainly don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop. Here, she and her mother can almost forget the shame he brought upon them…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep one night, asking questions.

Together, Noah and Gracie set out to uncover the truth about the Austin police department’s dark and messy past­—but the scandal they uncover is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

 


 

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  • Titel: The Curses
  • Serie: The Graces #2
  • Forfatter: Laure Eve
  • Udgivelse: 9/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picking up the pieces after the chilling events of the previous year isn’t easy, but the Graces are determined to do it. Wolf is back after a mysterious disappearance, and everyone’s eager to return to normal. Except for Summer, the youngest Grace. Summer has a knack for discovering the truth—and something is troubling her. After a trail of clues leads her to what could be the key to both her family’s mysterious past and the secret of Wolf, she’s determined to vanquish yet another curse. But exposing secrets is a dangerous game, and it’s not one Summer can win alone.

At Summer’s behest, the coven comes back together, reluctantly drawing their erstwhile friend River back into the fold. But Wolf’s behavior becomes unpredictable even as Fenrin’s strength fades, and Summer must ask herself whether the friend she so loves is also planning her family’s ultimate, cursed demise.

This riveting sequel to The Graces is saturated with magic, the destructive cost of power, the
complications of family, and the nature of forgiveness.

 


 

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  • Titel: Iron Gold
  • Serie: Red Rising #4
  • Forfatter: Pierce Brown
  • Udgivelse: 16/1

 

 

 

 

They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.

A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?

And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:

A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.

An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.

And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.

Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Goldis the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.

 


 

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  • Titel: The Hazel Wood
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Melissa Albert
  • Udgivelse: 30/1

 

 

 

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

 


 

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  • Titel: Reign the Earth
  • Serie: The Elementae #1
  • Forfatter: A. C. Gaughen
  • Udgivelse: 30/1

 

 

 

 

 

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarletwill hold readers spellbound.

 


 

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  • Titel: Everless
  • Serie: Untitled #1
  • Forfatter: Sara Holland
  • Udgivelse: 2/1

 

 

 

 

 

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

 


 

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  • Titel: Zenith
  • Serie: The Andromeda Saga #1
  • Forfatter: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
  • Udgivelse: 16/1

 

 

 

 

 

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

 


 

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  • Titel: Thunderhead
  • Serie: Arc of Scythe #1
  • Forfatter: Neal Shusterman
  • Udgivelse: 9/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?

 


 

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  • Titel: Reign of the Fallen
  • Serie: Reign of the Fallen #1
  • Forfatter: Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Udgivelse: 23/1

 

 

 

 

 

Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

 


 

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  • Titel: Markswoman
  • Serie: Asiana #1
  • Forfatter: Rati Mehrotra
  • Udgivelse: 23/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.

When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.

Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra–and for Asiana.

But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.

 


 

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  • Titel: The Night Masquerade
  • Serie: Binti #3
  • Forfatter: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Udgivelse: 16/1

 

 

 

 

 

The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don’t miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

 


 

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  • Titel: Cast in Deception
  • Serie: The Chronicles of Elantra #13
  • Forfatter: Michelle Sagara
  • Udgivelse: 23/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

Private Kaylin Neya thought her home couldn’t possibly get more crowded. But when one of her housemates, Annarion, decides to undertake the Barrani Test of Name, his friends refuse to let him face his task alone–and Kaylin’s sentient home, Helen, is the only structure capable of shielding the rest of Elantra from the magnitude of their power.

Annarion and Mandoran almost caused the destruction of the High Halls once already. Add nine of their closest friends, and the danger is astronomically higher–especially since these guests are at the heart of a political firestorm. Imprisoned almost a millennium ago, their recent freedom threatens the rulership of several prominent Barrani families, and the machinations of those Lords make it almost impossible to tell friend from foe. As political tensions ramp up, the shadows beneath the High Halls are seeking a freedom that has never been possible before. Kaylin must find a way to keep those shadows from escaping, or that freedom will destroy her city, the empire and everything she holds dear.

 


 

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  • Titel: A Time of Dread
  • Serie: Of Blood and Bone #1
  • Forfatter: John Gwynne
  • Udgivelse: 11/1

 

 

 

 

 

The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago. They were in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. On that day a great battle was fought, the Ben-Elim and Kadoshim joined by allies from the races of both men and giants, and a great victory was won.

Now much of the Banished Lands is ruled by the Ben-Elim, who have made this world their home, extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. But peace is fragile within the realm and the Kadoshim that remain are now amassing on the edges of the empire….

Threats long in the shadows are about to strike.

 

Nye Udgivelser Januar 2018 – De Danske

Vær opmærksom på, at bagsideteksten fra bøger som er en del af en serie kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger, ligesom udgivelsesdatoen også kan ændre sig.

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  • Titel: En Af Os Lyver
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Karen M. McManus
  • Forlag: CarlsenPuls
  • Udgivelse: 9/1

 

 

 

 

Alle har hemmeligheder, ikke? Det, der betyder noget, er hvor langt du vil gå for at beskytte dem.

En helt almindelig mandag eftermiddag mødes fem studerende på Bayview High til eftersidning:

Brownyn, stræberen, som er på vej mod Yale og altid følger reglerne.

Addy, skønheden, som har lagt sit liv i hænderne på sin kæreste.

Nate, forbryderen, som er skolens lokale pusher.

Cooper, stjernen, som er alle pigers drøm og skolens baseball-stjerne.

Og Simon, outsideren, som er manden bag skolens berygtede gossip-app.

… men Simon kommer ikke ud af lokalet i live den mandag. Og tirsdag havde han planlagt at poste noget saftig sladder på sin app om de fire andre. Er én af de fire skyldige i Simons mord? Eller er morderen en helt anden? 

 

 


 

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  • Titel: Sølvmasken
  • Serie: Magisterium #4
  • Forfatter: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
  • Forlag: Alvilda
  • Udgivelse: 8/1

 

 

 

 

 Hvis du leder efter et alternativ til HARRY POTTER, så læs denne bog!

– The Guardian

En dramatisk udviklingshistorie, der holder læseren hen i spænding.

– Publishers Weekly

Magernes samfund har i årtier frygtet Constantine Madden, der erklærede døden – og magerne – krig og forsøgte at genoplive de døde.

Tingene gik ikke helt, som han ønskede … Nu lever hans sjæl videre i magikerlærlingen Callum Hunt, som er fængslet, bandlyst af magikersamfundet og anklaget for at have slået sin bedste ven ihjel. Og værre endnu er han mistænkt for at have evnen og magten til at vække de døde til live – ligesom Constantine.

Da det lykkes Callum at flygte fra fængslet, går det op for ham, at han kan blive tvunget til at leve Constantines liv, og han står over for sin allerstørste udfordring: Skal han føre Constantines store plan ud i livet? Skal han forråde sine venner og læremestre og tilintetgøre alt det, han nogen sinde har holdt af? Har han noget valg?

 


 

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  • Titel: Tankens Magt
  • Serie: Dødsdoktrinen #2
  • Forfatter: James Dashner
  • Forlag: Høst & Søn
  • Udgivelse: 19/1

 

 

 

 

Dødsdoktrinen – Tankens magt fortsætter, hvor Sjælens øje slap, og byder på en verden med hyperavanceret teknologi, cyberterrorister og gaming ud over læsernes vildeste fantasi … og værste mareridt.

VirtNettet tilbyder en total nedsænkning af krop og sind i en kæmpemæssig, virtuel verden, men det er blevet et farligt sted efter den onde Kaine, en kunstig intelligens, begyndte sit spil. Det er op til Michael og hans venner at tage kampen op mod Kaine, som vil bryde ud af VirtNettet og overtage jorden, men det er ikke så nemt. Michaels verden blev vendt på hovedet da han fandt ud af, at han faktisk ikke er et menneske, men blot en kunstig intelligens, og han udkæmper nu en hård indre kamp for at forstå denne nye virkelighed. Hvem er ven, og hvem er fjende, når Michael selv er en Tangent ligesom Kaine?

 


 

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  • Titel: Trommer i Det Fjerne
  • Serie: Outlander #4
  • Forfatter: Diana Gabaldon
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • Udgivelse: 16/1

 

 

 

 

Fjerde bog i den succesfulde Outlander-serie, der vises på Netflix og Viaplay.

Ægteparret Claire og Jamie Fraser er efter et skibbrud havnet i de amerikanske kolonier og står nu over for et svært valg: Enten må de vende tilbage til et forarmet Skotland plaget af fattigdom og nød, eller også må de vove at begynde et nyt liv i Den Nye Verden, skønt Claire ved, at Den Amerikanske Revolution lurer i horisonten.

 


 

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  • Titel: Hvor Solen Skinner Om Natten
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Annie Bahnson
  • Forlag: CarlsenPuls
  • Udgivelse: 16/1

 

 

 

 

Vi jagter alle friheden. Men frihed ser forskellig ud, alt efter øjnene der ser.

Pigerne Freddy og Lulu rejser til Grækenland, da de er blevet studenter. De længes efter nogle ugers frihed, inden det nye studieliv med nye forpligtelser skal begynde – i hvert fald for Freddy, hvis far allerede er i gang med finde lejlighed til hende og lægge planer for hele hendes fremtidige liv. Lulu derimod, ved egentlig ikke, hvad der venter, når hun kommer hjem.

Et helt andet sted i verden begiver Habib sig ud på en farefuld færd over Middelhavet. Han må ud af Syrien, så han ikke bliver en del af Assads hær, og hans kurs er sat mod Danmark, hvor han håber at blive genforenet med sin kæreste, Jamil, som også er flygtet fra det regime, hvor homoseksualitet er en dødssynd.

På en græsk ø krydses deres spor – og de næste uger vil vise dem alle, at frihed ser forskellig ud, afhængig af, hvem der stræber efter den.

 


 

 

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  • Titel: Små Onde Svin
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: John Kenn Mortensen
  • Forlag: Høst & Søn
  • Udgivelse: 26/1

 

 

 

Da 13-årige Sebastians mor bliver indlagt med nervøst sammenbrud, må Sebastian flytte til Lolland hos sin onkel Gunnar på hans ruin af en herregård. Nætterne på Kragenborg er ensomme og fulde af lyde, skikkelser og søvngængeri. Sebastian ser en mand med en økse, en kæmpe gris med tre ben og en lille rød dør. Og den gamle elevator sætter hele tiden i gang af sig selv. Drømmer han, eller er han vågen? Er han blevet gal ligesom sin mor? Og er der noget, der vil ham til livs?

 


 

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  • Titel: Morrigan Crows Magiske Prøvelser
  • Serie: Nevermoor #1
  • Forfatter: Jessica Townsend
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • Udgivelse: 30/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endnu ingen beskrivelse.

 

 

 


 

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  • Titel: Halsbåndet
  • Serie: The Submissive #5
  • Forfatter: Tara Sue Me
  • Forlag: People’s Press
  • Udgivelse: 2/1

 

 

 

 

 

Femte bog i den erotiske Submissive-serie om Abby og Nathaniel.

Tara Sue Me introducerer et rygende hedt nyt par i Abby og Nathaniels verden og undersøger den glødende lidenskab mellem Jeff og Dena.

Nathaniel og Abby kæmper med udfordringerne i deres eget parforhold, da de får en overraskende opringning fra Dena og Jeff, som har brug for deres hjælp til at holde sammen på deres lidenskabelige forhold.

Sammen vil de alle fire genopdage, hvad det vil sige at stole på hinanden og at overgive sig til hinanden helt uden forbehold.

 


 

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  • Titel: Udfriet
  • Serie: The Hacker #3
  • Forfatter: Meredith Wild
  • Forlag: People’s Press
  • Udgivelse: 2/1

 

 

 

 

 

Tredje bog i den erotiske serie om Blake Landon og Erica Hathaway.

Software-mogulen Blake Landon har mødt sin ligemand i stædige Erica Hathaway. Men selvom hans kontrollerende facon og hendes uafhængige natur skaber problemer, har Blake ikke tænkt sig at lade Erica forsvinde fra sit liv.

Erica er også overbevist om, at de sammen vil kunne overvinde alle udfordringer, men efterhånden som Blake forlanger mere og mere af hende og tester grænserne for hendes kærlighed, opdager hun skjulte og mørkere sider af hans lidenskab.

Samtidig er de truet udefra. Da Ericas firma kommer i fare, bliver Blake mere og mere frustreret, mens han prøver at beskytte hende fra dem, der vil ødelægge hende for at nå ham. Kan deres forhold overleve, når Blakes fjender går over grænsen og truer mere end blot Ericas levevej?