Nye Udgivelser Oktober 2019 – De Engelske

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

Titel: Ninth House | Serie: Ninth House #1 | Forfatter: Leigh Bardugo | Genre: Adult Fantasy, Contemporary | Udgivelse: 8. Oktober | Goodreads

The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

Titel: Rebel | Serie: Legend #4 | Forfatter: Marie Lu | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 1. Oktober | Goodreads

Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel.

With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale.

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe―even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

Titel: The Grace Year | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kim Liggett | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 8. Oktober | Goodreads

A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture!

“A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author


Survive the year.

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.

In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.

With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between. 

Titel: Crier’s War | Serie: Crier’s War #1 | Forfatter: Nina Varela | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 1. Oktober

After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.

Titel: The Memory Thief | Serie: – | Forfatter: Lauren Mansy | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Oktober

In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.

Titel: The Never Tilting World | Serie: The Never Tilting World #1 | Forfatter: Rin Chupeco | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

Titel: The Good Luck Girls | Serie: The Good Luck Girls #1 | Forfatter: Charlotte Nicole Davis | Genre: YA Fantasy, Historisk Fiktion | Udgivelse: 1. Oktober

Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.


When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

Titel: War Girls | Serie: War Girls #1 | Forfatter: Tochi Onyebuchi | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther–inspired Nigeria.

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.

In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life.

Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

And they’re willing to fight an entire war to get there.

Acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi has written an immersive, action-packed, deeply personal novel perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Marie Lu, and Paolo Bacigalupi.

Titel: Fireborne | Serie: The Aurelian Cycle #1 | Forfatter: Rosaria Munda | Genre: YA Fantasy, Drager | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

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Nye Udgivelser Oktober 2019 – 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.

Titel: Når Hjertet Er En Elpisker | Serie: – | Forfatter: Mette Vedsø | Forlag: Høst & Søn | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 3/10

Når hjertet er en elpisker er en hjertevarm og filmisk roman om fire forskellige mennesker i en trappeopgang, der rykker tæt sammen, da livet føles overvældende. Halvvejs gennem 1. g. falder Pi om på gulvet midt i engelsktimen. Hun har længe følt sig utilpas og presset og må nu sygemeldes på ubestemt tid med angst. Hendes forældre er forstående og overbeviste om, at hun snart skal komme tilbage igen, og gymnasievennerne sender søde beskeder med ønsker om god bedring. Pi selv har svært ved at mærke noget som helst, men et møde med den udviklingshæmmede pige, Vicky, som bor oppe ovenpå, åbner op for nye måder at anskue livet på.  

Titel: Den Sorte Enkes By | Serie: Rød og Blå #1 | Forfatter: Nicole Boyle Rødtnes | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 3. Oktober

I byen Viduana lever mænd og kvinder helt adskilt. Opdelingen bevarer freden i en verden af kaos. Men ikke alle kan overholde grænsen mellem kønnene …

CLARA er lige fyldt 18 år og er nu tvunget til at deltage i forplantningspligten.
SILAS lever under slavelignende tilstande i mændenes kvarter. Han vil gerne ændre byen, men det kræver et ubærligt offer at få indflydelse.
EMMAs mor dør, og hun må flytte ind hos sin bedstemor, den sorte enke, som regerer Viduana med hård hånd. Men Emma skjuler en hemmelighed, der kan koste hende livet.

Velkommen til Viduana, hvor forelskelse er forbudt, og ethvert forsøg på flugt straffes med døden.

DEN SORTE ENKES BY er første bog i trilogien RØD OG BLÅ.

Titel: Byernes Kamp | Serie: Mortal Engines #4 | Forfatter: Philip Reeve | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 3. Oktober

“Mortal Engines”-bøgerne foregår i et fantastisk univers, hvor verdens byer er blevet mobile.

Dette er den fjerde og sidse bog i serien – første bog er filmatiseret af Peter Jackson.

Titel: Kampen om Utopia | Serie: – | Forfatter: Pia Reesen Brønnum | Forlag: mellemgaard | Genre: Dystopi | Udgivelse: 15. August

Hovedpersonen Lisa på 18 år har mistet sin mor i en meget tidlig alder og har stadig svært ved helt at komme sig over sorgen. Hun er nu blevet en indadvendt gymnasieelev uden planer for fremtiden.

En sommerdag er hun og hendes bror, Alex, der nu er blevet pilot, og hendes stedsøster, Mona, sammen taget på en afslappende flyvetur fra den lokale flyveplads, men flyveturen udvikler sig slet ikke som planlagt. Langtfra. De ender i en mystisk orkan og et ekstremt tordenvejr, hvor lyn slår ned i flyet, så motoren sætter ud. Nu gælder det liv og død, for foran dem er der kun det mørke hav, og flyet er på vej nedad.

En underlig lille ø dukker brat op og ligner absolut ikke en dansk ø med dens klipper, urskove og et bjerg. Hvis de skal redde livet, må de nødlande på øen, ellers dør de, men er det en sikker ø, og hvem bor der, og hvordan kommer de hjem igen? Det bliver starten på et mareridt … 

Titel: Stjernernes Skæbne | Serie: Fønixens Hjerte #6 | Forfatter: Christina Ramskov | Forlag: mellemgaard | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Vulpes er død og har videregivet Jordens hjerte til Dargo, som nu måske skal være en del af rådet, men en stor fare lurer lige bag dem. Krigen er ikke slut, kun lige begyndt. Hekala og Zecons plan fortsætter, og Maria og hendes venner er som altid midt i det hele, klar til at hjælpe.

Marias fremtid har aldrig været mere vigtig, og de valg, hun skal tage nu, kan ændre alt i den magiske verden, vores egen og andres. Maria, hendes venner, familien og rådets eventyr forsætter. Manges skæbne blive opdaget, som giver flere spørgsmål end svar.

Kan rådet nå at samle sig, kan de gøre en forskel, eller er det for sent? Vil dæmonerne gå i krig i Pangea? Vil magiske væsner komme til menneskenes verden? Og vil Maria endelig opdage den hemmelighed, visse elever på Manatecus-skolen bærer på? En hemmelighed, som kan ændre alle verdeners skæbne! 

Titel: Holly’s Hemmelighed | Serie: Woodwalkers #3 | Forfatter: Katja Brandis | Forlag: Arena | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Tredje bind i serien Woodwalkers.
Fantasy-serien Woodwalkers er skrevet af den tyske forfatter Katja Brandis. Seriens seks bind har opnået stor popularitet i Tyskland. Woodwalkers er illustreret af Claudia Carls og oversat fra tysk til dansk af Birgit Fuglsang.

Titel: Veni Vidi Vicki | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kathrine Assels | Forlag: Jensen & Dalgaard | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 15. Oktober

Over en tre kilometer lang strækning mellem to landsbyer står en dag VICKI skrevet med mintgrønt kridt for hver tiende meter. Samtidig pågår et andet sted i landet eftersøgningen efter Emilie Meng, hvilket får pigen Mias mor til at flippe helt ud. Men Mia ved godt, hvem der har skrevet klassekammeraten Vickis navn.
En roman om at opdage, at selv dem, der ser perfekte ud på afstand, har deres at slås med.

Titel: Fjeldgænger | Serie: – | Forfatter: Julie Clausen | Forlag: Turbine | Genre: YA Contemporary, Thriller | Udgivelse: 25. Oktober

Rebekka har taget orlov fra religionsstudiet og skal være et halvt år i Aasiaat i Grønland.
”Det bliver så godt for dig,” siger Rebekkas mor, men hvad er det egentlig, hun er taget derop for? Det står mere og mere uklart for Rebekka, som dagene går i det gamle kristne hotel Gudhjem, hvor hun arbejder i receptionen og afholder bibelaftener. Samtidig begynder der at ske mystiske ting omkring hende. Den gamle dame Hanne mener, der er noget helt galt på hotellet, rengøringsdamen nægter at gøre rent på værelse 209, en ung mand dukker både op på hotellet og i Rebekkas drømme, og folk i byen snakker om fjeldgængeren Paalu, der er kommet ned fra fjeldet og nu leder efter et offer.
Rebekka forsøger at holde fast i sin kristne tro, men langsomt mister hun fornemmelsen for, hvad der er virkelighed, og hvad der er fantasi. Noget tyder på, at hendes fortid og alle de hemmeligheder, hun har efterladt hjemme i Danmark, er ved at indhente hende – med fatale konsekvenser til følge …

Titel: Forbund | Serie: Karana Galaksen #3 | Forfatter: Cecilie Eken | Forlag: Høst & Søn | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 29. Oktober

Forbund er tredje og sidste bog i Cecilie Ekens storslåede sci-fantasy-serie om styrke og sårbarhed, menneskelighed og umenneskelighed, magtkampe, intriger og kærlighed på trods. Saga og hendes medrejsende ombord på rumskibet Brimdir sætter kurs mod Aohm for at advare Den Øverste Cirkel og afværge fyrst Almaz’ forsøg på at overtage magten i galaksen. Men de er oppe mod stærke og kyniske kræfter, for fyrsterne fra Kamenia er ikke alene om at mene, at tiden er løbet fra Forbundet. For at finde allierede i en afgørende kamp for det, hun tror på, må Saga tage chancer, der kan koste både hende og andre livet. Og for Illarion – den fjende, hun har valgt at stole på – er tiden nu inde til endeligt at vælge side.

Nye Udgivelser September 2019 – De Engelske

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

Som noget nyt har jeg tilføjet link til Goodreads –  noget jeg ikke har tænkt over før, men som det gik op for mig faktisk nok er meget rart at have.

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Titel: Five Dark Fates | Serie: Three Dark Crowns #4 | Forfatter: Kendare Blake | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. September | Goodreads

After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.

Queen Katharine’s rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.

In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

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Titel: Darkdawn | Serie: Nevernight #3 | Forfatter: Jay Kristoff | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. September |  Goodreads

The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.

But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.

Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?

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Titel: The Lady Rogue | Serie: – | Forfatter: Jenn Bennet | Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. September

The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.

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Titel: A Little Hatred | Serie: The Age of Madness #1 | Forfatter: Joe Abercrombie | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 17. September | Goodreads

From New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie comes the first book in a new blockbuster fantasy trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die.

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta – socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union – plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another…

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Titel: When She Reigns | Serie: Falles Isles #3 | Forfatter: Jodi Meadows | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 10. September | Goodreads

The First Dragon

The Great Abandonment has begun. Panic has seized the Fallen Isles, where no one knows which god will rise next. Mira Minkoba believes her dreams hold the secret to bringing an end to the destruction, but in order to save her people, she’ll have to find a legendary treasure: the bones of the first dragon.

The Last Hope

Mira’s desperate search leads the Hopebearer and her friends on a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territory: the Algotti Empire itself. The empress is more than willing to help—for an impossible price. And as tensions escalate beneath the shadows of the risen gods, Mira grapples with a terrifying question: What will she have to sacrifice to preserve what she loves?

The explosive finale to Jodi Meadows’s Fallen Isles trilogy is ablaze with sizzling romance and fiery magic as Mira’s fight to save dragons from extinction evolves into a mission to save her world from annihilation.

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Titel: Verify | Serie: Verify #1 | Forfatter: Joelle Charbonneau | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 24. September | Goodreads

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she turns on the news, she hears only the facts. When she swipes the pages of her online textbooks, she reads only the truth. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels the pride everyone in the country feels about the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the government presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world full of facts she’s never heard and a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” she has been taught or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country, and the wrong word can get Meri killed.

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Titel: Rated | Serie: – | Forfatter: Melissa Grey | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 3. September | Goodreads

Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility.

The higher it soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated daily and available for all to see.

But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will shake the lives of six special students — and the world beyond.

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Titel: Serpent & Dove | Serie: Serpent & Dove #1 | Forfatter: Shelby Mahurin | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. September | Goodreads

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

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Titel: Bid My Soul Farewell | Serie: Give the Dark My Love #2 | Forfatter: Beth Revis | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 24. September | Goodreads

The stunning finale of the epic fantasy duology from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.

Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darkness–but can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price?

Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori “Grey” Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.

Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.

But, still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?

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Titel: Steel Tide | Serie: Seafire #2 | Forfatter: Natalie C. Parker | Genre: YA Fantasy, Eventyr, Pirater | Udgivelse: 17. September | Goodreads

The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she’s not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair’s clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment’s notice should trouble come their way.

But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric’s fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She’ll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair’s reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.

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Titel: A Treason of Thorns | Serie: – | Forfatter: Laura E. Weymouth | Genre: YA Historisk Fantasy | Udgivelse: 10. September | Goodreads

Dark, gripping, and utterly unique, this atmospheric historical fantasy from critically acclaimed author Laura E. Weymouth is perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood and Caraval.

Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy.

That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything.

Now she’s been given a chance to return home. But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered. Wild with grief, Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. As its tormented magic ravages the countryside, Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

A house left unchecked will lead to ruin.

But I will not let it ruin me.

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Titel: Gideon the Ninth | Serie: The Ninth Hourse #1 | Forfatter: Tamsyn Muir | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBT | Udgivelse: 10. September | Goodreads

Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton.

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

 

Nye Udgivelser September 2019 – 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: Overhovedet Ikke Okay | Serie: – | Forfatter: Laura Steven | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 1. September

Izzy O’Neill:

  • Fattig forældreløs
  • Spirende komiker
  • Verdensklasseluder – tilsyneladende…

Det er i hvert fald, hvad skolerygterne siger. Hun forsøger at grine ad det, for ingen skal bestemme, hvem og hvad hunher. Men da der pludselig florerer nøgenbilleder af hende og en politikers søn, bliver hendes liv centrum for en landsdækkende slutshamingskampagne.

Izzy har aldrig skammet sig over sig selv før, og hun nægter at begynde på det nu. Men det kræver alt, hvad hun har i sig, at holde hovedet højt. Og undervejs opdager hun noget: Den måde, verden behandler teenagepiger på, er ikke okay. Den er overhovedet ikke okay.

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Titel: Kaldet fra Galathea | Serie: Awen #1 | Forfatter: Nathali og Bettina Liane | Forlag: Turbine | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 6. September

Awen 1.

Kaldet fra Galathea er den første ud af fem bøger i serien Awen, en ny, storslået fantasyserie for børn og unge. Fjortenårige Aias liv ændrer sig for altid, da hun finder en forladt kuffert på sit dørtrin. Kufferten fører Aia og hendes tvillingebror, Peter, til det mystiske skib Galathea, der kan sejle mellem magiske verdener.

På skibet bliver Aia og andre jævnaldrende uddannede som vogtere af den forunderlige verden Igdrafell. Truslen lurer nemlig altid i form af en gruppe ved navn Morkinskinna. Med kraften over blod og knogler vil de dræbe vogterne og udslette Igdrafell. Aia og Peter giver sig i kast med deres træning som vogtere, men da Aia opdager, at de mørke Morkinskinna-kræfter løber i hendes årer, sættes hun for alvor på prøve. På Galathea trænes hun i at kæmpe mod mørket, men kan hun mon overvinde mørket i sig selv?

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Titel: Den Blå Portal | Serie: Skæbneløs #2 | Forfatter: Linette Harpsøe | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 10. September

Enden er nær. Snart vil døden indtage jeres elskede verden, og balancen mellem de to dimensioner vil for evigt være knust.

En grusom og nådesløs smitte hærger blandt Arkis folk og efterlader ofrene som levende døde. Sirika er overbevist om, at balancen i Den Hinsides Verden er blevet forstyrret, og de eneste, som kan hjælpe med at genoprette den, er de formskiftende theanere. Sammen drager Arki og Sirika sydpå. Desværre når de ikke langt, før en shaman kaster sin forbandelse på Arki, og de må fortsætte hver for sig.

Madiga plages af et blåt lys. Det trækker i hende og kommer ofte nærmere, men aldrig så tæt på, at hun kan undersøge, hvad det er. Da hun får titlen som Nationens Forkynder, beder Kongens Garde hende forkynde den unge mand Odan som Nationens kommende konge.

Men smitten har allerede et godt tag i ham, og under ceremonien modtager Madiga ilde varsler om Odans og landets fremtid. Sammen med Bjarko og dragen Ra må Madiga rejse ud for at finde sandheden om Odans fortid. Ingen ved dog, at det blå lys og smitten blot er begyndelsen på den altoverskyggende ondskab, som er på vej.

Den blå portal er andet bind i serien Skæbneløs.

Omslagsgrafiker: BRETH DESIGN v/Mette Breth

Illustreret af: Stinna Danger

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Titel: Bare Os To | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kåra Bliutgen | Forlag: TØKK | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 11. September

Ungdomsroman om fatalt venskab – og ny spirende kærlighed:
Mark og Magnus. Bedste venner, lige dedikerede, samme mål. Og så Emma. Som en kile, der trænger sig ind. Marks verden går i stykker. Først vreden, så jalousien og dernæst udfordringen ‒ eller var det bare en uskyldig leg? ‒ der går helt, helt galt. Kan man leve videre bagefter?

Omslagsgrafiker: Bogmager.dk

Omslagsillustrator: Aske Schmidt Rose

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Titel: Qul Sasas Skygger | Serie: Stjernekrønikerne #3 | Forfatter: Mads Schack-Lindhardt | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 12. September

Det siges, at der findes en underverden i Tir-Nâzral. En skyggeverden gemt i mørket mellem rødderne. Et sted uden lys med monstre, ældgammel glemt magi og dystre steder, hvor ondskaben regerer.
Thiyaranah er forsvundet, og det eneste spor, Sebastian har, er hendes blodige øreflip samt to ord på et stykke pergament.
I sin søgen efter hende støder Sebastian og Storm på en gammel kult, som De Unavngivne i sin tid brugte til at jagte Udsendinge, der misbrugte deres beføjelser. De hvirvles ind i en hæsblæsende jagt i dybet under det enorme træ, hvor det går op for Sebastian, at ikke alt i Tir-Nâzral er, som det ser ud til.
Qul Sasas Skygger er tredje bind af den episke fantasyserie Stjernekrønikerne.

Omslagsgrafiker: Peter Palmqvist Skjøtt Poulsen

Omslagsillustrator: Kristian Nüsser

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Titel: Dødens Engel | Serie: Fortællinger fra Døden #3 | Forfatter: K. L. Berger | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 13. September

Fortællinger fra Døden 3.

Søg Jahve, og han vil give jer detsvar, I længes efter. Søg sandheden, og I vil finde forståelsen. Søg løgnen, og I vil finde modet.
Det er århundreder siden, at Døden snød Himlen og Helvede for deres retsmæssige sjæle – men da sandheden om bedraget kommer for dagen, får det vidtrækkende konsekvenser for alle. Inklusive menneskene.
Dommedag er få uger væk, og med Helvedesriddernes genopstandelse slutter Raven, Zeph og Dalia sig til krigerne. Vil Jahve endelig give dem de svar, de behøver? Vil sandheden bringe lys over Dommedag? Og hvad er det for en løgn, som ifølge Døden indeholder modet selv?
De tre halvbørn står over for deres hidtil hårdeste prøve, når alt kulminerer, og menneskehedens eksistens står på spil.
Dødens engel er tredje og sidste bind i Fortællinger fra Døden.
”God gedigen fantasy, som også yngre læsere af Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Benni Bødker, Lene Dybdahl og Josefine Ottesen kan glæde sig til.”– Litteratursiden om Døden lyver aldrig.

Omslagsgrafiker: Peter Palmqvist Skjøtt Poulsen

Omslagsillustrator: Eamon O’Donoghue

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Titel: Hidkalderen | Serie: Summoner #1 | Forfatter: Kristoffer J. Andersen | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. September

Pelles største drøm er at spille Summoner. Et sejt samlekortspil hvor man hidkalder store monstre og smider dem i hovedet på hinanden i en episk kamp om verdensherredømmet. Problemet er bare at han ikke må være med. Han er åbenbart for dårlig! Men hvordan skal han blive bedre hvis han ikke må spille?
Ved at tilbyde et sjældent kort til de andre får han endelig lov til at være med. Men så snart Pelle begynder at spille, kommer monstrene ud af spillet og prøver at dræbe ham.
Lige pludselig er Pelles største drøm IKKE at være med. For det er ikke let at gå i femte klasse når man bliver jagtet af en vengalsk dødsridder. Især når det kun er Pelle der kan se ham!

En bog om venskab, kærlighed, og det at acceptere sig selv som …
Nej, det er sgu kedeligt! Det er en bog om store monstre, sværd, interdimensionelle væsner der vil overtage verden, masser af action og lamme jokes.
Læs den!

Omslagsgrafiker: Danielle Finster

Omslagsillustrator: Ditte K. Gade

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Titel: Ildstorm | Serie: Ovanienprofetierne #3  | Forfatter: Lene Dybdal | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. September

I stormen af ild skal prøven stå. Vil kærlighed sejre eller riget forgå?

I nord forbereder adelshusene sig på krig,
og mod syd samler sultanen sine tropper
for at gå efter magten i kongestaden.

På Stormenborg drømmer Skyriel
sig langt væk. Hun føler sig fanget mellem
familiens og Alainons planer,
men hvad vil hun selv?

Med hjælp fra den bortløbne slave Nitu finder hun svaret.

Det bliver begyndelsen på en rejse gennem
Ovanerrigets mørkeste afkroge
fra uhumske fangehuller,
til kulsorte krypter og en storm af ild.
Men også kærligheden lurer
i jagten på Den Tredje Profeti.

Læs den hæsblæsende afslutning på Ovanienprofetierne.

Omslagsgrafiker: Danielle Finster

Omslagsillustrator: Danielle Finster

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Titel: Basismagi C | Serie – | Forfatter: Katrine Skovgaard | Forlag: Silhuet | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. September

Efter Signes kemibog forvandler sig til en lærebog i magi, bliver hun hvirvlet ind i en forunderlig magisk verden. Hun møder nye venner og bliver undervist i magiske besværgelser, alkymi og eliksirer, men teknik og videnskab har overtaget mystikken i magien. Er det meningen, at det skal være sådan? Magi har desuden konsekvenser, og inden Signe får set sig om, må hun kæmpe for at redde sin mor, sine venner og sig selv fra kræfter, hun kun lige er begyndt at forstå.

Omslagsgrafiker: Manfred Christiansen

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Titel: Pandora | Serie: Vulkanvinter #1 | Forfatter: Christian Engkilde | Forlag: Silhuet | Genre: Dystopi | Udgivelse: 14. September

Vulkanvinter.

I det sydlige Asien går en supervulkan i udbrud og udløser voldsomme klimaændringer over hele Jorden. Civilisationen bukker under, og kun få formår at overleve den bølge af naturkatastrofer, som følger efter udbruddet. 30 år efter udbruddet har de overlevende forsøgt at skabe sig et nyt liv i ruinerne af den gamle verden, men det er ikke let i en verden, hvor den stærkeste har ret og få sidder på magten. Pandora er sytten år gammel og bor med sin far oppe i bjergene. De lever et simpelt liv, langt fraødelæggelserne omkring dem. Men da Pandoras far tvinges væk for at arbejde som læge for en lokal krigsherre, beslutter Pandora sig for at rejse ud i en ukendt verden for at befri ham. En verden, som møder hende med mistro, løgn og vold, men hvor hun også møder venskab og kærlighed, hvor hun mindst venter det.

Omslagsgrafiker: Manfred Christiansen

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Titel: Devotstjernens Hånd | Serie: Djævlepassagen #2 | Forfatter: Karen Inge Nielsen | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 14. September

Månen skinner blegt over Sortedammen, da den nye Stormester træder frem. Som i trance lytter han til Slangens hvislende stemme, mens han stirrer ud over den bølgende tåge, hvor Helvedeshunden langsomt kommer til syne. Inden længe vil Djævlepassagen åbne sig, og Mørkets Herre vil indtage hans krop.
Mørket lukker sig om Marcus og Kira, da Sortedammens tåge indhyller herregården Herstedholm og med ét forandrer alt. Den ruin, lokalbefolkningen mener, Herstedholm er, viser sig for dem i al sit forfald. Selvom stedet er ubeboeligt for mennesker, er det tydeligt, at andre væsner kan skjule sig mellem de gamle mure. Herregårdens historie rummer mange dystre hemmeligheder, der rækker ud af historiens mørke, lige fra troldkvinden Maren og til det sidste århundredes sindssygehospital. Ikke alle fortidens rædsler forbliver glemt i den forbandede nat, som Marcus og Kira må kæmpe sig igennem for at overleve.
Hurtigt går det op for Marcus og Kira, at der er mere på spil end blot at slippe ud af den hjemsøgte herregård. Helvedes dæmoner kradser mod porten til Djævlepassagen, og kun de tre relikvier i Devotstjernens hånd kan forhindre den i at åbne sig.

Omslagsgrafiker: Ann Kirstine Brøgger Sørensen

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Titel: Gudindens Avatar | Serie: Gudernes Krig #1 | Forfatter: Henriette Hesselholdt | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. September

Den unge præstelærling, Paleon,
bliver trukket ud af det trygge kloster
på en hemmelighedsfuld færd
gennem landet Serelia.
Han skal hjælpe med at bringe
elveren, Si’il, til gudinden Haias tempel
hvor hun har en vigtig plads at udfylde
i den lurende krig mellem guderne.
Med sig har de tre gamle krigskammerater
der hver gemmer på deres hemmeligheder,
samt en ung kvinde med en tilsværtet sjæl.

Gudindens avatar er første bog
i serien Gudernes krig
hvor mennesker, elvere,
trolde og vampyrer
kæmper for deres guder,
og guderne kæmper
for deres egen magt.

Omslagsgrafiker: Danielle Finster

Omslagsillustrator: Danielle Finster

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Titel: Dronningernes Erindringer | Serie: Mindelandet #1 | Forfatter: Line Wenzel | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. September

Dronningeslægten i Sunira besidder som de eneste i landet magiske evner, men prisen er høj: Hver gang de bruger magi, må de ofre et minde.

I sine 17 år har prinsesse Tella levet beskyttet på slottet sammen med sin mor dronning Leonora, men alt ændres da Melina, en udstødt adelig fra Leonoras fortid, dukker op og truer med at afsløre dronningernes hemmeligheder. Leonoras minder fra dengang er ofret i bytte for magien, og Tella bliver derfor tvunget ud på en rejse for at finde ud af hvilke hemmeligheder Melina kender til.
På vejen møder Tella flere af de magikere dronningeslægten benægter eksistensen af, og hun bliver konfronteret med generationers bedrag. Hun må kæmpe alt hvad hun har lært, for dronningernes hemmeligheder kan få vidtrækkende konsekvenser, og Melina vil gå langt for at skade Tellas familie.

Dronningernes Erindringer er første bind i fantasy-serien Mindelandet om de mange hemmeligheder i Suniras dronningeslægt og de store ofre magien kræver.

Omslagsillustrator: Danielle Finster

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Titel: Element-Prøven | Serie: Sprækken til Luscuro #1 | Forfatter: Julie Midtgaard | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 15. September

Bålets flammer danser og hvæser. Jeg vrider mig. Rebene flår i huden. Tilskuernes messen ætser sig ind i min hjerne: ”Heks, heks, heks!”En mørk sprække flænger ilden med et højt brøl. Sprækken udvider sig. Flammer, gløder og aske hvirvler ind i mørket. Jeg bliver slynget samme vej.

I 1600-tallets Aalborg straffes trolddom med døden,
og før 14-årige Gry ved af det, sender en hekseanklage hende på bålet.
Men de glubske flammer brænder hende ikke som de burde.
I stedet tvinger mystiske kræfter hende på en farefuld rejse til Luscuro; en magisk verden hærget af ødelæggelse og krig.
Hun kan ikke vende hjem, men kan hun finde sin plads i Luscuro?
For at bevise sit værd må hun først bestå elementprøven.
Mægtige kræfter lurer, og snart opdager Gry at hun ved noget som nogen vil gøre alt for at holde skjult …

Elementprøven er første bind i serien Sprækken til Luscuro. Her støder Gry på både venskab og kærlighed – men også fjender, en altødelæggende ubalance og hemmeligheder langt større end dem Aalborg nogensinde skjulte.

Omslagsillustrator: Danielle Finster

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Titel: Den Besatte Konge | Serie: King of Scars #1 | Forfatter: Leigh Bardugo | Forlag: CarlsenPuls | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 26. September

Af forfatteren til Grisha-trilogien, Six of Crows-duologien og Tornenes sprog – midnatsfortællinger kommer endnu en fantastisk og dyster fortælling fra Grishaverset.

Nikolai Lantsov er en hemmelighedsfuld prins. Ingen kender til de rædsler, han gennemgik under borgerkrigen i hans land, og han har ingen planer om at afsløre dem for nogen. Hans land er truet af fjender udefra, og Nikolai er tvunget til at søge nye alliancer, da en voksende trussel mod den svækkede grishahærnærmer sig.

Men Nikolai selv kæmper også med en mørk magi, der spreder sig i ham dag for dag, og som truer med at tilintetgøre alt det, han har kæmpet for. I et forsøg på at bekæmpe sine indre dæmoner, rejser Nikolai til de steder i Ravka, hvor den stærkeste magi har overlevet.

Han vil ofre alt for at redde sit land og sig selv. Men nogle hemmeligheder bør forblive hemmelige, og nogle sår kan aldrig heles.

King of Scars er en selvstændig historie i Grishaverset, og kan altså læses uafhængigt af de andre bøger i universet.

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Titel: Blodets Sti | Serie: Et Varsel om Storm #2 | Forfatter: Tobias Stenbæk Bro | Forlag: Turbine  | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 12. September

Blodets sti er den spændende fortsættelse af fantasyserien Et varsel om Storm. I første bind, Væddermændenes nat, mødte vi de tre riddersønner fra Ravnehøj, hvis liv i slutningen af bogen blev splintret i tusind stykker, da deres fædrene gård blev angrebet af mystiske mænd med væddermasker, som henrettede deres far for øjnene af dem. Nu er de tre brødre på flugt fra væddermændene, men de er også på jagt efter svar. Hvem stod bag angrebet på Ravnehøj” Hvorfor skulle deres far dø” Og hvad er det for en hemmelighed, som han aldrig nåede at afsløre for dem, mens han levede?
Blodets sti er en klassisk fantasyroman til unge og voksne læsere af Tolkien og Game of Thrones.

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Titel: Sangen i Knoglerne | Serie: Outlander #7 | Forfatter: Diana Gabaldon | Forlag: Gyldendal | Genre: Historisk Fantasy | Udgivelse: 17. September

Outlander.

Sangen i knoglerne er syvende bind i Diana Gabaldons forrygende kærlighedsdrama om skotten Jamie Fraser og hans kone Claire Randall, som stadig er en ”Outlander”, en fremmed i tid og sted. North Carolina 1777. Jamie Fraser, tidligere jakobit og oprører af nød, ved allerede tre ting om den amerikanske opstand: Amerikanerne vinder, at kæmpe på de sejrendes side er ingen garanti for overlevelse, og hellere dø end møde sin uægte søn – en ung løjtnant i den britiske hær – for enden af et geværløb. Claire Randall ved også, hvordan det hele ender, men ikke hvad den ultimative pris vil blive. Den må under ingen omstændigheder indbefatte at mister Jamie livet – ikke hvis hun har noget at skulle have sagt. I mellemtiden befinder Jamie og Claires datter, Brianna, og hendes mand, Roger MacKenzie, sig i relativ sikkerhed i det tyvende århundred. Her har de igen bosat sig i et historisk, skotsk hjem, hvor de gennem Claires breve og hen over en afgrund på to hundred år følger den dramatiske udvikling i forældrenes historie. Brevene afslører Claires store kærlighed til den sårede Jamie Fraser og deres flugt fra North Carolina og ud på åbent hav, hvor de udsættes for kapere og blodige søslag. Alt imens søger Brianna og Roger efter ledetråde, ikke blot til Claires, men deres egen skæbne, fordi MacKenzie-familiens fremtid i det skotske Højland på mystisk, uigenkaldelig og intim vis er forbundet med liv og død i det krigshærgede, koloniserede Amerika. Sangen i knoglerne rummer stærke portrætter af historiske karakterer fra Benedict Arnold til Benjamin Franklin og er et pragtværk af fantasi, indsigt og eventyr – en roman, der giver genlyd i sindet, længe efter at den sidste side er vendt.

Omslagsgrafiker: Mark Airs

Oversat af: Anders Juel Michelsen

Anmeldelse: Soulfinders #2: Night Study (Study #5, The Chronicles of Ixia #8)

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  • Titel: Night Study
  • Serie: Soulfinders #2 (The Chronicles of Ixia #8)
  • Forfatter: Maria V. Snyder
  • Antal Sider: 444
  • Udgivelse: 2016
  • Sprog: Engelsk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Forlag: Mira INK
  • ISBN:  9781848454484
  • Læst: 4. August til 11. August

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue.

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realise it’s far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

Maria V. Snyder kan altså bare et eller andet, den her læste jeg mere eller mindre på én dag – omkring side 100 kunne jeg simpelthen ikke stoppe med at læse, og det er vidunderlig følelse. Jeg elsker Valek, jeg elsker Yelena, og jeg elsker det komplicerede plot med alle de her små røde tråde der langsomt samles.

Det gode:

  • Yelena ❤ Hun er og bliver en af mine favoritkarakterer, hun er knivskarp, sjov og modig, og jeg elsker hende for at være totalt badass og awesome.
  • Jeg har allerede nævnt det, men Maria V. Snyder skriver simpelthen de mest fantastiske splots med alle de her små røde tråde der langsomt samles, og masser af what-the-fuck-øjeblikke. Plottet er kompliceret, men mega spændende, og man finder hele tiden ud af mere hen ad vejen. Og så er hun god til at lade sine karakterer gruble over alle de her mysterier og problemstillinger, så man selv kan gruble med.
  • Valek får så meget liv og karakter i den her bog. Ikke fordi han sådan var totalt lifeless i den første, men det er i den her han virkelig får sin egen stemme synes jeg, og jeg elskede det!
  • Valek og Yelena sammen er mega fantastiske! De har så skønt et forhold, der absolut ikke er problemfrit, men de to har bare en kemi og en dynamik der er skøn af følge, og uden det nogensinde bliver pladderromantisk.
  • Slutningen slog totalt benene væk under mig, no way havde jeg set det komme at det her skulle ske, og det var så fedt! Det ligger op til en episk slutning på serien, og jeg er så klar!
  • Der bliver stadig bygget på universet, og det er fedt stadig at lære mere om magien og at man igennem bogen opdager nye ting, og at karaktererne også opdager nye ting. Det lyder så vagt, men universet udvikler sig også undervejs, hvis det giver mening? Anyway, det var fedt!

Det knap så gode:

  • Jeg kan godt se hvorfor Leifs POV har betydning for historien, men som karakter synes jeg ikke rigtig man får noget fornemmelse for ham som person. Hans kapitler skriger ikke at det er ham der fortæller, og det føles lidt fladt. Det er selvfølgelig spændende alligevel, fordi man får en hel masse på historiefronten, but still.

Jeg må indrømme at jeg gik direkte i gang med Dawn Study efter den her, jeg kunne simpelthen ikke holde ud at vente med at få slutningen på historien. Night Study var mega fængende og dødspændende, og med den slutning ligger den op til nogle vilde plottwists.

Nye Udgivelser August 2019 – De Engelske

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

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Titel: These Divided Shores | Serie: Stream Raiders #2 | Forfatter: Sara Raasch | Forlag: Balzer + Bray | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 27. August

The thrilling sequel to These Rebel Waves—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution—from Sara Raasch, the bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.

As a child, she committed unforgivable acts to free Grace Loray from King Elazar of Argrid. Now Elazar’s plan to retake the island has surpassed Lu’s darkest fears: he’s holding her and his son, Ben, captive in an endlessly shifting prison, forcing them to make a weapon that will guarantee Elazar’s success. Escape is impossible—unless Lu becomes the ruthless soldier she hoped never to be again.

Vex failed to save Lu and Ben—and that torments him as much as his Shaking Sickness. With the disease worsening, Vex throws himself into the rebellion against Argrid. The remaining free armies are allied with the stream raider syndicates—and getting them to cooperate will take a strength Vex thought burned on a pyre six years ago.

Imprisoned, betrayed, and heartbroken, Ben is determined to end his father’s rampage. Watching Elazar sway the minds of Grace Loray as he did those of Argrid, Ben knows he has to play his father’s game of devotion to win this war. But how can a heretic prince defeat the Pious God?

As armies clash and magic rises, Lu, Vex, and Ben will confront their pasts . . . or lose their futures forever.

 

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Titel: Say You Still Love Me | Serie: –  | Forfatter: K. A. Tucker | Forlag: Atria Books | Genre: New Adult Romance | Udgivelse: 6. August

Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.

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Titel: Vow of Thieves | Serie: Dance of Thieves #2 | Forfatter: Mary E. Perason | Forlag: Henry Holt | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 6. August

Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor’s Watch will be a kingdom, and the two of them will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.

But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and in their rush to return to Tor’s Watch, just outside the fortress walls, they are violently attacked and torn apart―and each is thrust into their own new hell.

Unsure whether the other is alive or dead, Kazi and Jase must keep their wits among their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies. And all the while, Death watches and waits.

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Titel: Rage | Serie: Stormheart | Forfatter: Cora Carmack | Forlag: Tor Teen | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 27. August

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

This feels like more than rage.

It feels like war.

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Titel: From the Grave | Serie: The Arcana Chronicles #6 | Forfatter: Kresley Cole | Genre: YA Dystopi, Fantasy | Udgivelse: August 2019

Final Book in “The Arcana Chronicles”

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Titel: Blood Truth | Serie: The Black Dagger Legacy | Forfatter: J. R. Ward | Genre: Paranormal Romance | Udgivelse: 13. August

As a trainee in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s program, Boone has triumphed as a soldier and now fights side by side with the Brothers. Following his sire’s unexpected death, he is taken off rotation against his protests—and he finds himself working with Butch O’Neal, former homicide cop, to catch a serial killer: Someone is targeting females of the species at a live action role play club. When the Brotherhood is called in to help, Boone insists on being a part of the effort—and the last thing he expects is to meet an enticing, mysterious female…who changes his life forever.

Ever since her sister was murdered at the club, Helaine has been committed to finding the killer, no matter the danger she faces. When she crosses paths with Boone, she doesn’t know whether to trust him or not—and then she has no choice. As she herself becomes a target, and someone close to the Brotherhood is identified as the prime suspect, the two must work to together to solve the mystery…before it’s too late. Will a madman come between the lovers or will true love and goodness triumph over a very mortal evil?

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Titel: Catching Him | Serie: How To Catch An Alpha #1 | Forfatter: Aurora Rose Reynolds | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Udgivelse: 27. August

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the first novel in the fun, sexy, and thrilling How to Catch an Alpha series.

Leah Emerson isn’t looking for a man—she’s looking for the right man. But her mother’s idea of a great catch leaves her cold, and she’s pretty sure her cocky, arrogant, and way too good-looking new neighbor isn’t the one either. If only her wayward cat would stop jumping through his window, she could get on with her life.

Tyler Duncan moved into town for a new job, not to fall in love. But he always goes after the things he wants in life with steadfast determination…and he wants Leah Emerson. He wants her smiles, he wants her touch, and he definitely wants her in bed.

Unfortunately, someone else wants Leah—in the worst way. Now Tyler’s on a mission to protect the woman he’s falling in love with while proving he’s worth falling for, and Leah must decide whether Tyler is a catch worth catching…

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Titel: Song of the Abyss | Serie: Tower of Winds #2 | Forfatter: Makiia Lucier | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 27. August

Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping standalone fantasy perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman.

They came in the night as she dreamt, in her berth, on a ship sailing home to del Mar. After, they would be all Reyna thought about: two carracks painted scorpion black. No emblem on either forecastle, no pennants flying above the mainmasts to hint at a kingdom of origin.

Never a good sign.

As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer.

But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors–her captain, her countrymen–have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom.

Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

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Titel: House of Salt and Sorrows | Serie: – | Forfatter: Erin A. Craig | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retelling | Udgivelse: 6. August

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.