Nye Udgivelser August 2021 – De Engelske

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

Titel: The Woods Are Always Watching | Serie: – | Forfatter: Stephanie Perkins | Genre: YA Thriller | Udgivelse: 31. August

New from bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, and the perfect companion to her New York Times bestseller There’s Someone Inside Your House, soon to be a Netflix feature.

Bears aren’t the only predators in these woods.

Best friends Neena and Josie spent high school as outsiders, but at least they had each other. Now, with college and a two-thousand-mile separation looming on the horizon, they have one last chance to be together—a three-day hike deep into the woods of the Pisgah National Forest.

Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare … and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways.

Stephanie Perkins, the bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House, returns with a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching novel about friendship, survival, and navigating unmarked paths even as evil watches from the shadows.

Titel: The Desert Prince | Serie: Nightfall Saga #1 | Forfatter: Peter V. Brett | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. August

A brand-new epic fantasy adventure set in the beloved world of the Demon Cycle, following a new generation of heroes, from New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett

Fifteen years have passed since the end of the war with demons, creatures of darkness who have hunted the night and plagued humanity since time out of mind. The heroes of humanity’s hour of need have become legend, and those who remain struggle to escape their shadows.

Olive Paper and Darin Bales have grown up in this new peaceful world. Demons have been all but destroyed, but dangers still lurk for the children of heroes.

Olive, Princess of Hollow, has her entire life planned out by her mother, Duchess Leesha Paper: a steady march on a checklist to prepare her for succession. The more her mother writes the script, the more Olive rails against playing the parts she is assigned.

Darin faces challenges of a different kind. Though free to choose his own path, the weight of legacy hangs heavy around his shoulders. It isn’t easy being the son of the man people say saved the world. Everyone expects greatness from Darin, but the only thing he’s ever been great at is hiding.

But when Olive and Darin step across the wards one night, they learn the demons are not all gone, and those that remain hunger for revenge. Events are set in motion that only prophecy can foresee as Olive and Darin seek to find their own places in the world in time to save it again.

Titel: Rise Up From The Embers | Serie: Set Fire to the Gods #2 | Forfatter: Sarah Raasch | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 10. August

Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Gladiator in the conclusion of this exciting and fast-paced epic duology about two elemental gladiators whose powers could determine the fate of the world in an ancient war between immortals and humans—from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series, and Kristen Simmons, acclaimed author of Pacifica and The Deceivers. Perfect for fans of An Ember in the AshesAnd I Darken, and The Winner’s Curse.

Two gods are dead. The Mother Goddess has returned. War is rising.

Fleeing war-ravaged Deimos, Ash and Madoc sail across the ocean to their only possible allies: the water and plant gods. But when Anathrasa attacks on the way, Ash leaps to the defense—by using a power she didn’t know she had.

When Madoc made the fire and earth gods mortal, he inadvertently transferred their magic to Ash. Now, if Ash can get energeias from the other four gods, she would be powerful enough to end Anathrasa once and for all.

But not all the gods want the Mother Goddess defeated. To stop her, Madoc will have to become the obedient son his mother always wanted, and Ash will have to take a merciless place among the gods.

To defeat an immortal, Ash and Madoc must fight like gods—even if it means sacrificing their humanity.

Titel: The Pariah | Serie: The Covenant of Steel #1 | Forfatter: Anthony Ryan | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 24. August

From the international best-selling author of the Raven’s Shadow and Draconis Memoria series comes the spectacular first novel in an all-new epic fantasy trilogy.

Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path – one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army.

Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine’s rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?

Titel: The Sisters of Reckoning | Serie: The Good Luck Girls #2 | Forfatter: Charlotte Nicole Davis | Genre: YA Fantasy, Western, LGBT | Udgivelse: 10. August

The Sisters of Reckoning is the blockbuster sequel to Charlotte Nicole Davis’s alternate Old West-set commercial fantasy adventure.

The Good Luck Girls are free. Aster’s sister and friends have new lives across the border in Ferron, while Aster remains in Arketta, helping more girls escape. But news of a new welcome house opening fills Aster with a need to do more than just help individual girls. And an unexpected reunion gives her an idea of how to do it. From there, grows a wildly ambitious plan to free all dustbloods, who live as prisoners to Arketta’s landmasters and debt slavery.

When Clementine and the others return from Ferron, they become the heart of a vibrant group of fearless fighters, working to unite the various underclasses and convince them to join in the fight. Along the way, friendships will be forged, lives will be lost, and love will take root even in the harshest of circumstances, between the most unexpected of lovers.

But will Arketta’s dustbloods finally come into power and freedom, or will the resistance just open them up to a new sort of danger?

Titel: A Lesson in Vengeance | Serie: – | Forfatter: Victoria Lee | Genre: YA Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT | Udgivelse: 3. August

For fans of Wilder Girls and Ninth House comes a dark, twisty, atmospheric thriller about a boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past.

Felicity Morrow is back at Dalloway School.

Perched in the Catskill mountains, the centuries-old, ivy-covered campus was home until the tragic death of her girlfriend. Now, after a year away, she’s returned to graduate. She even has her old room in Godwin House, the exclusive dormitory rumored to be haunted by the spirits of five Dalloway students—girls some say were witches. The Dalloway Five all died mysteriously, one after another, right on Godwin grounds.

Witchcraft is woven into Dalloway’s history. The school doesn’t talk about it, but the students do. In secret rooms and shadowy corners, girls convene. And before her girlfriend died, Felicity was drawn to the dark. She’s determined to leave that behind her now; all Felicity wants is to focus on her senior thesis and graduate. But it’s hard when Dalloway’s occult history is everywhere. And when the new girl won’t let her forget.

It’s Ellis Haley’s first year at Dalloway, and she’s already amassed a loyal following. A prodigy novelist at seventeen, Ellis is a so-called “method writer.” She’s eccentric and brilliant, and Felicity can’t shake the pull she feels to her. So when Ellis asks Felicity for help researching the Dalloway Five for her second book, Felicity can’t say no. Given her history with the arcane, Felicity is the perfect resource.

And when history begins to repeat itself, Felicity will have to face the darkness in Dalloway–and in herself.

Titel: Redemptor | Serie: Raybearer #2 | Forfatter: Jordan Ifueko | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 17. August

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate

For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar’s throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities.

Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least, that’s what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire.

With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.

Titel: The Witch Haven | Serie: – | Forfatter: Sasha Payton Smith | Genre: YA Fantasy, Historical Fiction | Udgivelse: 31. August

The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards.

In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of her brother months prior. Everything changes when she’s attacked and a man ends up dead at her feet—her scissors in his neck, and she can’t explain how they got there.

Before she can be condemned as a murderess, two cape-wearing nurses arrive to inform her she is deathly ill and ordered to report to Haxahaven Sanitarium. But Frances finds Haxahaven isn’t a sanitarium at all: it’s a school for witches. Within Haxahaven’s glittering walls, Frances finds the sisterhood she craves, but the headmistress warns Frances that magic is dangerous. Frances has no interest in the small, safe magic of her school, and is instead enchanted by Finn, a boy with magic himself who appears in her dreams and tells her he can teach her all she’s been craving to learn, lessons that may bring her closer to discovering what truly happened to her brother.

Frances’s newfound power attracts the attention of the leader of an ancient order who yearns for magical control of Manhattan. And who will stop at nothing to have Frances by his side. Frances must ultimately choose what matters more, justice for her murdered brother and her growing feelings for Finn, or the safety of her city and fellow witches. What price would she pay for power, and what if the truth is more terrible than she ever imagined?

Titel: Dark and Shallow Lies | Serie: – | Forfatter: Ginny Myers Sain | Genre: YA Fantasy, Thriller | Udgivelse: 31. August

A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.

La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.

This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World–and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.

Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something – her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.

When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou – a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history – Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent–and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.

Titel: The Endless Skies | Serie: – | Forfatter: Shannon Price | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 17. August

High above the sea, floats the pristine city of the Heliana. Home to winged-lion shapeshifters―the Leonodai―and protected from the world of humans by an elite group of warriors, the Heliana has only known peace.

After years of brutal training, seventeen-year-old Rowan is ready to prove her loyalty to the city and her people to become one of the Leonodai warriors. But before Rowan can take the oath, a deadly disease strikes the city’s children. Soon the warriors―including two of Rowan’s closest friends―are sent on a dangerous mission to find a fabled panacea deep within enemy lands.

Left behind, Rowan learns a devastating truth that could compromise the mission and the fate of the Heliana itself. She must make a decision: stay with the city and become a warrior like she always dreamed, or risk her future in an attempt to save everyone she loves. Whatever Rowan decides, she has to do it fast, because time is running out, and peace can only last so long…

Titel: House of Eclipses | Serie: – | Forfatter: Casey L. Bond | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 13. August

Capture his heart.
Steal his crown.

Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.

The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit.

Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.

Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…

Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?

Praise for House of Eclipses:
“A gorgeous journey you’ll want to take again and again.” ~New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

“Stunning world-building, a fierce heroine, gorgeous writing, and a storyline unlike anything you’ve ever read. House of Eclipses will pull you in until the very last page.” – Celia McMahon, author of The Unspoken Series

“House of Eclipses is full of compelling characters, beautiful worlds full of whimsy and wonder, an edge-of-your-seat storyline, a love story for the ages, and an ending that packs in incredible punch.” – Ethan Gregory, One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads

Titel: Forestborn | Serie: Forestborn #1 | Forfatter: Elayne Audrey Becker | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 31. August


Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness–and as feared. She uses her abilities to spy for the king, traveling under different guises and listening for signs of trouble.

When a magical illness surfaces across the kingdom, Rora uncovers a devastating truth: Finley, the young prince and her best friend, has caught it, too. His only hope is stardust, the rarest of magical elements, found deep in the wilderness where Rora grew up–and to which she swore never to return.

But for her only friend, Rora will face her past and brave the dark, magical wood, journeying with her brother and the obstinate, older prince who insists on coming. Together, they must survive sentient forests and creatures unknown, battling an ever-changing landscape while escaping human pursuers who want them dead. With illness gripping the kingdom and war on the horizon, Finley’s is not the only life that hangs in the balance.

Titel: Secrets in the Mist| Serie: Skyworld #1 | Forfatter: Morgan L. Busse | Genre: YA Fantasy, Steampunk | Udgivelse: 10. August

What’s lurking in the Mist is the least of their worries…

In a world where humanity lives in the sky to escape a deadly mist below, Cass’s only goal is survival. That is, until she finds a job on the airship Daedalus as a diver. Now she explores ruined cities, looking for treasure and people’s lost heirlooms until a young man hires her to find the impossible: a way to eradicate the Mist.

Theodore Winchester is a member of one of the Five Families that rule the skies. Following in his father’s footsteps, he searches for the source of the Mist and hopes to stop the purges used to control overpopulation. But what he finds are horrifying secrets and lethal ambition. If he continues his quest, it could mean his own death.

The Mist is rising and soon the world will be enveloped in its deadly embrace, turning what’s left of humanity into the undead.

Titel: ¨Her Crown of Fire | Serie: Molten Crown #1 | Forfatter: Renee April | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. August

In the dull, everyday world, seventeen-year-old Rose Evermore struggles to plan beyond her final year of high school. But when fire suddenly obeys her every command and her dreams predict the future, she becomes hungry for more of this strange power.

Under her dreams’ guidance, Rose lands in the fantasy realm of Lotheria–with a tagalong. Tyson, her best friend since childhood, winds up there with her, just as confused and a hell of a lot more vulnerable. In Lotheria, Rose is welcomed and celebrated as a fire mage at the Academy, while the very un-magical Tyson is forced into hiding under threat of death from the headmasters of Rose’s new school.

As Rose’s talent in fire magic draws unwanted attention and Tyson struggles to transition from high school student to blacksmith, Rose must find a way to return Tyson to their own world before the headmasters discover and execute him–no matter the cost.

Titel: Our Broken Earth | Serie: – | Forfatter: Demetria Lunetta | Genre: YA Dystopia | Udgivelse: 1. August

In the near future, the tides are rising, the weather is out of control, and the rain is poison. Mal lost his family in a storm and now lives with other young people, trying to survive the changing world. Faced with the threat of the rising water and his friend’s illness, Mal and his makeshift family must travel across the country to reach a safe place. But the road is dangerous and not all will find their way safely to their new home.

Titel: A Terrible Fall of Angels | Serie: Zaniel Havelock #1 | Forfatter: Laurell K. Hamilton | Genre: Urban Fantasy, Angels | Udgivelse: 17. August

Angels walk among us, but so do other unearthly beings in this brand new series by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton.

Meet Detective Zaniel Havelock, a man with the special ability to communicate directly with angels. A former trained Angel speaker, he devoted his life to serving both the celestial beings and his fellow humans with his gift, but a terrible betrayal compelled him to leave that life behind. Now he’s a cop who is still working on the side of angels. But where there are angels, there are also demons. There’s no question that there’s evil at work when he’s called in to examine the murder scene of a college student—but is it just the evil that one human being can do to another, or is it something more? When demonic possession is a possibility, even angelic protection can only go so far. The race is on to stop a killer before he finds his next victim, as Zaniel is forced to confront his own very personal demons, and the past he never truly left behind.

The first in a new series from the author of the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series.


Nye Udgivelser August 2021 – 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: Det Gyldne Kompas | Serie: Det Gyldne Kompas #1 | Forfatter: Philip Pullman | Forlag: Gyldendal | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 19. August

Illustreret pragtudgave i af 1. bind i Philip Pullmans romantrilogi om Lyra Belacqua – en storslået, uforglemmelig og gribende fortælling. Udkommer i anledning af bogens 25-års jubilæum på dansk.

Den nysgerrige og handlekraftige Lyra vokser op på Jordan-kollegiet i Oxford. Ved et tilfælde hvirvles hun ind i et indviklet drama fuldt af uforklarlige mysterier: Hvad er det, hendes onkel, Lord Asriel, har fundet på sin arktiske ekspedition? Hvad har den mystiske fru Coulter med Lord Asriels opdagelser at gøre? Og hvorfor forsvinder der igen og igen børn fra Oxford? Lyra begiver sig i Lord Asriels fodspor mod Nord, hvor panserbjørnene vogter over deres uindtagelige fæstning, og hvor heksene flyver gennem den iskolde luft. Bag dem begynder en verden, som hidtil har været utilgængelig for mennesker …   

Titel: Ildfuglen | Serie: Amulet #7 | Forfatter: Kazu Kibuishi | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: Middlegrade graphic novel, fantasy | Udgivelse: 19. August

Emily, Trellis og Vigo tager til øen Algos, hvor man kan få adgang til forsvundne minder. De håber at finde ud af, hvad der egentlig skete i Trellis’ gådefulde barndom – en viden, de vil kunne bruge i kampen mod Elverkongen. Men i stedet opdager de en dyster hemmelighed, som ændrer alt. Imens bliver stemmen i Emilys amulet stadig kraftigere. Vil den helt og aldeles tage magten over hende?

Titel: Farlig Fremtoning | Serie: Seawalkers #1 | Forfatter: Katja Brandis | Forlag: Straarup & Co | Genre: Middlegrade fantasy | Udgivelse: 20. August

“Jeg har egentlig altid vidst, at jeg er anderledes. Det tog lidt tid, før jeg fandt ud af HVOR anderledes. Faktisk synes jeg, det er fantastisk af være changer.”

Tiago får et chok, da han under en svømmetur finder ud af, at han er seawalker. Han kan forvandle sig til tigerhaj. Det er svært for ham at blive accepteret på sin nye skole, Blue Reef High School for hav-dyrschangere.

En af de få, der ikke er bange for ham, er den søde delfinpige Shari. Kort efter de er blevet venner, dukker puma-changeren Carag pludselig op med en specialopgave: Tiago og Shari skal med ham til Everglades for at finde de sjældne Floridapantere. 

“Seawalkers – Farlig fremtoning” er første bind i den spændende fantasy-serie til læsere i alderen 10-14 år om Seawalkeren Tiago og hans kamp for at blive accepteret. Fantasy-serien er skrevet af den tyske forfatter Katja Brandis.

Titel: Vredesværk | Serie: Krøniken om Den femte Konfluks #3 | Forfatter: Erik Granström | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 31. August

Trakoriens ærkefjende Ransard truer et land, der allerede er splittet af interne stridigheder. Efterladt fredløs i vildmarken får Praanz da Kaelve uventet hjælp til at hævne sig på sine fjender i hovedstaden. Samtidig løses øen Stegos af sin 200-årige forbandelse, og Arn Dunkelbrink kan endelig stige til vejrs på sin drage Blatifagus. Øst for øen driver Irminsultræet med vindheksen Silvia Miranda og hanen Koklai omkring på havet. Snart står det klart, at træet lokker forskellige væsner til sig, hvis fælles mål er at redde konfluksen fra troldkarlen Shaguls planer om at stjæle skæbnepunktet. Spørgsmålet er blot, om vindheksen er blevet rede til at møde virkelighedens vredesværk efter sin tid i spejlenes fredfyldte verden.

‘Krøniken om den femte konfluks’ står som en af Nordens største fantasyserier nogensinde med mere end 15.000 solgte eksemplarer af første bind i hjemlandet Sverige.
„Spionthriller, sorthumoristisk historie, myte og samfundssatire på en og samme gang. Serien omtales allerede som klassikere.“– Erik Jersenius, Gefle Dagblad

VREDESVÆRK er den tredje af fire dele i fortællingen om ‘den femte konfluks’ og kan læses næsten selvstændigt ved hjælp af sit udførlige resume af de første bind. Den første bog, Svovlvinter, betragtes af mange som en af de bedste fantasyromaner, der nogensinde er skrevet på svensk.

Titel: En Magisk Fortælling | Serie: En Magisk Fortælling #1 | Forfatter: Chris Colfer | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. August

Endnu ingen beskrivelse.

Titel: Blackout | Serie: – | Forfatter: Nicola Yoon, Angie Thomas, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk, Tiffany Jackson, Dhonielle Clayton | Forlag: Carlsen Puls| Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 26. August

En samling af seks forbundne kærlighedshistorier blandt seks unge – fyldt med charme, humor og hjertevarme.

En hedebølge forårsager et strømsvigt, der efterlader New York City i mørke. Og imens byen bliver kastet ud i kaos, opstår en hel ny form for elektricitet –
Et første møde.
Langvarige venskaber.
Bitre eks-kærester.
Og måske begyndelsen på noget nyt.
Når lyset går ud, afslører mennesker deres hemmeligheder. Kærligheden blomstrer, venskaber forandres og nye muligheder opstår.

Seks anmelderroste og prisvindende amerikanske forfatterstjerner hylder den uforglemmelige magi, man kan finde i en ulidelig varm stjernenat i storbyen.

Titel: Hør Lige Her! | Serie: – | Forfatter: Gulraiz Sharif | Forlag: Gyldendal | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 27. August

Stilsikker skildring af minoritetsmiljø med stor humor og sprogligt overskud. Original, gribende, supersjov og velskrevet YA-roman om en norsk-pakistansk familie, oplevet gennem 15-årige Mahmouds opmærksomme bevidsthed.

Sharif fortæller om en skelsættende sommer i indvandrerghettoen, hvor Mahmouds rolle som henholdsvis bror og søn kommer på prøve. Bogen skildrer køn og identitet i en smeltedigel af skandinavisk frisind, højredrejet udlændingepolitik, Bolly Wood og muslimske leveregler. Bogen har fået en forrygende modtagelse i Norge, hvor den blev nomineret til både Brageprisen og Bokhandlerprisen 2020, hvilket er usædvanligt for en debutroman.

Titel: Hvorfor lyve? | Serie: – | Forfatter: Carey Heywood | Forlag: Palatium Books | Genre: Feelgood Romance | Udgivelse: 6. August

Sydney arbejder på familiens café Lola’s, som hun en dag skal overtage. En aften bliver Heath hængende og hjælper hende med at lukke cafeen … og for at følge med op i hendes lejlighed til en drink, og hvad der viser sig at være fantastisk sex.

Faktisk er det så fantastisk med Heath, at han kommer forbi hver aften. Sydney begynder så småt at tro, at hun har fået en kæreste. Og hun elsker det. Men i lillebyen Ferncliff spredes nyheder hurtigt, og en dag hører Sydney, at Heath er blevet forlovet med Kacey. Heaths svigt er for meget for Sydney, og hun kører op i familiens hytte i bjergene for at få noget alenetid.

Men det skulle hun aldrig have gjort. Et kraftigt regnskyl igangsætter et gigantisk mudderskred, som Sydney bliver fanget i. Til alt held har Sydneys bedstemor set nyhederne, og hun ved, at bjergene er det sidste sted at opholde sig. Hun sender Heath derop for at hente Sydney hjem i en fart. Men Heath kommer for sent. Mudderskredet har allerede fanget Sydneys bil. Og Sydney sidder inde i den. De enorme kræfter slynger Sydney ned ad bjergsiden, mens Heath må se hjælpeløst til.

Sydney overlever, men hun er kommet voldsomt til skade. Det står klart, at hun får brug for hjælp med genoptræningen. Heath får arrangeret, at Sydney flytter ind hos ham, så han kan tage sig af hende. Sydney har ikke meget tilovers for Heath, men det er han fast besluttet på at ændre.
Så Heath går i gang med at være der 100 procent for Sydney – og med at rette op på den fejl, han har begået.

Titel: Hjem til Holly Close Farm | Serie: – | Forfatter: Julie Houston | Forlag: Palatium Books | Genre: Feelgood Romance | Udgivelse: 24. August

Charlie Maddisons karriere er kommet flyvende fra start, og hun elsker sit arbejde som ung succesrig arkitekt i London. Hun bor sammen med sin kæreste i en lille, men hyggelig lejlighed. Desværre viser det sig, at kæresten er utro i den helt store skala, og det opdager Charlie ved, at kærestens kone smider hende ud af lejligheden. Med ét har Charlie ikke noget sted at bo, og heller ikke noget arbejde, for den utro kæreste var også hendes chef. Hun må stikke halen mellem benene og flytte hjem til sine forældre i Yorkshire.

Hjemme i Yorkshire plejer Charlie sin sårede stolthed og svælger i sorgen over at have mistet alt i London. For hvordan rejser man sig oven på sådan en oplevelse? Charlie får hjælp fra uventet kant, da hendes oldemor, Madge, forærer Charlie og hendes søster, Daisy, en bygning på Holly Close Farm. Madge sørger ovenikøbet for, at de kommer til at stå for renoveringen af hele ejendommen i deres egenskab af arkitekt og landskabsarkitekt. Men hvorfor er der ingen i familien, der nogensinde har hørt om Holly Close Farm? Langsomt løfter Madge sløret for, hvorfor den hemmelighed har været så vigtig for hende at bevare.

Om forfatteren Julie Houston har skrevet otte romaner, og Hjem til Holly Close Farm er den anden, der er oversat til dansk. I 2020 udkom En landsbyaffære, der blandt andet blev sammenlignet med Jo Jo Moyes. Houston bor i det smukke Yorkshire, hvor alle hendes romaner foregår. Hun har blandt andet læst engelsk litteratur på universitetet og undervist i underskolen.

Titel: Under Samme Himmel | Serie: – | Forfatter: Camilla Davidsson | Forlag: Palatium Books | Genre: Feelgood Romance | Udgivelse: 26. August

Selfmademanden Leo Stemme er en succes. Han har egenhændigt bygget en stor virksomhed op, og det har gjort ham både rig og kendt. Men Leo er nået til det punkt, hvor hans krop begynder at sige stop til den fortravlede livsstil og de dårlige vaner. Det bliver han nødt til at ændre, før det er for sent, og det har han tænkt sig at gøre ved at skrive en selvbiografi i sin nye villa langt ude i de stille fjelde.

Det viser sig dog, at det ikke er så let for Leo at få skrevet den bog. Det er langt hårdere at tage fat i problemerne omkring familien, end han havde regnet med. Hans angst og rastløshed vokser, mens han gør sit bedste for at undgå at se sine dæmoner i øjnene.

Samtidig er han fuld af længsel efter den første kvinde, der rigtigt har udfordret ham og krævet, at han blev en bedre mand. Kan han mon vinde hende tilbage? Kan han overkomme sin frygt for at se sin fortid og svigt i øjnene og måske blive hende værdig? Kan han genoprette sit ødelagte forhold til sine børn på samme tid?
Susanne prøver at overbevise sig selv om, at hun er kommet sig over Leo, og at han er lige så dårlig for hende, som hendes eksmand var. Men da hun får en uventet mail fra ham, kan hun alligevel ikke lade være med at hjælpe ham. Mens Leo lærer sin adfærd at kende og lærer at lave om på uvanerne, indser Susanne, at hun er nødt til at lægge sine fordomme om mænd som Leo på hylden. Og sammen kommer de langsomt tættere på både sig selv og hinanden.

Under samme himmel er en bog om at se sin fortid i øjnene, at turde åbne sig op og opleve ægte intimitet. Bogen er en uafhængig fortsættelse af I figentræets skygge. Har du læst den, vil du ikke undvære at læse denne.

Camilla Davidsson har solgt mere end 150.000 bøger i Sverige. Under samme himmel er hendes 7. roman. Hendes bøger udkommer på Printz Publishing i Sverige, som er et imprint hos Norstedt. Camilla Davidsson skriver og deler sin tid mellem øen Fårö og skisportsstedet Åre i de svenske bjerge.

Titel: En Uimodståelig Fristelse | Serie: Familien Bridgerton #6 | Forfatter: Julia Quinn | Forlag: People’s Press | Genre: Historisk Romance | Udgivelse: 26. August

Bøgerne bag Netflix-serien Bridgerton

I ethvert liv er der et vendepunkt. Et øjeblik så overvældende, så klart og anelsesfuldt, at man ved, at livet aldrig mere vil blive det samme. 

Michael Stirling, Londons mest berygtede libertiner, har aldrig haft problemer med at få opmærksomhed fra det modsatte køn, men han har altid været omhyggelig med ikke at lade sig indfange af nogen af sine talrige erobringer. Det forandrer sig i samme øjeblik, han møder Francesca Bridgerton og for første gang nogensinde forelsker sig hovedkulds. Men Francescas hjerte tilhører en anden, så Michael må lære at leve med sin ulykkelige kærlighed …

Indtil en dag, hvor der bliver vendt op og ned på Francescas liv, og han endelig får muligheden for at fortælle hende om sine følelser – hvis han da tør? 

En uimodståelig fristelse er sjette bind i serienom familien Bridgerton.

Nye Udgivelser Juli 2021 – De Engelske

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

Titel: Six Crimson Cranes | Serie: Six Crimson Cranes #1 | Forfatter: Elizabeth Lim | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 6. Juli

Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.

Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.

Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and, on her journey, uncovers a conspiracy to overtake the throne—a conspiracy more twisted and deceitful, more cunning and complex, than even Raikama’s betrayal. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she’s been taught all her life to contain—no matter what it costs her.

Titel: Half Sick of Shadows | Serie: – | Forfatter: Laura Sebastian | Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Historical | Udgivelse: 20. Juli

Everyone knows the legend. Of Arthur, destined to be a king. Of the beautiful Guinevere, who will betray him with his most loyal knight, Lancelot. Of the bitter sorceress, Morgana, who will turn against them all. But Elaine alone carries the burden of knowing what is to come–for Elaine of Shalott is cursed to see the future.

On the mystical isle of Avalon, Elaine runs free and learns of the ancient prophecies surrounding her and her friends–countless possibilities, almost all of them tragic.

When their future comes to claim them, Elaine, Guinevere, Lancelot, and Morgana accompany Arthur to take his throne in stifling Camelot, where magic is outlawed, the rules of society chain them, and enemies are everywhere. Yet the most dangerous threats may come from within their own circle.

As visions are fulfilled and an inevitable fate closes in, Elaine must decide how far she will go to change fate–and what she is willing to sacrifice along the way.

The Lady of Shalott reclaims her story in this bold feminist reimagining of the Arthurian myth from the New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess.

Titel: Capture The Crown | Serie: Gargoyle Queen #1 | Forfatter: Jennifer Estep | Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance l | Udgivelse: 6. Juli

Bestselling author Jennifer Estep returns to her Crown of Shards world with an all-new trilogy and a bold new heroine who protects her kingdom from magic, murder, and mayhem by moonlighting as a spy. 

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Gemma is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta—her mortal enemy. Gemma tries to steer clear of the handsome prince, but when she finds herself behind enemy lines, she reluctantly joins forces with Leo. Also coming to Gemma’s aid is Grimley, her beloved gargoyle.

Despite the fact that Andvari and Morta are old, bitter enemies, a dangerous attraction sparks between Gemma and Leo. Further complicating matters is Leo’s murderous family, especially Queen Maeven Morricone, the mastermind behind the infamous Seven Spire massacre.

The closer Gemma gets to the stolen tearstone, the more deadly plots she uncovers. Everyone is trying to capture the crown, but only one queen can sit on the throne… 

Titel: Claimed | Serie: Lair of the Wolven #1 | Forfatter: J. R. Ward | Genre: Paranormal Romance | Udgivelse: 27. Juli

A heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, with a scientist fighting to save the timber wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself…

Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project—and becomes a target.

One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia’s life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something?

As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia’s colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia’s reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love… or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?

Titel: Exposed | Serie: VIP #4 | Forfatter: Kristin Callihan | Genre: New Adult Romance | Udgivelse: 13. Juli


There are some people in life who know exactly how to push your buttons. For me, it’s Rye Peterson. We can’t spend more than ten minutes together before we’re at each other’s throats, which makes working together that much harder. Rye is the bassist for Kill John, the biggest rock band in the world, and I am his publicist. It doesn’t help that the man is gorgeous, funny, talented, and…never takes anything seriously. Avoidance is key.

But everything changes when he overhears something he shouldn’t: a confession made in a moment of weakness. Now the man I’ve tried so hard to ignore is offering me the greatest temptation of all—him.


Brenna James is the one. The one I can’t have. The one I can’t get out of my mind. Believe me, I’ve tried; the woman loathes me. I managed well enough—until I heard her say she’s as lonely as I am. That she needed to be touched, held, satisfied. And I could no longer deny the truth: I wanted to be the one to give her what she craved.

I convinced her that it would just be sex, mutual satisfaction with nothing deeper. But the moment I have her, she becomes my world. I’ve never given her a good reason to trust me before. Now, I’ve got to show Brenna that we’re so much better together than we ever were apart.

Things are going to get messy. But getting messy with Brenna is what I do best.

Titel: Reign | Serie: Stormheart #3 | Forfatter: Cora Carmack | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 6. Juli


Aurora Pavan wanted to change her world.

She wanted to protect her people, not because they paid taxes, but because they deserved to live without fear. She wanted Pavan to be a home that welcomed everyone–remnants, stormhunters, and witches included.

For the first time in her life, she did not dread the duty into which she was born. She wanted it.

Then she met him. The Stormlord–the man who wielded the same magic as she, but with the intent to destroy rather than save. The Aurora Pavan who came home from that confrontation was not the same girl that had braved the wildlands and joined a rebellion. She was no longer the girl who was ready to change the world, ready to rule.

But she’s the queen now all the same. And her kingdom needs her.

If only she can keep the new darkness inside her at bay.

The series that USA Today called “bright, electric, and imaginative” continues: Aurora Pavan rises to take her throne in this third installment of the Stormheart series by New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack.

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

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

When Angels Fall

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

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

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

Titel: Gods & Monsters | Serie: Serpent & Dove #3 | Forfatter: Shelby Mahurin | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 27. Juli

The spellbinding conclusion to the New York Times and IndieBound bestselling trilogy Serpent & Dove. This stunning fantasy take on French witches and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one.

After a heartbreaking loss, Lou, Reid, Beau, and Coco are bent on vengeance more than ever before—and none more so than Lou.

But this is no longer the Lou they thought they knew. No longer the Lou that captured a chasseur’s heart. A darkness has settled over her, and this time it will take more than love to drive it out.

Titel: Wings of Shadows | Serie: Crown of Feathers #3 | Forfatter: Nicki Pau Preto | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 13. Juli

In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister.

I had a sister, once…

Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire…and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart.

We shone brightly, burned fiercely.

Now that the secret is out, everyone at the Eyrie treats Veronyka differently, and with Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan—and Sev with him as a spy—Veronyka feels very much alone. Except for her beloved phoenix, Xephyra, of course, and her new friend, Kade, who has his own reasons for wanting to save Tristan.

Was it always going to come down to this? Sister against sister? Darkness against light?

Veronyka is determined to do whatever it takes to get Tristan back, even if that means revealing her identity to the world and inheriting a throne she’s not sure she wants. But when she discovers that Avalkyra has bonded with a strix—a legendary creature of darkness that feeds off the life force of others—Veronyka realizes she has more to deal with than an encroaching war with the empire. Val is willing to destroy everything to get her revenge on a world that rejected her, and if Veronyka wants to bring peace to the empire and Pyra alike, she must face down her sister once and for all.

The world began with Ashfire queens…perhaps they will also be its destruction.

Titel: These Hollow Vows | Serie: These Hollow Vows #1 | Forfatter: Lexi Ryan | Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance | Udgivelse: 20. Juli

From New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan, Cruel Prince meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this sexy, action-packed fantasy about a girl who is caught between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes.

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.

Titel: It Ends in Fire | Serie: – | Forfatter: Andrew Shvarts | Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 6. Juli

1. Infiltrate Blackwater Academy
2. Win the Great Game
3. Burn Wizard society to the ground

As a child, Alka witnessed her parents’ brutal murder at the hands of Wizards before she was taken in by an underground rebel group.

Now, Alka is deep undercover at the most prestigious school of magic in the Republic: Blackwater Academy, a place where status is everything, where decadent galas end in blood-splattered duels, where every student has their own agenda. To survive, Alka will have to lie, cheat, kill, and use every trick in her spy’s toolkit. And for the first time in her life, the fiercely independent Alka will have to make friends in order to recruit the misfits and the outcasts into her motley rebellion.

But even as she draws closer to victory — to vengeance — she sinks deeper into danger as suspicious professors and murderous rivals seek the traitor in their midst, and dark revelations unravel her resolve. Can Alka destroy the twisted game…without becoming a part of it?

Titel: Curses | Serie: – | Forfatter: Lish McBride | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 20. Juli

Curses is the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling I’ve been waiting for.”–Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A unique and twisty magical romp!”–Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

Merit Cravan refused to fulfill her obligation to marry a prince, leading to a fairy godling’s curse. She will be forced to live as a beast forever, unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother’s choosing before her eighteenth birthday.

Tevin Dumont has always been a pawn in his family’s cons. The prettiest boy in a big family, his job is to tempt naïve rich girls to abandon their engagements, unless their parents agree to pay him off. But after his mother runs afoul of the beast, she decides to trade Tevin for her own freedom.

Now, Tevin and Merit have agreed that he can pay off his mother’s debt by using his con-artist skills to help Merit find the best match . . . but what if the best match is Tevin himself?

Nye Udgivelser Juli 2021 – 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: Hvor Ingen Ser Det | Serie: OnShore #1 | Forfatter: K. L. Berger | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 1. Juli

Jeg er god til fem ting: Surfing. Videospil. Biler. Musik. Og hemmeligheder.

Ved nærmere eftertanke, stryg det. Jeg er god til fire ting. Hemmeligheder ‘Hemmeligheder er jeg fucking fantastisk til. Taylor Dean har alle dage været en legende. Som arving til lokalsamfundets helt store helt, Reed Dean, lå det i kortene at der ventede Taylor en lys fremtid. Lige indtil dagen. En fatal uagtsomhed vælter Dean-familiens perfekte korthus, for Taylor er ikke hvad folk tror. Taylor er anderledes. Forkert. Lige indtil Chuck. Da Taylors hemmelighed afsløres for lokalsamfundet, drager han på en roadtrip der bringer ham til New Smyrna Beach. Stranden hvor hemmeligheder kan begraves i sandet, og hvor alle kan starte på en frisk. Men Taylor må sande at man ikke altid kan løbe fra sin fortid. Men måske – kun måske – kan man lære at leve med den.

HVOR INGEN SER DET er andet bind i ONSHORE-serien, hvor fire unge bryder med tabuer og sætter alt på spil i kampen mod deres indre dæmoner og desperate søgen efter at høre til.

Titel: Fucking Trans | Serie: – | Forfatter: Carina Evytt | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 14. Juli

Mit navn er Marius, jeg er seksten år og transkønnet.

Marius har vidst at hun er en pige siden
hun blev teenager.
Hun er bare født i en drengs krop.
Problemet er at hun ikke har fortalt det til nogen, for hvordan siger man den slags til sin familie
og venner? Vil de føle sig snydt,
sige at de ikke vil have mere med hende at gøre … eller vil de acceptere det?
Hun føler sig skamfuld og forkert indtil den dag hun bryder sammen over for sin søster.
Hun beslutter at springe ud, men ender snart
i en situation hun ikke er herre over.
En situation der får hende til at genoverveje sit køn …

Titel: Lysbringeren | Serie: Blodets Bog #1 | Forfatter: Kaare Bertelsen Dantoft | Forlag: Dantoft Publishing v/Kaare Dantoft | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Juli

Adrian er ikke en typisk teenager. Han plages af mærkelige og tit ret uhyggelige drømme, der ofte har foruroligende mange fællestræk med ting, som er sket i virkeligheden. Sammen med sin barndomsveninde forsøger han at analysere og forstå disse drømme, men det viser sig imidlertid, at drømmene er ikke den eneste ’unaturlige’ evne, Adrian er i besiddelse af – og ved et frygteligt uheld ender han med at slå selvsamme barndomsveninde ihjel.

Hendes død bliver startskuddet til en serie af begivenheder, der får ham trukket ud af hans trygge tilværelse og åbner hans øjne for, at der foregår meget bag kulissen i den verden, han lever i. Han opdager, at han ikke er så alene med sine evner, som han troede … men han opdager også, at der er magtfulde mennesker derude, som mener, at folk med magiske evner per definition er onde og slet ikke har ret til at eksistere.

Lysbringeren er den første bog i serien Blodets Bog – et eventyr indenfor genren magisk realisme. Den tager sit afsæt i nutidens Danmark i en tid, hvor den moderne inkvisition næsten har fået udryddet alle magikere.

Titel: Grib mig | Serie: Harris Brothers #4 | Forfatter: Amy Daws | Forlag: Flamingo | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 21. Juli

”Jeg vil ikke have, at du dominerer mig, Sloan. Jeg vil bare gerne overgive mig til dig.”
Gareth Harris har altid været i kontrol. Som anfører for Manchester United og ældste bror i den store Harris-familie er han vant til at være den, der tager styringen. Men ansvaret er udmattende, og Gareth ønsker mere end noget andet at koble fra og give slip. At afgive kontrollen er noget, han aldrig har kunnet … Lige indtil han møder Sloan.

Amerikanske Sloan er for nyligt blevet skilt og står midt i en indædt kamp om forældremyndigheden for sin datter, og alt føles ude af hendes hænder. Så da Gareth, den sexede fodboldspiller som hun er stylist for, gør det klart, hvor tiltrukket han er af hende, kaster de sig ud i en affære. Det skulle bare handle om sex og være deres frirum, væk fra resten af verden og forpligtelserne … Ingen af dem havde forudset, hvad følelser kunne betyde for spillereglerne.

Grib mig er den første bog i en duet om den ældste bror, Gareth Harris. Romanen er samtidig den fjerde, selvstændige sportsromance om Londons berømte og berygtede fodboldspillende Harris-brødre.  

“Harris-brødrene er afhængighedsskabende på så mange planer!” – TRUE STORY BOOK BLOG
“Grib mig er FREMRAGENDE!” Amy Daws skriver den bedste sportsromance på markedet.” – SPELLBOUND STORIES BOOK BLOG
“Grib mig er Amy Daws’ bedste bog til dags dato. Gareth og Sloan er sprængfarlige og deres unikke forhold fangede mig fra første side.” – MODERNBELLEBOOKS
“Amy Daws gjorde Gareth hvert et sekund af ventetiden værd.” – DEVILISHLY DELICIOUS BOOK REVIEWS

Titel: Grib Chancen | Serie: Harris Brothers #5 | Forfatter: Amy Daws | Forlag: Flamingo | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 28. Juli

”Giv mig ikke det røde kort, før jeg har haft chancen for at spille.”
For første gang i sit liv er Gareth i et forhold, hvor han kan slappe af og åbne op, men det giver også plads til uvelkomne, undertrykte barndomsminder om svigt og sorg. Minder, der truer med at slå skår i den ellers lykkelige Harris-familie.

For Sloan er et forhold langt mere end blot en ny kæreste. At lukke en mand ind i sit liv betyder også at lade ham blive en del af sin datters liv. Og at Gareth er en af sladderpressens yndlinge hjælper på ingen måde Sloan, der stadig kæmper om forældremyndigheden over sin datter. Kan deres forhold stå distancen, når de skal dele det med resten af verden?

Grib chancen er anden bog i duetten om Gareth og Sloan. Romanen er samtidig den femte, selvstændige sportsromance om Londons berømte og berygtede fodboldspillende Harris-brødre.  

“Amy Daws har i sandhed skrevet en exceptionel historie, og jeg er sikker på, at vi kan forvente flere fantastiske ting af hende.” – HYPABLE
“Grib chancen aktiverede HELE følelsesregisteret! Selv hvis du ikke har læst de andre Harris Brothers-bøger, så er du nødt til at læse Grib mig og Grib chancen.” – STORY LOVER’S SOCIETY
“Hvis du leder efter en sportsromance … med en eftertænksom, sjov og dirty talking britisk fodboldspiller. med en hyggelig, kærlig og velkendt familie. med et hint af nervepirrende konflikt, men på en god og hjertevarm måde. som er super sexet og vildt sød. som er en utroligt velskrevet historie. Så vil du elske Gareth og Sloans vej mod at acceptere deres fortid og opnå succes, lykke og kærlighed i den her duet!” – DG BOOK BLOG

Nye Udgivelser Juni 2021 – De Engelske

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Angels Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Unique and gripping.”–Tamora Pierce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nye Udgivelser Juni 2021 – 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: Eventyrhuset | Serie: – | Forfatter: T. J. Klune | Forlag: memoris | Genre: Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 17. Juni

Bureaukraten Linus er systemets mand. Slavisk følger han reglerne til punkt og prikke, når han inspicerer børnehjem for børn med magiske evner. Hans grå personlighed og loyalitet over for systemet gør ham til det oplagte valg til en hemmelig opgave: På en lille ø i havet ligger et børnehjem for særligt farlige børn. Her venter der Linus en række overraskelser, ikke mindst da han opdager, at et af de seks usædvanlige børn kan forårsage Jordens undergang.

Årets fantasyroman 2021 – kåret af USA’s biblioteksorganisation.
”Hvis du er Harry Potter-fan, vil du formentlig elske denne bog.” Book Coffee Happy
”En sjov og nyttig historie, som får hjertet til at svulme.” Washington Post
”En skøn lille juvel af ironi og venlighed.” Fantasy & Science Fiction
”En sød fortælling om værdien af at stille spørgsmål og give folk (især børn) chancen for at føle sig trygge, beskyttede og være sig selv.” Booklist

Titel: Dolkens Skrig | Serie: Black Dagger Brotherhood #30 / Legacy #5 | Forfatter: J. R. Ward | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy, Vampyrer | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Peyton er meget bevidst om sin pligt
over for sin aristokratiske slægt.
Han skal forene sig med
en passende hun og føre
familietraditionerne videre.

Han troede han havde fundet
sit perfekte match – indtil
hun forelsker sig i en anden.

En nat foretager han
en impulsiv handling i felten.
Den er tæt på
at koste en anden elev livet.

Peyton må se i øjnene
at hans fremtid og hans hjerte
tilhører en anden.

Titel: Hjertets Hvisken | Serie: Black Dagger Brotherhood #31 / Legacy #6 | Forfatter: J. R. Ward | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Fantasy, Vampyrer | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Hunvampyren Novo føler
at hun konstant skal bevise
sit værd som soldat i Black Dagger
Broderskabets træningsprogram.
Hun er derfor slet ikke interesseret i
at lade sig distrahere af en romance.

Men Peyton viser sig at være
langt mere end en rig playboy.
Og hun tvinges til
at konfrontere tragedien
som har lukket hendes hjerte
af for kærligheden.

Titel: Lydbogsindlæseren i Woodlake | Serie: Woodlake #4 | Forfatter: Carey Heywood | Forlag: Palatium Books | Genre: Feelgood, romance | Udgivelse: 22. Juni

Sidste og fjerde bind i Woodlake-serien Lucy Olson har besluttet at flytte fra storbyen Colorado til den lille by Woodlake i New England for at begynde et mere afslappende kapitel i sit liv og være tættere på sin bedstefar. Som lydbogsindlæser kan hun arbejde hvor som helst. Lucy havde dog ikke overvejet, at der ville være lokal sladder, problemer med at finde et sted at bo, en brysk (men lækker) udlejer og hun havde slet ikke forventet … ja, at vente sig.
Den lokale anlægsgartner Gideon Thompson er berygtet i Woodlake – og ikke kun for sit fantastiske havearbejde. Han nyder sit uforpligtende liv som den sidste af de lækre Thomsonbrødre, der er single, men der er bare et eller andet over hans intelligente, rapkæftede nye lejer, der får gnisterne til at fyge og får ham til at overveje, om der mon er andet og mere i livet end at være single.

Den ubekymrede damernes ven må gøre op med sig selv, om han er klar til at lægge singlelivet på hylden. Lucy må på sin side prøve at lægge sine bekymringer over hans ry og sin egen situation til side, hvis kærligheden skal have en chance.

Lydbogsindlæseren i Woodlake er sidste bind i Woodlake-serien fra New York Times’ bestsellerforfatter Carey Heywood.
Om forfatteren New York Times- og USA Today-bestsellerforfatter af kærlighedsromaner. Hun blev født og voksede op i Alexandria, Virginia. Hun bliver hele vejen støttet af sin mand, sine tre nogle gange bedårende børn, en drillesyg sort kat, deres fire kilo tunge kamp-yorkshireterrier og deres nye schæferhvalp, som de har reddet.

Titel: Den Fjerde Historie | Serie: Magiske Møgunder #4 | Forfatter: Neil Patrick Harris | Forlag: Carlsen | Genre: middlegrade fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. Juni

Magien er tilbage!

De Magiske Møgunger er samlet. Og deres fjende nummer ét – Kalagan – virkere ondere og mere skummel end nogensinde før. Det er bare kun Ridley Larsen fra truppen, som opfanger signalerne og ser sporene. Truppen har besluttet at lade opgøret med Kalagan ligge, så hvad skal hun gøre? Ignorere faren eller gå andre veje med fare for at miste sine allerbedste venner, hendes ‘familie’?

De Magiske Møgunger – den fjerde historie er skrevet af Neil Patrick Harris, der elsker både eventyr og magi. Derfor er bogen fyldt med trylletrick, man selv kan afprøve derhjemme.

Fra ca 7 år.

Titel: Sådan Lærer Du At Danse | Serie: – | Forfatter: Nicola Yoon | Forlag: CarlsenPuls | Genre: YA Realisme | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Hellere et ensomt hjerte end et knust hjerte!

Da Evies forældre fortæller hende, at de skal skilles, besultter hun sig for, at det er slut med romantik! I et forsøg på at kassere alle sine romantiske bøger på en byttecentral, møder hun en mystisk kvinde, der synes at have en mærkelig påvirkning på Evie, for da hun vender hjem, kan hun pludselig se udfaldet af alle forelskelser, hun er vidne til, og de ender alle ulykkeligt. Og det, mener Evie, er kun yderligere bevis på, at man ikke kan bruge romantik og forelskelser til noget. Men da hun forsøger at advare folk om det, der vil ske dem, trænger det ikke rigtig igennem. Faktisk bliver hun bare upopulær. Hvad er det, folk ikke forstår’ Eller er der noget, Evie skal lære at forstå?

Sådan lærer du at danse er en bog om at håndtere skuffelserne i livet og erfare, at man også kan få noget godt ud af noget skidt.    

Nicola Yoon er forfatteren bag bl. a. bestsellerne Alt eller intet og Solen er også en stjerne, der begge er filmatiseret.

Titel: Dødens Spil | Serie: Dødens Spil #1 | Forfatter: Anne Elvedal | Forlag: Straarup & Co. | Genre: YA Thriller, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 22. Juni

Efter farens pludselige død finder Rebekka et åndebræt, der sætter hende i kontakt med mørke kræfter. Det, hun troede, var en ulykke, viser sig at være et drab, og uforklarlige ting begynder at ske rundt om hende. Rebekka står med ét over for et mysterium, der er langt større, end hun havde kunnet forestille sig. Hvem er det, der har raseret hendes værelse? Hvad er der egentlig med den nye dreng i byen? Og hvem er det, der ringer til hende fra hendes fars mobiltelefon?

“Dødens spil” er en paranormal gyser og i liga med de allerbedste ungdomsbøger, vi kender fra USA og England. Anne Elvedal er en eftertragtet manuskriptforfatter inden for tv og film. Elvedal debuterer som skønlitterær forfatter med “Dødens spil”, der er første bind i en trilogi.

Titel: Cry Baby | Serie: – | Forfatter: Ginger Scott | Forlag: Palatium Books | Genre: Feelgood, Romance | Udgivelse: 4. Juni

Tristan Lopez er loyal over for sine brødre. Han har ikke noget valg, for han er nærmest født ind i den bande, der holder alle kvarterets børn og unge i et jerngreb. Han har villigt viet sit liv til banden, for han ved, at en dag er det ham, der skal lede den. Tristan er loyal hele vejen igennem.

Loyal da hans far kommer i fængsel. Loyal da en rival trykker sin pistols kolde metal ind i Tristans ansigt. Loyal da hans mor tigger ham om at rejse, så snart hun kommer hjem fra afvænning. Men det er svært ikke at ønske at leve som en almindelig 17-årig, og Tristan holder fast i skolen, selv om han inderst inde ved, at det er umuligt at slippe ud af banden og gadens livsstil. 

Riley Rojas hører ikke til i Tristans verden. Hun er bare et af de mange ansigter i skolen. Men pludselig er hun dér; i gang med at slæbe kasser ud af en gammel pickup-truck og ind i et hus, Tristan har beskudt et par måneder før. Hun er høj nok til at se ham direkte i øjnene og stærk nok til, at man ikke kan ignorere hende. Og pludselig fylder hun i Tristans gader med sin frygtløse stemme, der taler bandens ledere imod. Hun skubber Tristan rundt på basketballbanen, og hun spiller bedre end hans venner. Og nogle gange bedre end ham. Hun udfordrer ham. Hun ydmyger ham. Og han kan lide det. Og når hendes lyseblå øjne ser ind i hans, har han lyst til at opgive banden og det voldsomme gadeliv. Han kan ikke bede hende om at skride, for Riley bestemmer selv, hvad hun gør. Og i virkeligheden ønsker han heller ikke, at hun holder sig væk. Hun forvirrer ham, og hun tester hans loyalitet. Tristan er ved at forelske sig, og det kommer til at slide ham i stykker. 

Cry Baby er en bog om bandemiljø, basketball, ønsket om at leve som de andre og om, hvordan kærligheden måske i sidste ende kan fremtvinge forandringer. Bogen er Ginger Scotts fjerde bog på dansk, alle med kærligheden i fokus. Men Scott inkluderer talrige emner ud over romantik i sine bøger til både unge og voksne og skriver om både sportsfolk, politikere, skuespillere, forskere, cowboys og kriminelle. I mere end 15 år har hun skrevet og været redaktør på aviser, magasiner og blogs. I sine bøger fortæller hun de historier, der ikke altid er plads til i nyhedsstrømmen, selvom de er vigtige.

Titel: En Uimodståelig Udfordring | Serie: Lunefulde Løfter | Forfatter: Tessa Dare | Forlag: Flamingo | Genre: Historisk Romance | Udgivelse: 10. Juni

Alexandra Mountbatten er noget så usædvanligt som en kvinde med en profession; hun stiller urene hos folk, så de går korrekt. Og det er netop med dette formål, at hun indfinder sig hos den notoriske skørtejæger og hertug Chase Reynard. Det er bestemt ikke for at søge stillingen som guvernante for de to uopdragne piger, han er værge for. Pigerne har dog en særlig evne til at få guvernanter til at søge ansættelse andre steder, så Chase er desperat – og ikke ét sekund i tvivl om, at den viljestærke Alexandra er den rette kvinde til jobbet. Og da en uforudset hændelse vender op og ned på Alexandras planer, har hun ingen andre muligheder end modstræbende at sige ja. Som de lærer hinanden at kende, går det op for Alexandra, at Chase er meget mere end den håbløse tølper, han er i alle andres øjne – og Chase må sande, at Alexandra meget vel kunne være den kvinde, der giver ham lyst til for alvor at ændre sig … Men hvordan skal hun kunne tro på, at han virkelig kan ændre sig, hvis han ikke engang selv er overbevist om det?  

“Jeg elsker hendes bøger.” – JODI PICOULT
“Genial humor, glødende passion og gnistrende dialog.” – LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Siderne i denne tempofyldte bog er fyldt med passion og vittige dialoger, og prikken over i’et er de velskrevne karakterer og små antydninger af, hvad serien fremover byder på.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Titel: Et Fristende Væddemål | Serie: Lunefulde Løfter | Forfatter: Tessa Dare | Forlag: Flamingo | Genre: Historisk Romance | Udgivelse: 17. Juni

Gabriel Duke er berygtet for sin forretningssans, og da han køber et fornemt, men faldefærdigt hus, øjner han en god forretning, især fordi den adelige nabo vil kunne friste købere. Eller det tænkte han, indtil han mødte selvsamme nabo, lady Penelope, og hendes betragtelige familie af herreløse dyr. Ja, hun er indtagende, men hvem vil bo ved siden af et dusin killinger, en odder og en rapkæftet papegøje? Penelope har helt andre udfordringer. Hendes familie forlanger, at hun flytter ud på familiegodset, som det sømmer sig for en ugift kvinde – medmindre hun kan skaffe sig af med dyrene og finde en passende ægtemand. Det er ikke så nemt, når man foretrækker firbenet selskab, men måske kan hendes nye nabo hjælpe? Problemet er bare, at han er distraherende tiltrækkende og irriterende flabet. Og pludselig er det ikke kun Penelopes modvilje mod samfundets normer, der spænder ben for hendes plan, men også tiltrækningen mellem dem …
“Sandsynligvis Dares bedste romance til dato.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Titel: Hjertets Boghandel | Serie: – | Forfatter: Veronica Henry | Forlag: Cicero | Genre: Feelgood Romance | Udgivelse: 10. Juni

Nightingale Bøger er drømmen for enhver bogelsker: en lille, personlig boghandel med et vidunderligt fællesskab midt på hovedgaden i en idyllisk engelsk landsby. Men ejeren Emilia er tynget af sorg efter sin fars død og har svært ved at få enderne til at mødes i den lille boghandel. Snart ser hun ingen anden udvej end at sælge sit fars højtelskede livsværk. Men kan hun undvære de udsøgte boghylder, hun selv voksede op iblandt, og hvad med stamkunderne, der efterhånden er blevet som en lille familie for hende? Er der virkelig ingen anden udvej for Emilia end at bryde løftet til sin far om at holde boghandlen i live? Hjertets boghandel er en hjertevarm verden af romantik, hemmeligheder og overraskende håb om en lykkelig slutning – ikke bare i boghandlens bøger. Det er en gribende og uforglemmelig historie om Emilia, boghandlens herlige stamkunder og ikke mindst de bøger, så mange af os elsker.

Titel: Heartstopper – Bog 1 | Serie: Heartstopper | Forfatter: Alice Oseman | Forlag: Politikens Forlag | Genre: LGBT, Tegneserie, YA | Udgivelse: 10. Juni

Heartstopper er en kærlighedshistorie. En historie om den første store, forvirrende og altopslugende kærlighed. Men det er også historien om at stå ved den, man er, og lære at elske sig selv.

Heartstopper har fra starten været båret af en stærk fanbase. Forfatteren udgav oprindeligt fortællingen digitalt, og gennem crowdfunding lykkedes det hende på bare to timer at samle penge nok ind til den første fysiske udgave, der udkom i 2018 i England. Siden er det gået stærkt, og Nick og Charlies kærlighedshistorie er nu under udgivelse verden over – og en stort anlagt serie er på vej i streaming. Heartstopper er ikke endnu en teenage-kærlighedshistorie, som den er fortalt så mange gange før.

Det er grafiske romaner, der respektfuldt behandler emner, der optager de unge – fortalt af en troværdig forfatter, der er i tæt dialog med sine læsere. Her er det tilfældigvis ikke dreng møder pige, men
dreng møder dreng – og følelserne af utilstrækkelighed, tvivl, forvirring og forelskelse er jo universelle.

Nick og Charlie går på samme skole, men de møder først hinanden, da en lærer placerer dem ved samme bord. De bliver hurtigt venner, og Charlie falder for Nick, selvom han ikke tror, at han har en chance. Men kærligheden har det med selv at finde vej, og Nick er mere interesseret i Charlie, end nogen af dem havde troet …

Titel: Heartstopper – Bog 2 | Serie: Heartstopper | Forfatter: Alice Oseman | Forlag: Politikens Forlag | Genre: LGBT, Tegneserie, YA | Udgivelse: 10. Juni

Heartstopper er en kærlighedshistorie. En historie om den første store, forvirrende og altopslugende kærlighed. Men det er også historien om at stå ved den, man er, og lære at elske sig selv.

Heartstopper har fra starten været båret af en stærk fanbase. Forfatteren udgav oprindeligt fortællingen digitalt, og gennem crowdfunding lykkedes det hende på bare to timer at samle penge nok ind til den første fysiske udgave, der udkom i 2018 i England. Siden er det gået stærkt, og Nick og Charlies kærlighedshistorie er nu under udgivel- se verden over – og en stort anlagt serie er på vej i streaming. Heartstopper er ikke endnu en teenage-kærlighedshistorie, som den er fortalt så mange gange før.

Det er grafiske romaner, der respektfuldt behandler emner, der optager de unge – fortalt af en troværdig forfatter, der er i tæt dialog med sine læsere. Her er det tilfældigvis ikke dreng møder pige, men dreng møder dreng – og følelserne af utilstrækkelighed, tvivl, forvirring og forelskelse er jo universelle.

Nick og Charlie går på samme skole, men de møder først hinanden, da en lærer placerer dem ved samme bord. De bliver hurtigt venner, og Charlie falder for Nick, selvom han ikke tror, at han har en chance. Men kærligheden har det med selv at finde vej, og Nick er mere interesseret i Charlie, end nogen af dem havde troet …

Titel: Det Fjerde Bud | Serie: Orphan X #1 | Forfatter: Gregg Hurwitz | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Thriller | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Evan Smoak er lige dele
gådefuld vandrehistorie og rå virkelighed;
morder og skytsengel.

Som tolvårig blev han rekrutteret til Projekt Orphan,
et program beregnet til at forvandle børn til snigmordere.
Han bryder til sidst med organisationen
og udnytter sine færdigheder til at hjælpe
de desperate og magtesløse.

Nu er nogen på sporet af ham.
Nogen der vil dræbe ham.
I opgøret bliver de klare linjer slørede.
Kan han stole på dem han har svoret at beskytte?
Hvem jagter, og hvem jages?

Langsomt ramler de Bud
han har levet sit liv efter.
Særligt Det Fjerde Bud:
Lad det aldrig blive personligt.

Titel: Ingenmandsland | Serie: Orphan X #2 | Forfatter: Gregg Hurwitz | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Thriller | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Evan Smoak er lige dele
gådefuld vandrehistorie og rå virkelighed;
morder og skytsengel.

Han er produktet af en hemmelig organisation
som forvandler børn til snigmordere.
Han var et af deres mest dødbringende våben
indtil han en dag forsvandt, og siden dukkede op som
The Nowhere Man – de forsvarsløses beskytter og hævner.

Da han er ved at optrevle en sag om menneskehandel,
slipper Evans held dog op.
Forvirret og forslået vågner han
på et værelse med tremmer for vinduerne.
Han har ingen anelse om hvor han befinder sig.

Mens han forsøger at stykke brikkerne sammen,
modtager han et opkald fra én der har brug for hjælp.
Samtidig er et af menneskehandelsofrene på vej mod sin nye ejer.
Begges liv afhænger af Evans overlevelse,
og Evans liv hænger i en tynd tråd.

Ingenmandsland er den selvstændige opfølger til Orphan X – Det Fjerde Bud.

Titel: Hævnens Time | Serie: Orphan X #3 | Forfatter: Gregg Hurwitz | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: Thriller | Udgivelse: 24. Juni

Evan Smoak er lige dele
gådefuld vandrehistorie og rå virkelighed;
morder og skytsengel.

Som tolvårig blev han rekrutteret fra et børnehjem
og trænet som snigmorder i den hemmelige organisation
Projekt Orphan.
Som Orphan X var han et dødbringende våben for regeringen
indtil han forsvandt og siden dukkede op som The Nowhere Man
– de forsvarsløses beskytter og hævner.

Hemmelige kræfter vil nu slette alle spor efter Projekt Orphan,
og Evan står øverst på deres dødsliste.
Et sidste ønske fra Evans tidligere mentor,
bringer ham igen i søgelyset
da han redder den sekstenårige Joeys liv.

Hun og et andet barn er de sidste
der blev rekrutteret til Projekt Orphan,
og Evan må nu kæmpe for
at redde både sit eget og Joeys liv.

Med djævlens vold og magt er tredje bog i serien om Orphan X

Titel: Ned i Dybet | Serie: Krypto #1 | Forfatter: Hans Jorgen Sandnes | Forlag: Gads Børnebøger | Genre: Graphic Novel, Middlegrade| Udgivelse: 25. Juni

KRYPTO-serien er en tegneserie i bogformat med temaer som kryptozoologi, havbiologi, havuhyrer, plejefamilie, familie, venskab, natur, mystik, spænding. Illustrationerne er utrolig stemningsfulde.

Ophelia ankommer til sin nye plejefamilie i den lille kystby Saltvik, kort tid efter en dreng er sprunget i vandet og forsvundet.
Ophelia er meget optaget af kryptozoologi, og en aften ser hun et mystisk væsen i havet. Fiskeren Bernard, som med tiden bliver Ophelias ven, har også set væsnet.
Men hvad var det egentlig de så? Og har det mon noget at gøre med den forsvundne dreng?
KRYPTO er Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ forfatterdebut og er nomineret til den norske Kulturdepartementets debutantpris.
Hans Jørgen Sandnes (f. 1979) er en norsk illustrator, animator, tegneserieskaber og forfatter.

Titel: Socialangst – Idas historie | Serie: Angst #1 | Forfatter: Christina Bonde | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: YA realisme | Udgivelse: 29. Juni

Jeg havde altid tænkt meget over hvordan jeg var sammen med andre. Og hvordan de så mig. Men efter vi var flyttet, fyldte de tanker mere end nogensinde. Det var som om jeg så verden med helt andre øjne. Og alle overvågede mig. Dømte mig.

Ida starter i 9. klasse på en ny skole. Men noget har forandret sig i sommerferien. Noget inden i Ida. Hun forsøger at passe ind og være som de andre, men en indre modstander, et uhyre, dukker frem og vokser sig hele tiden stærkere.
Snart er hver eneste dag en prøvelse. En kamp hun må overleve for at være social.

ANGST-serien sætter fokus på unge med angstlidelser.
Bøgerne er forbundet, men kan læses i vilkårlig rækkefølge.

Titel: Sygdomsangst- Mikkels historie | Serie: Angst #2 | Forfatter: Christina Bonde | Forlag: Tellerup | Genre: YA realisme | Udgivelse: 29. Juni

Smerten dukkede frem igen. Stak underligt i brystet, og jeg samlede opmærksomheden imod den og mærkede hvordan hjertet pumpede hurtigere. Jeg tog mobilen frem og søgte på ’stik i hjertet’. Skimmede teksten som dukkede op på skærmen. Mit blik fór forbi ord som ’almindeligt’ og ’ufarligt’ og standsede ved ’hjertesygdom’. Ubehagelig varme strømmede gennem kroppen og fik mit inderste til at trække sig sammen. Jeg gispede efter luft, og omgivelserne sejlede for mit blik. Hjertesygdom …

Mikkel er lige startet i 9. klasse da hans far dør. Tankerne kredser om den blodprop som var årsagen, og inden længe får han selv symptomer på sygdom. Mikkel søger svar på nettet og går til læge som siger han er rask.
Men symptomerne forsvinder ikke.

ANGST-serien sætter fokus på unge med angstlidelser.
Bøgerne er forbundet, men kan læses i vilkårlig rækkefølge.