Nye Udgivelser Februar 2020: De Engelske

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

Titel: Deathless Divide | Serie: Dread Nation #2 | Forfatter: Justina Ireland | Genre: Historical Fiction, Zombies, Horror, YA | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.

After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.

But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodermus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880’s America.

What’s more, this safe haven is not what it appears – as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her.

But she won’t be in it alone.

Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by – and that Jane needs her, too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not.

Watching Jane’s back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it’s up to Katherine to keep hope alive – even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

Titel: Honor Lost | Serie: The Honors #3 | Forfatter: Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 11. Februar | Goodreads

Space renegade Zara Cole may have finally met her match. Lifekiller—a creature that can devour entire planets—is spreading terror throughout the universe, and it seems nothing can stand in the monstrous godking’s way.

Reeling from a series of battles, Zara and her wounded band of allies are going to need a strategy before they face Lifekiller again. Zara’s street smarts may not be enough when their enemy could be anywhere, destroying civilizations and picking his teeth with the bones.

And just when it feels like she’s reached a special place in her bond with Bea and Nadim, an ex from Earth with an ax to grind comes after her with nefarious intentions. With human enemies, alien creatures, and mechanical stalkers on her tail, it’s down to the wire for Zara to save the galaxy—and the people she calls home—before the godking consumes them all.

Titel: Lady Hotspur | Serie: – | Forfatter: Tessa Gratton | Genre: Adult Fantasy, Retellings, LGBT | Udgivelse: 20. Februar | Goodreads

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IVLady Hotspur continues the saga of Innis Lear, centuries later, as revolution, love, and a betrayal corrupt the descendants of two warring kingdoms.

Hal was once a knight, carefree and joyous, sworn to protect her future queen Banna Mora. But after a rebellion led by her own mother, Caleda, Hal is now the prince of Lionis, heir to the throne. The pressure of her crown and bloody memories of war plague her, as well as a need to shape her own destiny, no matter the cost.

Lady Hotspur, known as the Wolf of Aremoria for her temper and warcraft, never expected to be more than a weapon. She certainly never expected to fall in love with the fiery Hal or be blindsided by an angry Queen’s promise to remake the whole world in her own image—a plan Hotspur knows will lead to tragedy.

Banna Mora kept her life, but not her throne. Fleeing to Innis Lear to heal her heart and plot revenge, the stars and roots of Innis Lear will teach her that the only way to survive a burning world is to learn to breathe fire.

These three women, together or apart, are the ones who have the power to bring the once-powerful Aremoria back to life—or destroy it forever.

Titel: Ember Queen | Serie: Ash Princess Trilogy #3 | Forfatter: laura Sebastian | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

The thrilling conclusion to the series that began with the instant New York Times bestseller “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” (Bustle), Ember Queen is an epic fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

Princess Theodosia was a prisoner in her own country for a decade. Renamed the Ash Princess, she endured relentless abuse and ridicule from the Kaiser and his court. But though she wore a crown of ashes, there is fire in Theo’s blood. As the rightful heir to the Astrean crown, it runs in her veins. And if she learned nothing else from her mother, she learned that a Queen never cowers.

Now free, with a misfit army of rebels to back her, Theo must liberate her enslaved people and face a terrifying new enemy: the new Kaiserin. Imbued with a magic no one understands, the Kaiserin is determined to burn down anyone and everything in her way.

The Kaiserin’s strange power is growing stronger, and with Prinz Søren as her hostage, there is more at stake than ever. Theo must learn to embrace her own power if she has any hope of standing against the girl she once called her heart’s sister.

Titel: Straight On Till Morning | Serie: A twisted Tale #8 | Forfatter: Liz Braswell | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland… with Captain Hook?

Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling’s life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess-it all makes her wish things could be different.

Wendy’s only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow.

So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn’t quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help.

But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it’s up to the two of them to save Peter Pan-and his world. 

Titel: The King of Crows | Serie: The Diviners #4 | Forfatter: Libba Bray | Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The Diviners, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners’ help to do it.

Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe’s estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow’s plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.

But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost.

In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe…

Titel: All the Stars and Teeth | Serie: All the Stars and Teeth #1 | Forfatter: Adalyn Grace | Genre: YA Fantasy, Pirates | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

Titel: Heart of Flames | Serie: Crown of Feathers #2 | Forfatter: Nicki Pau Preto | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 11. Februar | Goodreads

Veronyka, Tristan, and Sev must stop the advancing empire from destroying the Phoenix Riders in this fiery sequel to Crown of Feathers, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable!”

You are a daughter of queens.

The world is balanced on the edge of a knife, and war is almost certain between the empire and the Phoenix Riders.

Like Nefyra before you, your life will be a trial by fire.

Veronyka finally got her wish to join the Riders, but while she’s supposed to be in training, all she really wants to do is fly out to defend the villages of Pyra from the advancing empire. Tristan has been promoted to Master Rider, but he has very different ideas about the best way to protect their people than his father, the commander. Sev has been sent to spy on the empire, but maintaining his cover may force him to fight on the wrong side of the war. And Veronyka’s sister, Val, is determined to regain the empire she lost—even if it means inciting the war herself.

Such is your inheritance. A name. A legacy. An empire in ruin.

As tensions reach a boiling point, the characters all find themselves drawn together into a fight that will shape the course of the empire—and determine the future of the Phoenix Riders. Each must decide how far they’re willing to go—and what they’re willing to lose in the process.

I pray you are able to pass through the flames.

Titel: The Stars We Steal | Serie: – | Forfatter: Alexa Donne | Genre: YA Science Fiction, Retellings, LGBT | Udgivelse: 4. februar | Goodreads

Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?

But when Leo’s childhood friend and first love Elliot returns as the captain of a successful whiskey ship, everything changes. Elliot was the one that got away, the boy Leo’s family deemed to be unsuitable for marriage. Now, he’s the biggest catch of the season and he seems determined to make Leo’s life miserable. But old habits die hard, and as Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself falling for her first love in a game of love, lies, and past regrets.

Titel: The Sound of Stars | Serie: – | Forfatter: Alechia Dow | Genre: YA Science Fiction, Aliens | Udgivelse: 25. februar | Goodreads

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?

Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.

Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. Deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, humanity’s emotional transgressions are now grounds for execution. All art, books and creative expression are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes missing, Ellie is terrified that the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her.

Born in a lab, M0Rr1S (Morris) was raised to be emotionless. When he finds Ellie’s illegal library, he’s duty-bound to deliver her for execution. The trouble is, he finds himself drawn to human music and in desperate need of more. They’re both breaking the rules for love of art—and Ellie inspires the same feelings in him that music does.

Ellie’s—and humanity’s—fate rests in the hands of an alien she should fear. M0Rr1S has a lot of secrets, but also a potential solution—thousands of miles away. The two embark on a wild and dangerous road trip with a bag of books and their favorite albums, all the while making a story and a song of their own that just might save them both.

Titel: The Seventh Sun | Serie: The Age of the Seventh Sun #1 | Forfatter: Lani Forbes | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 18. februar | Goodreads

Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading–and the end of the world may be at hand.

For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.

Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.

Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster. 

Titel: Malice | Serie: – | Forfatter: Pintip Dunn | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

What I know: a boy in my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.

What I don’t know: who he is.

In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I’ll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I’m starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice they’ve lost all hope in humanity? Well, I’ll just have to find a way—because now they’ve drawn a target on the only boy I’ve ever loved… 

Titel: Below | Serie: North | Forfatter: Alexandra Warwick | Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings | Udgivelse: 4. Februar | Goodreads

From the author of The Demon Race comes a YA dark fantasy series inspired by Inuit mythology.

In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.

When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.

With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.

Yuki only plays the games she wins.

Titel: The Unspoken Name | Serie: The Serpent Gates #1 | Forfatter: A. K. Larkwood | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBT, Adult | Udgivelse: 11. Februar | Goodreads

What if you knew how and when you will die?

Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.

But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.

But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due.

Nye Udgivelser Februar 2020: 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: Gråzonen | Serie: Dødefolket #1 | Forfatter: Aura Isolde | Forlag: Ulven & uglen | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. Februar

“Det siges at Gud skabte dødefolket fordi han var rasende på mennesket. Dødefolket skulle sørge for at det enkelte menneske døde som det var Guds plan.

Da det blev klart for Gud at dødefolket misbrugte deres evner til koldblodigt at høste så mange sjæle som muligt, skabte han oprørerne. De skulle sørge for at dødefolket kun høstede de sjæle som var tiltænkt dem.”

Rebecka ønsker intet andet end et normalt liv på Mors hvor hun bor sammen med sin faster, men da dødemanden Diego udser hendes sjæl som dødefolkets eje, må hun kæmpe for sit liv.

Hun får hjælp af oprøreren Nick der har viet sit liv til at beskytte Rebecka, men hvorfor? Og hvem af dem skal hun tro på når de begge mener at følge Guds plan?

Gråzonen er første bog i Dødefolket, en serie om kærlighed, sygdom og tab.

Titel: Sprængt | Serie: Slettet #0 | Forfatter: Teri Terry | Forlag: Gyldendal | Genre: YA Dystopi | Udgivelse: 20. Februar


Afspærringer, checkpoints og voldelige demonstrationer er blevet hverdag for Sam, og hendes tidligere komfortable liv som vicepremierministerens datter er slut. Regeringen giver landets unge skylden for de politiske  uroligheder, og det tvinger Sam til at vælge mellem sin familie eller kæmpe for det, hun tror på. 

Da hun møder Ava og Lucas, er hun ikke længere i tvivl. Hun vil forandre verden. Om det så gælder hendes liv …

Titel: Aces High | Serie: Wild Cards 2 | Forfatter: George R. R. Martin | Forlag: Dreamlitt | Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Noveller | Udgivelse: 4. februar

I kølvandet på 2. verdenskrig rammes Jorden af en virus fra rummet. En håndfuld af de overlevende udvikler ekstraordinære kræfter. Nogle bruger deres kræfter i menneskehedens tjeneste. Andre i ondskabens. Wild Cards er deres historie.

Vi følger disse helte og skurke gennem de turbulente 1980’ere, både så lig og ulig vores egen tid. Nu, efter at have rejst århundreder gennem rummet, er et udenjordisk væsen kaldet Sværmen på vej mod Jorden. Samtidig planlægger en sammenslutning af esser at tage kontrollen over den menneskelige verden. De to parter er på kollisionskurs … og udfaldet kan være katastrofalt.

Dette er bind 2 i serien Wild Cards.

Omslagsgrafiker: BRETH DESIGN v/Mette Breth
Oversat af: Mie Møller Bie

Titel: Alt Hvad Der Står I Min Magt | Serie: – | Forfatter: Camilla Wandahl & Caroline Ørsum | Forlag: Høst & Søn | Genre: YA Contemporary, Noveller | Udgivelse: 7. februar


Alt hvad der står i min magt er fem realistiske noveller for unge om styrkeprøver og kærlige kræfter mellem mennesker – alt det gode og knap så gode, vi besidder magten til at gøre ved hinanden. Novellerne zoomer bl. a. ind på temaer som hævnporno, angst, gruppepres, familierelationer og alvorlig sygdom. Camilla Wandahl og Caroline Ørsum har tidligere skrevet den anmelderroste ungdomsroman Venus Fluefanger sammen.

Omslagsgrafiker: Alette Bertelsen
Omslagsillustrator: Alette Bertelsen
Tegnet af: Jette – Christensen Grafisk

Titel: Ghostplayer | Serie: DX #3 | Forfatter: Jon Zaar | Forlag: Facet | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 7. Februar

Nu så han det, lemmen i gulvet, et forbandet zombielager. Hurtigt tømte han begge UZI’er mod ondets rod. Det gav ham et par sekunders arbejdsro. Med et snuptag fandt han en håndfuld fjernbetjente miner og kylede dem ned i zombiekælderen, hvorefter han knaldede lemmen hårdt i.

I tredje og sidste bind er Hannibal på hjemmebane, men desværre er fjenden fulgt med.

Den helt store finale lurer lige om hjørnet, når Hannibal skal forsøge at redde vennerne og undslippe DX’ digitale fængsel. Hvor er Lea” Hvem er BJ” Og hvad med Shooter? Der er rigeligt at tage fat på. Vejen til frihed er fyldt med alverdens rædsler og kræver det maksimale af en gamer.

Med livet som indsats kastes Hannibal nok engang ind i kampen mod sin virtuelle ærkefjende. Heldigvis får han hjælp fra en gammel ven. Snilde, mod og hårdkogt action er vejen frem, hvis missionen skal lykkes. En mission der handler om meget mere end gamernes overlevelse.

Hannibal er tilbage. Mareridtet er tilbage. Game on.

Ghostplayer er sidste bind i serien om DX.

Medierne skriver om DX-serien:
“En spændende roman til gode læsere og egnet til både folke- og skolebiblioteker.”DBC, lektørudtalelsen.

“Spillet, og dermed handlingen i bogen, drejer sig som altid om kampen mellem det gode og det onde.” … “Der er nok at gyse over.”Folkeskolen. dk.

“En bog som vil gå rent ind hos unge drenge der læser.”Forestilling om Paradis.

“Historien er faktisk fantastisk god, det hele virker gennemtænkt og giver mening.”Sus’ bogblog.

Titel: Da Farfar Forsvandt | Serie: – | Forfatter: Line Lybecker | Forlag: Calibat | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 11. februar

Jeg skyldte ham alt. Ham og farmor. De to havde gjort mig til den jeg var i dag, lært mig alt hvad jeg vidste, men farmor var væk, og det var farfar på sin vis også. Der var kun en tom skal tilbage, en bundløs sø hvor brudstykker af menneske af og til brød overfladen og mindede mig om alt det jeg var ved at miste.

Patrick har boet sammen med sin farmor og farfar i Assens siden han var seks. Nu er han atten, og sammen med vennen Alex har han lavet en pagt om at klare gymnasiet med høje karakterer. De har en god plan, og de følger den grundigt.

For et halvt år siden døde Patricks farmor, og nu siger lægerne at farfar måske er ved at blive dement. Farfar er ikke længere helt farfar, og det er svært at tænke på fremtiden når den før så sikre nutid er ved at falde fra hinanden.

Titel: Kun Døde Fisk | Serie: – | Forfatter: Dennis Glintborg | Forlag: Jensen & Dalgaard | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 28. Februar

Stegende hede sommerdage flyder ud i ét, Niclas registrerer sløvt døde hunde og folks optagethed af seriemorderen Blæksprutten. Eksamenerne vifter Niclas væk som fluer, mens hans venner snakker om en tur til Nepal, detox, Chanel, sprut og stoffer. Når man rammer bunden, kan man så tage toget tilbage?

Kun døde fisk er Dennis Glintborgs debut; en genreeksperimenterende YA-roman, der i sin form spejler den boble, hovedpersonen Niclas befinder sig i. Han er i gang med sidste del af gymnasiet. Men kæresten er skredet efter det-dér-i-Prag, de forløjede forældres ambitioner er tårnhøje og livet efter gymnasiet forekommer meningsløst. Så mens alle andre lægger store planer for fremtiden, og Niclas’ mor gør klar til et brag af en studenterfest, trækker Niclas stikket.

Nye Udgivelser Januar 2020 – De Engelske

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

Titel: The Conference of the Birds | Serie: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #5 | Forfatter: Ransom Riggs | Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 14. Januar | Goodreads

“Do you trust me?”

An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries.

Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Titel: A Heart so Fierce and Broken | Serie: Cursebreakers #2 | Forfatter: Brigid Kemmerer | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 7. Januar | Goodreads

In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.

Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war. 

Titel: The Night Country | Serie: The Hazel Wood #2 | Forfatter: Melissa Albert | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 7. Januar | Goodreads

The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood!

In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.

With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors―and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and―if he can find it―a way back home…

Titel: Infinity Son | Serie: Infinity Cycle #1 | Forfatter: Adam Silvera | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 14. Januar | Goodreads

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.

Titel: Scavenge the Stars | Serie: Scavenge the Stars #1 | Forfatter: Tara Sim | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 7. Januar | Goodreads

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo. 

Titel: Dark and Deepest Red | Serie: – | Forfatter: Anna-Maria McLemore | Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings, Historisk Fiktion, LGBT | Udgivelse: 14. Januar | Goodreads

Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

With McLemore’s signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.

Titel: Nameless Queen | Serie: – | Forfatter: Rebecca McLaughlin | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 7. Januar | Goodreads

One girl must make a name for herself–or die trying –in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn’t even be possible. I’m Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don’t even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there’s no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don’t? 

Titel: Seven Deadly Shadows | Serie: – | Forfatter: Courtney Alamerda & Valynne E. Maetani | Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal | Udgivelse: 28. Januar | Goodreads

Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s ever felt at home is at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, where she trains to be a priestess.

But Kira’s life is shattered on the night her family’s shrine is attacked by a vicious band of yokai demons. With the help of Shiro—the shrine’s gorgeous half-fox, half-boy kitsune—Kira discovers that her shrine harbors an ancient artifact of great power . . . one the yokai and their demon lord, Shuten-doji, will use to bring down an everlasting darkness upon the world.

Unable to face the Shuten-doji and his minions on her own, Kira enlists the aid of seven ruthless shinigami—or death gods—to help stop the brutal destruction of humankind. But some of the death gods aren’t everything they initially seemed, nor as loyal to Kira’s cause as they first appeared.

With war drawing nearer by the day, Kira realizes that if this unlikely band of heroes is going to survive, they’re going to have to learn to work together, confront their demons, and rise as one to face an army of unimaginable evil.

Titel: Ashlords | Serie: – | Forfatter: Scott Reintgen | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 21. Januar | Goodreads

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders–skilled at alchemy–who must compete at The Races–the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.

Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they’ve raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races.

Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That’s all legal and encouraged.

In this year’s Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest–a champion’s daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary’s son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

Titel: Wardens of Eternity | Serie: – | Forfatter: Courtney Moulton | Genre: YA Fantasy, Egyptisk Mytologi | Udgivelse: 21. Januar | Goodreads

Ziva Ellison has one memory of her parents, made the day they abandoned her on the streets of New York City when she was three years old. They left her with only a memory and a promise that she had a great and terrible destiny.

Fifteen years later, Ziva discovers that destiny includes powers that she doesn’t understand and can barely control. Her magic attracts vicious, otherworldly monsters, and eventually compatriots to help her fight them. Sayer and Nasira know the secrets Ziva doesn’t; that Ziva is descended from Egyptian royalty and in possession of ancient magic passed down from the time of the gods. They promise to teach Ziva to control her magic and to give her the family she’s always yearned for.

But trouble is brewing in the world around them; darkness is descending on Hitler’s Germany, threatening World War II. As the last heir of a revered Egyptian queen, Ziva is the only one with the power to prevent another costly global conflict. As Ziva navigates her newfound abilities and makes a connection with Anubis and other Egyptian gods, the Nazis are hunting for the ultimate weapon, and Ziva has caught their interest.

From Courtney Allison Moulton, author of the acclaimed Angelfire series, comes Wardens of Eternity, an action-packed page-turner that blends history, mythology, and magic, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Kiersten White.

Titel: Diamond City | Serie: Diamond City #! | Forfatter: Francesca Flores | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 28. Januar | Goodreads

Good things don’t happen to girls who come from nothing…unless they risk everything.

Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.

Her boss is brutal and cold, with a questionable sense of morality, but he provides a place for people with nowhere else to go. And makes sure they stay there.

DIAMOND CITY: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies.

To claim a future for herself in a world that doesn’t want her to survive, Aina will have to win a game of murder and conspiracy—and risk losing everything.

Full of action, romance and dark magic, book one of Francesca Flores’ breathtaking fantasy duology will leave readers eager for more!

Titel: The King’s Questioner | Serie: – | Forfatter: Nikki Katz | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. Januar | Goodreads

From the author of ‘The Midnight Dance’ comes an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom.

Kalen has been cursed with a gift: he’s a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to the king, and he spends his days interrogating prisoners of the crown.

But when Kalen’s estranged childhood friend, Prince Cirrus, falls into a sudden coma, the king begs Kalen to intervene. By accessing Cirrus’ mind, Kalen saves his life—and uncovers a terrifying secret. The prince has a sister, banished long ago, and she is the key to the destruction or survival of the kingdom.

With the help of Cirrus and a silver-haired thief named Luna, Kalen must find the princess and bring her home. Or risk death at the hands of his king.

Titel: A Longer Fall | Serie: Gunnie Rose #2 | Forfatter: Charlaine Harris | Genre: Urban Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. januar | Goodreads


In this second thrilling installment of the Gunnie Rose series, Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what’s inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.

Number one ‘New York Times’ best-selling author Charlaine Harries (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries and Midnight Texas Trilogy) is at her best here, building the world of this alternate history of the United States, where magic is an acknowledged but despised power.

©2020 Charlaine Harris Schulz (P)2020 Recorded Books 

Titel: Lady Hotspur | Serie: – | Forfatter: Tessa Gratton | Genre: Fantasy, Retellings | Udgivelse: 7. Januar | Goodreads

“I look forward to reading every Tessa Gratton novel we are lucky enough to have.” –Robin McKinley

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IVLady Hotspur continues the saga of Innis Lear, centuries later, as revolution, love, and a betrayal corrupt the descendants of two warring kingdoms.

Hal was once a knight, carefree and joyous, sworn to protect her future queen Banna Mora. But after a rebellion led by her own mother, Caleda, Hal is now the prince of Lionis, heir to the throne. The pressure of her crown and bloody memories of war plague her, as well as a need to shape her own destiny, no matter the cost.

Lady Hotspur, known as the Wolf of Aremoria for her temper and warcraft, never expected to be more than a weapon. She certainly never expected to fall in love with the fiery Hal or be blindsided by an angry Queen’s promise to remake the whole world in her own image—a plan Hotspur knows will lead to tragedy.

Banna Mora kept her life, but not her throne. Fleeing to Innis Lear to heal her heart and plot revenge, the stars and roots of Innis Lear will teach her that the only way to survive a burning world is to learn to breathe fire.

These three women, together or apart, are the ones who have the power to bring the once-powerful Aremoria back to life—or destroy it forever. 

Nye Udgivelser December 2019 – De Engelske

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

Titel: Regretting You | Serie: – | Forfatter: Colleen Hoover | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Udgivelse: 10. December | Goodreads

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

Titel: Children of Virtue and Vengeance | Serie: Legacy of Orïsha #2 | Forfatter: Tomi Adeyemi | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. December | Goodreads

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Titel: Reverie | Serie: – | Forfatter: Ryan La Sala | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. December | Goodreads

Inception meets The Magicians in the most imaginative YA debut of the year!

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

This wildly imaginative debut explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.

Titel: Diamond & Dawn | Serie: Amber & Dusk #2 | Forfatter: Lyra Selene | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. december | Goodreads

Lyra Selene returns to the incandescent magic of Amber & Dusk in a second installment about the corrosions of even the most dazzling dreams, and the strength of hope amidst darkness.

Mirage, triumphant in her coup of the Amber Empire, returns to the palais prepared to take her place as Empress. With the support of her friends, Luca and Lullaby, and a tentative, blossoming romance with Sunder, Mirage is on the cusp of taking hold of everything she has wanted.

However, her place in the sun is not as sure as she expected; nor is it quite as bright as she imagined.

When the Empress Severine’s body is recovered from the battle, she is not dead after all — in a coma, she still represents a threat to Mirage’s newfound power. Worse, a distant cousin, Gavin d’Ars, Duc de Douane, appears in court to challenge both women with his blood claim, and to propose a series of trials to determine the most deserving heir. In Mirage’s fight to defend her vision for the empire, she begins to splinter all of her networks. Will the battle for control leave anyone untainted?

Titel: Resistant: A World Divided | Serie: – | Forfatter: Erika Modrak | Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopi | Udgivelse: 5. December | Goodreads

In the not-too-distant future, one of scientists’ worst fears has been realized: antibiotics have become obsolete, and a pandemic virus nearly wipes out all of humanity. What’s left of the world has been divided between those selected to live illness-free within a man-made community quarantine and the outcasts abandoned outside to face uncertain survival. In the wake of an unraveling society, four teens struggle to determine their place in a world that has become warped by the decisions of the previous generation:

Cat, who has grown up privileged within the walls of The Community; Wren, a rebellious survivor on the outside; and Abel and Ryder, the two orphan boys who love them. As their paths intersect, the shocking truth surrounding the so-called vaccine that made initial survival possible is revealed, and these four teens must face the moral dilemma: How far would you go to save the ones you hold most dear?

Nye Udgivelser December 2019 – De Danske

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

Titel: Nattens Bøger | Serie: – | Forfatter: J. A. White | Forlag: Alvilda: Genre: Middlegrade fantasy, horror | Udgivelse: 1. December

Alex elsker gyserhistorier – nu er han selv fanget i en!

Alex er fuldstændig vild med gyserhistorier, og han har fyldt sine ”nattebøger” til bristepunktet med sine egne. Men det er kun ham selv, der sætter pris på dem, så en nat sniger han sig ud for at brænde dem. På mystisk vis bliver han lokket hen til en lejlighed i opgangen, og pludselig er han selv hovedperson i en hårrejsende historie: Han er blevet fanget af en heks.

Heksen elsker dog også uhyggelige historier, og Alex begynder at læse sine egne op for hende hver aften. Det viser sig at være det eneste, som holder hende glad – og ham i live. Men Alex, som kender alt til gyserhistorier, ved godt, at de fleste af dem ikke ender lykkeligt. Og snart begynder han at løbe tør for historier.

Titel: Luftkasteller | Serie: – | Forfatter: Katrine Skovgaard | Forlag: Calibat | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 3. December

Amanda glæder sig sindssygt til at begynde i gymnasiet, for det betyder, at hun skal gå i klasse med sin bedste veninde Thea igen. Thea, der ligner noget fra en eventyrbog og som også elsker youtuberen Hunter.

Men hvad gør hun, når alle i hendes nye klasse er meget modne, og hun ikke engang har lyst til at kysse med nogen? Og hvad betyder det, at Thea er sammen med den lidt mærkelige Johan til en af de første fester? Og så er der Victor – Victor, som Amanda synes er spændende, men ikke på den måde. Det tror hun i hvert fald ikke.

Efter et kæmpe skænderi med Thea bliver det kendt på hele skolen, hvor lidt Amanda egentlig har prøvet. Hun bliver stemplet som frigid og sippet jomfru. Og hvordan er det lige, man slipper af med sådan nogle labels?

Titel: Heksekraft | Serie: Sif og Ulvefolket #3 | Forfatter: Hanne Rump | Forlag: Calibat | Genre: YA paranormal | Udgivelse: 3. December

Kælderen var mørk, men inde fra det næste rum kom et krybende, rødt skær. Birk greb fat i Sifs arm. Hans hånd rystede. Det røde lys pulserede.

Sif går i 8. klasse, men hjemmeskoles af sin farmor, heksen fru Alva. Efter næsten at være blevet slået ihjel af en dæmon, er hun nu rask igen. Hendes magiske kræfter vokser, og gamle fjender vender tilbage. Samtidig er familien i opløsning. Sif kæmper for at få alle ender til at mødes, men kan hun bekæmpe magtfulde magiske fjender uden at slå familien i stykker?
Sif og Ulvefolket er en medrivende, magisk historie om at finde sig selv og sin plads i en verden fyldt med magi og farlige, magiske væsner.

Titel: La Belle Sauvage | Serie: Forestillinger om Støv #1 | Forfatter: Philip Pullman | Forlag: Gyldendal | Udgivelse: 3. December

Så var der ordet Støv, med stort S, som om det ikke var almindeligt støv, men noget særligt … Malcolm Polsteads liv på kroen ved floden er trygt og rart, selvom det til tider er lidt kedeligt. Men der er en hel særlig vinter på vej, hvor det vil regne som aldrig før, og kampen mellem videnskab, religion og politik er begyndt. Denne vinter mister Malcolm alt, hvad han kender. Og midt i uvejret får han ansvaret for spædbarnet Lyra, og sammen må de begive sig ud på en rejse, der vil ændre deres liv for altid. Enogtyve år efter den danske udgivelse af klassikeren DET GYLDNE KOMPAS vender Philip Pullman nu tilbage til dette legendariske parallelle univers og giver os den fantastiske historie om, hvordan Lyra endte på Jordan-Kollegiet.

Titel: Tyrannens Gravkammer | Serie: Apollons Prøvelser #4 | Forfatter: Rick Riordan | Forlag: Carlsen | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. December

4. bind i serien om den bøvede helt Lester, der kæmper for at blive halvgud (og lækker) igen.

Tyrannens gravkammer er 4. og næstsidste bind i serien Apollons prvøvelser. Serien henvender sig til alle fans af Rick Riordans univers!

Zeus er blevet godt og grundig træt af blærerøven Apollon, og for at lære ham en lektie, bortviser han ham fra Olympen. Og ikke nok med det: han gør ham til et bøvet menneske, ved navn Lester. Apollon kan kun opnå sin guddommelige status, hvis han gennemgår 5 livsfarlige prøver. Det er svært uden de guddommelige kræfter, og Apollon, nåh nej, Lester, må appellere til sine mere eller mindre guddommelige venner, som kan give ham en hånd med på vejen.

Lester har klaret de første tre livsfarlige prøver. Nu står han over for den fjerde! Hans venner er med ham – men hvad godt gør det, når man står over for den mest ondskabfulde hersker, det romerske rige har oplevet.

Titel: Filterløs | Serie: – | Forfatter: Anna Arendse Thorsen | Forlag: Vild Maskine | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 5. December

På ydersiden er Alma en helt almindelig gymnasieelev: Hun ryger cigaretter, er forelsket, drikker sig i hegnet og har sex på toilettet. Indeni gemmer hun på en angstdiagnose og et ætsende savn. Hun hiver efter vejret. En dag går det helt galt.

“Sebastian var den første, jeg kyssede med, og som kyssede tilbage med tungen. I ottende klasse stak jeg af fra en sodavandsklassefest i et forsamlingshus sammen med to veninder for at tage bussen til en privatfest lidt uden for byen. Det var kort tid efter, lægen havde stillet min diagnose, og jeg ved ikke, om jeg var taget med, hvis det ikke havde været for den. Jeg havde en klar fornemmelse af, at der snart var nødt til at ske noget vildt. Det var, som om angstanfaldene kaldte på et oprør, og jeg sagde ja med en følelse af, at nu var jeg ustoppelig.”

Forfatter Anna Arendse Thorsen (f. 1993) er opvokset i Roskilde og studerende ved Københavns Universitet. “Filterløs” er hendes første roman.

Titel: Engleløgnen | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kirsten Wandahl | Forlag: Byens Forlag | Genre: YA Contemporary | Udgivelse: 6. December

“Jeg ville ønske, der fandtes engle.”

16-årige Martha skal starte i 1. g efter sommerferien, men først skal hun med familien på ferie. Martha vil ikke med, faktisk er der ikke ret meget, hun vil. Andet end at have livet tilbage, som det var før.

På ferien møder Martha Victoria, der er livlig, smuk og modig. Men er Martha overhovedet i stand til at elske, når hendes hjerte bare er en muskel, der banker rundt om et stort, tomt hul?

Engleløgnen er en følsom og hjerteskærende roman om ensomhed, sorg og kærlighed. Om at finde modet til at elske, selvom man har mistet. Men først og fremmest er det en roman om at finde ud af, hvem man selv er.

Titel: Fremmed Vildnis | Serie: Woodwalkers #4 | Forfatter: Katja Brandis | Forlag: Straarup & Co | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 17. December

Fjerde bind i serien Woodwalkers.

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

Nye Udgivelser November 2019 – De Engelske

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

Titel: The Queen of Nothing | Serie: Folk of the Air #3 | Forfatter: Holly Black | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 3. November | Goodreads

He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

Titel: The Toll | Serie: Arc of a Scythe #3 | Forfatter: Neal Shusterman | Genre: YA Dystopi, Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead. 

Titel: Call Down the Hawk | Serie: Dreamer Trilogy #1 | Forfatter: Maggie Stiefvater | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBT | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . .

Titel: Supernova | Serie: Renegades #3 | Forfatter: Marissa Meyer | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

All’s fair in love and anarchy…

The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City. 

Titel: Starsight | Serie: Skyward #2 | Forfatter: Brandon Sanderson | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 26. November | Goodreads

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future.

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true–he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.

Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to. 

Titel: Dirty Letters | Serie: – | Forfatter: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

Titel: Where Winter Finds You | Serie: Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5 | Forfatter: J. R. Ward | Genre: Vampyrer, Adult Romance | Udgivelse: 26. November | Goodreads

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novel featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers.

When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convinced his true love has been reincarnated. Is he right? Or has his grief created a disastrous delusion?

Therese has come to Caldwell to escape a rift with her bloodline. The revelation that she was adopted and not born into her family shakes the foundations of her identity, and she is determined to make it on her own. Her attraction to Trez is not what she’s looking for, except the sexy Shadow proves to be undeniable.

Has fate provided a grieving widower with a second chance…or is Trez too blinded by the past to see the present for what it really is? In this sensual, arresting book full of the themes of redemption and self-discovery, two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads where the heart is the only compass that can be trusted…but that may require a courage that neither of them possesses.

Titel: Chasing the Shadows | Serie: Sentinels of the Galaxy #2 | Forfatter: Maria V. Snyder | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 18. November | Goodreads

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it’s very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows.

While dying is the scariest thing that’s happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we’ve gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead).

A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years before they arrive – if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it’s only a matter of time before Jarren learns I’m not dead and returns to finish what he started.

There’s no way I’m going to let Jarren win. Instead I’ll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I’m running out of ideas…

‘Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!’ – Lynette Noni, bestselling author of The Medoran Chronicles

Titel: Crown of Oblivion | Serie: – | Forfatter: Julie Eshbaugh | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 12. November | Goodreads

Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.

But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom. 

Titel: Tears of Frost | Serie: Heart of Thorns #2 | Forfatter: Bree Barton | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.

Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. Pilar is on a hunt of her own. Betrayed by her mother, and plagued by a painful secret, she’s determined to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan… until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed.

As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdom’s promise of freedom and opportunity. But with the winter solstice drawing near, they must confront the truth beneath the glimmering ice, as lines between friend, foe, and lover vanish like snowflakes on a flame.

Titel: Blood Heir | Serie: Blood Heir #1 | Forfatter: Amélie Wen Zhao | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 19. November | Goodreads

This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father’s murder.

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all. 

Titel: Songs from the Deep | Serie: – | Forfatter: Kelly Powell | Genre: YA Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction | Udgivelse: 5. November | Goodreads

A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this gripping, atmospheric debut novel.

The sea holds many secrets.

Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even though their haunting songs can lure anyone to a swift and watery grave, she gets as close to them as she can, playing her violin on the edge of the enchanted sea. When a young boy is found dead on the beach, the islanders assume that he’s one of the sirens’ victims. Moira isn’t so sure.

Certain that someone has framed the boy’s death as a siren attack, Moira convinces her childhood friend, the lighthouse keeper Jude Osric, to help her find the real killer, rekindling their friendship in the process. With townspeople itching to hunt the sirens down, and their own secrets threatening to unravel their fragile new alliance, Moira and Jude must race against time to stop the killer before it’s too late—for humans and sirens alike.