Cover Release: The Aurelian Cycle #1: Fireborne

Fireborne er et af de covers som jeg ikke elsker, men heller ikke hader. Det er et okay cover, men nok ikke helt så awesome som jeg havde håbet. Det er en YA fantasy med drager, rivaler, romantik, aristokrater, dragon lords og alt muligt andet awesome, og den lyder virkelig god. Men jeg havde nok håbet på et mere imponerende og eye catching cover, og det synes jeg bare ikke det her er.

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Min første tanke var, at det godt nok var meget rødt. Jeg synes rød er sådan en lidt svær farve at få til at se fantastisk ud på reolen, og selvom dragen i midten ser fantastisk ud, så mangler jeg nok bare nogle detaljer og noget mere mere til at drage mig ind. Selv titlens skrift er sådan lidt meh, den er okay, men ikke vildt fantastisk. However, fra afstand kan man ikke se de der smalle gule striber coveret har, men hvis nu bogen i virkeligheden havde guldfarvede striber og guldfarvet titel, så tror jeg den ville var fantastisk flot og helt anderledes eyecatchy. Det kan jeg jo så ikke vide, eftersom bogen først udkommer i efteråret 2019. Du finder den på Goodreads her.

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Cover Release: The Blood of Stars #1: Spin the Dawn

Den her fangede min interesse allerede inden den fik et cover. Den er beskrevet som Project Runway møder Mulan, og jeg er SÅ fucking solgt på det koncept! Yaaas, giv mig den bog nu! Det er YA fantasy baseret på kinesisk kultur og mytologi, og jeg er bare så hooked – og da coveret kom blev jeg så glad, for den er simpelthen så pæn ❤

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Jeg elsker simpelthen stilen illustrationen er lavet i, jeg elsker hvor meget kapow og dynamik der er i coveret, og hvordan pigen bare ser fucking fierce ud. Den blå baggrundsfarve er fantasisk flot, og hele coveret er helt vildt eye catching. Jeg elsker det! Kom og bo på min hylde, du pæne, smukke bog ❤

Spin the Dawn udkommer efter planen 9. Juli, og du finder den på Goodreads her.

 

 

Lydbogsanmeldelse: Spellsinger #2: Sorteskyggen

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  • Titel: Sorteskyggen
  • Serie: Spellslinger #2
  • Forfatter: Sebastien De Castell
  • Tid: 9 timer 46 minutter
  • Udgivelse: 2018
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Shadowblack
  • Genre: YA Fantasy
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • ISBN: 9788702265637

 

Kellen har forladt jan’Tep-folket, men opdager snart, at han er en lige så elendig spellslinger, som han var jan’Tep-mager. Det hjælper ikke, at hans eneste allierede er en utilregnelig kortspiller og en tyvagtig egernkat. Men Kellen kommer først selv for alvor i problemer, da han møder pigen Seneira, der ligesom ham selv bærer på en smertefuld hemmelighed. Samtidig breder den mystiske sygdom Sorteskyggen sig med voldsom hast. Skal Kellen redde sig selv – og alle omkring sig – må han finde årsagen til epidemien. Kellen vikles ind i et farligt eventyr med magi, afpresning og mord. Og stadig flere spor peger tilbage på hans eget folk …

Sorteskyggen er anden bog i fantasyserien Spellslinger. En serie med magi, bedrag og heltemod – og en onskabsfuld, talende egernkat.

[Sponsoreret] – Hørt via Mofibo, som har sponsoreret abonnementet.

Jeg hørte den her på lydbog, og i starten må jeg indrømme at jeg synes den var lidt kedelig. Men efterhånden blev det bedre, og da der rigtig kom gang i sorteskygge-mysteriet blev den virkelig spændende!

Det gode:

  • Mysteriet om sorteskyggen er virkelig spændende! Der er så mange hemmeligheder, mysterier, mærkelige hændelser og sammenfald, og jeg elskede det! Den sidste halvdel af bogen var dødspændende!
  • Reichis, den absolut mest ondskabfulde og skide sjove egernkat ❤
  • Jeg kunne vældig godt lide spændingerne mellem Ferius og den anden argoser, det gav rigtig meget til Ferius’ karakter – og vi får endelig noget mere at vide om argosirerne.
  • Seneira er totalt badass og virkelig awesome!
  • Oplæseren er virkelig god.
  • Bogen har et mørke og en creepyness over sig som jeg synes var mega awesome.
  • Humoren er generelt god, også selvom jeg ikke ligefrem rullede rundt på gulvet af latter.

Det knap så gode:

  • Jeg synes den var ret kedelig i starten. Jeg havde svært ved at koncentrere mig om den de første 20 procent.
  • Jeg er ved at være lidt træt af Kellen. Han gør sig selv meget dummere end han er, svagere end han er, og taler ned til sig selv hele tiden. På en måde havde jeg lidt regnet med at han ville vokse som karakter af flere måneder i grænselandet, men nej.
  • Humoren falder lidt til jorden nogle gange, hvor man godt kan mærke det er meningen det skal være sjovt – det er det bare ikke. Det bliver sådan lidt opstillet og virker ikke ægte.

Sorteskyggen var en god bog, selvom jeg var mere opslugt af etteren – i hvert fald i begyndelsen. Den sidste halvdel af bogen var fænomenal, og lægger op til en virkelig spændende 3’er.

Nye Udgivelser December 2018 – De Danske

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

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Titel: Elleskudt | Serie: Tågespind #2 | Forfatter: Signe Fahl | Forlag: Ulven & Uglen | Genre: Paranormal Romance | Udgivelse: 2. December

”Se det i øjnene, Vanadis,” lød Daniels stemme. ”Du er mosens træl nu. Troede du, at du kunne nøjes med at tage, hvad der passede dig, og glemme resten? Det kan du ikke. Det hele følger med, også de behov, der gør dig farlig for mennesker.”

Karen skal vænne sig til en ny hverdag i skoven sammen med Daniel, og sammen med ellepigerne. Mosen giver intet fra sig uden at få noget igen, og prisen for Karens nye liv udfordrer både hendes menneskelighed og hendes kristne livssyn. Men mosen er ikke den eneste modstander, for Daniel har en hemmelighed. En hemmelighed, der går tusind år tilbage, og som truer med at brænde skoven ned.

Elleskudt er andet bind i Signe Fahls paranormale romance-trilogi Tågespind, og ligesom i første bog fører Signe Fahl læseren i 1700-tallets Danmark med godsejere, fæstebønder og overtro – som ikke er så uvirkelig som vi i dag går og tror.

 

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Titel: Døden Bag Portene | Serie: Det Ulmende Oprør #3 | Forfatter: Sabaa Tahir | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: Fantasy | Udgivelse: 11. December

”FYLDT MED ACTION OG FØLELSESMÆSSIGT ENGAGERENDE – DEN PERFEKTE BOG” – The Washington Post

”ENDNU EN OVERBEVISENDE HISTORIE, SOM ER UMULIG AT LÆGGE FRA SIG.” – Booklist

Blodtornskaden Helene Aquilla er under angreb fra alle sider. Kejser Marcus, som bliver hjemsøgt af sin fortid, virker mere og mere utilregnelig, og kommandanten udnytter hans tilstand til at styrke sin egen magt. Mens Helene leder efter en måde at holde det voksende mørke tilbage, hænger både hendes søsters liv og imperiets fremtid i en tynd tråd.

Langt mod øst forsøger Laia desperat af få stoppet Nattemageren, men hun møder uventede trusler fra dem, som hun troede var på hendes side. Og meget mod sin vilje bliver hun trukket ind i en kamp, hun aldrig havde troet, hun skulle kæmpe.

Imens har Elias opgivet sin frihed for at tjene som Sjælefanger i landet mellem de levende og de døde. Men da han gjorde det, svor han samtidig troskab til en ældgammel magt, som vil gøre hvad som helst for at sikre hans loyalitet – selv på bekostning af hans menneskelighed.

FJERDE BOG I SERIEN UDKOMMER EFTERÅR 2019.

 

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Titel: Tordenkrig | Serie: Red Queen #4 | Forfatter: Victoria Aveyard | Forlag: Gyldendal | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 5. December

RED QUEEN 4 – TORDENKRIG er den hæsblæsende afslutning på den fabelagtige RED QUEEN-serie om den unge kvinde Mare, som lever i en verden, hvor dit liv og din skæbne afgøres af om dit blod er rødt eller sølvfarvet. Afgørelsens tid er kommet – men man kan ikke vinde et slag alene. Mare og Den Højrøde Garde må slå sig sammen med den forstødte prins Cal og hans Sølvere – Men hvordan samarbejder man med én, som har knust ens hjerte? De skal finde ud af det, for de er nødt til at samarbejde for at vælte den skrupelløse kong Maven. Maven på sin side har dog ikke tænkt sig at opgive tronen frivilligt, og han skyr ingen midler for at nå sit mål om at få Mare igen – koste hvad det vil!

 

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Titel: Tanhora | Serie: – | Forfatter: Anette Heide | Forlag: mellemgaard | Genre: Middlegrade/YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 14. December

Elleveårige Sam er møgtræt af skolen og den daglige trummerum. En eftermiddag falder han i søvn for det næste øjeblik at stå foran byporten til en ukendt by. Byen ligner en dansk middelalderby, men da Sam bliver præsenteret for nogle sjove skabninger af sin nye ven Johan, bliver han klar over, at det ikke er en almindelig middelalderby, men derimod en by beliggende i fantasilandet Tanhora. Tanhora styres imidlertid af den væmmelige Zharrín, og inden længe bliver Sam draget ind i en hemmelig befrielsesmission. Sam er dog ikke alene. Da dagen oprinder for missionen, drager han derfor afsted på den farefulde færd i selskab med sin lillebror, sine to tvillingefætre og sin kusine. De fem børn får mange nye venner undervejs, men bliver også udsat for store farer og rædselsvækkende væsner. Til sidst står de over for det altafgørende slag – vil det mon lykkes dem at sejre?
Uddrag af bogen Fakkeltoget var nu kun nogle få meter fra dem, og det syn, der mødte dem, fortrængte alle andre tanker i Sams hoved. Nogle grågrønne væsner marcherede på to rækker. De var iklædt nogle mørke uniformer, muligvis mørkeblå, men det var svært at se i mørket. Sams tanker blev straks ledt hen på orker, men det var jo nogle fantasivæsner, der kun fandtes i bøgerne og kunne umuligt være til stede hér i Tanhora. Disse væsner var dækket af et tykt lag slim, der hang ned over deres ansigter, og en gang i mellem var der et af væsnerne, som slikkede sig om munden for at få slimen væk. Sams ansigt var forvredet i væmmelse.
Om forfatteren Anette Heide bor i Birkerød og arbejder i det daglige som lægesekretær med specialfunktioner på Herlev Hospital. Tanhora er hendes første bog inden for fantasygenren, som er en genre, der ligger hendes hjerte meget nær, da man her for alvor kan lade fantasien flyde, og alt kan ske.

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Titel: Magisterium 5 | Serie: Magisterium #5 | Forfatter: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | Udgivelse: 1. December

Endnu ingen beskrivelse.

 

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Titel: Wildcard | Serie: Warcross #2 | Forfatter: Marie Lu | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 1. December

Emika Chen undslap kun lige netop Warcross-verdensmesterskabet i live. Nu, hvor hun kender sandheden bag Hideos nye NeuroLink-algoritme, kan hun ikke længere stole på den person, som hun tidligere beundrede – ham, hun troede var på hendes side.

Hun er fast besluttet på at sætte en stopper for Hideos planer, så hun slår sig sammen med Phoenix Riders, men bare for at finde ud af, at en ny trussel lurer i Tokyos neonoplyste gader. Nogen har udlovet en dusør for Emikas hoved, og hendes eneste chance for at overleve ligger hos Zero og hans brutale hold. Men Emika opdager hurtigt, at Zero ikke er, hvad han giver sig ud for, og at hans beskyttelse har en pris.

Pludselig er Emika spundet ind i et uigennemtrængeligt net af forræderi, hvor hele menneskehedens frie vilje er på spil. Men hvor langt vil hun gå for at ødelægge den mand, hun elsker?

– ANDEN OG SIDSTE BOG?

Det er en FANTASTISK bog, og jeg vil anbefale alle at læse den.
– Sabaa Tahir, forfatter til ”Det ulmende oprør”

Actionmættet og tankevækkende.
– Publishers Weekly

En hurtig, intens og fænomenal læseoplevelse!
– Kirkus Reviews

Warcross-fans vil elske den med dens intriger, action og mystik.
– School Library Journal

 

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Titel: Selki 1 | Serie: Selki #1 | Forfatter: Nicole Boyle Rødtnes | Forlag: Alvilda | Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance | Udgivelse: 1. December

Endnu ingen beskrivelse.

 

Esbjerg Fantasyfestival #1: 10 ting jeg glæder mig til ved årets fantasyfestival

Sponsoreret/reklame – Fantasyfestivalen har givet mig en todagesbillet til festivalen. Billetter til foredrag har jeg selv købt. 

Esbjerg Fantasyfestival nærmer sig med stormskridt, og jeg glæder mig helt vildt! Det var virkelig fantastisk sidste år, og i år føler jeg det bliver endnu bedre! Der kommer flere stande, mere plads, og det virker til at markedspladsen også bliver større. Jeg er så klar!

  1. Fantask kommer på festivalen i år med en stand fuld af engelsk fantasy og science fiction, og jeg håber virkelig de har gode sager med til gode priser, så jeg kan shoppe amok! Der er bare ikke noget som at shoppe bøger i virkeligheden i stedet for online, for man opdager altid en hel masse bøger man ikke lige kendte. Mere engelsk fantasy og science fiction er noget af det jeg savnede de tidligere år, så jeg er over the moon excited!
  2. Masser af andre nye stande, både brætspil, kunst og alt muligt andet. Jeg håber lidt at kunne købe et eller andet cool til min kæreste i fødselsdagsgave, måske en tegning af en dværg – han spiller World of Warcraft og er vist bidt af en gal dværg, for alle hans karakterer er dværge, haha!
  3. Karamelmesteren. Prø’li’å’hør’her, de der karamelovertrukne skumfiduser er simpelthen noget af det bedste jeg nogensinde har smagt ❤ Jeg skal proppe mig med dem!
  4. Magiske minigrise. De er så nuttede at man ikke kan andet end glæde sig ❤
  5. Foredrag med Patricia Briggs og Sebatian De Castell. Jeg elsker de udenlandske forfatterforedrag, og på Esbjerg er det altid i separate sale, så man kan høre hvad der bliver sagt. Jeg synes det er spændende at høre de udenlandske forfattere fortælle, og det er jo heller ikke lige noget man får mulighed for hver dag.
  6. Stemningen. Der var den skønneste stemning sidste år, og jeg glæder mig til at opleve den igen.
  7. Jeg skal bruge tid med en af mine allerbedste veninder, Sumsessen ❤
  8. Masser af spændende ting på programmet. Sumsessen og jeg har ikke snakket om hvad vi vil ud over at høre Patricia Briggs og Sebastien De Castell (Eller, hvis vi har kan jeg ikke huske det, haha!), men der er virkelig meget forskelligt og spændende, både forfattere og paneler og foredrag om alt muligt. Om søndagen er der et om at oversætte fantasy til dansk (klokken 13 for de interesserede), og det vil jeg virkelig gerne høre!
  9. De to skjalde er tilbage i år, og de er awesome! De går rundt på pladsen og synger og råber om de forskellige aktiviteter, og de er bare herlige!
  10. At slå kløerne i Panteon-Sagaen #4, som udkommer på messen. Den bog SKAL jeg bare have!

Skal du med til fantasyfestivalen i Esbjerg – og hvad glæder du dig til? Og kan det så i øvrigt ikke snart blive fredag så jeg kan vende snuden mod Esbjerg? #GlæderMigSåMeget!

Nye Udgivelser September 2018 – De Engelske

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

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Titel: Wildcard | Serie: Warcross #2 | Forfatter: Marie Lu | Genre: YA Science Fiction | | Udgivelse: 18. September

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

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Titel: Escaping from Houdini | Serie: Stalking Jack the Ripper #3 | Forfatter: Kerri Maniscalco | Genre: YA Historical Mystery | Udgivelse: 18. September

In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. . 

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

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Titel: Part of Your World | Serie: A Twisted Tale #5 | Forfatter: Liz Braswell | Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale Retellings | Udgivelse: 4. September

What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? Five years after the (twisted) events of the film, Ariel is now the queen of Atlantica, and Ursula is running Eric’s kingdom on land. But when the sea witch threatens Atlantica once more, Ariel finds herself returning to a world (and a prince) she thought she’d left behind forever.

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Titel: Impostors | Serie: – | Forfatter: Scott Westerfeld | Genre: YA Science Fiction, Dystopi | Udgivelse: 11. September

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadow’s of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she’s her sister – but Col, the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.

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Titel: As She Ascends | Serie: Fallen Isles #2 | Forfatter: Jodi Meadows | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 11. September

MIRA, THE HOPEBEARER
Mira Minkoba is on the run with her friends after a fiery escape from the Pit, where she’d been imprisoned for defending the dragons she loves. And she wants answers. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies?

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As her connection to the dragons—and their power—grows stronger, so does Mira’s fear that she might lose control and hurt someone she loves. But the only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her and the parents she’s not sure she can trust.

Home, where she must rise above her fears. Or be consumed.

The second page-turning novel in Jodi Meadows’ Fallen Isles trilogy scorches with mysterious magic and riveting romance as one girl kindles a spark into a flame.

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Titel: The Caged Queen | Serie: Iskari #2 | Forfatter: Kristen Ciccarelli | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 25. September

Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. When they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. It was a magic they cherished—until the day a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her soul in this world.

Dax—the heir to Firgaard’s throne—was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever. But eight years later he returned, begging for her help. He was determined to dethrone his cruel father, under whose oppressive reign Roa’s people had suffered. Roa made him a deal: she’d give him the army he needed if he made her queen.

Together with Dax and his sister, Asha, Roa and her people waged war and deposed a tyrant. But now Asha is on the run, hiding from the price on her head. And Roa is an outlander queen, far from home and married to her enemy. Worst of all: Dax’s promises go unfulfilled. Roa’s people continue to suffer.

Then a chance to right every wrong arises—an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Reliquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa can reclaim her sister for good.

All she has to do is kill the king.

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Titel: A Blade So Black | Serie: -| Forfatter: L. L. McKinney | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 25. September

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

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Titel: Black Wings Beating | Serie: Skybound #1 | Forfatter: Alex London | Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBTQ | Udgivelse: 25. September

The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer–while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he’s long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother’s future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

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Titel: The Lantern’s Ember | Serie: – | Forfatter: Colleen Houck | Genre: YA Paranormal Romance | Udgivelse: 11. September

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.

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Titel: The Deepest Roots | Serie: – | Forfatter: Miranda Asebedo | Genre: Magisk Realisme | Udgivelse: 18. September

Contemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship.

Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing.

Best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy all have similar talents, but to them, their abilities often feel like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent or make it any easier to confide in Lux and Mercy about what’s going on at home. And Rome isn’t the only one. Lux has been hiding bigger, more dangerous secrets.

As Rome struggles to keep her friendships close, she discovers the truth about life in Cottonwood Hollow—that friends are stronger than curses, that trust is worth the risk, and sometimes, what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time.

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Titel: Rule | Serie: Rule #1 | Forfatter: Ellen Goodlett | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 11. September

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone.

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut

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Titel: Strange Grace | Serie: – | Forfatter: Tessa Gratton | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 18. September

Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.

Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.

Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.

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Titel: For a Muse of Fire | Serie: For a Muse of Fire #1 | Forfatter: Heidi Heilig | Genre: Ya Fantasy | Udgivelse: 25. September

A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from the acclaimed Heidi Heilig blends traditional storytelling with ephemera for a lush, page-turning tale of escape and rebellion. For a Muse of Fire will captivate fans of Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, and Renée Ahdieh.

Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick—a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show, never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.

Heidi Heilig creates a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism. Her characters are equally complex and nuanced, including the bipolar heroine. Told from Jetta’s first-person point-of-view, as well as chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as telegrams and letters, For a Muse of Fire is an engrossing journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.

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Titel: Give the Dark my Love | Serie: Give the Dark my Love #1 | Forfatter: Beth Revis | Genre: YA Fantasy | Udgivelse: 25. September

When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her.

All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

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Titel: What the Woods Keep | Serie: – | Forfatter: Katya De Becerra | Genre: YA Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery | Udgivelse: 18. September

What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page.

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality itself.

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Titel: Ignite the Stars | Serie: – | Forfatter: Maura Milan | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 4. September

Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.

A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control.

Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?

In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.

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Titel: The Echo Room | Serie: – | Forfatter: Parker Peevyhouse | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 11. September

Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with him. When she finds a mysterious bloodstain and decides she doesn’t trust Rett, he tries to escape on his own—

Rett wakes on the floor of the same cold, dark room. He doesn’t trust Bryn, but he’ll have to work with her if he ever hopes to escape. They try to break out of the room—

Rett and Bryn hide in a cold, dark room. Safe from what’s outside.

But they’re not alone.

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Titel: Witch Born | Serie: – | Forfatter: Nicholas Bowling | Genre: YA Historisk Fiktion, Hekse, Udgivelse: 25. September

Alyce’s mother has just been burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. With only a thin set of instructions and a witch’s mommet for guidance, Alyce must face the world that she’s been sealed off from — a world of fear and superstition. With a witch hunter fast on her trail, she’ll need the help of an innkeeper and a boy looking to discover the truth behind his own mother’s past.
But as her journey continues, another war rages: a hidden war of the supernatural, of the living and the dead. Good and evil are blurred, and nobody’s motives can be trusted. And Alyce finds herself thrown unwillingly into the conflict. Struggling to understand her own powers, she is quickly drawn into a web of secret, lies, and dark magic that could change the fate of the world she is just coming to know.
This dark, twisty, and thrillingly original debut will leave readers entranced in its suspenseful plot and rich prose.

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Titel: A Spark of White Fire | Serie: The Celestial Trilogy #1 | Forfatter: Sangu Mandanna | Genre: YA Science Fiction | Udgivelse: 11. September

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.