Anmeldelse: Det Splintrede Hav #1: Den Halve Konge

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  • Titel: Den Halve Konge
  • Serie: Det Splintrede Hav #1
  • Forfatter: Joe Abercrombie
  • Antal Sider: 357
  • Udgivelse: 2017
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Half a King
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • ISBN: 9788702182941
  • Læst: 9/4 til 17/4

 

Verden regeres af stærke hænder og kolde hjerter.

Prins Yarvi har aldrig selv ønsket at bestige Den Sorte Trone, men da hans fader og broder bliver forrådt, sværger han at erobre den tilbage.

Undervejs må Yarvi kæmpe mod farer, forræderi og fangenskab. Men han har kun har én god hånd og kan hverken holde et skjold eller svinge et sværd. I stedet må han hvæsse sin hjerne, så den er knivskarp. Han finder sammen med en flok udstødte, som viser sig at være til langt større hjælp og støtte, end hans fornemme familie nogensinde har været.

Men selv med trofaste venner ved sin side må Yarvi sande, at det eneste sikre i livet er døden.

DEN HALVE KONGE er første bind i serien Det splintrede hav af Joe Abercrombie.

Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Gyldendal.

Lige bortset fra bogens 1. del, så er Den Halve Konge fandeme en formidabel fantasy! Jeg havde det ret stramt med Yarvi til at betynde med, jeg synes virkelig han var en vatnisse. Han går helt vildt meget op i at han mangler det meste af en hånd, som om det betyder han ikke kunne blive en god kriger hvis han ville. Som han senere skal lære, så kan man sgu godt blive en pissesej og awesome kriger, hvis man rent faktisk gider prøve. Men Yarvi gider ikke, han piver bare og ynker over sin hånd.

Men i bogens del 2 kommer der virkelig gang i det hele. Yarvi ender som rorslave på et handelsskib, og det er ikke for vatnisse og tudeprinse hvis man vil overleve. Det er brutalt, det er hårdt, og man får alle detaljerne med. Jeg kan rigtig godt lide at vi ikke bliver sparet for detaljerne, for eksempel hvordan slaverne må skide i en spand foran alle andre, eftersom de er lænket til rorbænken altid. Hvordan man sulter, hvordan det er de svageste der dør, og hvordan man får sår, vabler og ar efter pisken. Det er hårdt, men det er med til at gøre det hele virkeligt og troværdigt.

Jeg elsker den her fantasyverden, som er meget middelalder-agtig, og der er gjort noget ud af hvordan de forskellige riger har forskellig kultur, og hvordan de bekæmper hinanden, inklusiv alt det politiske spil der jo er i sådan noget. Og som bonus er der meget lidt romance, for det er faktisk slet ikke nødvendigt. Bogen er mega awesome uden!

Det er en bog om hvordan Yarvi kommer fra klynkende tudeprins til værdig til at sidde på tronen, det er en bog om venskab, loyalitet og livets brutale realiteter. Og også om overlevelse i vildmarken, noget som jeg satte pris på. Så faktisk var det en helt fantastisk bog, bortset lige fra at Yarvi nok var en tand for ynkelig for mig i starten. Men fra bogens del 2 og frem sker der virkelig noget, det er spændende og vildt medrivende at følge Yarvi, og hold nu kæft nogle plottwists der gemmer sig undervejs. Jeg elsker, når bøger slet ikke går i den retning jeg troede de ville. Mega fedt!

Anmeldelse: Terra Nova #3: Den Som Husker

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  • Titel: Den Som Husker
  • Serie: Terra Nova #3
  • Forfatter: Astrid Heise-Fjeldgren
  • Antal Sider: 329
  • Udgivelse: 2017
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Dansk
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • ISBN: 9788702176766
  • Læst: 4/4 til 9/4

 

 

I en verden på randen af sammenbrud er der kamp om resurserne, og magthaverne i Oplandet holder befolkningen i et jerngreb. Aik har forsøgt at gå imod magthaverne, blandt andet ved at samarbejde med oprørsgruppen Àlibertá. Men nu er gruppen så godt som opløst, og hans gode ven Ken har sluttet sig til banderne i deres hjemby, Store F.

Under stor fare kæmper Aik og hans hjælpere fra Region Syd sig tilbage til Store F og kontakter resterne af Àlibertá i håb om at kunne få Ken til at skifte mening. Det håb smuldrer dog hurtigt, og snart er Aik og de andre på flugt fra både myndighederne og banderne. Det eneste sikre vil være at lade byen bag sig for altid, men Aik har givet Ken et løfte, som ender med at sætte alles liv på spil.

DEN SOM HUSKER er tredje og sidste bind i serien Terra Nova.

Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Gyldendal.

Det her bliver en lidt kort anmeldelse, for jeg kommer egentlig bare til at gentage hvad jeg allerede har sagt i anmeldelsen til bog et og bog to. Serien holder egentlig niveauet hele vejen til enden, og kunne man lide etteren, så vil hele serien med garanti være et hit.

Men der er to ting der skiller sig ud. For det første blev det hele meget mere klart i den her bog, altså alt det med oprøret, hvorfor det skulle være et oprør og så videre. Alt det der politiske som indtil nu ligesom ikke rigtig har været der kommer nu ind i billedet, så jeg faktisk endelig for alvor fattede hvad det her egentlig handlede om. Man kan jo sige at det er lidt sent, men bedre sent end aldrig. Jeg kunne så stadig godt bruge et kort, jeg har lidt svært ved at finde ud af hvor de forskellige lande/områder befinder sig i forhold til hinanden.

Eftersom det med manglende viden om verdenen var mit største issue med de tidligere bøger, så skulle man jo tro den her så ville være bedre når nu der er kommet styr på det. Det er den også, i hvert fald på det punkt. Men jeg forstår ikke visse ting som Aik gør. Han er hovedløs, han tænker sig ikke om, og konsekvensen er, at folk han holder af dør omkring ham som fluer. Jeg kan virkelig, virkelig ikke forstå at han kan være så dobbeltmoralsk, og jeg kan da slet ikke forstå at han kan gå helt i spåner over at de er døde, som om det ikke var hans egen skyld fordi han åbenbart ikke havde to brikker at flytte rundt med. Urgh!

Bortset fra det var jeg positivt overrasket over slutningen, både hvordan man kom frem til at Aik endte på den der båd, hvordan det gik med survival-personen fra bogen, og hvordan nutids-aiks historie sluttede. Det var virkelig en god slutninng!

Anmeldelse: Terra Nova #2: Den Som Svigter

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  • Titel: Den Som Svigter
  • Serie: Terra Nova #2
  • Forfatter: Astrid Heise-Fjeldgren
  • Antal Sider: 351
  • Udgivelse: 2016
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Dansk
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • ISBN: 9788702176742
  • Læst: 21/3 til 25/3

 

 

Verden er på grund af ekstremt vejr og sammenbrud
et farligt sted at opholde sig, og kampen om ressourcerne
skaber splittelse. Men nu må Aik og Joak lægge den kaotiske
situation i byen Store F bag sig for at tage ud og lede efter
Aiks søster, Ann-Le.

De finder hende hurtigere, end de havde turdet håbe på,
men hun er alvorligt syg, og de må af sted mod Subregion
Syd for at få hjælp. Et uventet møde slår Aik helt ud af kurs,
og mens Ann-Le kæmper for sit liv, kæmper han endnu
engang for at finde sit ståsted mellem venner og fjender.

Man bliver altid tvunget til at vælge side til sidst…

Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Gyldendal.

Den Som Svigter var faktisk bedre end sin forgænger, men den led lidt under de samme problemer som etteren. Det var en god bog, spændende og fængende, men jeg manglede virkelig en ordentlig forklaring på det univers vi befinder os i.

Jovist, vi får mere at vide i den her bog, men jeg synes stadig ikke jeg rigtig har nogen fornemmelse af hvordan og hvorfor. Jeg ved for eksempel stadig ikke hvor Oplandet ligger, jeg ved ikke hvor stor Subregion nord og syd er, eller hvor de befinder sig i forhold til vores tid. Det her foregår jo i en fremtid hvor klimaforandringer har ændret verden markant, for eksempel bliver tit nævnt oversvømmelser uden rigtig at forklare hvor meget af verden der er oversvømmet. Jeg synes også stadig jeg har svært ved at relatere til hele det her oprør – jeg har fået så lidt at vide om hvordan samfundet hænger sammen, at jeg ikke rigtig ved hvorfor der overhovedet er et oprør? De taler om frihed til alle, men jeg synes ikke jeg rigtig har fået et billede af at samfundet bliver kontrolleret ret meget? Jo, nyheder og så videre styres af staten, men folk får jo mad og uddannelse og så videre, så hvorfor er det lige det er så slemt at der skal oprør og bombesprængninger til? I need more information!

Og når vi så er ved det jeg ikke synes fungerede, så kunne jeg virkelig ikke lide Ann-Le. Jeg synes hun var enormt usympatisk, og faktisk lidt et røvhul. Hendes kæreste er tilsyneladende vigtigere end hendes bror, som hun aldrig giver en chance. Hun stoler aldrig på ham, og taler hele tiden ned til ham. I do not approve.

Men bortset fra det, så har bogen alle de samme gode kvaliteter fra etteren. Vi fortsætter med at få historien fortalt af nutids-Aik, som fortæller sin historie til en breder, så den egentlige historie og vejen til hvordan Aik endte på det skib er i fortiden, og man mærker hele tiden de to ting nærme sig hinanden, og det kunne jeg godt lide. Jeg kunne også rigtig godt lide Aik i den her bog, faktisk mere end i den første.

Det er nok egentlig fordi, at Aik føler noget som jeg virkelig kan sætte mig ind i. Han bliver holdt udenfor af dem han troede var venner og familie, der er ingen der stoler på ham, de fortæller ham ingenting og lytter ikke til det han siger, og de opfører sig faktisk bare som om de gerne vil have han bare forsvandt. Okay, en del af det er også Aik der overdriver, men jeg kan godt forstå at han bliver desperat og bitter og vred. Det ville jeg fandeme også være, hvis nogen behandlede mig sådan. Jovist, han gør nogle temmelig dumme ting, men jeg tror ikke han ville have gjort noget af det, hvis han havde følt han havde nogen han kunne stole på. Lige præcis det følelsesmæssige kaos synes jeg var helt fantastisk og med til at definere Aik som en person jeg kunne relatere til.

Jeg er stadig fan af den der lidt drømmende måde bogen er skrevet på, noget jeg jo ellers ikke normalt er. Men det passer bare så godt til Aik og hans personlighed, og jeg elsker alle de her hentydninger vi får i nutids-delen af historien. Det får dig til hele tiden at ville have mere, fordi der bliver hintet og hintet så du ikke rigtig kan slippe bogen og bare lige skal have lidt mere med.

Så overall en god bog, spændende og skrevet på en meget unik måde som jeg vældig godt kan lide. Men seriøst, jeg mangler virkelig at vide noget om den her verden for virkelig at kunne føle mig investeret i historien. Og Ann-Le var et røvhul. Men nu kan jeg fornemme hvor plottet er på vej hen, og jeg glæder mig faktisk til at se, hvordan det hele ender, både fortids-historien og nutids-historien.

Tess Gerritsen på Krimimessen

Nu er det jo ikke fordi jeg læser vildt meget krimi, men jeg ser faktisk ret mange krimiserier i TV. Jeg er vild med Bones og Special Victims Unit, og jeg har også læst de første af Chris Carters bøger med stor fornøjelse.

Irene fra Boghunden og forlaget Jentas inviterede mig til et arrangement på Krimimessen i Horsens (som det forresten er første gang jeg besøger selvom jeg selv bor i Horsens), og det bestod i et møde med Tess Gerritsen. Tess er amerikansk forfatter og kvinden bag Rizzoli & Isles-serien. Jeps, det er den der også findes som TV-serie.

Jeg skal blankt erkende at jeg ikke har læst noget som helst af Tess Gerritsen, eller set Rizzoli & isles-TV-serien. Men jeg modtog invitationen, og tjekkede forfatter + forfatterskab ud, og synes egentlig det lød meget spændende. Tess er uddannet læge, og hun sagde blandt andet til arrangementet at hun lagde stor fokus på videnskaben i sine bøger, og det synes jeg lyder mega fedt! Jeg elsker videnskab, og bliver sgu altid lidt sur hvis videnskaben i bøger er inaccurate, hvis i forstår hvad jeg mener?

Jeg glemte i øvrigt at tage billeder bortset fra et enkelt og en selfie, og selfiet blev mega sløret, så det får i altså ikke. Men det var et super hyggeligt arrangement, bare fire bloggere og så Tess, så vi fik snakket om alt muligt og umuligt, også noget der slet ikke havde noget med hende eller hendes bøger at gøre. Hun var virkelig sød, sjov og totalt nede på jorden, og hun var så åben og fortalte blandt andet om den retssag der havde været omkring Gravity (det kan i læse mere om på hendes egen website her).

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Vi fik også snakket om hvad hun laver lige nu, og det involverer blandt andet en dokumentarfilm om menneskets forhold til grise, og hvorfor nogen religioner ikke længere spiser dem – inklusiv interview med en rig kvinde der har en kælegris. Vi snakkede også om hvad hun ikke er villig til at gøre i sine bøger, der jo ellers er lidt voldelige og blodige som krimier nu er(har jeg ladet mig fortælle – jeg har jo ikke selv læst dem), og hun vil for eksempel ikke slå børn ihjel – hvis det skal ske i hendes bøger, skal de ske off-stage.

Forresten, hvis i påtænker at gå i gang med hendes krimiserie om Rizzoli & Isles, så skal i starte med den der hedder Kirurgen, selvom det ikke er den der udkom på dansk først. Vi udgav nemlig mærkeligt nok bog 11 først, og gik så tilbage og begyndte med begyndelsen. Pretty weird, men sådan er det. Og bliv heller ikke forvirret, hvis i ikke støder på Isles i den første bog – det kommer senere. Og nu vi er ved Tess’ bøger, så har hun også udgivet romantiske thrillers og romance generelt, medicinske thrillers og screenplays, og vistnok også noget historisk fiktion. Og så selvfølgelig Gravity, bogen bag filmen som hele den der retssag handler om.

Jeg hyggede mig gevaldigt, og har sat Kirurgen som næste lydbogsprojekt – jeg er pt. i gang med den 10. True Blood lydbog, og skal lige have hørt serien færdig inden jeg kaster mig over Kirurgen. Jeg fik den anbefalet som lydbog, og jeg kører jo meget til og fra arbejde, så lydbog ville være godt til mig lige i tiden. Det var mit første besøg på krimimessen, og jeg blev heller ikke så længe, men jeg var positivt overrasket over oplevelsen. Der var god stemning, og ikke så mange mennesker at man blev komplet mast, hvilket var virkelig rart!

Nye Udgivelser April 2017 – De Engelske

Udgivelsesdatoer kan variere lidt mellem US og UK. jeg plejer at bruge UK-udgivelsesdatoerne, og de er ofte 2-3 uger efter de amerikanske udgivelsesdatoer.

Nogle af udgivelserne er en del af serier, og kan indeholde spoilers fra de tidligere bøger.

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  • Titel: The Breaking Light
  • Serie: Split City #1
  • Forfatter: Heather Hansen
  • Udgivelse: 1/4

In a stratified society where contact with the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite, those kept prisoner in the darkness will do anything to find the light. Arden—beautiful, street-smart, and cynical—is one of the citizens of the lowest level, known as Undercity, of an off-world colony. A blackout band traps Arden in her district, but as sister to the leader of the most powerful gang in Undercity, she has access to the Above.

There she meets Dade, one of the few lucky enough to be born into the sun-kissed families who reside in the towers soaring above the rest of the city. But life isn’t perfect in the sky. Dade, desperate to escape his upcoming arranged marriage, has a secret of his own, and he’s willing to risk everything for it.

An unlikely romance develops between the two teens—but their love faces opposition from above and below. When her gang pressures Arden to help break the grip of the elite and end Dade’s interference with their drug trade, she is forced to make a deadly choice between love and family loyalty. But will the brewing class war destroy the world around them first?


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  • Titel: Red Sister
  • Serie: Book of the Ancestor #1
  • Forfatter: Mark Lawrence
  • Udgivelse: 4/4

I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…


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  • Titel: Wicked Abyss
  • Serie: Immortals After Dark #18
  • Forfatter: Kresley Cole
  • Udgivelse: 25/4

This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss… A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell…

As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?


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  • Titel: Hunted
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Meagan Spooner
  • Udgivelse: 20/4

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?


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  • Titel: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
  • Serie: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3
  • Forfatter: Jenny Han
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?


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  • Titel: The End of Oz
  • Serie: Dorothy Must Die #4
  • Forfatter:  Danielle Paige
  • Udgivelse: 20/4

In this high-octane fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to save Kansas and make Oz a free land once more.

At the end of Yellow Brick War, Amy had finally defeated Dorothy. Just when she and the rest of the surviving members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, they realized they’ve been betrayed—by one of their own. And Dorothy might not have been so easily defeated after all.

In the fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, the magical Road of Yellow Brick has come to the rescue, and whisked Amy away—but to where? Does the Road itself know where she needs to go to find the help that she needs?

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you.


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  • Titel: Dragon’s Green
  • Serie: Worldquake Sequence #1
  • Forfatter: Scarlett Thomas
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

‘Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It’s not. Most people don’t realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can. Especially you. Do not open any of these books without my permission, Euphemia.’
Effie is a pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted and Strange. When her grandfather becomes ill she discovers she is set to inherit the family library. The more she learns about it the more unusual it is. Before she knows it, her life is at risk from dark forces from this world and beyond, intent on using the books and the power they contain.
With her grandfather gone and the adult world ignoring her, can her unreliable classmates help save her life?
Packed with puzzles, curses, evil nemeses and a troupe of beguiling heroes, Dragon’s Green is an adventure novel for children about the nature of magic. It is the first in a chapter-book series for fans of Pullman’s Northern Lights, Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series, T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.


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  • Titel: Dark Wyng
  • Serie: The Erth Dragons #2
  • Forfatter: Chris D’Lacey
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

The second in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d’Lacey.

A dark stranger walks among the men.
A dark force waits in the mountains.
A dark wyng will be formed.
The dark dragon is coming…

Ren is the first of his kind – a boy with the skills of a dragon. But as he tests his new powers, the dragons are growing wary.

Meanwhile, a strange man has joined the hom, determined to help them wreak vengeance on the skalers. He knows about the dragons, but can he be trusted?

As tensions rise between hom and dragon, both are unaware that there’s a bigger battle coming… because the dark dragon will rise again…


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  • Titel: Spindle Fire
  • Serie: Spindle Fire #1
  • Forfatter. Lexa Hillyer
  • Udgivelse: 11/4

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood–and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape . . . or the reason for her to stay.

Spindle Fire is the first book in a lush fantasy duology set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.


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  • Titel: The Rise of the Dawnstar
  • Serie: The Avalonia Chronicles #2
  • Forfatter: Farah Oomerbhoy
  • Udgivelse: 24/4

Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun.


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  • Titel: Things I Should Have Known
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Claire LaZebnik
  • Udgivelse: 1/4

From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy.

Uncommonly honest and refreshingly funny, this is a story about sisterhood, autism, and first love. Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan, who form a quirky and lovable circle, will steal readers’ hearts and remind us all that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal.

 


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  • Titel: One Blood Ruby
  • Serie: Seven Black Diamonds #2
  • Forfatter: Melissa Marr
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

Who can end the war between humans and the fae?

Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change.

The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance.

Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known to do so. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace.

In this follow-up to Melissa Marr’s Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own parentage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.


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  • Titel: Becoming Betty
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Eleanor Wood
  • Udgivelse: 20/4

Lizzie Brown’s life is one big to-do list:
1. Start college
2. Become cool
3. Decide wtf to do with her life
So when she meets Viv, the crazy, beautiful lead singer in a band, she thinks she’s on her way to achieving number two on her list. And when Viv asks her to be the bass player in the band, there’s only one problem – Lizzie can’t play a single note. And that she’s nowhere near cool enough (ok, two problems). And that she has a huge crush on the guitarist (ok, three), who happens to be Viv’s boyfriend (ok, this is a terrible idea).
But Viv won’t take no for an answer, and decides that a makeover is the answer to everything. Boring Lizzie Brown is going to become Betty Brown the Bass Player and there’s nothing Lizzie can do about it…


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  • Titel: Sky Thieves
  • Serie: Sky Thieves #1
  • Forfatter: Dan Walker
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

Love Pirates of the Caribbean? Then prepared to be swept away by this new swashbuckling adventure series.

Talented debut author, Dan Walker, creates an imaginative world where thieves sail the skies in flying galleons-an action-packed adventure of epic scale.

Zoya DeLarose has no idea her life is about to change forever when a band of sky thieves ‘steal’ her away from her orphanage, landing up in the clouds, on board the Dragonfly’s deck. There, Zoya discovers a world of meteorite storms, sword fights, midnight raids, floating islands, and long lost treasure. But with a deadly enemy closing in, will Zoya find the strength to face her fears and unlock the key to her destiny, or will she fall from the skies with no one left to break her fall?


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  • Titel: Blacklist
  • Serie: Beautiful Idols #2
  • Forfatter: Alyson Nöel
  • Udgivelse: 4/4

In the second book of the suspenseful Unrivaled trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel, Layla, Aster and Tommy have to unearth Hollywood it-girl Madison Brooks’ secrets before one of them takes the fall for her disappearance and murder.

Layla Harrison has finally found herself in the middle of a celebrity story worth reporting. Aster Amirpour’s name is in every tabloid—even if it isn’t the good kind of publicity she hoped for. Tommy Phillips is inches away from getting the girl of his dreams, which may be harder than scoring a VIP ticket to an Unrivaled nightclub.

But Layla, Aster and Tommy never imagined it would be because they’re entangled in the disappearance of Madison Brooks—a story that’s blinded the world like a starlet blinded by the flash of a paparazzi camera.
Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster’s looming murder trial is so huge even her parents’ lawyer can’t save her, Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person Madison saw alive, and Layla’s ex Mateo finds himself lured into the fold.
You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they’ll find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.


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  • Titel: The Great Pursuit
  • Serie: Eurona Duology #2
  • Forfatter: Wendy Higgins
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.

In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It’s time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.

One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.


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  • Titel: Star Wars: Thrawn
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Timothy Zahn
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates, he triumphs time and again—even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he schools his trusted aide, Ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat and leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics, where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy.

All these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral and must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy—and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy.


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  • Titel: The Chosen
  • Serie: Black Dagger Brotherhood #15
  • Forfatter: J. R. Ward
  • Udgivelse: 4/4

A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear – even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.


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  • Titel: Humans, Bow Down
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: James Patterson
  • Udgivelse: 6/4

In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species.

The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime just to be human. And the robots aren’t content–following the orders of their soulless leader, they’re planning to conquer humanity’s last refuge and ensure that all humans bow down.

The only thing more powerful than an enemy who feels nothing is a warrior with nothing left to lose. Six, a feisty, determined woman whose parents were killed with the first shots of the war, and whose siblings lie rotting in prison, is a rebel with a cause: the overthrow of robot rule. Her partner in crime is Dubs, the one person who respects authority even less than she does. On the run for their lives after an attempted massacre, Six and Dubs are determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth. Pushed to the brink of survival, Dubs and Six discover a powerful secret that can help set humanity free, but they’ll have to trust the unlikeliest of allies–or they’ll be forced to bow down, once and for all.

Humans, Bow Down is an epic, dystopian, genre-bending thrill ride from the mind of James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling author.


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  • Titel: Blade Bound
  • Serie: Chicagoland Vampires #13
  • Forfatter: Chloe Neill
  • Udgivelse: 27/4

The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees a sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it may usher in the fall of Cadogan House…

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation to vampire, Merit’s stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire seemingly under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have ever imagined. As a malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It’s her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.


 

Anmeldelse: Tidevandet

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  • Titel: Tidevandet
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: Nick Clausen
  • Antal Sider: 152
  • Udgivelse: 2017 (denne udgave)
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Dansk
  • Forlag: Facet
  • ISBN: 9788793456228
  • Læst: 21/2 til 23/2

De lokale holder på en hemmelighed.

Noget har hjemsøgt egnen i årevis.

Noget dukker op, når mørket falder på.

Noget kommer med tidevandet …


Anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Facet.

Tidevandet er ikke verdens længste bog, men wauw hvor var den god! Det tager to sider, så er du inde i historien, den er spændende og uhyggelig, og den føles ikke så kort som den faktisk er, og det er virkelig en positiv ting.

Det er en meget letlæst bog, stor skriftstørrelse og ikke verdens mest komplicerede sprogbrug, men den taler stadigvæk ikke ned til dig som læser. Så derfor kan jeg sidde her som 27-årig  og læse den uden at føle jeg faktisk læser noget skrevet til et yngre publikum. Det er mega fedt! Den minder mig lidt om de gode gamle Gåsehud-bøger på den måde, selvom den derudover ikke har så meget til fælles med dem. Det er fornøjende (og creepy) læsning, og jeg ville have været vild med den da jeg var 12, ligesom jeg var vild med den nu.

Det er jo egentlig ikke fordi den sådan er vildt nyskabende, sådan et gyserplot har man jo set før. Eller, det er i hvert fald hvad man tror til at begynde med. Den sidste del af bogen er nemlig slet ikke som man går rundt og forventer, og den slutter heller ikke heeelt som man havde regnet med. Eller, i hvert fald ikke som jeg havde regnet med. Den er spændende, den er både hyggelig og uhyggelig, og der bliver skabt den mest fantastiske creepy stemning. Altså, selvfølgelig ved du hvem/hvad det er der kradser på ruderne og sætter fodspor i sandet – fordi, man kan jo godt tænke sig til det – men det bliver det ikke mindre uhyggeligt af.

Jeg satte især pris på, at den var så mysterie-agtig. Der er et helt mysterie omkring de her monstre, hvad de er og hvorfor de kommer, og det var mega fedt at det ikke bare var random menneske-ædende uhyrer uden baggrundshistorie.

Så altså, Tidevandet var et totalt hit for mig, og jeg kan varmt anbefale den! Sjov, hyggelig, uhyggelig og spændende!