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!

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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?

MIRA, THE DRAGONHEARTED
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.

 

Cover Release: Last Girl Lied To

Altså, den lyder jo super spændende den her bog, mystisk og thriller-agtig, fuld af løgne og hemmeligheder. Det er derfor den endte på min TBR-liste in the first place. Men åh altså, coveret er godt nok kedeligt og intetsigende. Urgh.

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Den her bog ville jeg ikke skænke mere end et hurtigt blik, hvis jeg overhovedet ville få øje på den. Jeg ville temmelig sikkert heller ikke samle den op og se hvad der stod bagpå. Den har ingen tiltrækning for mig overhovedet,der er ingenting der giver mig lyst til at kigge på den eller undersøge den nærmere. Det hele er så udflydende og der er ingen detaljer, og egentlig er det bare et random, kedeligt cover. Det har ikke engang nogen forbindelse til handlingen. Bleh.

Men altså,den lyder virkelig fantastisk spændende, og du finder den på Goodreads her.

Lydbogsanmeldelse: Witcheren #2: Skæbnens Sværd

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  • Titel: Skæbnens Sværd
  • Serie: Witcheren #2
  • Forfatter: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Tid: 14 timer 37 minutter
  • Sprog: Dansk
  • Originalsprog: Polsk
  • Originaltitel: Miecz przeznaczenia
  • Forlag: Gyldendal
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9788702189001
  • Lyttet til: 22. Februar til 11. Marts

 

Bestselleren bag The Witcher, spilverdenens svar på Game of Thrones. Andet fristående bind i Andrzej Sapkowskis serie om witcheren Geralt. Historierne, der udspiller sig i et middelalderligt og fantasyinspireret univers, handler om Geralts heltegerninger og om hans begær efter den uimodståeligt tiltrækkende troldkvinde Yennefer.

Geralt er witcher, en mand, der gennem hård træning og magiske drikke er blevet monsterjæger og koldblodig kriger. Han rider fra landsby til landsby for at tilintetgøre frygtindgydende monstre og dæmoner, som hærger landet og overfalder uskyldige mennesker. Men ikke alt, der ser uhyggeligt ud, er ondt – ikke alt, der ser harmløst ud, er godt. Geralt er heldigvis i besiddelse af overnaturlige kræfter fx forstærket syn, evne til hurtig heling og delvis immunitet over for menneskelige følelser, hvilket gør ham til en imponerende og ubarmhjertig dræber.

Med sin blanding af western, middelalderens ridderromaner og slavisk mytologi er witcher-serien forfriskende inden for sin genre. Her er et velfungerende plot og veldrejede intriger, som minder om dem man kan møde i The Game of Thrones . Her er galgenhumoristiske skildringer af et eventyrligt univers med næsten lige så mange gakkede finurligheder som i Harry Potter. Det nærværende drama udspiller sig i de mest fantastiske omgivelser og er så overbevisende fortalt, at man er fanget med det samme.

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

Jeg har også modtaget et paperbackeksemplar til anmeldelse fra forlaget Gyldendal.

De her witcherbøger er altså bare gode! Guderne skal vide at jeg ikke er novelle/short story-fan, men jeg elsker simpelthen Witcher-bøgerne! Ligesom med den første er det en række korte historier sat i Witcher-universet, som er en slags middelalderagtigt univers fuld af alle mulige og umulige skabninger og folkeslag. Jeg tror nok at de næste bøger i serien er fuld-længde historier og ikke forskellige små historier, men det må i ikke lige hænge mig op på. I hvert fald gør det mig ikke noget om det er det ene eller det andet, jeg er fan!

Det gode:

  • Vi møder Ciri! Nu har jeg jo spillet computerspillet – kun 3’eren, ikke de to første – og derfor ved jeg hvem Ciri er, og det var en mega fed oplevelse! Man sidder jo næsten og hopper op og ned i stolen, og er sådan helt ” Uh uh uh, det er Ciri!”
  • Humoren er altså fantastisk! Bagsideteksten beskriver det som galgehumor, og det er ikke helt forkert. Alle historier har en bid af den sjoveste underspillede humor, og jeg elsker det!
  • Historien med Dobbeltgængeren. Hooold nu op hvor var det skægt! Det var lige før jeg ikke kunne køre bil fordi jeg var ved at grine røven i laser. Jeg elsker Ciri-historierne, men den her var min favorit.
  • Dandelion ❤
  • Samtalerne mellem karaktererne. Det er næsten som et lystspil, lidt skørt og lidt underligt, men det er sjovt og hyggeligt og alle tiders!
  • Historierne var spændende. Ja, det er separate historier, men det gør ikke noget. Efter bog 1 kender vi witcheren og nogen af de andre karakterer, og alle historierne her var sjove, spændende og underholdende. Man føler lidt at det kunne være historier fortalt af Geralt mens man sidder og drikker øl med ham på en kro.
  • Jeg var altså bare så godt underholdt! Jeg grinede og hyggede mig med at lytte til den, og jeg glædede mig til at skulle lytte videre.
  • Jeg kan godt lide at der også er nogle mere alvorlige og seriøse emner involveret, så det hele ikke bare går op i skjaldeviser og fis og ballade. Det handler også om skæbne, liv og død, kærlighed og alt muligt andet.
  • Oplæseren er virkelig god! Den er en fornøjelse at lytte til på lydbog.
  • Wrldbuildingen er fantastisk!

Det knap så gode:

  • Selvom jeg egentlig godt kan lide at Yennefer som karakter ikke er som alle andre, så synes jeg egentlig bare hun er pisseirriterende og fuld af pis, og nogle gange blev jeg simpelthen lidt træt af at høre på hende.
  • Jeg kunne måske godt bruge at det var lidt klarere hvilke historier der foregår hvornår. For eksempel er jeg i tvivl om hvor Dobbeltgænger-historien passer ind i tidslinjen. Det er ikke fordi det gør så meget, og for nogle af historierne bliver det gjort tydeligt, men jeg ville bare gerne have vidst det.
  • Der var måske lige lovlig meget snak og for lidt action i den første historie, så det blev lidt trægt – indtil der kom gang i sagerne altså.

Jeg er absolut ikke færdig med Witcheren, og jeg synes det er mega awesome at kunne genkende karakterer fra spillet. Men selv hvis man ikke har spillet det, så er det virkelig god fantasy der altid har et twist på en kendt eventyr, god humor og sjove samtaler mellem skæve karakterer.

Lydbogsanmeldelse: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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  • Titel: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  • Serie: –
  • Forfatter: John Green & David Levithan
  • Tid: 7 timer 51 minutter
  • Sprog: Engelsk
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
  • Forlag: Penguin Books
  • Genre YA contemporary, LGBTQ
  • ISBN: 9780141346113
  • Lyttet til: 28. Januar til 8. Februar

 

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

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

Okay, hør lige her – jeg elskede simpelthen den bog! Allerede fra starten var den fantastisk, sjov og fuld af humor, fuld af fantastiske og komplekse karakterer, jeg glædede mig til at høre videre på historien, og egentlig var den bare virkelig fantastisk. Men den gjorde mig også helt utrolig ked af det – jeg har før sagt, at jeg ikke er vilde med bøger der trækker mig med sig ned, og det gjorde den her – den slog mig faktisk lidt i stykker, og selvom det er godt at blive rørt af en bog, så synes jeg bare ikke det er sjovt at være ked af det, og jeg læser ikke for at blive ked af det, og den her bog gjorde mig ked af det. Det er det bogen mister sin ene stjerne på.

Det gode:

  • Konceptet er mega godt! Bogen fortælles skiftevis af Will Grayson og den anden Will Grayson. Ja, de hedder det samme, og de mødes ved et tilfælde og begge deres verdener ændrer sig. Det fungerer virkelig godt med de to Will Grayson’ er, de minder om hinanden men er også forskellige personligheder, og de har klart deres egen fortællestemme.
  • Tiny Cooper. I starten elskede jeg Tiny, men det gør jeg egentlig ikke mere. Det gør så faktisk ikke noget, for jeg synes det er fantastisk at Tiny er så nuanceret, og at det efterhånden går op for en hvordan han egentlig er som person. Jeg er ikke sikker på jeg forstår hvorfor alle elsker Tiny, men jeg elskede hans komplekse personlighed. Det samme egentlig med alle karaktererne, man ender egentlig med at se alle facetter af dem, både det gode og det dårlige, og det er fantastisk hvor levende de her personer bliver. Du føler du kender dem som gamle venner inden du er nået halvvejs i bogen.
  • Musicals og sange ❤
  • Jeg kan godt lide måden samtalerne var sat op på i Will Grayson 2’s kapitler.
  • Jeg kunne godt lide måden Will Grayson 2’s depression blev håndteret. Normalvis vil jeg få en tendens til at blive træt af personer som Will Grayson der svælger i deres egen selvmdlidenhed – fordi det for det meste føles som om det er det de gør. Men her forstod jeg Will, og selvom jeg aldrig har haft en depression, så var det tydeligt for mig hvor frygteligt han havde det, og jeg forstod ham til fulde.
  • Romancen. Det hele bliver så godt håndteret!
  • Det med Isaac. Wooow, det havde jeg alligevel ikke lige set komme!
  • I det hele taget syntes jeg bogen var overraskende, og det hele tog altid en drejning jeg måske ikke lige havde forventet.
  • Jeg glædede mig til at lytte videre. Uanset hvad jeg følte, så var det en bog der hele tiden fastholdt min opmærksomhed og som jeg glædede mig til at lytte til.
  • Oplæserne er vildt gode!

Det knap så gode:

  • På et tidspunkt går det op for den ene Will, at rigtig meget af hans elendighed egentlig lidt er hans egen skyld. Han skubber folk væk, skubber mulighederne væk, og tør ikke gør og sige ting fordi han er bange for at blive såret. Well, sådan har det også været for mig, og selvom jeg nåede den realisation for nogle år siden, så gør det ondt fordi jeg bliver mindet om hvor meget jeg har ødelagt for mig selv, og hvor forfærdelige de år nogle gange var. Og det er egentlig bare det, jeg blev så fandens ked af det, at det føltes som noget i mig gik i stykker, og sådan vil jeg bare ikke have det når jeg læser en bog. Jeg er rigeligt god til at minde mig selv om hvor stor en idiot jeg har været, det behøver jeg ikke en bog til.
  • De to oplæsere har ret ens stemmer, så lige i begyndelsen fattede jeg ikke at vi havde skiftet til en anden Will Grayson, før det blev nævnt at vi var i en anden stat.

Egentlig købte jeg bogen på dansk, men den danske lydbog var så ringe oplæst at måtte opgive. Jeg har så hørt den på engelsk i stedet, og den kan i hvert fald varmt anbefales. Oplæserne er super gode!

Cover Release: Stream Riders #1: These Rebel Waves

Sara Raasch er kvinden bag Snow Like Ashes-trilogien, hvor jeg har læst den første – og som jeg faktisk ikke kunne lide. Den var okay, men jeg var absolut ikke forelsket i den eller overvældet af dens awesomehed. Jeg havde ikke opgivet Sara Raasch, og efter at have læst beskrivelsen til den her, så bliver jeg simpelthen nødt til at læse den. Historisk-inpireret fantasy med pirater? YAS! Give it to me!

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Jeg kan egentlig vældig godt lide coveret, jeg synes det er dramatisk og meget piratagtigt på en god måde, og det lader jo til at passe perfekt til historien. Mn forfatterens navn i grøn passer ikke rigtig ind, og selvom det faktisk er flot tæt på, så flyder det hele bare sammen når man ser det på afstand, fordi alting er så mørkt. Men altså, jeg er totalt solgt på konceptet! Bogen udkommer 7. August, og du kan finde den på Goodreads her.