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Nya YA-boksläpp Vecka 7!

13 Feb

10 härliga boksläpp denna vecka. 

Titel: Bewitching
Serie: Kendra Chronicles 1
Författare:  Alex Finn

“Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.”

Jag har velat läsa Beastly av samma författare hur länge som helst men av någon anledning så har det aldrig blivit av (boken är alltid utlånad!).
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Titel: Brave New Love: 13 Dystopian Tales of Desire Författare: Paula Guran 

“Young love has always had its challenges, but even so, the world falling apart at its seams is a pretty big obstacle. This stellar collection of YA dystopian tales explores survival of the fittest in terms of love, passion, and humanity. When the survival of the human race is at stake, what will it take for the bond between two people to hold strong together? Featuring some of the most well known and best-selling names of the dystopian genre, as well as the hottest up-and-coming authors, this anthology includes works from Jeanne DuPrau (City of Ember), Kiera Cass (The Selection), William Sleator (Interstellar Pig), Jesse Karp (Those That Wake), Diana Peterfreund (Secret Society Girl), Carrie Vaughn (The Kitty Norville Series), and Carrie Ryan (New York Times bestseller The Forest of Hands and Teeth).

Något för alla som gillar dystopiska kärleksromaner?

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Titel: Scarlet
Författare: A. C. Gaughen

“Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.”

Åh, en annan tolkning på Robin Hood-sagan. Låter kul. 

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Titel: The Butterfly Clues 
Författare: Kate Ellison 

“Penelope (Lo) Marin has always loved to collect beautiful things. Her dad’s consulting job means she’s grown up moving from one rundown city to the next, and she’s learned to cope by collecting (sometimes even stealing) quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place–possessions that allow her to feel at least some semblance of home.

But in the year since her brother Oren’s death, Lo’s hoarding has blossomed into a full-blown, potentially dangerous obsession. She discovers a beautiful, antique butterfly pendant during a routine scour at a weekend flea market, and recognizes it as having been stolen from the home of a recently murdered girl known only as “Sapphire”–a girl just a few years older than Lo. As usual when Lo begins to obsess over something, she can’t get the murder out of her mind.

As she attempts to piece together the mysterious “butterfly clues,” with the unlikely help of a street artist named Flynt, Lo quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined–a world, she’ll ultimately discover, that could hold the key to her brother’s tragic death.”

Wow, tycker att både omslaget och beskrivningen låter riktigt riktigt lovande. Hamnar absolut på läslistan!

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Titel: The Disenchantments 

Författare: Nina LaCour

“Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev’s band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she’s abandoning their plans – and Colby – to start college in the fall.
But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev’s already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what’s next?
Morris Award?finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.

Roadtripbok! Har faktiskt inte läst någon sådan än så jag är lite sugen 🙂

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Titel: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare
Författare: Melissa Jensen 

“”Pretty in Pink” meets “Anna and the French Kiss” in this charming romantic comedy
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that’s just fine by her. She’s got her friends – the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She’s got her art – and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it’s hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they’re dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

Sen jag läste Anna and the French Kiss har jag blivit väldigt sugen på lätta kärlekshistorier. Den här låter väldigt intressant och jag gillar omslaget. 

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Titel: The Nightmare Garden
Serie: Iron Codex 2
Författare: Caitlin Kittredge

“Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.

When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.”

En intressant serie som jag inte har läst (eller hört) något av. 

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Titel: The Vanishing Game
Författare: Kate Kae Myers 

“Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn’s childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.

But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house’s powers weren’t just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.”

Tycker att den här låter väldigt spännande. 

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Titel: Thief’s Covenant
Serie: A Widdershins Adventure 1
Författare: Ari Marmell

“Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city’s aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces—human and other—stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.

Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon’s underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It’s not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it’s hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon’s political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she’s built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go. Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her—but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don’t finish the job first.”

Yay, en epic fantasy låter det som, och dessutom om tjuvar 🙂 Är väldigt nyfiken på denna nya serie!

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Titel: Trafficked
Författare: Kim Purcell

“A gripping thriller, ripped from the headlines
Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets – from Hannah and from each other. Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

Låter som en bok man kommer att bli deprimerad av för att det finns så mycket hemskheter i världen. 

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Mest intresserad denna vecka är jag av The Butterfly Clues och Thief’s Covenant. Tycker även att The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, The Vanishing Game och Bewitching låter väldigt intressant. Tycker faktiskt att alla är väldigt lockande den här veckan 🙂

Vilken bok tycker ni verkar vara mest intressant?

 
3 Comments

Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Veckans YA-boksläpp

 

3 responses to “Nya YA-boksläpp Vecka 7!

  1. Lisa

    February 14, 2012 at 07:07

    De böcker jag är mest intresserad av denna vecka är nog The Fine Art of Truth or Dare och Scarlet! 😀

     
  2. Zozzo

    February 16, 2012 at 17:51

    Så bra att du gör dessa inlägg så att man har lite koll 😀 Hur håller du koll på när alla släpps? Goodreads? 🙂

     
    • Anna - Boktycke

      February 16, 2012 at 19:05

      Yup, goodreads bland annat, kollar även amazon ibland 🙂

       

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