Nya YA-boksläpp Vecka 15!

09 Apr

Den här blir nog den sista “Nya YA-boksläpp” där jag listar så många böcker. I fortsättningen så kommer jag bara att lista de 10 mest intressanta böckerna som släpps under veckan. Det släpps alldeles för många böcker och de flesta av dem är faktiskt inte så lockande. På det sättet blir inläggen inte en mil långa och ni får en lista som inte innehåller en massa onödig information om böcker som ändå inte är så intressanta 🙂

Titel: Belles
Författare: Jen Calonita

Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she’s ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn’t go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn’t thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates’ Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls’ lives forever.

Låter som en bok med mycket intriger.


Titel: Chosen Ones
Serie: The Lost Souls 1
Författare: Tiffany Truitt

What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival? 

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly. 

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Wohoo, en ny dystopia jag har spanat in ett tag. Har inte vågat läsa beskrivningen för jag vill undvika spoilers 🙂


Titel: Crater (A Helium-3 Novel)
Författare: Homer Hickam

A Helium-3 miner named Crater makes a treacherous journey through space to find a mysterious and priceless treasure.

Vet inte så mycket om den här boken förutom att det är en sci-fi bok. 


Titel: Dark River
Författare: Mary Jane Beaufrand 

Veronica Severance feels cut off from the world. Forced to move from the city to rural Oregon with her parents, she is haunted by loneliness and by the chilling sounds of the Santiam, the river that runs through her backyard.

Through the fog of isolation, Ronnie finds herself becoming close with Karen, a young girl who she babysits. But when she discovers Karen’s body on the banks of the Santiam, the victim of a supposed accident, Ronnie feels compelled to uncover the truth.

As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving Karen’s death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.

Inte riktigt ett nytt boksläpp, originaltiteln är The River och nu släpps boken igen med ett nytt omslag och ny titel. 


Titel: Ghost Flower 
Författare: Michele Jaffe

Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora’s inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza’s ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of “protecting” her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza’s killer – before she’s next.

Inte så lockande framsida men handlingen verkar vara intressant. 


Titel: Kill Me Softly
Författare: Sarah Cross 

Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

Har skummat igenom beskrivningen och hört att den här ska vara en fairy tale retelling. Är hur som helst lockad av omslaget och titeln 🙂


Titel: Losers in Space
Författare: John Barnes

It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters

Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There’s only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Breakneck narrative, pointed cultural commentary, warm heart, accurate science, a kickass heroine, and a ticking clock . . . who could ask for more?

Boken kan vara hysteriskt rolig… eller hysteriskt dålig. Kan tänka mig att läsa den. 


Titel: Radiant Days
Författare: Elizabeth Hand 

It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. 

It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. 

The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past—and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other’s worlds.

Poesi och tidsresor? Låter inte riktigt som min grej men det finns säkert andra som gillar det. 


Titel: Taken at Dusk
Serie: Shadow Falls 3
Författare:  C.C. Hunter

Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.

Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

Tredje boken i en serie jag har varit intresserad av länge!


Titel: The Book of Blood and Shadow
Författare: Robin Wasserman

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. 

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

Har bara läst Skinned av Robin Wasserman tidigare. Gillar titeln på den här. 


Titel: The Calling
Serie: Darkness Rising 2
Författare: Kelley Armstrong

Maya and her friends–all of whom have supernatural powers–have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.

Kelley Armstrong är en författare jag är väldigt intresserad av. Måste köpa hem några av hennes böcker snart!


Titel: The Obsidian Blade
Serie: Klaatu Diskos 1
Författare: Pete Hautman

The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished – only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear. Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing – one right on top of the roof – hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he’s launched on a time-twisting journey
– from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker’s actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.

Den här verkar riktigt spännande! Den publicerades förresten redan den 1:a april men den inbundna versionen släpps först denna vecka. 


Titel: The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile
Författare: James Reese

It’s 1870, and a young woman named Odile is fighting to survive on the blood-soaked streets of Paris. Luckily, Odile has an advantage and a bizarre birthright. She is descended from the Cagots, a much-despised race whose women were reputed to be witches. Were they, in fact? This is the question Odile must answer–about her ancestors and herself–while she uses her talents to help a young Doctor Jekyll who seems to be abusing the salts that she gave him in a most disconcerting way.

En till Dr. Jekyll-bok? Var väl inte så längesen en annan släpptes? 


Titel: Thou Shalt Not Road Trip
Författare: Antony John

When sixteen-year-old Luke’s book, Hallelujah, becomes a national bestseller, his publishing house sends him on a cross-country book tour with his older brother, Matt, as chauffeur. But when irresponsible Matt offers to drive Luke’s ex–soul mate, Fran, across the country too, things get a little crazy. On the trip, Luke must loosen up, discover what it truly means to have faith, and do what it takes to get the girl he loves.

Told with Antony John’s signature wit and authenticity, and featuring smart, singular characters who jump off the page and into your heart, this story is a spiritual awakening and rockin’ road trip in one.

Efter att ha läst Fyra dagar, fyra nätter är jag sugen på fler road-trip-böcker. Den här kanske är något för mig. 


Titel: De Dödas Strand
Serie: De vassa tändernas skog 2
Författare: Carrie Ryan

Gabry har haft en trygg uppväxt med sin mor Mary. Men en ödesdiger natt förändras allt, då Gabry och några av hennes jämnåriga tar sig över stadsmuren och in i det förbjudna området utanför. För i mörkret i den övergivna nöjes¿parken lurar mardrömmen och på bara några minuter är flera av dem döda och resten blir snart tillfångatagna av stadens milis. Bara två av ungdomarna kommer undan: Catcher, som bär på den fruktansvärda smittan, och Gabry, som måste hitta en styrka inom sig som hon inte trodde att hon hade, lämna allt det trygga bakom sig och ge sig ut i det okända.

Wohoo! Andra delen i en zombieserie. De vassa tändernas skog tyckte jag mycket om så jag ska definitivt läsa den här. 


Finns många böcker jag vill läsa den här veckan, bland annat De dödas strand, Kill me Softly och Chosen Ones. The Obsidian Blade låter också intressant. Som sagt, det kommer ut alldeles för många böcker för att man ska hinna läsa dem!

Vilken bok tycker ni verkar vara mest intressant?


Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Veckans YA-boksläpp


3 responses to “Nya YA-boksläpp Vecka 15!

  1. Unga böcker

    April 9, 2012 at 17:51

    När jag läser sammanfattningarna av vad som ges ut (bara på en vecka!) så känner jag ibland hur bokfloden sluter sig ovanför mig. Finns så mycket man skulle vilja hinna med, men som inte ens får en chans. Det behövs att någon satsar extra mycket på en titel för att den ska stå ut, eller att den passar ett specialområde man tycker extra mycket om… Men det är jättekul att du gör sådana sammanfattningar, ger massa bra boktips!


  2. Bea

    April 9, 2012 at 21:53

    Jag läste nyligen kelley armstrongs bok the gathering och bokens efterföljade the calling har jag beställt! första boken var verkligen glad och jag vart glatt överraskad av författaren.

    • Anna - Boktycke

      April 10, 2012 at 19:12

      Ja, jag lär nog beställa hem någon av hennes böcker snart. Många säger att hon är bra.


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