fredag den 31. juli 2015

A Gallagher Wedding


A Gallagher Wedding

Forfatter: Ally Carter
Serie: Gallagher Girls #6,5
Genre: Spionhistorier - novelle
Målgruppe: YA og opefter

Fås endnu ikke på dansk, men de første fire bøger fås på dansk hos Forlaget Alvilda

Kan læses gratis her:

A Gallagher Wedding er en meget kort novelle, utrolig kort faktisk (10 sider) - dog gratis, om et bryllup mellem to af de voksne fra Gallagher Girls kostskoleserien. (Hvem de er afsløres ikke, da det egentlig er en stor spoiler i forhold til serien)

Det er et meget hyggeligt gensyn med alle karakterne, (some r tilbage efter serien slutter) for de ligner jo dem selv, men handlingsmæssigt så var det næsten ingenting. Et par meget korte scener med få dialoger og tanker - gør nærmest ikke en novelle. Men den skal selvfølgelig læses hvis man har læst alt andet i Gallagher Girls serien.

Så hvis ikke det var fordi jeg anmeldte alt hvad jeg læste, så burde den nærmest ikke anmeldels. Jeg håber dog at denne novelle er et tegn på at Ally Carter ikke helt har afsluttet serien, og at der måske vil komme små serier løbende. Jeg har i hvert fald hørt rygter om at hun fortsætter Heist Society på trods af at den er slut.


torsdag den 30. juli 2015

Top 10 YA udgivelser resten af 2015 (UK/US)

Har jeg ikke lavet den her liste? Nope, det var min must buy liste, altså de bøger jeg køber uden at blinke, disse er dem jeg synes lyder vildt interessante, men som det ikke haster med at skaffe lige her og nu.

Hvert år i december kommer jeg med en liste af spændende YA debuterende titler, den her liste kommer mere til at bestå af spændende nye titler generelt. De er bøger i serier, eller debuterende bøger eller nye bøger af i forvejen kendte YA forfattere - alle nogen jeg bare godt kunne tænke mig at læse.

I tilfældig rækkefølge. Det kursive, beskrivende tekst er spoiler fri.


Indrømmet, det var forsiden der først tiltrak mig, men efter at have læst om denne stempunkt eventyr retelling, så er jeg blevet ret så interesseret i at læse den.

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home.

But on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden there—and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules—be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last.

Gorgeous prose and themes of social justice and family shine in this richly imagined Cinderella retelling about an indomitable inventor who finds her prince . . . but realizes she doesn't want a fairy tale happy ending after all.

Ash & Bramble

Endnu en retelling af eventyr - det synes at være den nye bølger der kommer i øvrigt. Hvilket jeg bare er super glad for, for dem elsker jeg. Ash & Bramble er også en askepot genfortælling og den lyder super spændende.

When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

A Thousand Nights

Endnu en magisk retelling, med et ret interessant historie.

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

The Heart of Betrayal

Beskrivelsen er fra den første bog i serien: The Kiss of Deception, som jeg synes lyder spændende og som jeg har villet læse siden jeg først hørte om den, og nu er 2'eren her, så måske jeg skulle tage at gøre noget ved det.

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

Daughter of Dusk

Dette er endnu en 2'er i en serie jeg længe har villet læse, og som lyder lige noget for mig. Beskrivelsen herunder er fra den første bog i serien, Midnight Thief

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.


Richelle Meads nye bog - need I say more. Hvis ikke forfatternavnet gjorde mig interesseret i bogen, så gør den her sætning 'sound becomes her weapon'

From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore.

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...

Hotel Ruby

Bogen sender tankerne hen på 666 Park Avenue, jeg ved ikke lige helt hvad jeg skal synes, men der har været meget hype omkring den allerede, men måske det er fordi den er skrevet af Suzanne Young.

Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby

The White Rose (The Lone City, #2)

The Jewel virker så spændende, og jeg har den til at ligge på mit bord, og minde mig om at den snart gerne vil læses, og nu er 2'eren her snart. Beskrivelsen er taget fra den første bog 'The Jewel'

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.


Denne bog er ventet af så mange, og jeg bliver virkelig snart nødt til at begynde på den serie. Jeg elsker i øvrigt coveret, det er bare så flot og fint. Beskrivelsen er fra 'Cinder' - første bog i serien.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Their Fractured Light

Starbound serien lyder helt fantastisk og jeg elsker det her cover, det er så smukt. Jeg overvejer og købte trilogien samtidig og så bare læse alle tre bøger lige efter hinanden. Beskrivelsen er fra første bog i serien 'Three broken stars'

Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.


Jeg har længe snart villet læse noget af Alex Flinn, så måske det skulle være den her nye eventyr retelling. Den ser i hvert fald fin ud.

A modern, multi-generational tale of Kendra, the witch from "Snow White," who trains Violet, an ugly, lonely, and heartbroken girl in the 1980s who transforms herself into "the fairest one of all" but still cannot win Greg's heart, and Celine, Greg's daughter with Violet's high school rival, Jennifer.

onsdag den 29. juli 2015

Store små løgne

Store små løgne

Originalsprog: Engelsk, Big Little Lies
Målgruppe: Voksne
Genre: Realisme, mysterium/thriller
Udgiver: Politikens Forlag

Tak til Politikens Forlag for anmeldereksemplaret

Store små løgne er et skarpt portræt af ex-mænd og deres nye koner, mødre og døtre, skolegårdsskandaler - og de små farlige løgne, vi fortæller os selv for at klare hverdagen. Store små løgne følger tre kvinder, som har hver sine udfordringer. Da Madeline og Celeste tager Jane under deres vinger, har ingen af dem nogen ide om, hvor meget det vil ændre og påvirke deres liv.

Jeg elskede ‘Liane Moriarty’s Min mands hemmelighed’. Den var intet mindre end genial, så jeg var rigtig spændt på den her bog, men jeg var slet ikke i tvivl om at jeg ville elske den. Det gjorde jeg også! ‘Store små løgne’ var mindst lige så genial! Slutningen var ikke helt så epic, men til gengæld var karakterne stærkere.

Liane Moriarty skriver om mennesker, og det er hun helt igennem fantastisk til. Hun er faktisk den bedste i sin genre. Den del kan hun bedre end f.eks. Jojo Moyes og mange af hendes andre talentfulde kollegaer. (Af dem jeg kender i hvert fald)

Liane Moriarty skaber her et mesterfyldt spindelvæv som trækker tråde i alle mulige retninger, men som til sidst fremstår overraskende hel og smuk og ikke mindst efterlader en eftertænksom.

Jeg elsker hendes tema i den her bog: mødre. På godt og ondt. Om dem der er hellige, om dem der ses op til og dem der ses ned til. Om at mødrene på sin vis skaber en endnu større ‘børnehave’ imellem hinanden end den børnene går i.

Genial intet mindre. Det er absolut en af de bedste bøger jeg har læst i år.


tirsdag den 28. juli 2015





Forfatter: Gail Carriger
Serie: Soulless #1
Originalsprog: Engelsk, Soulless, Parasol Protectorate #1
Genre: Steampunk
Målgruppe: YA og opefter
Udgiver: Tellerup

Vi er i Victoriatidens London, den nye dampteknologi vinder ind overalt og skaber flere og flere fantastiske maskiner.

Sjælesluger er vampyrernes udtryk for de sjælløse.
Hvis en sjælløs rører en overnaturlig, vil det neutralisere dennes overskud af sjæl og gøre dem menneskelige i berøringsøjeblikket.
Alexia Tarabotti er registeret sjælløs hos BRU (Bureau til Registrering af Unaturlige).
Men det er ikke det værste. Derudover er hun halvt italiensk, intelligent og rapkæftet – hvilket ikke passer sig for en kvinde i 1800-tallets overklasse. Hendes mor har derfor opgivet at få hende gift.
Efter et uheldigt sammenstød med en vampyr til et bal hvirvles hun ind i mystiske begivenheder, og på trods af at BRU gør sit bedste for at beskytte hende, befinder hun sig snart i livsfare …

Sjælesluger skal man ikke tage alt for seriøs, hvilket i sig selv faktisk er meget forfriskende. Den er utrolig morsom og så sarkastisk. Nogle gange synes jeg godt det kan blive for meget med sådan nogle type bøger, for på den måde føler jeg ikke at verdenen er særlig virkelig, fordi vi hele tiden har humoren, og jeg vil lige netop gerne drages ind i en fantasy verden. Men her fungerede det perfekt, men jeg var helt sikkert også lige i det perfekte humør til det da jeg læste den.

Jeg elsker kombinationen af London, det historiske (Victoria era) og det paranormale. Særligt er jeg helt vild med at vi her bliver præsenteret for en hel ny og anderledes og interessant slags paranormal. Alexia kan nemlig, under berøring, gør de paranormale til mennesker, men kun så længe hun holder berøringskontakten.

Noget andet jeg virkelig også elsker ved den her bog er Alexia. At vi følger en stærk hovedperson. Hun er så absolut meget og helt aldeles selvstændig og hun siger sin mening, hvilket er så dejlig forfriskende, da det omvendte meget oftere er tilfældet i både paranormal og de historiske romaner fra Victoria tiden.


mandag den 27. juli 2015

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - del 2

The Hogwarts Express leaves London from platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station at precisely eleven o'clock in the morning

Efter at have fået brevet og gjort alle mine indkøb i Diagon Alley er det nu tid til at tage med Hogwarts ekspressen. Så afsted til London.

Hilste lige på Grimuld Place på vejen.

King's Cross - tjek! Sikke meget fin bagage. Sådan en har jeg slet ikke fået købt!

Jeg fandt det! Hvordan ved jeg faktisk ikke.

Jeg nåede det til tiden! Afsted. (Nu forlader jeg den ene Universal Park og tager toget over til den anden)

Det ser ud til en del mennesker har fået sammen brev som mig.

Ihhh.. hvor er Hogsmeade fin! Og sne alle steder på trods af de over 30 graders varme. Fascinerende, det må være magi!


Morgenmaden indtages selvfølgelig på The Three Broomsticks

Forfriskninger skal der til.

Ugler er stærke væsner! 
Hmmm... jeg trode Madam Puddifoots var større. 

Hog's Head - jeg så ikke nogen geder

Ahh.. det er her hun har købt den.

Her skal jeg helt sikkert ind!

Hogwarts this way.

Løb ned til Hagrid og hilste lige på Buckbeak





I mellem de to forlystelsesparker Universal Sudios og Adventure Land, køre Hogwarts ekspressen, men man skal have billet til begge parker for at prøve turen. Den er meget hyggelig, man sidder inde i en lille kupé og kan sidde og se ud af vinduet, men man ser ikke forlystelsesparken, man ser det Harry ville se på turen.
Hogsmead er super flot, men der er ikke nær så mange butikker eller så stort udvalg af ting som der er i Diagon Alley. Selve Hogwarts kan man umiddelbart ikke komme ind i, faktisk så er det bare en kæmpe stor model, og når man kommer tættere på kan man godt se at det ser meget lille ud i forhold til hvordan det ville være i naturstørrelse.

Man kan tage en forlystelse og se ting som Dumbeldores kontor med mere, men det kræver at man står i laaaang kø, hvis ikke man har fast pass.

Jeg elsker alle de detaljer der er alle steder i parkerne, der bliver virkelig gjort meget ud af at opretholde illusionen og det elsker jeg! Jeg har lyst til at tage afsted igen!
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