Her er bøkene jeg har kjøpt meg den siste tiden, jeg har endelig oppdaget Book Depository, og da var det lett å bestille både det ene og det andre til en billig penge 🙂 Ønskelista mi fylles hele tiden opp med nye bøker, men jeg har bestemt meg for å være flink og ikke kjøpe noen flere bøker i sommerferien – dvs ingen bokbestillinger før tidligst midten av august!
Den første boka er Starcrossed av Josephine Angelini. Jeg har lest om den på flere bokblogger, blant annet her og her, og jeg har blitt veldig nysgjerrig på denne romanen. Ett stikkord er gresk mytologi!
How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie’s powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her – an assassin who has already killed her once.
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie’s soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian’s most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives – including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
Possessions av Nancy Holder blir beskrevet som en skremmende og intens YA – roman der noen av elementene er skummel kostskole og onde jenter! Det kan jeg like 😉 Nancy Holder har forøvrig skrevet mange romaner, blant annet om Buffy the Vampire Slayer (!!).
The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale
New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn’t help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.
What Lindsay doesn’t yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead…
And that someone is Lindsay.
Den siste boka jeg fikk i posten i denne omgang er en bok jeg visste jeg måtte få tak i med en gang jeg så boktraileren: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children av Ransom Riggs! Det var rett og slett bokkjærlighet ved første blikk 🙂 Den høres ut som en fantastisk roman, og jeg kan ikke vente med å sette meg ned med denne. I tillegg er selve boka utrolig forseg gjort med blant annet gamle bilder.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
I tillegg så fant jeg helt tilfeldig Lars Keplers Paganinikontrakten innbundet til halv pris av rød pris ( = kupp!) i går, og kunne ikke la den muligheten gå fra meg.
Og jeg venter fortsatt på at to bøker til skal komme med posten; Gail Carrigers Changeless, bok nummer to om Alexia Tarabotti, samt en urban fantasy roman; Dead on the Delta av Stacey Jay (bestilt før handlestoppen min ble innført ;-)).