Kategori: Spänning/Fantasy (Sida 1 av 76)

Caraval av Stephanie Garber

Nummer: 8699
Titel: Caraval
Originalets titel: Trouble Makes a Comback
Författare: Stephanie Garber
Översättare: Ylva Stålmarck
Förlag: Hodder & Stoughton
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-473-62914-1
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
It took seven years to get the letter right.

Om boken:
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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Obsidian and Stars av Julie Eshbaugh

Nummer: 8698
Titel: Obsidian and Stars
Författare: Julie Eshbaugh
Förlag: Harper teen
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-06-23928-1
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
The day is so new, it’s barely day at all.

Om boken:
After surviving the battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain to her are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry their youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.

Rejecting Morsk’s offer, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya whisks Lees away to a secret island until things back home blow over. Mya soon realizes she’s been followed, however. Even worse, lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.

With the lives of her loved ones resting on her shoulders, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.

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Cold Summer av Gwen Cole

Nummer: 8694
Titel: Cold Summer
Författare: Gwen Cole
Förlag: Sky Pony Press
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5107-0766-5
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
For me, seasons don’t exist.

Om boken:
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers-friends-die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article – and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Is Kale’s death inevitable? Does this mean that, one of these days, when Kale travels to the past, he may not come back?

Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

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The Takedownav Corrie Wang

Nummer: 8693
Titel: The Takedown
Författare: Corrie Wang
Förlag: Freeform books
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-484757420
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
I’ll warn you in advance.

Om boken:
Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla’s even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.

Until someone takes issue with this arrangement.

A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla ”doing it” with her crush-worthy English teacher is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, but here’s the thing: it’s not Kyla in the video. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible-take something off the internet-all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint. Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, The Takedown is a stylish, propulsive, and provocative whodunit, asking who would you rely on if your tech turned against you?

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Orkidépojken av Helena Dahlgren

Nummer: 8689
Titel: Orkidépojken
Författare: Helena Dahlgren
Förlag: Lava / Constant reader
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-91-88529213
Betyg: 4 av 5

Bokens första mening:
Sjung om studentens lyckliga dag.

Om boken:
När bästisarna Hanna och Zeb tar studenten är det meningen att LIVET ska börja. Det är nu de ska lämna urtrista förorten Tyresö och bege sig ut i världen. London väntar. Men först en sista hemmasommar som går åt till att jobba på kyrkogården, festa på stans gayklubbar, ströglo på den gamla tv-serien Twin Peaks och läsa Orkidépojkens märkliga blogg. Så länge någon kan minnas har det viskats om en närvaro ute i Tyresös skogar. Varken Hanna eller Zeb har lagt någon särskild vikt vid det. Förrän de plötsligt blir tvungna För konstiga saker sker: först försvinner en hund, och därefter en före detta skolkamrat. Lina, ortens drottning. Hon som alla vill känna men ingen känner, inte på riktigt.
Sen går det mesta åt helvete.

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The Gauntlet av Megan Shepherd

Nummer: 8687
Titel: The Gauntlet
Författare: Megan Shepherd
Förlag: Balzer + Bray
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-06-224312-6
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
Dust rose on the horizon.

Om boken:
Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong–a supposed safe haven on a small moon–where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species–the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca–all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world–though it might destroy her in the process.

Book 3 in The Cage.

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The Hunt av Megan Shepherd

Nummer: 8686
Titel: The Hunt
Författare: Megan Shepherd
Förlag: Balzer + Bray
Utgivningsår: 2015
ISBN: 978-0-06-224308-9
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
Six steps long by six steps wide.

Om boken:
They’ve left the cage–but they’re not free yet.

After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters–Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide–and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders.

The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts–and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities–to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet–she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.

Book 2 in The Cage.

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The Cage av Megan Shepherd

Nummer: 8685
Titel: The Cage
Författare: Megan Shepherd
Förlag: Balzer + Bray
Utgivningsår: 2015
ISBN: 978-0-06-224305-8
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
There are certain things the mind cannot comprehend.

Om boken:
When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments–tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears–a handsome young guard called Cassian–they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo–where the exhibits are humans.

Book 1 in The Cage.

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Krypens drottning av M G Leonard

Nummer: 8675
Titel: Krypens drottning
Originalets titel: Beetle Queen
Författare: M G Leonard
Översättare: Jan Risheden
Förlag: Opal
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-91-7299-902-2
Betyg: 3 av 5

Bokens första mening:
Det hördes en försiktig knackning på dörren.

Om boken:
Efter att äntligen hittat sin pappa vid liv stöter Darkus och hans vänner Bertolt och Virginia på nya problem. Hans pappa verkar ha gått över till Lucretia Cutters sida. Och hon i sin tur verkar ha något riktigt hemskt i kikaren. Darkus pappa förbjuder dem att undersöka saken vilket gör dem än mer nyfikna. En försvunnen laboratorieassistent och en förgiftad vetenskapsman får dem att inse att det är fara på riktigt och att de har ont om tid. De måste försöka kontakta Novak, Lucretias dotter, och be henne om hjälp. Alla ledtrådar pekar mot den stora filmgalan i Los Angeles. De misstänker att Lucretia Cutter kommer att göra något fasansfullt där och lyckas med farbror Max hjälp att ta sig dit. Med sig har de sina skalbaggar som är till god hjälp, men vad Lucretia Cutter har i kikaren är värre än vad de någonsin kunnat föreställa sig.

Krypens drottning är andra boken i serien Kryp.

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Purebred – Flykten från Olympo av Lisa Hågensen

Nummer: 8664
Titel: Purebred – Flykten från Olympo
Författare: Lisa Hågensen
Förlag: Fusce
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-91-981930-8-4
Betyg: 4 av 5

Recensionsexemplar från Lisa Hågensen!

Bokens första mening:
Det började med krigen.

Om boken:
De trodde att en värld utan raser och religion skulle bli en värld i fred. De trodde fel.

I den glömda staden Olympo ruvar farliga drömmar om flykt, hämnd och förbjuden kärlek. Femtonåriga Thorbi drömmer om att döda freaket Dora, hans systers mördare. När Dora blir tagen av mystiska män iscensätter hennes vän Laban flykten från Olympo för att rädda henne. Thorbi följer med på den farliga resan. Får han bara chansen tänker han hämnas sin syster.

Långt därifrån har en gammal rörelse krälat upp till ytan och gör sig redo för krig. Thorbi och hans vänner hamnar mitt i en fasansfull plan att erövra Europa. Armén de möter har två mål. Slaveri och förintelse.

Första boken av tre i serien Purebred.

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