Dark Eden: A Novel (Dark Eden #1) - Chris Beckett
On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it.
The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.
But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and discover the truth about their world.
Already remarkably acclaimed in the UK, Dark Eden is science fiction as literature; part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty--rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.
Learning Not To Drown - Anna Shinoda
Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.
There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.
To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember—and who has always been bailed out by their parents.
Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasn’t been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.
Except this time is different, because Clare’s mom does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish act…or the only way to keep from drowning along with them.
Debut novelist Anna Shinoda's raw, gritty, powerful novel cuts right to the bone and brings to life the skeletons the lurk in the closet.
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) - Danielle Paige
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!
Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) - Danielle L. Jensen
For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.
Fler nya boksläpp
Frida: Många böcker den här veckan, men bara en enda som jag verkligen vill läsa. Och en som jag redan läst och älskat.
Dorothy Must Die: Åh, har längtat halvt ihjäl mig efter den här boken! Vill helst läsa den nu på en gång. Låter verkligen som en intressant och annorlunda tolkning av Oz-historierna.
Stolen Songbird: Hade turen att få den här som eArc och tyckte otroligt mycket om den. Helt klart en ny favorit. Min recension kan ni hitta här.
Agnes: Det var faktiskt ganska många böcker som fångade mitt intresse den här veckan bland annat Dark Eden, Learning Not To Drown, Sekret, Salvage, The Summer I Wasn't Me, Gilded Ashes och This Side of Salvation.
Frida: Gillar verkligen omslaget till Dorothy Must Die. Väldigt enkelt, men snyggt. Stolen Songbird har också ett väldigt fint omslag.
Agnes: Tycker bäst om omslaget till Dark Eden. Så fina färger...
Vill inte läsa
Frida: Broken Dreams, Foretold, Cold Calls och Dear Killer är nog ingenting för mig.
Agnes: Dear Killer.
Frida: Broken Dreams, Red at Night och Unbound. Är så otroligt trött på omslag med par på. De är så tråkiga!
Agnes: Gillar inte alls omslaget till Dear Killer.