book hauls

“There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.” | April book haul

Titelcitat af Gabe Habash, The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books.

Jeg har ikke lavet et book haul på bloggen siden … min fødselsdag? Det har sin naturlige grund i at jeg for det meste ikke har fået nogen nye bøger ind, jeg viser allerede mine FairyLoot bokse frem og de har udgjort mere eller mindre alle mine nye bøger de sidste par måneder. I april er det dog faktisk blevet til 9 nye bøger og så synes jeg, der er nok indhold til at lave et book haul.

Først og fremmest er der så mine FairyLoot bøger. Jeg fik både marts og april boksene hjem i løbet af måneden, og da jeg allerede har vist dem frem på bloggen, vil jeg ikke gå for meget i dybden med, hvad de handler om. To Best the Boys af Mary Weber og Viper af Bex Hogan kom med marts’ FairyLoot her: Favourites, mens jeg så sent som i går udpakkede aprils boks med Nocturna af Maya Montayne her: Dark Magic.

The Boys Who Steals Houses af C. G. Drews var en forudbestilling længe undervejs! Faktisk havde jeg helt glemt, at jeg havde forudbestilt den, for jeg fik den første mere end to uger efter den blev udgivet. Jeg læste hendes debutroman A Thousand Perfect Notes i marts måned og var helt vild med den. Det her er en slags moderne genfortælling af eventyret og Guldlok og selv om jeg har læst mange eventyrgenfortællinger, så er jeg ikke stødt på Guldlok før. Jeg glæder mig virkelig til at læse denne her bog, og hvis det er lige som hendes første bog, så må jeg hellere havde en pakke lommetørklæder ved min side.

The Boy Who Steals Houses af C. G. Drews.

Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing – each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.

But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.

Den egentlige grund til, at jeg har fået en del bøger i april er, at jeg vandt en konkurrence. Jeg følger BookDepository på Twitter og i anledning af de nu havde nået en milepæl mht. titler på deres hjemmeside, afholdt de en konkurrence. Jeg deltog på Twitter, hvor det gjaldt om at føje bøger til ens ønskeliste. Og da jeg var en af de 5, der blev nummer 2, vandt jeg £100 i bøger, hvilket blev til omkring 5 bøger til samlet omkring den pris, udvalgt fra ens ønskeliste. Da de kom i en kasse, udpakkede jeg dem på Instagram, men jeg har ikke fået vist dem på bloggen. To af bøgerne var Rick Riordan Presents titler, Aru Shah and the End of Time af Roshani Chokshi og Dragon Pearl af Yoon Ha Lee. Førstnævnte har jeg allerede læst som ebog, men jeg er så glad for at have fået den til min samling. Bogen mindede mig meget om Rick Riordans egne bøger, og jeg glæder mig til at den næste bog udkommer snart.

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet #1) af Roshani Chokshi.

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

Dragon Pearl af Yoon Ha Lee.

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.
When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.
Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

De tre andre bøger er mere forskellige, men alle tre nogen jeg ser frem til at læse. Først og fremmest er der bog to i spin-off trilogien Legacies Reborn, der følger efter Lorien Legacies serien. Det er efterhånden ved at være en guilty pleasure serie for mig og jeg vil derfor gerne læse videre efter den første serie er færdig. Men Fugitive Six er som sagt bog to, så først skal jeg læse Generation One. Min måske mest ventede bog er Nevernight af Jay Kristoff. Det er voksen fantasy, bestemt ikke for sarte sjæle, der bliver ikke lagt fingre imellem ved både sex og vold, men jeg har hørt så meget godt, at jeg ikke kan vente. Virkelig. Bog tre i serien udkommer til efteråret, så jeg kan lige nå at læse de første to inden da. Den sidste bog er novellesamlingen Because You Love to Hate Me, som er blevet til i samarbejde mellem forfattere og forskellige amerikanske BookTubers. Jeg har ledt efter bogen siden jeg hørte dem snakke om den dengang, så selv om det ikke er en, der får ret meget omtale, så glæder jeg mig.

Fugitive Six (Legacies Reborn #2) af Pittacus Lore.

The Human Garde Academy was created in the aftermath of an alien invasion of Earth. It was meant to provide a safe haven for teens across the globe who were suddenly developing incredible powers known as Legacies.
Taylor Cook was one of the newest students and had no idea if she’d ever fit in. But when she was mysteriously abducted, her friends broke every rule in the book to save her. In the process, they uncovered a secret organization that was not only behind Taylor’s kidnapping but also the disappearance of numerous teens with abilities. An organization that has dark roots in the Loric’s past, untold resources, and potentially even a mole at their own school.
Now these friends, who have become known to other students as the “Fugitive Six,” must work together to bring this mysterious group to an end before they can hurt anyone else.

Nevernight (Nevernight #1) af Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Because You Love to Hate Me, redigeret af Amerie.

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.
In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.
These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Har du fået nogle nye bøger i april? Er der nogen af dem, jeg har fået, du har læst, eller kunne tænke dig at læse?

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