Känns som om det var evigheter jag skrev ett sådant här inlägg senast - och ja, det var väl det. Här kommer i alla fall ett gäng lovande titlar från mitt att-läsa lista som verkar lite extra bra.
The Immortal Circus av A.R. Kahler
Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded, especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend, and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts. Aided by her friends Kingston, a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart, and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past, and future, than she bargained for. The show's just beginning. Step right up.
Först och främst: sååå fint omslag! Och sen, cirkus + magiska krig = väldigt nyfiken Nella!
Revealing Eden av Victoria Foyt
Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday in six months or she'll be left outside to die in a burning world. But who will pick up her mate-option when she's cursed with white skin and a tragically low mate-rate of 15%?
In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden's coloring brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she'll be safe. Just maybe one Coal sees the Real Eden and will be her salvation: her co-worker Jamal has begun secretly dating her.
But when Eden unwittingly compromises her father's secret biological experiment, she finds herself in the eye of a storm and thrown into the last area of rainforest, a strange and dangerous land. Eden must fight to save her father, who may be humanity's last hope, while standing up to a powerful beast-man she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction. Eden must change to survive but only if she can redefine her ideas of beauty and of love, along with a little help from her "adopted aunt" Emily Dickinson.
The Culling av Steven dos Santos
Recruitment Day is here...if you fail, a loved one will die..
For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother.
Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits’ loved ones. What Lucky isn’t prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly...
En vanlig dystopi, fast med tvisten att huvudpersonen är homosexuell. Det finns det alldeles för lite av bland YA-böcker så jag hoppas verkligen att The Culling är bra!
The Neptune Project av Polly Holyoke
THE NEPTUNE PROJECT is set in a future where the seas are rising and global warming is out of control. Nere Hanson and her teen companions are shocked to learn that they have been genetically altered by their desperate parents to live in the sea. Protected by her loyal dolphins, shy Nere leads the rest on a perilous journey to her father’s new colony. Fighting off government divers, sharks and giant squid, can Nere and her companions learn to trust each other before their dangerous new world destroys them?
Omslaget är inte det bästa (de har lyckats få något så gulligt som en delfin att se FUL ut) men jag gillar idén med människor som är genetiskt modifierade för att bo under havet.
Open minds av Susan Kaye Quinn
When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.
Dystopi med tankeläsare. Påminner lite om The Knife of Never Letting Go kanske?
Av de här böckerna är jag mest nyfiken på The Immortal Circus och The Culling. Vilka böcker ser du fram emot att läsa?