måndag 5 augusti 2013

Från min to-read lista

Så de här inläggen brukar i vanliga fall bara kallas för Nya Boktips, men jag kände att de var dags för lite förnyelse (är det ens ett ord?) och gjorde därför ett litet namnbyte.

GlowGlow av Amy Kathleen Ryan

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

Rymdresor, yay! Glow har jag hört ska vara otroligt mörk men väldigt bra, och även om jag blir mindre deprimerad av mörka böcker så kan jag inte låta bli att läsa dem.

Fade av Robert Cormier
It is the summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act.

“Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, and you’ll have an idea how good Fade is. . . . I was absolutely riveted.”—Stephen King

Den här låter väldigt mycket som Jumper, fast med osynlighet istället för teleportering. Jag älskade ju Jumper och är fruktansvärt fascinerad av osynlighet, så Fade åker automatiskt högt upp på min lista.

Transparent (Transparent, #1)Transparent av Natalie Whipple

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.
   An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.
   After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.
   Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl

Ah, jag kunde inte hjälpa det, jag var tvungen att slänga in fler böcker där huvudpersonen kan göra sig osynlig, bara för att (det är min favoritsuperkraft...). Ehm.

InvisibilityInvisibility av Andrea Cremer och David Levithan

Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.

Mer osynlighet. Jag har aldrig läst något av varken Andrea Cremer eller David Levithan men har hört att de är väldigt bra författare. I am intrigued.

Det var allt för den här gången. Vilken bok ser du fram emot?

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