tisdag 25 oktober 2016

TTT - Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

Varje tisdag anordnar The Broke and The Bookish - Top Ten Tuesday - som går ut på att man ska lista sina topp tio inom ett visst valt ämne.

Denna veckans tema är: Halloween related freebie - Top Tem Scariest Book Covers.

Daniellas topp tio:
1. Shutter avCourtney Alameda
2. The Woman In Black: Angel of Death av Martyn Waites
3. Beyond av Graham McNamee
4. Diary of a Haunting av M. Verano
5. Before You Sleep av Adam Nevill
6. The House of Dead Maids av Clare B. Dunkle & Patrick Arrasmith
7. The Suffering av Rin Chupeco
8. Amity av Micol Ostow
9. The Fall av Bethany Griffin
10. Hex av Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Dagens bokutgivning #100

Glitter av Aprilynne Pike

Outside the palace of Versailles, it's modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat and act like it's the eighteenth century - with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privuleged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it's about to become a very beautiful prison.
  When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play... blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.
  Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret - Falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls - is one risk she has to take.

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Illusion (The Heirs of Watson Island #3) av Martina Boone

Caged by secrets all around her and hunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger - without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson's Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.
  With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can't read - or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

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Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4) av C.C. Hunter

Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane's time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she's finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.
  Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it - and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy - the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.
  Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she's worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?

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If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses #1) av Susan Maupin Schmid & Lissy Marlin

Inside an enchanted castle, there's a closet - a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When she tries on Dress Number Eleven, something unbelievable happens. She transforms into the castle's Head Scrubber! It turns out that each dress can disguise her as someone else. And Darling is about to have an adventure that calls for a disguise or two... or a hundred.

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tisdag 18 oktober 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #99

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) av Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
  The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
  Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
  When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia - and possibly the known universe - is in their hands.
  But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.

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A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) av Sherry Thomas

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of their fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social paraiah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.
  When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She'll have help from friends new and old - a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

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The Other Einstein av Marie Benedict

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.
  What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein's fame? His first wife, Mileva "Mitza" Maric, was more than the devoted mother of their three children - she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.
  In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert's fame grows, so too does Mileva's worry that her light will be lost in her husband's shadow forever.

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torsdag 13 oktober 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #98

Harry Potter och det fördömda barnet (Harry Potter #8) av J.K. Rowling, Jach Thorne och John Tiffany

Det har alltid varit svårt att vara Harry potter, och det är inte mycket enklare nu när han är en överarbetad anställd på Trolldomsministeriet, make och pappa till tre skolbarn.
  Medan Harry brottas med ett förflutet som ständigt gör sig påmint, måste hans son Albus slåss mot ett arv han aldrig velat ta del av. Det förflutna och nutiden smälter samman på ett olycksbådande sätt och både far och son blir medvetna om den obekväma sanningen: ibland kommer mörkret från platser man inte väntat sig.

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onsdag 12 oktober 2016

Book Haul #47

Under bokmässan har alltid Adlibris tjugo procent och då passade jag på att köpa tre böcker. The Crown's Game köpta jag på Book Depository till en billig summa. Man får ju passa på!

Daniellas inköpta böcker:
  • The Crown's Game (#1) av Evelyn Skye
  • Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) av Jennifer Donnelly
  • A Drop of Night av Stefan Bachmann
  • Firstlife (Everlife #1) av Gena Showalter

tisdag 11 oktober 2016

TTT - Books I've Read Because of Recommendations

Varje tisdag anordnar The Broke and The Bookish - Top Ten Tuesday - som går ut på att man ska lista sina topp tio inom ett visst valt ämne.

Denna tisdagens tema är: Top Ten (five) Books I've Read Because of Recommendations

Daniellas topp fem:
1. The hunger Games av Suzanne Collins - Min syster Rebecca tipsade mig om denna boken och jag blev inte besviken.

2. "Dina brev lägger jag under madrassen" av Astrid Lindgren & Sara Schwardt - Rebecca rekommenderade denna boken.

3. Tretton skäl varför av Jay Asher - tips från Rebecca

4. Oksa Pollock: Det sista hoppet av Anne Plichota - Ännu ett tips från min syster, dock så var denna boken inte alls lika bra som de andra. Har inte fortsatt att läsa klart denna serien.

5. Tankeläsaren av Kristin Cashore & Carina Jansson - Rekommenderad av min pappa och den var inte så bra som jag trodde den skulle vara. Man hörde så mycket positiva saker om den när den kom ut. Så blev besviken. Har inte och kommer nog inte läsa klart serien.

Dagens Bokutgivning #97

StarChaser (TodHunter Moon #3) av Angie Sage

Almost one year ago, Alice TodHunter Moon left her PathFinder Village to become Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap. The Castle still fills Tod with wonder - It's hard to believe all that Magyk comes from the great block of lapis lazuli beneath the Wizard Tower.
  But in faraway lands, the brilliant blue stone is crumbling to dust. Soon the destruction will spread to the Castle and the Wizard Tower will lose its Magyk and come tumbling down. It seems that the Orm Egg that Tod rescued from the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr was the Keystone holding the Enchantment of the lapis lazuli in place. But the Egg has hatched now, and the Keystone is no more.
  Somehow, from womewhere, another Keystone must be found - but how?
  Despite the intrigues of the witch Marissa and the Red Queen, both of whom have their own plans to take over the Castle, Tod sets off on a hazardous journey to find a new keystone. She has yet to discover that Aunt Mitza has murderous plans in store.

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Beast av Brie Spangler

Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn't look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To make matters worse, on the day his school bans hats (his preferred campuflage), Dylan goes up on his roof only to fall and wake up in the hospital with a broken leg - and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers.
  Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy - until he meets Jamie. She's funny, smart, and so stunning, even his womanizing best friend, JP, would be jealous. She's also the first person to ever call Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality. As Jamie's humanity and wisdom begin to rub off on Dylan, they become more than just friends. But there is something Dylan doesn't know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn't listening. Something that shouldn't change a thing. She is who she's always been - an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?

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What Light av Jay Asher

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon - it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
  Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
  By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

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Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2) av Megan Morrison

Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Her mother died working in a sweatshop, and Ella wants every laborer in the Blue Kingdom to receive fairer treatment. But to make that happen, she'll need some high-level support...
  Prince Dash Charming hos one wish: evolution. The Charming Curse forced generations of Charming men to lie, cheat, and break hearts -- but with the witch Envearia's death, the curse has ended. Now Dash wants to be a better person, but he doesn't know where to start...
  Serge can grant any wish -- and has: As an executive fairy godfather, he's catered to the wildest whims of spoiled teenagers from richest, most entitled families in Blue. But now a new name has come up on his list, someone nobody's ever heard of... Ella Coach.

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måndag 10 oktober 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #96

Fantasy of Freedom (The Tainted Accords #4) av Kelly St. Clare

A part of me knew when I was taken from Osolis,
  That when I returned - if I lived long enough to return - I would carry death and destruction to her doorstep.
  That is the irony of peace.
  It only comes after war.

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fredag 7 oktober 2016

Sammanfattning: September

Rebeccas lästa böcker:

  • Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops av Jen Campbell
  • Astrid Lindgren av Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand & Lisa Aisato
  • Noveller: Märit & Flickan som inte ville leka av Astrid Lindgren

Antal lästa böcker: 2
Antal lästa noveller: 2
Antal ljudböcker: -

Svenska: 3
Engelska: 1

Tegelstenar (över 500 sidor): 0
Kortisar (under 200 sidor): 4

Antal lästa sidor: 269

Antal påbörjade serier: 0
Antal avslutade serier: 0

Bästa boken: Astrid Lindgren
Besvikelsen: Ingen

Finaste Omslag:

Uppnådda mål:
- Läsa 30 böcker [27/30]

Kommentarer om september/oktober:
Jag är väl inte så stolt över min läsning just nu. Inget verkar fastna, inte ens Harry Potter. Jag har istället bara påbörjat nya böcker hela tiden. Men jag ska successivt beta av den läshögen jag nu lagt på mig. Började med att beta av en bok som jag köpte på Bokmässan, nämligen Kakan, den lästes ut idag. Sedan har jag Warriors, bok ett, som jag avbröt 50 sidor in för att läsa Kakan, och efter det har jag Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix som jag avbröt 100 sidor in för att kunna läsa Warriors. Som sagt påbörjar bara en massa nya istället för att avsluta de jag redan läser men det blir målet för oktober, att avsluta de böcker jag påbörjat och sedan inte påbörja fler nya böcker förrän jag läst klart en bok!

Daniellas lästa böcker:

  • Little Bits of Sky av S. E. Durrant
  • Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories av Stephanie Perkins m.fl.
  • A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) av Liz Braswell
  • Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Graphic Novel #2) av Ransom Riggs & Cassandra Jean
  • Tales of the Peculiar (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #0.5) av Ransom Riggs
  • Astrid Lindgren av Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand (ej med på bild!)

Antal lästa böcker: 6
Antal lästa noveller: -
Antal ljudböcker: -

Svenska: 1
Engelska: 5

Tegelstenar (över 500 sidor): -
Kortisar (under 200 sidor): 2

Antal lästa sidor: 1493

Antal påbörjade serier: 1
Antal avslutade serier: -

Bästa boken: Väljer att hylla två riktigt bra böcker denna månaden:
- Astrid Lindgren av Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand
- Tales of the Peculiar av Ransom Riggs
Besvikelsen: Summer Days and Summer Nights av Liz Braswell. Trotts att det inte var den boken med lägst betyg denna månaden, så hade jag ändå högre förväntningar på denna boken och blev besviken. Fastän boken blev bättre mot slutet så var den för det mesta tråkig att läsa.

Finaste Omslag:

Uppnådda mål:
- Läsa minst 40 böcker [46/40] +6
- Läsa minst två böcker i månaden [18/24] +2
- Läsa klart Harry Potter böckerna [7/7]

Kommentarer om september/oktober:
Det har varit en bra läs-månad, det blir alltid att jag läser klart många böcker mot slutet av månaden. Det blir mycket arbetet framför läsning, det har inte blivit så mycket ledig tid till läsning helt enkelt på den senaste tiden. Men snart kommer det ett par dagar med ledighet och förhoppningsvis går de dagarna åt till läsning, är dock inte riktigt på det humöret med att sitta och läsa en bok tre timmar i sträck, har andra saker som jag också dragit mig för att göra som måste göras!
  Jag hoppas att denna månaden blir lika bokfylld som den förra, jag försöker att hålla mina händer borta ifrån en läskig bok eftersom jag vill vänta tills det blir halloween tider. Men det är riktigt svårt! Tror jag ändå snart plockar upp och läser den.

torsdag 6 oktober 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #95

The Last Beginning (The Next Together #2) av Lauren James

Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives. But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation?
  For Colve, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future.

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tisdag 4 oktober 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #94

Spindle av Shonna Slayton

Set during the Industrial Revolution, Sleeping Beauty's happily ever after isn't the end of the story...
  In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger.
Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She's raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner... though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?
  When a mysterious peddler offers her a "magic" spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness - and Briar's not immune.
  If Briar wants to save the girls - and herself - she'll have to start believing in fairy tales... and in the power of a prince's kiss.

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The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the God of Asgard #2) av Rick Riordan

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon -- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki -- and the price he wants is very high.

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Replica (Replica #1) av Lauren Oliver

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. 'A sickly child', her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father's connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she's always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father's name seems inextricably linked to it.
  Amidst the frenzy outside the institute's walls, Lyra - or number 24 as she is known as at Haven - and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing, they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven's purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever...

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The Black Key (The Lone City #3) av Amy Ewing

For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service to the royalty of the Jewel. But now the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power.
  And while Violet knows she is at the center of this rebellion, she has a more personal stake in it - her sister, Hazel, has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return to save not only Hazel, but the future of the Lone City.

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Fear the Drowning Deep av Sarah Gleen Marsh

Witch's apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile in his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.
  Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey's suspicions about the sea. No one but the island's witch, who isn't as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn's stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disapperances, a mystery well.guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water - stealing her heart in the process.
  Now, Bridey must work with the Isle's eccentric witch and the boy she isn't sure she can trust - becauce if she can't uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

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Aerie (Magonia #2) av Maria Dahvana Headley

Where is home when you were born in the stars?
  Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She's living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you've spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.
  As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.
  When Jason's paranoia over Aza's safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently-escaped mother. Zal Quel, and her singing partner Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, The Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.

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