tisdag 29 november 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #104

The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #3) av Erika Johansen

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.
  To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy - and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.
  Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will finally be revealed.

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onsdag 23 november 2016

Till minne av vår katt Simba!

6/10 2006 - 14/11 2016
I början av året fick vår katt Simba cancer och en begränsad tid att leva på. Som tur var fick vi ha en sista sommar tillsammans med honom. Men måndags den 14:e var han tyvärr tvungen att lämna oss. Det känns tungt och tomt, men nu vet vi åtminstone att han har det bra och inte behöver lida mer. Vi båda två vet i våra hjärtan att han har gått vidare till en bättre plats utan smärta. 

tisdag 22 november 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #103

Fate of Flames (#1) av Sarah Raughley

Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.
  When Phantoms - massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness - suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.
  But now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.
  Until the day that New York City's protection against Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.
  Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.
  Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?

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Of Fire and Stars av Audrey Coulthurst

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire - a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.
  Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria's formidable warhorses before her coronation - and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.
  When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there's more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna's intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare's independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.
  But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important that ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms - and each other.

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lördag 19 november 2016

Dagens Bokutgivning #102

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fing Them: The Original Screenplay av J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.
  When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...
  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
  Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.

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tisdag 15 november 2016

TTT - Top Ten All Time Favorite Movies

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: Movie Freebie... - Top ten all time favorite movies!

Daniellas topp tio:
1. Titanic (1997)
2. The Hunger Games (2012-2015)
3. Finding Nemo (2003)
4. Insidious (2010)
5. Finding Dory (2016)
6. Harry Potter (2001-2011)
7. The Polar Express (2004)
8. Imaginaerum (2012)
9. Jurassic Park (1993-1997)
10. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

tisdag 8 november 2016

TTT - Books I've Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

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: Top ten books I've added to my TBR list lately

Daniellas topp tio:
1. The Selection  Coloring Book av Kiera Cass
2. Dreamfall (#1) av Amy Plum
3. Freeks av Amanda Hocking
4. House of Furies (#1) av Madeleine Roux
5. I See You av Clare Mackintosh
6. The Book Jumper av Mechthild Gläser
7. The Bone Witch (#1) av Rin Chupeco
8. Amity av Micol Ostow
9. Lifeblood (Everlife #2) av Gena Showalter
10. The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) av C.J. Redwine

Dagens Bokutgivning #101

Timekepeer (#1) av Tara Sim

Two o'clock was missing.
  In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time - and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
  It's a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.
  And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plauged with problems. Danny's new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why; he is the tower's clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield's time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he's fought to achieve.
  But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he'll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

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Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity av Kristin Elizabeth Clark

The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she's a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she's driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mom's ex-best friend. It's not like Jess wasn't invited; she was. She just never told anyone she was coming. Surprise!
  Luckily, Jess isn't making this trip alone. Her best friend, Christophe-nicknamed Chunk-is joining her.
  Along the way, Jess and chunk learn a few things about themselves-and each other-which call their feelings about their relationship into question.

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Dead Girls Society av Michelle Krys

You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
  Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she's breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she's tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she's going to afford college. And she's bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
  When an invatation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money.
  But the Society isn't all it seems... and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn't a choice - it's a requirement.

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The Silent Songbird (Hagenheim #7) av Melanie Dickerson

Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost.
  Evangeline is the ward and cousion of King Richard II, and yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics. But the young king betroths her to his closest advisor, Lord Shiveley, a man twice as old as Evangeline. Desperate to escape a life married to a man she finds revolting, Evangeline runs away from the king and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village.
  To keep her identity a secret, Evangeline pretends to be mute. Evangeline soon regrets the charade as she gets to know Wesket, the handsome young leader of the servants, whom she later discovers is the son of a wealthy lord. But she cannot reveal her true identity for fear she will be forced to return to King Richard and her arranged marriage.
  Wesley le Wyse is intrigued by the beautiful new servant girl. When he learns that she lost her voice from a beating by a cruel former master, he is outraged. Buut his anger is soon redirected when he learns she has been lying to him. Not only is she  not mute, but she isn't even a servant.
  Weighed down by remorse for deceiving Wesley, Evangeline fears no one will ever love her. But her future is not the only thing at stake, as she finds herself embroiled in a tangled web that threatens England's monarchy. Should she give herself up to save the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

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Heartless av Marissa Meyer

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
  Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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The Chemist av Stephenie Meyer

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
  Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
  When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
  Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

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