fredag 22 februari 2013

Minirecensioner x 5 - Mellanböcker

Titel: Annabel
Författare: Lauren Oliver
Serie: Delirium #0.5
Sidor: 50

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

Som de flesta kanske vet, så avgudar jag Lauren Oliver och Delirium-serien. Lenas mamma har alltid varit en intressant karaktär och det var roligt att få läsa ur hennes perspektiv. Laurens språk är som vanligt makalöst vackert och jag älskar Annabels historia.


“I love you. Remember. And someday, I will find you again.” 

“But from the beginning, I knew that in a world where destiny was dead, I was destined, forever, to love him. Even though he didn't - though he couldn't - ever love me back.”

                                                  9 / 10 

Titel: Radiant
Författare: Cynthia Hand
Serie: Unearthly #2.5
Sidor: 69

Clara is desperate to get away—from the memories that haunt her in Wyoming and the visions of a future she isn't ready to face—and spending the summer in Italy with her best friend, Angela, should be the perfect escape. . . .

For as long as she can remember, Angela has been told that love is dangerous, that she must always guard her heart. But when she met Phen two years ago she was determined to be with him, no matter the costs. Now she must decide whether she can trust Clara with her secret, or if telling her the truth will risk everything she cares about.

Alternating between Angela and Clara's perspectives, Radiant chronicles the unforgettable summer that will test the bounds of their friendship and change their lives forever.

Jag är väldigt glad att jag läste Radiant innan Boundless, handlingen hänger direkt ihop med vad som kommer ske i Boundless och jag tror att man kanske missar lite om man inte läst Radiant först.
Jag gillade att få läsa ur både Clara och Angelas perspektiv. Angela har alltid varit en favorit och hennes berättarröst var både livfull och egensinnig.
Det hinner hända en hel del på så få sidor och i det stora hela så är Radiant en väldigt bra bok.


“Humans fear death so much, but there is no death,” he whispers. “There is only the illusion of it. We can never cease to be. We must stay like this. Forever.” 

                                                        8 / 10

Titel: Endurance
Författare: Ann Aguirre
Serie: Razorland #1.5
Sidor: 73

When rebellion destroys the underground world in which Thimble and Stone have grown up, they take Stone’s son and try to escape the chaos. Along the way, they must evade the Freaks, beings who feed on human flesh. Leaving behind the roles of Builder and Breeder which they were assigned at birth, they wander the underground tunnels, looking for safety yet afraid to go “topside” where legend has it that the light and water will burn their skin from their bones.

Their journey takes them upward to an unimagined world of tinned food, comfortable furniture, and books. Away from their regimented society for the first time, and still facing imminent danger, Thimble and Stone acknowledge the forbidden attraction which both have denied for years.

Efter att ha läst Enclave så var jag naturligtvis nyfiken på vad som hände i tunnlarna efter att Deuce & Fade lämnat dem. Jag gillade att man fick läsa ur både Thimble och Stones perspektiv och det var kul att få reda på att (markera för spoiler) båda visste att Deuce var oskyldig och att hon gjorde det för att rädda Stone (spoiler slut).
Jag gillade Endurance och jag hoppas på att få se mer av Stone och Thimble längre fram i serien!


"But maybe his moments were numbered, and it didn't matter anymore.
Apparently he'd just joined the rebellion."

                                                 7 / 10

Titel: Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story 
Författare: Ally Carter
Serie: Heist Society #2.5, Gallagher Girls #5.5
Sidor: 60

Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?

W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief?

There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup.

Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour.

When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?

Jag måste säga att Double Crossed är förmodligen min favorit av alla Ally Carters böcker. Jag älskar att hon tog steget och lät sina serier och karaktärer möta varandra.
Macey är min favorit av Gallagher Girls(en) och jag älskar ju Hale. Deras egon hade definitivt problem att arbeta tillsammans i början och jag skrattade högt flera gånger.
Och dessutom..det som Aunt Abby sa till Kat i slutet.. Jag skulle älska om det inträffade (fast jag tror inte det, men ändå)! 
Double Crossed var helt fenomenal och jag önskar att Ally Carter någon gång gör om detta genidrag.


“You're late." Kat said as soon as Hale put the phone to his ear. She wasn't the kind of girl to wait for hello.
"What can I say? Macey McHenry has been throwing herself at me..."
"See, that's the kind of thing that would make me jealous if she weren't way out of your league."
"You know, if I had feelings, that might have hurt them.” 

“What are they after?” Kat asked.
“Hard to say,” Hale said; again, he eyed the room.
“Who is that?” Macey asked.
“The reason I wasn’t flirting with you,” Hale told her.”

                                                               8,5 / 10

Titel: Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story

Författare: C.C. Hunter
Serie: Shadow Falls #0.5
Sidor: 32

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in ghosts, until she sees her dead cousin in a dark alley. She did not believe in vampires, until she turns into one. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead and walk away from everything she knows, or join Shadow Falls, a camp for special teens.

Jag har alltid gillat Della och det var intressant att äntligen få lite insikt i varför hon är som hon är. Trots att boken är så kort, hinner det ändå hända en hel del och jag gillade den mycket.

                                                                7 / 10

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