October has been decent when it comes to acquiring books. A total of 8 books were added to my shelves, two of which were review copies sent to me by the publisher (thank you Gyldendal). So why don’t we just jump right in and see what they were.
by Sally Thorne
Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…
Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.
When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Dating you hating you
by Christina Lauren
Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.
But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?
Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human?
Hvad så hvis jeg er
by Janni Olesen
Jonny er 17 år. Han går i gymnasiet, og han hader det. Og i den lille by, hvor han bor, er der ikke meget plads til at være anderledes. Heldigvis lykkes det Jonny at undslippe til et sted, hvor det er okay bare at være den, man er.
In the time we lost
by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Luna Lark used to love her name, but that was before people started saying it differently.
I’m so sorry, Luna.
Are you alright, Luna?
Everything will be okay, Luna.
Now Luna is taking back control by starting again in the most remote place she could find: Ondingside, a magical little town with barely a hundred and fifty people in the middle of nowhere important. She’ll finally finish her latest novel, get herself back to normal, maybe even find love (and continue being a hopeless romantic).
But on her first night in Ondingside a freak July snow fall freezes the town. Snowed in, the town stands still. Can Luna break out of the monotony and do what she came to do?
The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
by Tom Fletcher
‘She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,’ whispered Santa Claus. ‘Which is surprising, because she is so powerful that Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.’
A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole, and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And when William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it . . .
by Laura Sebastian
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
by Holly Jackson
The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.
But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?
Jorden Under Os – De Sidste Zoner
by Line Kyed Knudsen
”JORDEN UNDER OS – De sidste zoner” foregår i en uhyggelig fremtid om cirka 100 år. Der er ikke mange mennesker tilbage på jorden, som er blevet invaderet af nogle uhyggelige eksistenser fra rummet. Disse væsener, en skræmmende blanding af uhyrerne fra Stranger Things og zombier, kommer frem om natten og dræber mennesker, hvis de møder nogen.
Folk bor i beskyttede zoner og vover sig aldrig uden for murene. Der er ikke kontakt mellem de enkelte zoner, men alle zoner bidrager på forskellig vis til den zone, hvor Newport, præsidentens by, ligger. Her lever magthaverne i luksus, mens folk i zonerne lever i relativ elendighed og uvidenhed om, hvordan det hele egentlig hænger sammen.
I historien følger vi på skift to personer, dels pigen Vega fra zonen ’Grape Valley’, hvor folk slider for at producere landbrugsvarer, vin m.m. til Newport; dels Titan Star, præsidentens søn, der lever et ensomt liv i en stor luksuslejlighed, opvartet af en personlig tjenerinde. Hans far har travlt med et stort projekt, nemlig at etablere en kæmpe rumstation, hvor han og samfundets øvrige spidser og deres familier skal flygte til og slå sig ned, inden de uhyggelige væsner udsletter alt liv på jorden.
De to unge mennesker mødes ad dramatiske omveje, og deres skæbner flettes sammen i kampen mod Titans onde far og hans skumle og egoistiske planer.
And that’s the end of my book haul for October.
Have you read any of these?
Did you get any books this month?