Cover Reveal: You and Everything After

Tilbage i september læste og anmeldte jeg This is Falling af Ginger Scott. En ungdomsbog som jeg blev fuldstændig forgabt i fra første side, og havde meget svært ved at slippe igen. Lige siden har jeg hungret efter bind 2. Falling-serien er med skiftende karakterer, men det gør ikke forventningerne mindre for mit vedkommende. Jeg kan ganske simpelthen slet ikke vente til den næste udkommer, men i dag er vi godt på vej, for i dag offentliggøres coveret til fortsættelsen, You and Everything After – Og jeg har fået lov til at være med til offentliggørelsen! :love:

Om bogen

YAEA_Final_Web YOU AND EVERYTHING AFTER
Titel: You and Everything After
Forfatter: Ginger Scott
Udgivelsesdato: 5. december 2014
Forlag: Spencer Hill Press
Goodreads: You and Everything After (Falling #2)

I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

——–

“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely. And I’m about to let her.

Om forfatteren

Author Photo Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of four young and new adult romances, with her fifth title, This Is Falling, set to release in late August 2014.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ‘em, Devils).

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Uddrag fra “You and Everything After

“So honestly, when do I get to kiss you again?” She laughs at my harsh left turn in our conversation. I love the way she laughs. There’s this rasping sound that comes from deep inside her that shows it’s genuine, and her smile creases deep into her cheeks.
She flops to her back, and I instantly kick myself for causing her to move away. “You’re really trying to wear me down, aren’t you?” she says, her hand running along the side of her face until she covers her eyes, peering at me through her barely spread fingers.
“Wow, well…I’ve never really had to wear anyone down before…” I say, shielding my slightly dented ego.
“And that’s precisely why we need to be friends, and why I can’t kiss you…” she starts, and I interrupt.
“Again,” I say.
“Right, again,” she whispers and moves her hand back to cover her eyes. I take this opportunity to roll onto my side and really look at her, the way her lips barely part when she breathes, the small twitches they make when she fights against her body’s urge to smile, the tiny movement of her tongue as it wets her lips. I have to kiss her again.
“But…and hear me out,” I say, startling her with how close I am. She uncovers her eyes and turns to face me, scooting back a few more inches just to maintain this new self-imposed “safety”distance. “Maybe the fact that I am willing to work so hard just to get you to say yes makes you different.”
She stares into my eyes for several long seconds, her lips slightly parted as she considers this. “Am I? Different?” she asks.
“Now see, there’s the catch,” I say, running my thumb softly over the wrinkles in the sheet between us. “I can’t know for certain unless I kiss you again.”
“Oh really,” she says, smirking.
“Cross my heart,” I say, motioning my hand across my chest. “It’s in the handbook.”
“There’s a handbook,” she says.
“Uh, duh. There’s always a handbook,” I challenge back.
“And your handbook says you can’t tell if I’m worth your time without jamming your tongue down my throat?” she fires back.
“Wow. Again with the word slap,” I say, secretly loving this back-and-forth we’ve got going now.
“Word slap?” she questions.
“Yeah, like, you just bitch-slapped me in the face with your words. Word slap,” I say with a shrug. She holds my gaze after this and bites at the corner of her lip, her eyes squinting as she decides her next move.
“Okay, how’s this,” she says, leaning in a little closer, closing the gap in the invisible barrier she seems to have instituted when I started talking about kissing. “You can kiss me again…” I move toward her on instinct, but she’s quick to put her hand against my chest to stop me. I grip it, tight, and meet the dare in her eyes. “But not until you mean it.”
There’s a fire in her eyes when she says this, one that I don’t disrespect, and don’t dare cross. It’s not threatening, but it’s serious, and I have this feeling churning in my stomach that Cass Owens is what Nate and I like to call a game changer. Her words have my heart racing, my mind worried that I can’t mean it enough, at least not yet. All of our playfulness from seconds before has ceased with this line she’s drawn, and I will obey it.
Holding her gaze, I lift the hand I’ve trapped against my body to my mouth and press my lips to her open palm. I don’t speak, and I don’t break our line of sight. But I don’t kiss her, either.

Top Ten New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday stammer fra Broken and Bookish og giver hver tirsdag en ny Top 10 liste over noget fra bogverden.

Uuuh, nye serier man gerne vil starte … Well, where to start? :blink:

Det virkede som en ret uoverkommelig opgave at kaste sig over denne uges Top Ten for eftersom jeg læser mest ungdomsbøger, fantasy og science-fiction så er praktisk talt alt jo serier. Finder man en enkeltstående fantasyfortælling er det jo lidt som at finde rejen i en rejeost: Det sker max en gang om året og man forventer noget konfetti og en lille papirhat for at fejre begivenheden.

Men mens jeg sad og grublede over mulighederne, kom jeg i tanke om mit eget pålagte bogkøbestop. Og så tænkte jeg at en måde at sindskrænke det på, kunne være at nøjes med de serier jeg allerede har stående. Jeg har jo købt dem af en grund, i tidernes morgen. :) Så hermed 10 serier som jeg ejer (mindst) første bind af, og virkelig gerne vil læse. Bidrag endelig til kommentarfeltet, hvis I har læst nogle af dem og har et bud på hvilken én jeg skal starte med. :books:

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Messenger of FearAfter the endPartialsEarth GirlLegend

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The Inventor’s SecretIn the afterTwinmakerThe TakingOtherbound

Release Day Celebration: LOOP

LoopBlast Jeg kan nærmest ikke huske hvornår jeg tilføjede denne titel til min to-read, men det er godt nok noget tid siden. Dengang troede jeg faktisk at den var udkommet, for jeg kiggede ikke nærmere på datoen, så bare coveret over alt. Men det var den så åbenbart ikke, fandt jeg ud af for et par uger siden. Den udkommer nemlig først i dag, d. 21. oktober og dét skal da fejres! :D Jeg planlægger desuden at købe den snarest muligt, for jeg var så heldig at vinde et gavekort under Dewey’s Read-a-thon så det virker som en fornuftig bog at bruge det på. :blussing:

Om bogen

Loop LOOP
Titel: Loop #1
Forfatter: Karen Akins
Udgivelsesdato: 21. oktober 2014
Forlag: St. Martin’s Griffin
Goodreads: Loop (Loop #1)
Amazon: Køb til Kindle via Amazon

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.

Om forfatteren

AkinsP Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves taking care of her son and hanging out with her husband. And watching Downton Abbey. Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.
LOOP is her first novel.

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Holly Black, Cassandra Clare: The Iron Trial

irontrial Original titel: The Iron Trial
Forfatter: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
Serie: Magisterium #1
Forlag: Scholastic Press
Genre: Fantasy, children
★★★ | Goodreads | Køb bogen via Bookdepository | Køb bogen til Kindle via Amazon

From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will — is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It’s a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

Jeg har aldrig læst noget af Holly Black før, men Cassandra Clare har jeg stiftet bekendtskab med gennem Mortal Instruments som jeg dog aldrig nåede så langt med. Alligevel var jeg faktisk rimelig positivt indstillet omkring denne her bog, bare ud fra omtalen.

Mit største problem med denne bog, var at jeg 98 % af tiden følte at jeg sad og læste en Harry Potter rip-off. Det var fuldstændig som at læse en fan-fic eller andet crap, som nogen har skrevet ud fra en eksisterende historie, bare fordi de ikke kan finde på noget selv. Undskyld til dem der nu skriver den slags, eller er stor fan af fan-fic.

Overordnet set har jeg heller ikke noget imod at der er enkelte ligheder, bøger imellem. En ”genbrugt” ide hist og her kan snart være svært at komme udenom, men for mig er det vigtigt at forfatterne stadig gør det til deres eget, og det gjorde de bare slet ikke her. Hver eneste handling var som at læse en Harry Potter bog, hver eneste karakter var så tydeligt en efterligning af én fra Hogwarts – Selve plottet og diverse ”twists” var på samme måde ikke den store overraskelse, bare man har læst De Vises Sten først. Og jeg kunne sagtens fortsætte, det vælger jeg dog ikke at gøre. Så ville denne anmeldelse blive alt for lang!

Selve sproget havde jeg det faktisk fint med. Nu er bogen jo for de lidt yngre, og det kan man sagtens se som en lidt ældre læser, men andet ville jo også være mærkeligt. Ikke desto mindre så synes jeg at sproget fungerede fint, og starten var også ret godt skrevet. Calls prøver og optakten til hans ankomst i Magisterium var ret god. Men så faldt den også bare, side for side, og flere gange var jeg ret tæt på at kyle min Kindle hen af togkupeen af ren irritation. Hist og her dukkede der dog også enkelte originale ideer op. Tilføjelsen med Makars og deres counterweights, og Chaos magic synes jeg var ret fin.

Personerne var ca. så stereotype som de overhovedet kan blive, og der var ikke meget nyt under solen. Det meste af tiden var Call dog ok i mine øjne, han vandt klart på hans opdragelse og baggrund, hvor han som den eneste af de studerende hader magi og vil give hvad som helst for at få det ud af sit liv. Det synes jeg egentlig var et fint twist til hans personlighed, for normalt i denne her slags bøger, er det jo stik modsat. Hans fysiske mén satte ham udenfor den rammen omkring den ”perfekte” hovedperson, og det synes jeg faktisk at forfatterne formåede at holde utrolig godt. Der var intet tidspunkt hvor jeg tænkte ”Hør, havde han ikke dårligt ben?” og dét synes jeg er lidt af en bedrift. Dog opførte han sig også så himmelråbende dumt til tider, at han virkelig gik mig på nerverne.

Alt i alt var The Iron Trial en lidt skuffende oplevelse, der ikke levede op til mine forventninger, men formåede at snige sig op på en middelkarakter, kun ved hjælp af enkelte originale og gode kapitler. Om serien får endnu en chance for at rette op på sit omdømme hos mig, vil jeg dog overveje indtil udgivelsen af næste bind.

Har du læst den? Hvad synes du? Eller står den måske på din to-read liste? :books:

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon mini challenge – Recommend me a book

Hi readers and visitors!

Welcome to this Read-a-Thon mini challenge. I hope everyone is having a good time, and fingers crossed this post will help you through the next couple of hours. Last Read-a-Thon I was hosting a mini challenge too, asking you to share a paragraph from your current read. This time it’s a little different. Now you have to recommend me a book!

The truth is: I have so many great books on my to-be-read list. And the problem is that as soon as you have more than one title on the list it only gets harder to choose between them. I have collected those I really, really, really want to read but which one should I read first? :books:

Contemporary

dontlook raft perfectlyhonest perfectchemistry dearkiller ten thedistance bluesforzoey

Fantasy

farfaraway trialbyfire allforyou undertow cursed landline_ everblue anotherlittlepiece

Science fiction

taking breathe inventor aftertheend earthgirl otherbound lostgirl intheafter

You have to recommend me one of the books showed in this post. You can’t choose just whatever book you may think about, if it’s not on the list (but feel free to mention it as well, it just doesn’t count as a “ticket” for the prize for this competition). And please write (maybe just a short) reason to why you think this book is the best of the books there are listed here.
I will read every single recommendation after the Read-a-Thon is over and I will pick the 10 best of all of them. Out of those 10 I will pick a random winner. From the official Dewey site it’s noticed that every contest will run for three hours but as I said I wont’ pick a winner before the end of the read-a-thon so feel free to be a part of this challenge for the rest of the time. :D

The prize

Oh so you wants to know the prize too? Okay then. The winner of this contest can pick a book from her/his own to-read list as the prize. The book is allowed to have a value of 10 € ordering from Bookdepository or 20 $ ordering from Amazon.com (included shipping).

The winner

It was a tough job to find the 10 “best” recommendations. You guys had a lot of different meanings, some of you have read some of the books yourself, some wanted to read them and some wanted a review so they could decide. I loved all your comments and I don’t think that there are anything wrong with recommend it because you wants to read it yourself or wants to know how the book turns out. I ended up picking 10 comments that stood out for more than just one reason and to be fair, you can see them here: Jamie, Michelle, Angie F, Emma, Karen, Thebookswatch, Gabrielle, and Kim. I let random.org choose a winner out of those 10, and it came out with number 8. Congratulation Gabrielle you will be receiving a mail later today! :books: