XVI av Julia Karr(kommer i januar 2011 - du kan lese et utdrag fra boken her):
In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad.
Jeg har enda tilgode å lese en bok hvor enhjørninger er en viktig del av historien, riktig nok finner man noen av disse skapningene i Cornelia Funkes Reckless som jeg nylig anmeldte men der hadde de ingen stor rolle. Enhjørningene har jo vært litt i skuddet i det siste og man kan ikke nekte for at enhjørningene er fantastiske skapninger(hvem har ikke drømt om å ha en enhjørning ute i hagen i sine yngre dager? ;)). Nå har jeg i hvert fall nylig kommet over en ny bok om disse dyrene som kommer ut til våren:
The Hunt of the Unicorn av Chris Humphreys(kommer i mars 2011):
Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.
Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.
Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her—that she's a hero, a villain, dinner!
But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it.
En serie på sju billedteppersom heter The Hunt of the Unicorn eksisterer i virkeligheten, det første ble laget i 1495.
En liten artig ting tilslutt om forfatteren Humphreys, hans bestefar var faktisk norsk!
Miss Hargreaves av Frank Baker(først utgitt i 1940, utgitt på nytt i desember 2009):
When, on the spur of the moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game—until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, exactly as he had imagined her: enchanting, eccentric, and endlessly astounding. He hadn’t imagined, however, how much havoc an imaginary octogenarian could wreak on his sleepy Buckinghamshire hometown.
Heidegger’s Glasses av Thaisa Frank(utgitt i mai 2010):
Heidegger’s Glasses opens during the end of World War II in a failing Germany coming apart at its seams. The Third Reich’s strong reliance on the occult and its obsession with the astral plane has led to the formation of an underground compound of scribes--translators responsible for answering letters written to those eventually killed in the concentration camps.
Into this covert compound comes a letter written by eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger to his optometrist, a man now lost in the dying thralls of Auschwitz. How will the scribes answer this letter? The presence of Heidegger’s words--one simple letter in a place filled with letters--sparks a series of events that will ultimately threaten the safety and well-being of the entire compound.
Part love story, part thriller, part meditation on how the dead are remembered and history is presented, with threads of Heidegger’s philosophy woven throughout, the novel evocatively illustrates the Holocaust through an almost dreamlike state. Thaisa Frank deftly reconstructs the landscape of Nazi Germany from an entirely original vantage point.
Det var min ønskeliste denne uken. Har du funnet noen spennende titler i det siste?