Een nieuwe maand met nieuwe boeken waar we allemaal op hebben gewacht. Voor mij is dit ook een maand met nieuwe dingen. Zo is dit mijn eerste nieuwe boeken deze maand post op Felicia’s Inkt!! Niet alle boeken zullen een Nederlandstalige beschrijving hebben, deze is er gewoonweg nog niet. Juni is qua nieuwe boeken niet zo groot als mei of oktober, maar deze maand heeft toch een aardige lijst met nieuwe boeken!!
Disclaimer: Alle flapteksten van de boeken heb ik niet geschreven. Alle teksten komen van Goodreads af, tenzij anders aangegeven. Alle hyperlinks op de titels verwijzen naar de Goodreadspagina van het boek. Ik behoud geen enkel recht over deze teskten. Alle rechten behoren toe aan de schrijvers, uitgevers en/of degene die deze tekst heeft geschreven.
1 juni: J.R.R. Tolkien – Beren en Lúthien [Middle-Earth Universe]
De epische romance tussen Beren en Lúthien die ten grondslag ligt aan de liefde tussen Aragorn en Arwen uit In de ban van de ring nu voor de eerste keer gepresenteerd als een volwaardig, op zichzelf staand verhaal
Het verhaal van Beren en Lúthien is een essentieel element in de evolutie van De Silmarillion, de mythes en legendes die stammen uit het begin van Midden-aarde. Tolkien schreef het verhaal een jaar nadat hij terugkeerde uit Frankrijk, waar hij eind 1916 vocht bij de Somme.
Centraal staat het lot dat de liefde van Beren en Lúthien overschaduwt: Beren is een sterfelijke man, Lúthien een onsterfelijke elf. Haar vader, een heerser binnen het elfenrijk, is het niet eens met de liefde en draagt Beren een onmogelijke taak op die hij moet volbrengen voordat hij met Lúthien zal mogen trouwen. Dit leidt tot de heroïsche poging van Beren en Lúthien om samen de gevaarlijkste van alle slechte wezens, Morgoth, De Zwarte Vijand, te beroven van een Silmaril.
De pers over het werk van J.R.R. Tolkien
‘Het verhaal van Beren en Lúthien was zo belangrijk voor Tolkien dat de namen op de grafsteen van de schrijver en zijn vrouw staan.’ NRC Handelsblad
‘De kinderen van Húrin is een waardevolle toevoeging aan een van de meest geliefde mythologieën in de Engelse literatuur.’ The Guardian
‘Majestueus! Lezers van De hobbit en In de ban van de ring zullen in De Silmarillion een eigen wereld vinden, middeleeuwse romances, stoere sprookjes, en heftige oorlogen die bol staan van heroïsche razernij. Overrompelend.’ Time Magazine
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6 juni: Emma Newman – All Good Things [The Split Worlds #5]
As the Iris family consolidates their hold on Nether society, Will finds himself more powerful and yet more vulnerable than ever. His strongest supporters are gone, and his wife has left him, a fact that will destroy him if it comes out. To keep his position and to stay alive he needs to get her back, whatever the cost.
Cathy has finally escaped the Nether but finds her reliance on Sam s protection chafing. When the mysterious sorceress, Bea, offers her a chance to earn true freedom, Cathy makes a deal with her. But can she and Sam work out the best way to navigate Bea s plans for the future without becoming another of her victims? Meanwhile Sam finds that good deeds bring few rewards in the Elemental Court, and that the path to saving the world from self-destruction is strewn with blood, lawyers and sleepless nights.
Max and the gargoyle struggle to protect innocents as Rupert continues to be obsessed with finding Bea. As their fundamental beliefs in the way the Worlds work falters, they have to make difficult choices about where their loyalties lie.
Amidst death, deceit, and the struggle for freedom, friendships are tested, families are destroyed and heroes are forged as the battle to control the Split Worlds rages on to its climatic conclusion.
6 juni: Joelle Charbonneau – Aan het hof van Eden [Aan het hof van Eden #1]
Een tweeling met een geheim
Een koning zonder erfgenaam
Een strijd op leven en dood
De tweeling Carys en Andreus was nooit voorbestemd om het koninkrijk Eden te regeren. Hun vader was in de kracht van zijn leven en hun oudste broer was zijn gedroomde opvolger; jong, sterk en onoverwinnelijk. De toekomst van het koninkrijk leek veilig.
Maar de toekomst kan misleidend zijn. Als de koning en kroonprins van Eden worden gedood op de terugweg van hun veldtocht, en de moordenaars niet langer oeroude vijanden zijn, maar uit hun eigen midden lijken te komen, heeft Eden dringend behoefte aan een nieuwe monarch.
Doordat Carys en Andreus een tweeling zijn en niet duidelijk is wie van hen als eerste is geboren en dus het recht op de troon kan opeisen, is de opvolgingslijn niet langer duidelijk. Als de Raad van Ouderen zijn kans grijpt om de macht over Eden in handen te krijgen, zit er voor Carys en Andreus maar een ding op: ze moeten de strijd om de troon aangaan – tegen elkaar. De winnaar van de serie duels zal waardig over het koninkrijk Eden mogen regeren.
De ban tussen de broer en zus is altijd warm en hecht geweest. Niet in de laatste plaats vanwege het verschrikkelijke geheim waaronder Andreus gebukt gaat en dat voor de rest van het hof verhuld moet blijven. Jarenlang waren ze elkaars trouwste bondgenoot, maar nu staan ze ineens lijnrecht tegenover elkaar en weten ze niet wie ze in hun ooit zo veilige omgeving nog kunnen vertrouwen.
Met hun land en hun hart verdeeld, zullen Carys en Andreus ontdekken hoe ver de ander zal gaan om de kroon voor zicht te winnen. Hoe lang zal het duren voordat achterdocht de overhand krijgt en de dorst naar macht tot het ultieme verraad leidt?
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6 juni: Danielle L. Jensen – The Broken Ones [The Malediction Trilogy #0.6]
A prequel to the USA Today bestseller and Goodreads Choice finalist Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy).
Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader. His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves.
After accidentally ruining her sister’s chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d’Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she’s in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit.
Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.
Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all.
13 juni: Victoria Schwab – Our Dark Duet [Monsters of Verity #2]
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
13 juni: Seanan McGuire – Down Among the Sticks and Bones [Wayward Children #2]
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
This is the story of what happened first…
Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.
Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.
They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.
They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.
13 juni: Nalini Singh – Silver Silence [Psy-Changeling #16, Psy-Changeling Trinity #1]
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal…
Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.
Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…
13 juni: Terry Brooks – The Black Elfstone [The Fall of Shannara #1]
The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy.
Through forty years of New York Times bestselling Shannara novels, Terry Brooks always had an ending in mind: a series that would bring it all to a grand conclusion. Now that time is here.
The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after—and most seem content to ignore these disturbing events. The only people who sense a greater, growing threat and wish to uncover the truth are society’s outcasts: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford.
13 juni: Julie Eshbaugh – Obsidian and Stars [Ivory and Bone #2]
In the sequel to Ivory and Bone—the prehistoric fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.
After surviving the chaotic battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry his youngest sister Lees to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.
Refusing to marry anyone other than her beloved, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya runs away to a secret island with Lees. And though it seems like the safest place to hide until things back home blow over, Mya soon realizes she’s been followed. Lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.
With the lives of her loved ones on the line, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.
13 juni: Sarah Ahiers – Thief’s Cunning [Assassin’s Heart #2]
The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.
Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.
But lately Allegra’s getting fed up with everything being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. When she finally learns the truth about her family, though—that she’s a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of. But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.
In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide if she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past—whether Saldana or Da Via—or if the future is hers for the taking.
20 juni: Charlaine Harris & others – Indigo
Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.
Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?
In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you’ve never read before.
Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.
But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
26 juni: James Patterson – Murder Games
The next hand he deals you…may be your last.
A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the gorgeous, tenacious cop in charge of the case turns to an unlikely ally–Dylan Reinhart, a handsome and brilliant professor whose book turned up in connection with the murders. As the tabloid frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.
27 juni: Richelle Mead – Midnight Jewel [The Glittering Court #2]
In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.
A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.
By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.
MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.
Op 14 juni komt The Glittering Court in het Nederlands uit bij Bol.com.
27 juni: Kiersten White – Now I Rise [The Conqueror’s Saga #2]
Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.
What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?
As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.
27 juni: Pittacus Lore – Generation One [Lorien Legacies Reborn #1]
The first book in a pulse-pounding new series that’s set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series. The war may be over—but for the next generation, the battle has just begun!
It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.
To help these incredible and potentially dangerous individuals—and put the world at ease—the Garde have created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But not everyone thinks that’s the best use of their talents. And the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined.
Perfect for fans of Marvel’s X-Men and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, this epic new series follows a diverse cast of teens as they struggle to hone their abilities and decide what, if anything, they should do with them. As a spin-off of the bestselling I Am Number Four series, those familiar with the original books and newcomers alike will devour this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi adventure.
27 juni: Eleanor Herman – Reign of Serpents [Blood of Gods and Royals #3]
New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy in this action-packed follow-up to EMPIRE OF DUST.
In REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies. The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god.
Zo dit was mijn lijstje met nieuwe boeken die uitkomen in juni. Deze lijst is door mij samengesteld op basis van mijn Goodreads lijsten. Zie je iets interessants hiertussen? Laat het me weten =] Vind ik leuk om te horen!! ;]
Mocht je deze gemist hebben:
- Zondag Post #5, #6 & #7. 16, 23 en 30 april
- Zondag Post #4. 9 april
- Zondag Post #2 & #3. 26 maart & 2 april
- Zondag Post #1. 19 maart
- Zo, wat vinden jullie?