En smakebit på søndag: Love Letters to the Dead

«I could see then that something in Natalie got crushed. The look on her face was like when you just finished making a waffle in the morning, and you got it out of the toaster, and you put on the butter and the syrup and had it cut along the lines into square inches, and you were carrying it to your room, so excited, but then you dropped it facedown on the floor. And you felt so sad about the whole thing, you didn’t even want to make another.»

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Jeg leser for tiden Love Letters to the Dead av Ava Dellaria. Jeg er omtrent halvveis i boken og synes den er nydelig. Endelig er sommerferien her, alle eksamener er unnagjort og jeg nyter lange, late, lyse sommerdager med nesen godt trykket nedi en bok.

Flere smakebiter finner du hos Mari.

Ha en herlig sommersøndag alle sammen! 🙂

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be (Goodreads).

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For en vakker bok! Forfatteren bruker et nydelig språk og mange fine metaforer. Jeg liker spesielt godt denne:

Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer morning could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.

Boken starter med følgende sitat: The problem with my life was that it was someone else’s idea. Og derfra er det bare å lene seg godt tilbake og nyte denne vakre, flotte boken 🙂

Shadow and Bone

shadow and boneSurrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart (Goodreads).

Shadow and Bone er første bok i trilogien The Grisha, skrevet av Leigh Bardugo. Jeg ramlet helt tilfeldig over denne serien etter å ha sett et bilde av boken på Instagram. Som jeg så ofte gjør, falt jeg for coveret, og bestemte meg for å sjekke ut boken nærmere. Det jeg leste om den var interessant og vips så var boken på vei til meg i posten.

Dette var en sånn bok som jeg ble sugd inn i med en gang. Bardugo presenterer et helt nytt fantasy-univers, men det var ikke vanskelig å henge med i svingene av nye ord og vesener i det hele tatt, det var tvert imot vanskelig å legge boken fra seg. Neste bok, Siege and Storm, er på vei til meg i postkassen as we speak og jeg gleder meg som et lite barn, hehe 😉

Anbefales!