Jeg plejer normalt ikke, at lægge to cover releases lige efter hinanden (variation er trods alt sjovere), men jeg bliver simpelthen nødsaget til, at vise jer denne skønhed.
Jeg ELSKER dette cover. De orange farver, den store smukke drage (yep, drage – love, love, love!) og pigen som står og holder om dragen. Åhh, min kærlighed for drager får mit hjerte til at hoppe et ekstra slag, når jeg ser dette skønne skønne cover.
Og handlingen lyder helt fantastisk:
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Brown is used to her grandfather’s crazy stories, so she never believed the latest treasure he brought home was a real dragon’s egg. Not until their home is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange boy who tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out in a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to stop it. Meantime, there’s a different voice whispering to Trinity, calling to her, telling her what to do…the dragon inside her egg is not ready to give up without a fight.
Teksten er hentet fra Goodreads
På forfatterens hjemmeside, kan man læse følgende om bogen.
It’s the moment I’ve been waiting to share with you for months now! At long last, the cover reveal for my brand new trilogy, SCORCHED, coming out in hardcover from Sourcebooks on September 3rd.
How do I describe this book? My editor likes to say, “If Anne McCaffrey wrote Terminator.” Or a friend of mine described it as “Terminator starring Daenerys” and indeed my agent originally pitched it as “Terminator meets Game of Thrones.” It’s contemporary, it’s fantasy, it’s apocalyptic. It’s even a little paranormal, I suppose.
The book begins in present day West Texas, at a fading roadside attraction run by sixteen year old Trinity’s nutty professor-like Grandpa. Over the years, Grandpa has been collecting some pretty unusual exhibits and so when he presents Trinity with what he calls “The world’s last dragon egg”, she’s not exactly convinced. Not until the museum is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it, along with a strange boy who appears out of nowhere and tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out by a fiery dragon war–unless they work together to stop it.
Anyway, I don’t want to give away any spoiler so I won’t say anymore.
Link til forfatterens hjemmeside (hvor man kan læse første kapitel!)
Og på The Story Sirens side, skrev hun følgende (det var denne tekst der først fangede min opmærksomhed):
It all started with one of those Scholastic Book Club flyers, being passed around my elementary school. As I scanned the pages my eyes fell to one particular book and I found I couldn’t look away. The cover depicted a mighty dragon, filling up almost the entire page—claws outstretched, teeth bared, fire blasting from its throat. At the bottom, there stood a girl, wielding a mighty sword, determined and unafraid as she took on a creature ten times her size.The book was Robin McKinley’s Hero and the Crown. And the cover is still one of my favorites—even today. (As is the book itself!) In fact, I reread the paperback so many times it eventually fell apart. But my love for dragons has lasted forever.
Now I have my own dragon book. Set in our world—in our time—with one last dragon egg, unearthed from a melting glacier and ready to hatch.
But will this dragon have the power to save our world? Or will its very existence serve to tear us apart?”
Link til The Story Siren
Åhh, jeg kan slet ikke vente. Hvordan skal jeg kunne klare ventetiden helt til September måned??? Hvad med jer drageglade mennesker derude, har i hørt om denne bog, og lyder den ikke bare helt igennem fantastisk?