7.22.2016

Cover Revealed: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston


The Valiant
by Lesley Livingston 
Coming Valentine's Day 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0448493787 // Publisher: Razorbill // Pages: 288
Find it on: AmazonGoodreads
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The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.



On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.



Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant. 



7.14.2016

Cover Revealed! Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen
 Mercy Thompson, Book #10
Coming 03/07/17
ISBN-13: 978-0425281277 // Publisher: Ace // Pges: 352
Find it on AmazonGoodreads

Read an excerpt from Chapter One!

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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy's bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she'll learn what it truly means to be alone...

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...





Sarah J. Maas new book news!




 


 


If, like me, you are a Sarah J. Maas fanatic the news that came out yesterday via EW.com sent you into paroxysms of delight. According to the entertainment news site, the blockbuster favorite Court of Thorns and Roses series will not end in a trilogy as originally stated. It will instead be as epic a saga as her juggernaut smash hit Throne of Glass series! Comprising of a total 9 volumes, "...the first new work in A Court of Thorns and Roses will be a coloring book, also due out in 2017. The other five works will publish beginning in 2018..."

As if that weren't enough, Maas will also publish two and two new works in Thrones of Glass. 

"...Two new books will join the previously announced sixth and final book in Throne of Glass, about a beautiful assassin fighting for her survival. The new works will be a novella about the character Chaol Westfall and a compendium titled, The World of Throne of Glass, which, according to Bloomsbury, will be “the ultimate guide to the Throne of Glass series and the world of Erilea, including an illustrated compendium of characters, settings, magic, gods, politics, creatures, and vocabulary, plus a timeline of events.” --ew.com

This is just genius on the part of both author and publisher, you have a rabid fanbase and a deep well of original mythology, why stop when you can make more money and fans deliriously happy and the same time? 

Maas is slated to appear at San Diego Comic-Con, where she will sign books and speak at panels. Those lucky ticket holders should be prepared for a long line to see this prolific author. She is like a princess, magical, beautiful, and above all else her brain is a national treasure. I highly recommend you meet her. See the schedule below.



7.07.2016

Amazing Book Drop: Week of 7/5/16!




07/05/16
The Interminables
by Paige Orwin 
ISBN-13: 978-0857665911
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages: 416
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It's 2020, and a magical cataclysm has shattered reality as we know it. Now a wizard's cabal is running the East Coast of the US, keeping a semblance of peace.

Their most powerful agents, Edmund and Istvan -- the former a nearly immortal 1940s-era mystery man, the latter, well, a ghost -- have been assigned to hunt down an arms smuggling ring that could blow up Massachusetts.

Turns out the mission's more complicated than it seemed. They discover a shadow war that's been waged since the world ended, and, even worse, they find out that their own friendship has always been more complicated than they thought. To get out of this alive, they'll need to get over their feelings, their memories, and the threat of a monstrous foe who's getting ready to commit mass murder... 




07/05/16
The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores 
The Merciless, Book Two
by Danielle Vega
ISBN-13: 978-1595147264
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 320
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Danielle Vega—YA’s answer to Stephen King—once again brings major scares in the spine-tingling sequel to horror hit The Merciless, which MTV calls “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist.”

Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else…until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.
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Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil…. Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?




07/05/16
Paper and Fire 
The Great Library Trilogy, Book Two
by Rachel Caine
ISBN-13: 978-0451472403
Publisher: NAL
Pages: 384
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In Ink and Bone, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history…

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he
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cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control… 


New Releases: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Monsters of Verity, Book 1
Now Available
ISBN-13: 978-0062380852 // Publisher: Greenwillow Books  // Pages: 464
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There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.



7.06.2016







Cover Art by Juliette Brocal




7.01.2016

Want to Read: The Alchemists of Loom


"A heart-stopping adventure! Elise Kova reaches new heights with this fast-paced triumph of steampunk, fantasy, and a touch of romance. The Alchemists of Loom is a must-read!"
- DANIELLE L. JENSEN, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Malediction Trilogy

The Alchemists of Loom 
Loom Saga, Book #1
Coming 01/10/17
ISBN-13: 978-1619844414 // Publisher: Keymaster Press // Pages: 352
Find it on: Amazon, Goodreads
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Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

** I desperately want Ari to be just like her cover, grey skinned, white haired, and electric pink eyes. I hope this is a true interpretation of the world and it's heroine.**

6.29.2016

Cover Revealed: Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder

Dawn Study
Soulfinders Trilogy, Book 3
Coming 01/31/17
ISBN-13: 978-0778319856 // Publisher: MIRA // Pages: 384
Find it on AmazonGoodreads
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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion 

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond—and a family—that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia. 

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall—and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal. 

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician…and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.