Amazing New Covers: Days of Blood & Starlight and Necromancing the Stone

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone, Book Two
by Laini Taylor
Coming 11/06/12
ISBN-13: 978-0316133975
Little Brown BYR, 304 pages.
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Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone, book one in the series, on my To-Read pile, but this book is giving such great face that I have to stop the presses. Can't wait to read this series. Trying not to read the synopsis of Days of Blood and Starlight so I won't read any spoilers.

Necromancer Book Two
by Lish McBride
Coming 09/18/12
ISBN-13: 978-0805090994
Henry Holt and Co. BYR, 352 pages.
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?

Well . . . not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting.

But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?

I LOVED Hold Me Closer Necromancer and I have been rabid for book two. If you love urban fantasy, and most especially if you are a fan of Jim Butcher, you must read these books.

1 comment:

The Ravenous Reader said...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my favorite read for 2011. You must read it, believe me you will not be disappointed.