5.28.2012

Three Awesome Things

#1. Here's the awesome backcover for Dearly Deaparted, notice how amazing Bram looks?






























Coming 09/25/12
DEARLY, BELOVED
Gone With the Respiration, Book Two
by Lia Habel
ISBN-13: 978-034552334
Publisher: Del Rey Books, 256 pages.
Find it on AmazonB&N, Goodreads
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Can the living coexist with the living dead?

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Lia Habel’s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash-up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.



#2.Michelle Hodkin posted an "extra scene" from Evolution of Mara Dyer on her blog: Noah and Mara's first meeting from Noah's POV


You should also check out the first "extra scene" she posted dubbed: The spicy Evolution scene



Coming 10/23/12
THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER
Mara Dyer, Book Two
by Michelle Hodkin
ISBN-13: 978-1442421790
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BYR, 272 pages.
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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Two days after Mara walks into a police station in Miami at the close of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, she is committed for psychiatric treatment for what her parents believe is a mental breakdown. But what seems like a hallucination to everyone else is a chilling reality for Mara. Someone from her past has discovered her strange, disturbing secret and that someone wants her to pay. But she's about to discover that the price is more than she can bear.

Dark and thrilling, suspenseful and passionate, The Evolution of Mara Dyer will have readers breathlessly turning pages to find out what will become of Mara Dyer next.




#3. And last but not least, Leigh Bardugo announced the titles for the two previously untitled books in her Grisha Trilogy. If you have not added them to your To Read list, you should may be take care of that right now. And the titles are:

Book I: Shadow and Bone
Book II: Siege and Storm
Book III: Ruin and Rising


Coming 06/05/12
SHADOW & BONE
The Grisha, Book One
by Leigh Bardugo
ISBN-13: 978-0805094596
Publisher: Holt Children's, 368 pages.

Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads
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Inspired by Tsarist Russia, THE GRISHA brings to life a fantasy world of superstition and science, saints and samovars, in which a lonely refugee must leave behind her best friend- and first love- to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea. But first she must contend with the dangerous and decadent world of the kingdom’s magical elite and their powerful leader, a creature of dark charm and deadly ambition. 



Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, all she’s ever been able to rely on is her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’ve been sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. 

When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. She is torn from everything she knows and whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes that she is the answer the people have been waiting for: the Sun Summoner. Only her power can destroy the Fold. Overwhelmed by luxury, envied as the Darkling’s favorite, Alina struggles to keep her wits about her without Mal by her side. 

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


P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for The Witch of Duva, a short story in the world of The Grisha Trilogy.


Coming 06/05/12
THE WITCH OF DUVA
A Grisha Trilogy Short Story
by Leigh Bardugo
ISBN-13: 978-1466820753
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, 32 pages.
Format: eBook
B&N, Goodreads, Macmillan.com
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There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone.

1 comment:

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

The back cover with Bram on it looks amazing!
Thanks for posting about the extra scenes for The Evolution of Mara Dyer, I didn't know about those:)