Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN by Kate Locke

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started and I found it on the Ravenous Reader blog. I agree it is a great idea. This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
Release date 07/03/12
The Immortal Empire, Book One
by Kate Locke
ISBN-13: 978-0316196123
Orbit, 352 pages.

Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.

The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.
Steampunk werewolves  vampires and goblins ... OH MY
This new series sound off the hook. So this is my WOW what is yours?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April New Release Calendar

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (#1 in His Fair Assassin)

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell (#2 in The Vespertine )
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (#3 in Body Finder)

Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands (#16 in Argeneau Vampires)
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (#1 in Blood of Eden)
Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday (#2 in Deadly Cool )
The Selection by Kiera Cass (#1 in The Selection)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (#1 in Masque of the Red Death)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Contest: Win Abandon & Underworld by Meg Cabot!~!

Welcome to Abandon-a-Palooza by Literary Cravings  & The Optimistic Pessimist a Joint Contest!~! 
 You can win both Abandon finished soft cover and an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of Underworld the highly anticipated second book in the series!

Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1)Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1)

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2)

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2)

Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.

Not this time.

But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.

Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.

But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there will be no escape.

Here is the Skinny!

Open until May 1 12:00pm (eastern standard time)
Open to U.S. address Only
Must be 13 years old or older
Winner will be selected with the aid of
Winner will be notified by email
One entry per person


What's your favorite myth?

It would be lovely if you visited both sites and left a comment (you will get an extra entry)


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: A WANT SO WICKED by Suzanne Young

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started and I found it on the Ravenous Reader blog. I agree it is a great idea. This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
Due out 06/26/12
A Need So Beautiful, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0062008268
Balzer + Bray, 288 pages.
Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.

After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose affect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.

Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?

Once again I think this is a lovely cover. I just know that the second in the series will live up to A Need so Beautiful. I have heard nothing but praise for this entire series. 
So that is my WOW what is yours?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Out today!~! 3 awesome books The Springsweet, The Last Echo and Glimmer

The Vaspertine, Book Two
ISBN-13: 978-0547608426
Houghton Harcourt, 288 pages.
It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.
When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar. But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young “sooner” whose fertile land is coveted.

As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.

Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living

by Pheobe Kitanidis
ISBN-13: 978-0061799280
Balzer + Bray, 352 pages.
What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?

And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it? 

When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.

Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school.

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

The Body Finder, Book Three
by Kimberly Derting
ISBN-13: 978-062082190
Harper Teen, 368 pages.
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. 

When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye....