Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond)

Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond) by Kathryn Lasky was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: The silver wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of a grizzly bear who adopted him, survived. Now he's made it back to his clan as a gnaw wolf, the lowest ranking pack member. The hardships are just beginning. Another gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and causes him constant humiliation. And then something unthinkable happens. A young wolf pup is murdered, and Faolan is set up to take the blame. To avoid execution or banishment, Faolan must find the true culprit hiding in the clan. He has no allies and no time, but he has an inner strength the clan cannot see--the strength of a wolf raised by a grizzly bear.
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Just released (U.S.): Havoc (Malice)

Havoc (Malice) by Chris Wooding was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Getting into the sinister comic-book world of MALICE is just the beginning. Getting out of it is much, much harder -- as it surviving while you make your attempt.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just released (U.S.): StarCrossed

StarCrossed by Elizabeth Bunce was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Sixteen-year-old Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Llyvraneth, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic from the city. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the land, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Remy Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought...that indeed, she may be at the heart of a magical rebellion.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Archvillain #1

Archvillain #1 by Barry Lyga was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School (motto: "The U Makes It Exciting!"), running the electrical cabling that would allow him to dump the contents of the old water tower on the visiting football team during the next day's game. Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw. Those lights everyone witnessed in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field--including Kyle--in alien energies, energies that boosted Kyle's intellect and gave him superpowers. Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is a space alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he'll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike--even if it means being an archvillain!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just released (U.S.): The Clockwork Three

The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events... Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom. Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it. And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild -- if only he can create a working head. Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.
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