Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Singing: The Fourth Book of Pellinor (The Books of Pellinor book 4)

The Singing: The Fourth Book of Pellinor (The Books of Pellinor book 4) by Alison Croggon will be released on February 24, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the Seven Kingdoms are threatened with bitter and devastating defeat. Yet in Maerad and Hem lives the secret to the mysterious Singing, and legend holds that if they release the music of Elidhu together, they have the power to defeat the Nameless One. Can brother and sister find each other in time to fight this all-powerful enemy, and are they strong enough - even reunited - to defeat him before all is lost?
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Just released (U.S.): Warrior Princess

Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones was just released in the U.S.

Description: Fifteen-year-old Branwen has always had a tough, bold, and adventurous spirit - a quality that has helped her excel as a warrior-in-training. Now, with invaders poised to attack her homeland, and a prophecy from the mystical Woman in White that Branwen will be the one to save Wales from falling, Branwen's skills are put to the test.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Oceanology (Ologies book 8)

Oceanology (Ologies book 8) by Ferdinand Zoticus deLessups will be released on August 25, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his adventures to a certain...Jules Verne? Find this brave young man's own account in the lavishly illustrated Oceanology, a tale of an 866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Eternal

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith will be released on February 10, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess's personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl's soul and plan the Master's fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Dragon of Trelian

The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen will be released on April 19, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that secretly tending a baby dragon would cause her to be "linked" to the winged beast - for life. Being attuned to a dragon's thoughts and feelings is exciting but scary, especially when their destinies are tied (for better or worse). And now Meg's sister is about to marry a prince to end a war between kingdoms, a celebration that only Meg and Calen know is endangered by a murderous plot. How can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor before it's too late?
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Softwire: Worm Hole Pirates on Orbis 3 (The Softwire book 3)

The Softwire: Worm Hole Pirates on Orbis 3 (The Softwire book 3) by PJ Haarsma will be released on April 19, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: It's not a good sign: before Johnny Turnbull and his fellow knudniks even land on Orbis 3, a band of wormhole pirates invades their shuttle and deliver a cryptic threat to JT. And even though JT and his friends are thrilled to find out that they'll get a reprieve from work this rotation (except for going to school with a bunch of bullying Citizens), JT senses something sinister in the air. Could that be a wormhole pirate he keeps spotting, with an alien skull and crossbones on his arm? Why is Max acting strangely whenever she's around JT? Who is luring JT into a deadly competitive game? And why is his telepathic sister, Ketheria, suddenly getting sick? Prime your neural implant for some nonstop action and intrigue in a new episode starring the first human softwire.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Daughter of the Flames

Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott will be released on February 10, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fifteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people's fate - and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Forthcoming book (U.S.): A Kiss in Time

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn will be released on April 28, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Think you have dating issues? Jack's seventeen, bored, and heartbroken. Talia is pushy, demanding, and selfish. She's also 316 years old - and a princess! Can a kiss transcend all - even time? A modern version of Sleeping Beauty.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Hunger: A Gone Novel (Gone book 2)

Hunger: A Gone Novel (Gone book 2) by Michael Grant will be released on May 26, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: The food ran out weeks ago. Kids are starving, but no one wants to come up with a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers. Tension rises, and when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them. The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Fragile Eternity

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr will be released on April 21, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her—but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined. In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.
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