Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Elf Realm: The High Road (Elf Realm book 2)

Elf Realm: The High Road (Elf Realm book 2) by will be released on October 1, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: In The High Road, Matt and his sister Becky must work with the elves and Tomtar the troll to save the Cord and the human and elf worlds. After forming an uneasy alliance, Matt, the elf Tuava-Li, and Tomtar set off to find the sick and dying tree at the northern pole, whose roots bind the worlds together through the Cords. The trio must restore the tree to bring well-being to the realms. Meanwhile, Becky accompanies Asra to free Becky's parents, held captive in the elfin kingdom of Helfratheim. To their horror, both groups discover that Brahja-Chi has begun kidnapping human children for a mass sacrifice to appease the goddess. Not only do they have to accomplish the tasks they originally set out to perform, but now they must also stop the fiendish Brahja-Chi and her accomplice, Jardaine.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Dragons of Darkness

Dragons of Darkness by Antonia Michaelis will be released on January 1, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: In this thrilling modern-day fable, two boys from very different backgrounds are thrown together by magic, mayhem, and a common foe. Jumar, an invisible prince, wants to free his native Nepal from invaders. Christopher, a shy German boy, wants to find his kidnapped brother. Together they embark on a journey through the wilderness of Nepal - a journey that proves to be a dangerous rite of passage. Fighting the beautiful but deadly dragons that beset the country, the two boys learn that in order to change the world, they must first change themselves.
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Just released (U.S.): NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS book 1)

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS book 1) by Michael Buckley was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond-style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS book 1)

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS book 1) by Michael Buckley will be released on September 1, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond-style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Farworld: Land Keep (Farworld book 2)

Farworld: Land Keep (Farworld book 2) by J. Scott Savage will be released on September 21, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Four mythical elementals - Water, Land, Air, and Fire - have the power to save two worlds, Earth and Farworld, from a common enemy. In book one, a portal was opened between the two worlds allowing Marcus, from Earth, and Kyja, from Farworld, to combine their unique gifts and begin their epic quest. In book two, Land Keep, Marcus and Kyja travel with Cascade, a water elemental, as they search for the other three elementals, land air and fire. Their adventures take them deep underground, where Cascade's water magic is weak, and Marcus and Kyja's safe return to Earth is uncertain.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder (Leven Thumps book 5)

Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder (Leven Thumps book 5) by Obert Skye will be released on September 29, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: In the fifth and final volume of the epic saga of Leven Thumps, all of Foo is rushing madly to exit the realm of dreams while Leven is headed in the opposite direction. Fate snatches him to the Island of Alder where he is poised to pass or fail the final test. Meanwhile in Reality, Ezra and Dennis are welcoming those flowing out of Foo, but only so they can selfishly conquer them and gain control of both realms. Phoebe is loose, and it takes Geth getting a hold of her to begin to balance the emotions and passions of all that is crumbling. And Winter? Well, Winter just might hold the answer to all that is happening. Ride with Level and Clover as they travel through the ruins of Alder hoping that Level has what it takes to save all mankind and restore the power of dreams.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Newly released book (U.S.): The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle (The 39 Clues book 5)

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle (The 39 Clues book 5) by Patrick Carman was just released in the U.S.

Description: The fifth book of this interactive mystery/game book series is set in Russia!
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Silver Dragon Codex (The Dragon Codices book 6)

Silver Dragon Codex (The Dragon Codices book 6) by R.D. Henham will be released on September 8, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Each Dragon Codex novel takes one type of dragon and weaves a spellbinding story around it, alternating between good (metallic) and evil (chromatic) dragons. Silver Dragon Codex is the story of Jace, a highwire circus acrobat whose quest to clear a silver dragon's name leads him into danger - and a thrilling ride on dragonback.
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Newly released book (U.S.): A Practical Guide to Vampires

A Practical Guide to Vampires by Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Think you know all about vampires? Think again. Did you know that vampires can hibernate for decades, have stomachs the size of walnuts, and have a predisposition for jobs in real estate? Can you say, "I must feed?? in vampire language? A Practical Guide to Vampires (Mirrorstone) provides the in-depth information we all need to know about these dangerous creatures of the night. This comprehensive book follows the New York Times best-sellers A Practical Guide to Dragons and A Practical Guide to Monsters. All are lavishly-illustrated and fun for all ages. A Practical Guide to Vampires is packed with thrilling, chilling and blood-spilling facts about these compelling monsters. Kids can read about vampire anatomy, intelligence, clothing, habits and habitats, as well as dangerous powers like shapeshifting, hypnotic persuasion, and superhuman strength. The book explores vampire society, language, and communication, animal allies, and magic talismans. Perhaps most importantly, readers learn how to protect themselves from vampires, even when hunting or doing battle with them. The book even delves into vampire legend and describes related bloodthirsty monsters that will send a shiver up the spine of the bravest human being.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Trilogy book 2)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Trilogy book 2) by Suzanne Collins will be released on September 1, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
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