Monday, October 19, 2009

Newly released book (U.S.): The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking book 2)

The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking book 2) by Patrick Ness was just released in the U.S.

Description: Todd and Viola have crossed the world, battling every obstacle in their path and losing everything that each of them holds dear, as they try to reach Haven, their one hope of safety. But just when they are in seeing distance of Haven-- Viola is shot. Todd raced down the hill hoping that please, please, won't they be able to heal her? But Haven wasn't Haven any longer. Haven was New Prentisstown. And there isn't any safety there at all. Todd and Viola are immediately separated as the Mayor cunningly captures the entire world in one master stroke. But a resistance group, known only as The Answer, springs up. And they're setting off bombs in New Prentisstown.
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New Book Review: The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking book 2)

New review of The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking book 2) by Patrick Ness posted by David.

Description: Todd and Viola have crossed the world, battling every obstacle in their path and losing everything that each of them holds dear, as they try to reach Haven, their one hope of safety. But just when they are in seeing distance of Haven-- Viola is shot. Todd raced down the hill hoping that please, please, won't they be able to heal her? But Haven wasn't Haven any longer. Haven was New Prentisstown. And there isn't any safety there at all. Todd and Viola are immediately separated as the Mayor cunningly captures the entire world in one master stroke. But a resistance group, known only as The Answer, springs up. And they're setting off bombs in New Prentisstown.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just released (U.S.): The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes

The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes by Roderick Townley was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he'd been trying to help was missing, and he'd been branded a thief - again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning. On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last year. No one has ever returned from Xexnax, so perhaps Hap is a tad optimistic to be dreaming of rescue. Then again, perhaps a dreamer, a doer, and a thief is just the kind of boy who could challenge this mountain - and win!
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just released (U.S.): The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade -- a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up -- the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Just released (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 was just released 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, September 25, 2009

Just released (U.S.): Lips Touch

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls: Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls? Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse. Hatchling: Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?
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Just released (U.S.): Doom Machine

Doom Machine by Mark Teague was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack's hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle Bud are busy trying to fix a car driven by Dr. Shumway and her daughter, Isadora. Although Uncle Bud secretly knows the aliens are after one of his inventions, everyone is surprised when the space aliens capture seven of Vern Hollow's residents and take them into outer space on a wild adventure. After a series of twists and turns, all of them are taken to Skreepia, the aliens' planet, where they have to defeat the Skreep queen before she can use Uncle Bud's invention to take over planet Earth.
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Just released (U.S.): Alcatraz Versus The Knights Of Crystallia

Alcatraz Versus The Knights Of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is, in fact, a legend. When he was a baby he was stolen by the Evil Librarians, and his mother, a Librarian herself, was behind the whole scheme. Now, with his estranged father, who is acting indeed strange, Bastille, who has been stripped of her armor, and Grandpa Smedry, who is, as always, late to everything (that's his Talent), Alcatraz tries to save a city under siege. From who? Why, the Librarians of course!
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Just released (U.S.): Ghost In The Machine (Skeleton Creek book 2)

Ghost In The Machine (Skeleton Creek book 2) by Patrick Carman was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek...and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. Ryan writes down everything in his journal, and Sarah records everything on her videocam. The two move deeper into the mystery they've uncovered, determined to discover the secrets buried in Skeleton Creek, in the conclusion to Patrick Carman's thrilling series. In this groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.
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Just released (U.S.): Secrets Of Deltora

Secrets Of Deltora by Emily Rodda was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher: A book for old and new fans of the popular Deltora Quest series, this travel guide is told from the perspective of Doran the Dragonlover, the greatest Deltoran explorer ever and a friend of the dragons. Readers will travel with Doran through the seven gem territories, learning the secrets of Deltora -- from its many dangers to its special places and magical creatures. Includes a dragon lenticular on the cover, a foldout map, and a secret hidden message for readers to decipher. With more than 50 brand-new full-color illustrations by popular Deltora artist Marc McBride.
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