Friday, February 26, 2010

Forthcoming book (U.S.): The King Commands (Tales of the Borderlands book 2)

The King Commands (Tales of the Borderlands book 2) by Meg Burden will be released on April 12, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Ellin Fisher has made the Northlands her home. When she first came to the Northlands she hated the cold, bleak land, but she has come to see the beauty in it, too. And since the death of her father and the events of the previous year, King Alaric and his four brothers are the closest thing to family that she has. But although King Alaric has repealed most of the laws restricting the Southlanders, changing the laws doesn't change the way people feel, and Ellin continues to encounter prejudice and growing unrest against the Southlanders. Then a death - and a betrayal - force her to leave her adopted home and return to the Southlands. The situation there is even worse than when she left, as the Guardians crack down even more against people with powers like Ellin's. The situation seems hopeless as Ellin, not welcome in either of the lands she loves, seeks to find a way to heal and reconcile both of them.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just released (U.S.): The Story of Cirrus Flux

The Story of Cirrus Flux by Matthew Skelton was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: LONDON, 1783. Orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the world's most divine power—The Breath of God—which they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city as a sinister mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel pursue him. Cirrus must escape them, but he'll need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes...and survive a grand and terrifying showdown.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Newly released book (U.S.): A Wish After Midnight

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Genna is a fifteen-year-old girl who wants out of her tough Brooklyn neighborhood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a wish gone awry transports her back in time. Facing the perilous realities of Civil War–era Brooklyn, Genna must use all her wits to survive.
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Just released (U.S.): A Wish After Midnight

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Genna is a fifteen-year-old girl who wants out of her tough Brooklyn neighborhood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a wish gone awry transports her back in time. Facing the perilous realities of Civil War–era Brooklyn, Genna must use all her wits to survive.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Shade

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready will be released on May 4, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher Description: Aura can see ghosts. Born after the Shift, a little-understood event that enabled younger generations to communicate with the dead, Aura is relentlessly pursued by these violet-hued spirits. They need help to pass out of this world and into the next. And some are so angry they are on the verge of becoming Shades, dark vortexes of energy. But Aura just wants the ghosts to leave her alone so she can spend time with her boyfriend, Logan. When Aura is paired with a new foreign-exchange student to research the Shift for a class project, she is determined to ignore her partner's sexy Scottish accent and discover the cause of the Shift so she can reverse it. Then Logan dies a most untimely death. Forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead, Aura is caught in a love triangle with her violet-hued boyfriend and her hot research partner...one of whom may hold the key to reversing the Shift.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Claire de Lune

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson will be released on May 18, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher Description: Torn between two destinies... Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she's a werewolf. As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever....
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Newly released book (U.S.): Gone (Wake Trilogy book 3)

Gone (Wake Trilogy book 3) by Lisa McMann was just released in the U.S.

Description: Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she'd made her peace with it. But she can't handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He's amazing. And she's a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves—she has to disappear. And it's going to kill them both. Then a stranger enters her life--and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she'd ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out....
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy book 2)

The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy book 2) by Sarah Rees Brennan will be released on May 18, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Mae has always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has radically changed. She’s learned that her brother Jamie has magical powers—and Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse…Jamie hasn’t told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick’s powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save them all from the power-hungry magician’s devious trap?


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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Keeper

Keeper by Kathi Appelt will be released on May 18, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: To ten-year-old Keeper, this moon is her chance to fix all that has gone wrong...and so much has gone wrong. But she knows who can make things right again: Meggie Marie, her mermaid mother who swam away when Keeper was just three. A blue moon calls the mermaids to gather at the sandbar, and that's exactly where she is headed -- in a small boat, in the middle of the night, with only her dog, BD (Best Dog), and a seagull named Captain. When the riptide pulls at the boat, tugging her away from the shore and deep into the rough waters of the Gulf of Mexico, panic sets in, and the fairy tales that lured her out there go tumbling into the waves. Maybe the blue moon isn't magic and maybe the sandbar won't sparkle with mermaids and maybe -- Oh, no..."Maybe" is just too difficult to bear.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Worldshaker

Worldshaker by Richard Harland will be released on May 18, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Col Porpentine understands how society works: The elite families enjoy a comfortable life on the Upper Decks of the great juggernaut Worldshaker, and the Filthies toil Below Decks. Col’s grandfather, the Supreme Commander of Worldshaker, is grooming Col as his successor. Used to keep Worldshaker moving, Filthies are like animals, unable to understand language or think for themselves. Or so Col believes before he meets Riff, a Filthy girl on the run who is clever and quick. If Riff is telling the truth, then everything Col has been told is a lie. And Col has the power to do something about it—even if it means risking his whole future.
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