Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Silence and Stone (The Faeries' Promise book 1)

Silence and Stone (The Faeries' Promise book 1) by Kathleen Duey was just released in the U.S.

Description: Unicorns are now free, but other magical folk are still in hiding—except for one faerie, Alida, who is a prisoner in Lord Dunraven's castle. That is, until she escapes and a fierce struggle begins. Alida fights to free the faeries from the terrible promise they were forced to make to Lord Dunraven—but Lord Dunraven is desperate to continue denying his people the hope they derive from the existence of magical beings.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just released (U.S.): The Fiend and the Forge (The Tapestry book 3)

The Fiend and the Forge (The Tapestry book 3) by Henry H. Neff was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: With the book of Origins firmly in his possession, the villainous Astaroth now has the power to reshape history at will. Plucking pivotal discoveries from mankind's past, he has reduced the world to a pre-industrial nightmare. But while most humans toil as slaves within four demonic kingdoms, Astaroth allows those at Rowan to thrive in peaceful isolation. Theirs is a land where magic and nature flourish...so long as none dare oppose the new order. That proves too steep a price for Max McDaniels. Unsure of his place at Rowan and reeling from tragedy, Max sets out to explore the shifting landscape of a world that has been changed beyond recognition. In the course of his travels, he will be forced to become many things: Prisoner. Gladiator. Assassin. But can he become the hero that mankind so desperately needs?
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Keeper

Keeper by Kathi Appelt was just released 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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Just released (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 was just released 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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Just released (U.S.): Claire de Lune

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson was just released 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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Just released (U.S.): Worldshaker

Worldshaker by Richard Harland was just released 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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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Shade

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready was just released 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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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Thief Eyes

Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner was just released in the U.S.

Description: After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector. When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari.
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Just released (U.S.): Unfamiliar Magic

Unfamiliar Magic by R.C. Alexander was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher Description: DESI IS a witch. And she knows she could be a great witch—if only her mom would teach her any spells. Unfortunately, Desi's mom is more concerned with keeping them safe and their abilities hidden. When her mom leaves town under mysterious circumstances, it should be Desi's perfect opportunity to explore magic on her own. But Desi has been left in the care of the most unusual babysitter of all time: her pet cat—also her mom's familiar—now transformed into a teenage girl named Cat. And Cat has only three goals: Learn how to eat sushi with her new hairless monkey paws, get the awkward boy next door to pay for her sushi, and keep Desi out of trouble. And that means no magic. Yeah, right! This hilarious and high-spirited fantasy is perfect for cat lovers, embattled siblings, and anyone who yearns to find the magic in everyday life.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Just released (U.S.): White Cat (The Curse Workers book 1)

White Cat (The Curse Workers book 1) by Holly Black was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.
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