Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Plain Kate

Plain Kate by Erin Bow was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Plain Kate lives in a world of magic and curses, where cats can talk and shadows can bring back the dead. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans seem to reveal hidden truths about their owners. But she and her village have fallen on hard times: Kate's father dies, crops fail, and a strange sickness is spreading across the countryside. The village is looking for someone to blame, and for her skill with a knife, Kate is accused of witchcraft. Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: If Kate gives him her shadow, he'll grant her heart's wish, and he'll also find a way for her to escape the angry townspeople. Kate reluctantly agrees, not realizing that she's given a powerful tool to a man driven mad with grief. Aided by new friends and armed with the carving knife that has never failed to show her the truth, Kate must stop Linay in his terrible plan of revenge and become the heroine she knows is within her.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Just released (U.S.): No Such Thing As Dragons

No Such Thing As Dragons by Philip Reeve was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Dragons don't exist...or do they? Ansel is a mute boy whose master, Brock, is a dragon slayer. Brock has shining armor and the scars to prove his heroic stories. Ansel suspects there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating monster that haunts the crags of Dragon Mountain?
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Just released (U.S.): The Crowfield Curse

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: An angel is buried behind the abbey! It's 1347, and Will, an orphan boy, lives and works as an apprentice of the Crowfield monks. Sent into the forest to gather firewood, he stumbles across a trapped, wounded creature no bigger than a cat. The little goblin shares a terrible secret: Buried deep in the snow behind the monastery is an angel. But, Will wonders, how can an angel die? And what does this angel have to do with the history of Crowfield? When two cloaked strangers show up and start asking questions, Will is drawn into a dangerous world of Old Magic.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Trilogy book 3)

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Trilogy book 3) by Suzanne Collins was just released in the U.S.

Description: Book 3 of the Hunger Games series!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Sabotaged (The Missing book 3)

Sabotaged (The Missing book 3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Jonah and Katherine must help Virginia Dare return to the past in Sabotaged, the third book in Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Missing series.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just released (U.S.): Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation by Matt Myklusch was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby's Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost—an orphanage in the swampland of New Jersey. Covertly reading old comic books is Jack's only solace. But his life changes forever when he meets an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in the world originate. Including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability—one that could make him the savior of Imagine Nation and the world beyond…or the biggest threat they've ever faced.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Forthcoming book (U.S.): StarCrossed

StarCrossed by Elizabeth Bunce will be released on October 1, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher description: Sixteen-year-old Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Llyvraneth, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic from the city. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the land, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Remy Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought...that indeed, she may be at the heart of a m agical rebellion.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Kind (Good Neighbors)

Kind (Good Neighbors) by Holly Black will be released on October 1, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Publisher's description: Rue Silver's world has never been quite normal. But she finds that the more she digs into her past, the less things are as they appear to be--especially Rue. And now the faerie world has been unleashed on her city. The big question is: Will she stop it and save the world she's always known? Or will she take her place as the rightful faerie heir?
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Forthcoming book (U.S.): No Such Thing As Dragons

No Such Thing As Dragons by Philip Reeve will be released on September 1, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Dragons don't exist...or do they? Ansel is a mute boy whose master, Brock, is a dragon slayer. Brock has shining armor and the scars to prove his heroic stories. Ansel suspects there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating monster that haunts the crags of Dragon Mountain?
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Clockwork Three

The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby will be released on October 1, 2010 in the U.S.

Description: Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events... Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom. Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it. And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild -- if only he can create a working head. Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.
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