Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Weekly Delivery…

Monday morning it looked like a very promising week. Lots and lots of books were published this week, among them Jeaniene Frost’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness and Seressia Glass’ Shadow Chase, two books I’ve been looking forward to. What happened when the delivery came? NO ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS!! I was not a happy camper. I was pissed. It wasn’t all bad, a lot of books I had order for myself arrived, as did Shadow Chase.

First up are the books for the store.

Title: Total Eclipse

Author: Rachel Caine

Publisher: Roc

Date of Publication: August 3rd, 2010

ISBN: 9780451463456

Summary:

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin, her husband, the djinn David, and the Earth herself have been poisoned by a substance that destroys the magic that keeps the world alive. The poison is destabilizing the entire balance of power, bestowing magic upon those who have never had it, and removing it form those who need it. It's just a matter of time before the delicate balance of nature explodes into chaos-and doom. (From www.amazon.com)

Title: City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: McElderry

Date of Publication: August 3rd, 2010

ISBM: 9781416972259

Summary:

In search of a potion for her dying mother, Clary sneaks into the City of Glass and is immediately caught up in a life-and-death battle. As the children of the Moon (werewolves), Night (vampires), and Faerie gather for a war that will rend the heavens, Clary calls upon her untrained powers to control an angel who will save or destroy them all. Readers should be familiar with the first two installments in the Mortal Instruments series, but there is nevertheless plenty of romance, loss, honor, and betrayal to make the journey worthwhile. An experienced storyteller, Clare moves the plot quickly to a satisfying end. (From www.amazon.com)

 

Title: Whisper Kiss

Author: Deborah Cooke

Publisher: Signet

Date of Publication: August 3rd, 2010

ISBN: 9780451230928

Summary:

For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth's treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr and the dreaded Slayers is about to begin...


Niall Talbot has volunteered to hunt down and destroy all the remaining shadow dragons before they can wreak more havoc. But fate has placed him in the hands of Rox, an unconventional tattoo artist who doesn't even flinch when a shape-shifting dragon warrior suddenly appears on her doorstep. And as a woman who follows her heart in matters of passion, she makes the perfect mate for a firestorm with Niall... (From www.amazon.com)

Title: Shadow Blade

Author: Seressia Glass

Publisher: Pocket

Date of Publication: January 26th, 2010

ISBN: 9781439156797

Summary:

For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option.

Kira's day job is as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission, dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she's got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside down in search of a millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira's hands.

Then there's Khefar, the dagger's true owner -- a near-immortal 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit, looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow forces, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever.... (From www.simonandschuster.com)

Title: Shadow Chase

Author: Seressia Glass

Publisher: Pocket

Date of Publication: July 27th, 2010

ISBN: 9781439158777

Summary:

In a job like this, one mistake can cost you everything.

As a Shadowchaser, Kira Solomon has been trained to serve the Light, dispatch the Fallen, and prevent the spread of chaos. It's a deadly job, and Kira knows the horror of spilling innocent blood. But now she has a new role, as the Hand of Ma'at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her.

A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira's got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who's already died for her once. But as complicated as her feelings for him are, they're nothing compared to the difficulties of the task she faces.And the only way to defeat the enemy is to trust in a power she can barely control, and put her life—and her soul—on the line. (From www.simonandschuster.com)

We also received all of Jeaniene Frost’s books, minus Eternal Kiss of Darkness of course, let us hope it’s in tomorrow’s delivery. Kindle is all very well and I love mine, but a real book is preferred.

On to the books I ordered for myself.

Title: Her Fearful Symmetry

Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Publisher: Scribner

Date of Publication: September 29th, 2010

ISBM: 9781439169018

Summary:

Julia and Valentina Poole are twenty-year-old sisters with an intense attachment to each other. One morning the mailman delivers a thick envelope to their house in the suburbs of Chicago. Their English aunt Elspeth Noblin has died of cancer and left them her London apartment. There are two conditions for this inheritance: that they live in the flat for a year before they sell it and that their parents not enter it. Julia and Valentina are twins. So were the girls' aunt Elspeth and their mother, Edie.

The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders the vast Highgate Cemetery, where Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Stella Gibbons, and other luminaries are buried. Julia and Valentina become involved with their living neighbors: Martin, a composer of crossword puzzles who suffers from crippling OCD, and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. They also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including—perhaps—their aunt. (From www.simonandschuster.com)

Title: The Beginning (Vampire Kisses 1-3)

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)

Date of Publication: April 21st, 2009

ISBM: 9780061778940

Summary:

A new guy in town.

Rumors of vampires.

Dangerous first love.

This is where it all begins. . . .

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood empty for years. But one day it seems to be occupied, and its mysterious, handsome inhabitant Alexander Sterling becomes the source of much talk around town. Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth-girl who has always considered herself an outsider in "Dullsville," is determined to uncover the truth surrounding the secretive Alexander. As she gets to know him, and their spark intensifies, Raven finds herself in some unanticipated situations. Can Alexander make her lifelong dream come true? But love always has its complications—especially when it can only be awakened at nightfall. (From www.amazon.com)

Title: Dance With a Vampire (Vampire Kisses 4)

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)

Date of Publication: April 21st, 2009

ISBM: 9780061778988

Summary:

The most important night of the year is drawing near . . . but not without a little trouble from the Underworld

Dullsville's newest night-faring intruder may be only a tween, but Raven knows that Valentine Maxwell, the younger sibling of two nefarious vampires, is a full-size menace. Valentine becomes even more of a threat when he befriends her brother, Billy. Raven must try to shield Billy, even as the biggest excitement of the year approaches: attending prom with her immortal love, Alexander. And while Alexander is one kind of vampire—sweet—Raven soon learns Valentine is another.

Could Valentine somehow know Raven's private thoughts about turning into a vampire? (From www.amazon.com)

Title: The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses 5)

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)

Date of Publication: May 19th, 2009

ISBM: 9780061288869

Summary:

There's a hot new underground club in town . . . but membership lasts an eternity.

It's summer break, and Raven knows she should stay put in Dullsville until her immortal love returns. But when she decides to go after Alexander, she can't resist a visit to her favorite Goth-spot, The Coffin Club. Sneaking inside, Raven is shocked to discover a secret door that leads to the entrance of another hidden club. There's something peculiar about this cryptic hangout—and it's too enticing for Raven to resist. Soon a dangerous battle for the club's rule erupts between Alexander's old nemesis and a mysterious new guy. Can Raven avoid the clash before her curiosity lands her in serious trouble? (From www.amazon.com)

Title: Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses 6)

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)

Date of Publication: April 6th, 2010

ISBM: 9780061288890

Summary:

Alexander's spooky mansion feels like home to Raven . . . but could his residence in Dullsville be coming to an end?

Summer break is over, and Raven's sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must end. The shock of daily attendance at Dullsville High isn't the only change in store. An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander's mansion—announcing his parents will be coming to town! Once they arrive, it seems just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. Is Alexander hiding something about his parents' homecoming? Will Raven ever meet them, and can she face the biggest threat yet to her love with Alexander? (From www.amazon.com)

Title: The Fallen 1 (The Fallen and Leviathan)

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Date of Publication: March 9th, 2010

ISBM: 9781442408623

Summary:

On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she'll confirm he's crazy.

Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron's troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen.

Aaron tries to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage -- and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him.... (From www.amazon.com)

Title: The Fallen 2 (Aerie and Reckoning)

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Date of Publication: July 20th, 2010

ISBM: 9781442408630

Summary:

Destined for Heaven or Hell? The saga continues from THE FALLEN 1.

Aaron’s senior year has been anything but typical. Half-angel and half-human, he has been charged to reunite the Fallen with Heaven. But the leader of the Dark Powers is determined to destroy Aaron—and all hope of angelic reconciliation.

Struggling to harness the incredible force within him, Aaron trains for the ultimate battle. With the Dark Powers building in strength and numbers, their clash may come sooner than he expects. And everyone who’s ever mattered to Aaron is now in grave danger.

Aaron must protect the girl he loves and rescue the only family he’s ever known. Because if he can’t save them from the Dark Powers, how can he hope to save the Fallen? (From www.amazon.com)

1 comments:

Sassy Brit said...

Fantastic list! Thanks for sharing :)

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