Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 320 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Set in 1910, the delightful 19th Amelia Peabody novel from bestseller Peters (after Tomb of the Golden Bird) takes Amelia and her husband, Emerson, to Palestine, where an English adventurer, George Morley, is planning to excavate Jerusalem's Temple Mount in search of the Ark of the Covenant. Gen. David Spencer, the director of Military Operations in London, suspects Morley, an amateur archeologist at best, of spying for the Germans, whose influence has been growing in the Middle East. Spencer wants Egyptologists Amelia and Emerson to stop Morley from undertaking a project sure to offend the three religious groups that consider the temple site holy. Meanwhile, son Ramses embarks on a treacherous journey to convey to his parents important information learned from two travelers he meets while on a dig in Samaria. Once again, MWA Grandmaster Peters uses vivid settings, sharp characterizations, and deft dialogue to transport the reader to another time and place"

Holy dent on my wallet Batman! I can't believe the number of books coming out this week that are just MUST BUY for me... it's just insane and yet giddy little school girl good, there may be squeling. First off there's what's supposedly the final Amelia Peadboy book. I know I've only just started this series, being on book 4 of 19, so I can't attest to the later book quality, but just the thought of this series ever ending makes me sad. An eventuality, yes, does that lessen the sadness, no. At least I have 14 more before the final word is wrote.

Changes by Jim Butcher
Published by: ROC
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 430 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child."

Yeah for Harry Dresden. Love the books, love the show. Still miss the show... yeah, as I've said before, I don't get over things easy.

A Witch in Time by Madelyn Alt
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The latest in the "quirky, enchanting, mystical, and addictive" (Annette Blair) series by national bestselling author Madelyn Alt.

Stony Mill, Indiana's newest witch, Maggie O'Neill, has been attached at the hip to the smoking-hot Marcus Quinn. Things couldn't get any better- until her sister Mel gives birth to not one, but two babies...

Maggie's visiting Mel in the hospital when a whispered conversation in a cafeteria sends chills down her spine. She can't make out what they're saying, but Maggie knows malice when she hears it. The next night, death visits the hospital...twice. Nobody bats an eye, but Maggie knows something sinister is haunting the hospital. Now she'll need help if she's going to tie two murders to one killer."

Lucky me I actually found this a few weeks ago. What's majorly, awesomely cool? That these books are now so popular they are being issued in hardcover versus paperback for first editions. This series is on the way up! So why don't you pick it up?

The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
Published by: Harper
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Format: Paperback, 352 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action.

April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs."

New Maisie Dobbs with yet another awesome cover... could these covers be cooler? No. Could these books be cooler? Yes, because they are just as awesome inside as out. Take that those people who say never judge a book by it's cover, cause that's how I found this delightful series.

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Format: Paperback, 401Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"For Sookie Stackhouse, the day to day activities of the vampire and were communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest, She's blood-bound to the leader of the vamps, a friend to the local were pack, works for a man who is shifter, and has a brother who is a were-panther…

But for most of the humans in Bon Temps, the vamps are mysterious seductive creatures-and they don't even know about the weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world.

At first it seems to go well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found in the parking lot of the bar where Sookie works. The victim is someone she knows, so she feels compelled to discover who-human or otherwise-did the deed.

But what she doesn't realize is that there is a far greater danger than the killer threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings--older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werewolves-- is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle…"

Um... I'm sure you've read this by now, there's no way you could have waited a year to hear what's happened in Bon Temps.


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