Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate Book 3) by Gail Carriger
Published by: Orbit
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Format: Paperback, 384 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto. "

I really don't know how I've been able to hold out for this third installment! I don't know how I can even wait till tomorrow!!! And how will I handle the wait for books four and five? Also, pesto, ewww, me and pesto, oh, we do not get along.

The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 496 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all."

Look at that steampunky goodness of a cover, plus Cassandra Clare, I know what book I want to get!

Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Published by: Mira
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Format: Paperback, 432 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass magic. More, she's immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in the world.

Until spying through the glass becomes her new power. Suddenly, the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. And then she discovers that someone has st olen some of her blood—and that finding it might let her regain her powers. Or learn if they're lost forever… "

The third book in the Maria V. Snyder's Glass series, and I can't count how many people I know who view this and her other series as their favorites.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Published by: Harper Teen
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal."

Yeah, I know, I shouldn't be going, ooooh, pretty cover, me want... but the synopsis sounds good too... we'll see...

Radiance by Alyson Noel
Published by: Square Fish
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 192 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . ."

Alyson Noel, of The Immortals fame, has a new book with ghosts, sounds cool! Plus English castle? I'm in!


The Clockwork Angel sounds nice. Will get it this week :)

your blog is very good Lizzy!
I love books but with a young daughter it got harder to follow the releases and all... now she is a bit more independent and I feel completely lost in a bookstore. But your blog has helped :D

Yeah, I'm excited about that one. If it wasn't for school and go see the author speak, she's in Chicago this week. I think you'd also really like the Parasol Protectorate series :P

Maybe I should have bookstore interventions. We start small, like the book aisles at Target and work our way up to Barnes and Noble megastores.

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