Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2) by James Patterson
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 13th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 133 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"When Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one..."

The first one looked fairly interesting, so I'm still fairly interested in checking out this series.

Vixen (The Flappers) by Jillian Larkin
Published by: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: December 13th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 432 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .

From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes."

It's flappers, I'm sold.

Hide My Eyes (Albert Campion Series #16) by Margery Allingham
Published by: Felony & Mayhem
Publication Date: December 13th, 2010
Format: Paperback, 242 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Returning to the darker themes of Tiger in the Smoke, Allingham introduces a serial killer who is haunting London's Theatreland. The sparring between Sergeant Luke (who thinks he's got the case sewn up) and Albert Campion (who wonders what the old couple on the bus saw) is sparkling as ever, but readers will note that Allingham was shifting toward psychological themes that put her in the company of Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith."

I just adore this re-issues of the Albert Campion stories! Great Christmas gifts for lovers of mysteries... I have up to number nine, if anyone's interested...


I love the cover for Vixen (LOVE the cover), but I'm really hesitant because it was next to Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen at ALA, and seems similar, and I didn't like The Luxe by AG, which isn't fair to take it out on BYT OR Vixen, but it's a weird association thing I can't control, and so it's put me off Vixen. Also, that was a super long, convoluted sentence. ;p

I but you see, I was able to follow it, and totally understand you reasoning. I might have hesitated, but it was at my lovely used bookstore new for $5, who could pass that up?

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