Nov 19, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday #173: Prudence by Gail Carriger!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
        


Prudence
(The Custard Protocol, #1)
by
Gail Carriger

Publication date:
March 17th, 2015 
 
 
From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a new novel in the world of the Parasol Protectorate starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti.

When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?
 
 


No explanation necessary, right? I've been dying to read Prudence ever since it was announced, and the waiting is almost over, so I'm really excited about it!


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Nov 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Get!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created & hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish. 
For more info about it, check out the post HERE.
     
  

So, My Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Get are:

 
#1 - The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle #4) by Peter V. Brett
  
 

#2 - Half the World (Shattered Sea #2) by Joe Abercrombie
  
 

#3 - The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld #11) by Gena Showalter
  
 

#4 - The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens
  
No cover yet, but I know the author is working on it, and hopefully it will be released in 2015, because I loved the previous 3 books.

 
#5 - Fairest + Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5 + #4) by Marissa Meyer
  
 

#6 - The Devil's Only Friend (John Cleaver #4) by Dan Wells
    
 
 
#7 - Rose & the Silver Ghost (Rose #4) by Holly Webb
  
 

#8 - Lockwood & Co. #3 by Jonathan Stroud
  
No title or cover yet, but there will be another one (hopefully, more than one), and I can't wait! I adored the first 2 books: The Screaming Staircase & The Whispering Skull, and I want more! No, I need more!!!
 
  
#9 - Nightborn (Thrones & Bones #2) by Lou Anders 
   
The first Thrones & Bones book Frostborn was absolutely amazing, and one of my fav & best reads in 2014, and can't wait for more! No cover yet, but at least there's a title, and sounds awesome!
 
 
#10 - Pure Blooded (Jessica McClain #5) by Amanda Carlson
  
  

And of course, there are a lot more upcoming sequels I can't wait to get & read, and that I'll wait for as long as it takes...
 
   
 
What about you? 
   
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Nov 13, 2014

What's Next? #34

  
What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks.
  
Click here to read more about the meme and to participate, go HERE!


 

My picks this week are all 2014 releases that I really want to read.

So, my choices are:

 

Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Stories #1) by Seanan McGuire

  


Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.

You can’t kill what’s already dead.
 
  
Sparrow Hill Road is a spin-off of one of my most fav series InCryptid & set in the same world. I actually plan to finally read the 3rd InCryptid book any day now, but I'd like to read this one soon, too. I love the world, and there's something addicting about it, so I want more!
   
 

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter

  
  
 
I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.
 
In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.
 
As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing — and turning — Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima — even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.
  
 
Ok, so, I adore Gena Showalter's books, and I adore this series, and it's time to read this finale, which I know will be amazing. It's time to say goodbye, despite the fact that I don't want to...
   
 

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima


 
 
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely.

Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals. As they struggle to rebuild their trust in each other, Emma and Jonah must also find away to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders. It seems more and more likely that the answers they need lie buried in the tragedies of the past. The question is whether they can survive long enough to unearth them.
 
Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.
 
 
Cinda Williams Chima is one of my fav authors, and The Sorcerer Heir is the final book in the series, and I hope it will be perfect & amazing, so it's another 2014 release that I want to read before this year ends.

So, you can see my indecision about which one to read next, and I'd appreciate your help. 
 

So, what do you think, which one of these should I read next?

Leave me a comment & help me decide!


Nov 12, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday #172: Half the World by Joe Abercrombie!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
        


Half the World
(Shattered Sea, #2)
by
Joe Abercrombie

Publication date:
February 17th, 2015


Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. 

Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. 

Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. 

She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland’s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. 
 
Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. 

Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. 

And weapons are made for one purpose.
 
Will Thorn forever be a tool in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?
 

 
 
 
Half a King is one of the best books I've read in 2014, and definitely one of the best YA epic fantasy I've ever read, so of course, I can't wait for more. I was actually surprised that we will follow other characters, yet at the same time, that makes me even more excited, because I know it will be just as awesome as the previous book. Joe Abercrombie rocks!
 
 
What are you waiting for this week?
  
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Nov 11, 2014

The Last Temptation - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman, Alice Cooper, Michael Zulli & Dave McKean

  
The Last Temptation
20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
 
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Publication date: November 11th, 2014


My rating: 5 of 5


(Graphic novel read on October 19th, from the review copy received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)


Summary:



Welcome to the world of the Theatre of the Real, where nightmares come to roost and the choice is yours to stay or go - but either way, life will never be the same again. That is what happens to Steven, a boy who is afraid and confused by the hard truth of growing up. One day, Steven happens upon an old theatre boasting its limited engagement grand guignol. Dared to go in, he meets the Showman - a mysterious man who introduces Steven to a world that is derelict and terrifying. The choice is Steven's, but the pleasure belongs to the Showman!

Now fully remastered and newly colored, Dynamite presents The Last Temptation as you've never seen it before! Written by critically acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Coraline, American Gods), and drawn by the Eisner-nominated artist Michael Zulli (The Sandman), this edition includes the original pitch Neil Gaiman sent to Alice Cooper, as well as the original scripts, a cover gallery featuring the art of Dave McKean (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Sandman), and an afterword by Michael Zulli featuring a brand new, fully painted piece of Last Temptation art created specifically for this 20th anniversary edition.
    
 


My Thoughts on the Graphic Novel:



The Last Temptation is one stunning & perfect Halloween read. I adored every second of it. The story, the art, the characters, the process of the way the story developed, just everything.

The Last Temptation took me on a journey that I wanted to go on again the moment it was over. I was fascinated by the character of the Showman, I loved the way he was inspired by Alice Cooper, and I was fascinated by the story. I didn't expect to be, but I was.

It was mysterious, spooky, entertaining, horrific, and funny, yet soulful. So, yes, I loved it, and definitely an edition that I'd like to add on my shelf to read again & again.

So, I highly recommend this graphic novel to every fan of Neil Gaiman or Alice Cooper, or just fans of supernatural spooky stories. 
 
 
 

Challenges: