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Another week with only a few books received. I got a couple new books from the Amazon Vine program: “A Child of Fire: A Twenty Palaces” by Harry Connolly and “Shiver” by Maggie Steifvater. Child of Fire is being compared to the Dresden Files so we will see. Shiver has gotten rave reviews from a number of folks, so I am hoping it is good. I also got “Poison Ink” by Christopher Golden from paperbackswap.com. I have read Christopher Golden books that I liked previously; so I hope this one will also be a good (if creepy) read.
“Child of Fire” by Harry Connolly
First Sentence: “It felt good to sit behind the wheel again, even the wheel of a battered Dodge Sprinter.”
From Amazon.com: “Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He’s the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him–or let someone else do the job.
Unfortunately for both of them, Annalise’s next mission goes wrong, leaving her critically injured. With the little magic he controls, Ray must complete her assignment alone. Not only does he have to stop a sorcerer who’s sacrificing dozens of innocent lives in exchange for supernatural power, he must find–and destroy–the source of that inhuman magic.”
“Shiver” by Maggie Steifvater
First Sentence: “I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves.”
From Amazon.com: “For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.”
“Poison Ink” by Christopher Golden
First Sentence: “Pieces of her are broken.”
From Amazon.com: “SAMMI, TQ, CARYN, Letty, and Katsuko are floaters. None of them fits in with any particular group at Covington High School—except each other. One night, to cement their bond, the girls decide to get matching, unique tattoos. But when Sammi backs out at the last minute, everything changes. Faster than you can say “airbrush,” Sammi is an outcast, and soon, her friends are behaving like total strangers. When they attack Sammi for trying to break up a brawl, Sammi spies something horrible on her friends’ backs: the original tattoo has grown tendrils, snaking and curling over the girls’ entire bodies. What has that creepy tattoo artist done to her friends? And what—if anything—can Sammi do to get them back? This deliciously creepy psychological thriller is the perfect summer read.”
That’s it for this week! I hope that everyone has a good week 🙂 I have to go and read something 🙂