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Four great new books this week. Two are from series I am currently reading. I actually bought “Bite Marks” book 6 in the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin. This has been a great series and I absolutely couldn’t wait to read the next book in it when it came out. I won “ArchEnemy”, the final installment in the Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, from fantasy-fan.org; you can see the post here. Thanks so much to Fantasy-fan.org for holding this contest!
I got the new Scott Westerfield book “Leviathan” though the Amazon Vine program and am really looking forward to reading that book. I also aquired the first graphic novel in the Kin series by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh. This novel is called “The Good Neighbors” and I got it through paperbackswap.com.
All in all a wonderful week for getting books! Now I just have to read them all 🙂 Hope everyone has a great week and happy reading!
“Bite Marks” (Jaz Parks, Book 6) by Jennifer Rardin
First Sentence: “My ass felt like a slab of dead flesh, too nerveless to even quiver as the butcher slaps it onto his cutting table.”
From Amazon.com: “Jaz Parks here. But I’m not alone. I’m hearing voices in my head – and they’re not mine.
The problem, or maybe the solution, is work. And the job’s a stinker this time — killing the gnomes that are threatening to topple NASA’s Australian-based space complex. Yeah, I know. Vayl and I should still be able to kick this one in our sleep. Except that Hell has thrown up a demon named Kyphas to knock us off track. And damn is she indestructible!”
“Leviathan” by Scott Westerfield
First Sentence: “The Austrian horses glinted in the moonlight., their riders standing tall in the saddle, swords raised.”
From Amazon.com: “It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With the Great War brewing, Alek’s and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.”
“The Good Neighbors” (Book one of Kin) by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
First Sentence: “My name is Rue, like kangaroo or like “You’ll rue the day we met, mwa-ha-ha!”
From Amazon.com: “Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.”
“ArchEnemy” (The Looking Glass Wars, Book 3) by Frank Beddor
First Sentence: “Alyss of Wonderlank raced up the front walk, using her imagination to unlock the door and turn the latch.”
From Amazon.com:”Discover the fate of Wonderland- and imagination itself- in this riveting conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy.
The Heart Crystal’s power has been depleted, and Imagination along with it. The people of Wonderland have all lost their creative drive, and most alarmingly, even Queen Alyss is without her powers. There is some comfort in the fact that the vicious Redd Heart seems to be similarly disabled. Amazingly, she is attempting to team up with her enemy, Alyss, in order to reclaim Wonderland from King Arch. Alyss might have no choice but to accept Redd’s overtures, especially when she begins to receive alarming advice from the caterpillar oracles.”