All the exciting goodies I've received this week - and they are pretty exciting!!! Blurbs and publication details included of course...
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire like would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real.
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must lean to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Alice isn't careful, those secrets must just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
Published by Mira Ink, October 2012
Immortal City by Scott Speer
Jackson Godspeed is the hottest angel in a city obsessed with Immortals. Everyone loves him.
Everyone except Maddy Montgomery, that is. She's not interested in shallow celebrities... Until Jackson takes refuge in the diner where Maddy works and an irresistible connection pulls them together.
But as Maddy is drawn into Jackson's glamorous world, she's exposed to more than the pararazzi. A serial killer is murdering angels. Maddy and Jackson could lose each other forever.
Published by Scholastic, OUT NOW
Rebel Heart by Moira Young
There's a price on Saba's head.
They call her the Angel of Death. She defeated a tyrant, but victory has come at a cost. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, she needs Jack. His moonlit eyes, his reckless courage, his wild heart. But Jack has left, and a ruthless new enemy searches for Saba across the Dustlands.
Published by Scholastic, August 2012
The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
In 18th Century Stockholm, one man's fortune holds the key to a nation's fate.
Emil Larsson is a drinker, card player and contented bachelor until he is told that his position at the Office of Excise and Customs depends on his settling down and finding a wife.
Mrs Sparrow, proprietor of an exclusive gaming house, fortune teller (and confidante of King Gustav III) offers to lay an Octavo for him - a form of cartomancy which can divine his future if he can find the eight individuals who can help him realise his vision.
When Mrs Sparrow wins a mysterious fan in her card game, the Octavo's deeper powers are revealed.
Emil must 'collect the Eight' if his country is to be brought back from the brink of rebellion and chaos.
Published by Two Roads, September 2012
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina
From the moment Sonia Ocampo slipped into the world, blue and shivering, the hopes and dreams and fears of others have weighed heavy on her shoulders. If only her belief in herself was as strong as their faith in her.
This is a story of a change in difficult times. It is a tale of sacrifice. And, most of all, it is about fighting for a better future - for love.
Published by Walker, OUT NOW
Nice little bunch huh? I'll admit, I've already started reading Immortal City, and it is pure guilty pleasure territory (but you guys know how much I love those!). Review to come shortly.
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