Incoming Books ~ October 14, 2011; More books to add to our wonderful and ever expanding pile – it’s our Incoming Books feature. Key books (corny I know, but I liked the picture) for your enjoyment, all listed with shortened snippets for your perusal to help you answer our question for the day: Which book would you read first?
Scary Books for the Season
Eyes to See ~ by Joseph Nassise; 320 pages; Tor Books; First Edition edition (October 11, 2011) Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: Abandoning all hope for a normal life, he enters the world of ghosts and dangerous entities from beyond the grave. Sacrificing his normal sight so that he can see the souls of the dead, Hunt embarks on a strange new career: chasing away wayward spirits that torment the living.
Ghost Trackers ~ by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson; 384 pages; Pocket Books (September 27, 2011) For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall—let alone explain—what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out, once and for all, what took place that fateful night . . . before the supernatural entity they escaped threatens to overtake them again. (A novel.)
Ghost Files ~ by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson; 560 pages; Gallery Books; Original edition (September 13, 2011) In this hair-raising omnibus, Hawes and Wilson, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.), reveal the memorable and spine-tingling cases featured in their smash-hit collections, Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits. (Non-fiction)
Simon & Schuster ~ Fantasy Trilogies
Ashes of a Black Frost (#3 in the “Iron Elves” trilogy) ~ by Chris Evens; 448 pages; Gallery Books (October 18, 2011) The third novel in the acclaimed epic fantasy series following The Light of Burning Shadows - Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this all-new epic adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-dominated Calahrian Empire struggles to maintain its hold on power in the face of armed rebellion from within, the Iron Elves’ perilous quest to defeat the power-hungry elf witch, the Shadow Monarch, now takes on greater urgency....
A Darkness Forged in Fire (#2) and The Light of Burning Shadows (#1)
The Shattered Vine (# 3 from “Vineart War” trilogy) ~ by Laura Anne Gilman; 352 pages; Gallery Books (October 18, 2011) An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths. Slaves flee in terror. . . . Are the silent gods beginning to speak? Or is another force at work in the Lands Vin?
Weight of Stone (#2) and Flesh and Fire (#1)
**Don’t forget! We have this series for giveaway until October 17th – its linked in the side bar on the blog.
Promise the Night ~ by Machela MacColl; Young Adult; 256 pages; Chronicle Books (December 21, 2011) A carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. A multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.
DAEL and the Painted People (book 3) ~ by Allan Richard Shickman; Young Adult; 168 pages; Earthshaker Books (August 30, 2011) A prehistoric adventure, this is the third of the Zan-Gah young adult books. When Dael, guilty and tormented, came to live with the tribe of the painted people, he longed for peace and restoration; but without knowing it, he made a powerful enemy. It has received ”The Mom's Choice Gold Seal for Excellence” in a family-friendly book series.
The Time in Between ~ Maria Duenas (translated from Spanish by Daniel Hahn); 624 pages; Atria Books (November 8, 2011) Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.
Sand Queen ~ by Helen Benedict; 312 pages; Soho Press (August 2, 2011) Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. Culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis, Sand Queen offers a story of hope, courage and struggle from the rare perspective of women at war.
Non – Fiction
Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day ~ by Ellen Jaffe Jones; 160 pages; Book Publishing (June 7, 2011) Not only can a plant-based diet be good for health, it can also be easy on the pocketbook. At a time when many people are looking for a way to cut costs, Vegan on $4 a Day will show readers how to forgo expensive processed foods and get the most flavor out of delicious, high-quality basic ingredients.
Shea Vaughn’s Breakthrough ~ by Shea Vaughn; 240 pages; HCI; (October 3, 2011) Many women believe that once they reach a certain milestone, they should look a certain way or have accomplished certain goals; In this illuminating book, this noted health and wellness expert offers a holistic way to help women achieve their own personal breakthroughs and experience dramatic improvements in their relationships, career, creativity, and fitness levels, and to find fulfillment in their lives.
Which book(s) would you choose to read first?
Thanks for reading!