Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Incoming Books: July 17th, 2012

old books with glasses

Incoming Books July 17th, 2012!

It’s our incoming books section in a slightly different format - with basic information and links instead of blurbs. If you’re looking for more information for a particular book, click on its cover and it will take you to the publisher’s page.

Even though the format is slightly different we nevertheless want to know: 

Which of these recently or soon to published books would you choose to read first?


Macmillan | Tor

dark companion


Dark Companion ~ By Marta Acosta;  Tor Teen | July 2012 | Hardcover | Young Adult Fiction |368 pages

A retelling of Jane Eyre for young adults which includes vampires!

Here’s a blog post from Marta Acosta at Tor called Haunted Mansions and Eclipses.




Energized ~ by Edward M. Lerner;  Tor Books | 7/17/2012 | Hardcover | 336 pages

No one expected the oil to last forever. How right they were….

A hard science fiction thriller!

wake of the bloody angel




Wake of the Bloody Angel ~ by Alex Bledsoe;  Tor Books| July 2012 | Trade Paperback | 352 pages

It’s book number 4 in the popular Eddie LaCrosse series.  They are action packed mysteries set in a fantastical medieval world.

I just finished book number one in the series, and thought it was a blast!


Simon and Schuster

the taker


The Taker ~ by Alma Katsu (book 1);  Gallery Books | March 2012 | 464 pages

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price.

The first in this romantic historical fantasy.

      the reckoning



The Reckoning (book 2 of the Taker Trilogy) ~ by Alma Katsu;   Gallery Books | June 2012 |  352 pages

Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.



Random House

 the devil in silver

The Devil in Silver  ~ by Victor Lavalle;  August 21, 2012| Random House | Pages: 432

New Hyde Hospital’s psychiatric ward has a new resident. It also has a very, very old one.

John really enjoyed this literary novel and should have a review completed soon.



Non Fiction

vegan for the holidays


Vegan for the Holidays ~ Zel Allen;  160 pages | Book Publishing Company |July 1, 2012

A book with recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve celebrations that showcases recipes without meat and dairy.




Book Purchases

the chemistry of tears


The Chemistry of Tears ~ by Peter Carey; Random House |May 15, 2012 | Pages: 240

An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, two stories of love—all are brought to incandescent life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. 


the games



The Games ~ by Ted Kosmatka; Random House | March 13, 2012 |Pages: 368

Set in an amoral future where genetically engineered monstrosities fight each other to the death in an Olympic event, The Games envisions a harrowing world that may arrive sooner than you think.

This author wrote a Nebula nominated story that I gave a 5.5 star to.


Book Winnings



Nameless ~ by Karen Hunter;  352 pages| Gallery Books| Jan 2012

In the in between are the Nameless; names are for masters and they have none. They live in the Nameless realm; between being saved and being destroyed. They are Fallen.


From Julie at  Reel Swell blog via Heather from Buried in Books! A big thank you to both.


liquid lies


A three book win from author Carolyn Jewel’s blog.  And look at these covers – very racy!


Liquid Lies ~ by Hanna Martine;  368 pages | 03 Jul 2012 | Berkley

Magic is corporate America's best-kept secret, and Gwen Carroway is the best at selling it...

The first in a series of a new paranormal romance by a debut author.

melt into you



Melt Into You ~ by Roni Loren; 368 pages | 03 Jul 2012 | Berkley

Book two of an erotic fantasy, which is not my usual genre but goodness knows it could be fun.

the darkest day





The Darkest Day ~ by Britt Bury;  Grand Central Publishing | 7/3/2012 | 300 pages

A paranormal romance set in Scotland.




Once again we ask: Which of these books would you choose to read first?


ediFanoB said...

Eddie LaCrosse is one of my favorite fantasy characters and therefore I will definitely buy a copy of The Wake of the Bloody Angel.

Unknown said...

Edi -
I remember you saying that you like the Eddie LaCrosse character and just finished listening to the first book in the series.

I really enjoyed it. Alex Bledsoe is quite a story teller!

I have books number 2 loaded in my iPod right now.

Sarah M said...

I'm a little late, but I'd pick up The Taker and The Reckoning. I love having multiple books in a series to read at once.

Unknown said...

Sarah -
No problem, we too are behind on our posts due to travel and life. And I have not visited any blogs in weeks.

I've seen tons of great stuff about The Taker and The Reckoning and have started the first and it's very promising.

The problem is waiting until next year for the third in the series.

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