Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Week's Upcoming Releases

There are some great books being released this month and I am excited about a few of this week's releases.  It's almost impossible to list all of them so I narrowed them down to ten. 

Jekel Loves Hyde
by Beth Fantaskey
Release Date: May 3, 2010

Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents' rules - especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office.  But when her dad is murdered, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To better her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristan Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away.  As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristan's sanity.  Maybe his life.  But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything - just for the thrill of being bad.

Spells (Laurel, Book 2)
by Aprilynne Pike
Release Date: May 4, 2010

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life - and especially her boyfriend, David - to return to the faerie world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable.  She is forced to make a choice - a choice that could break her heart.

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 4, 2010

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers.  While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Julius brings the siblings together for a 'research experiment' at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Lies (Gone, Book 3)
by Michael Grant
Release Date: May 4, 2010

It happens in one night; a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake.  But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought.  As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

Love in the Time of Dragons (Light Dragons, Book 1)
by Katie MacAlister
Release Date: May 4, 2010

Tully Sullivan is just like any suburban mom - except she's just woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting that they're dragons - and that she's one too.

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10)
by Charlaine Harris
Release Date: May 4, 2010

Sookie is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Erics 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment.  And Sookie's tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour, Vampire Bill Compton.  In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, but this favour has dire results for Sookie.

The Last Ember
by Daniel Levin
Release Date: May 4, 2010

Jonathan Marcus, a young American lawyer and a former doctoral student in classics, has become a sought-after commodity among antiquities dealers.  But when he is summoned to Rome to examine a client's fragment of an ancient stone map, he stumbles across a startling secret; a hidden message carved inside the stone itself.  The discovery propels him a dangerous journey from the labyrinth beneath the Colosseum to the Biblical-era tunnels of Jerusalem in search of a hidden 2 000 year-old artifact sought my empires throughout the ages.

Haunting Warrior
by Erin Quinn
Release Date: May 4, 2010

When his father vanished after uncovering the secrets of the ancient Book of Fenmore, Rory McGrath tranformed from an innocent boy into a troubled, cynical man.  Leaving Ireland, he shunned his family, his heritage - and the magic that defined his people for centuries.

Then he began dreaming of an ethereal beauty, who calls him to return home to a destiny that will take him beyond the realm of anything he has imagined.

Lured to the castle ruins where his father disappeared, Rory is plunged back in time, and into the body of another man - a man betrothed to the very woman of Rory's dreams.  In possession of the secrets of his past, his family, and his identity, her hold on Rory is inescapable.  For she is his doom, his salvation - and his destiny.

Twelve Rooms With a View
by Theresa Rebeck
Release Date: May 5, 2010

Tina Finn was standing at the edge of her mother's newly-dug grave when she first heard about her inheritance.  Until this moment, she'd been scraping by, living from one pay cheque to the next.  But all that was about to change - Now she's the proud own of a huge luxury apartment overlooking Central Park.  Things couldn't get better, right? Wrong.  Her half-brothers, left out of the inheritance, think she has no right to the apartment and they want her out - by any means necessary.  Now that she has it all, is she prepared to fight to the end to keep it?

The Ambassador's Mission (Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1)
by Trudi Canavan
Release Date: May 6, 2010

Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians.  When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and her old friend Cery needs her help.  Most of his family has been murdered.  The Thieves have been waging a deadly underworld war for years, and now it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance...


  1. Wow great books are coming out this week. I especially like the cover to Spells, it's gorgous.

  2. Michael Grant's LIES was just amazing! I devoured it in one day! Now I have to wait for PLAGUE to come out :(