Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Upcoming Releases June 7 - 14

It's been one of those weeks at work where it's been so crazy that I've been using my downtime to take a look at upcoming releases and fantasizing about holidays and freetime and looking forward to that time when I can sit down and read just for pleasure, without the pressure of work on my back.  It's coming soon and I can't wait.  No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers'...wait, I am the teacher!   Anyways, here are a few books that my family and I are looking forward to this week.

The Hidden Heart of Emily Hudson
by Melissa Jones
Release Date: June 7, 2010

London, 1862.  Emily aspires to be an artist.  Full of spirit and energy, she is too outspoken for the stuffy drawing rooms in which she finds herself confined.  Under the patronage of her cousin William, she struggles against the bonds of her time.

by Meg Cabot
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Sick of hearing about vampires?  So is Meena Harper?

But her bosses are making her write about the anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.

Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural.  See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die.  

But not even Meena's procognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets - then makes the mistake of falling in love with - Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side.

The Passage
by Justin Cronin
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger.

Passing Strange (Book 3, Generation Dead)
Daniel Waters
Release Date: June 8, 2010

I have been waiting for this book for quite a while now.   This latest installment is about Karen, one of my favourite characters in this series.

Book of Shadows
by Alexandra Sokoloff
Release Date: June 8, 2010

All homicide detective Adam Garrett's beliefs about the nature of reality will be tested as he is forced to team up with a woman he is fiercely attracted to but cannot trust, in a race to uncover a psychotic killer before he strikes again.

A Colourful Death (Cornish Mystery, Book 2)
by Carola Dunn
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to a small village in Cornwall.  Life in this small village is anything but dull and soon Eleanor finds herself investigating a murder and discovering secrets. 

The Tilting House
by Tom Llewellyn
Release Date: June 8, 2010

This one is for my son and daughter.

Brothers Josh and Aaron Peshik are about to discover that their new home with the tilting floors hides many mysteries.

The Queen's Daughter
by Susan Coventry
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Joan's mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world.  Her father is King Henry II, king of England.  She loves them both - so what can she do when she is forced to choose between them?  As he parents' arguments grown ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn.  When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself with a man ten years her senior.  She doesn't love him, and she can't quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.  As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents' worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs.  Is it too late to figure out whom to trust?  And, more important, whom to love?

A Bad Day for Pretty (Stella Hardesty, Book 2)
by Sophie Littlefield
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff 'Goat' Jones when the tornado that is blazing a path of destruction through town blows his scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door.  Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete and unearthing a woman's body.  The main suspect is Neb Donovan.  Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill any woman, so she agrees to look into the matter for his frantic wife. 

Blind Fury (Anna Travis, Book 6)
by Lynda La Plante
Release Date: June 10, 2010

Another multiple murder thriller by a fantastic author.

What books are you looking forward to this week?