Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Upcoming Releases - August 30 - September 5 (Part 1)

I haven't done this feature in several weeks as I've been away on holidays with limited computer access, so I thought it was time to get back into the swing of things and see what books being released this week I would love to get my hands on.  There are so many great books that I actually didn't get past August 31st for this post, so I decided to separate it into two separate posts for this week.  Take a look:

Halo (Book 1)
by Alexandra Ardonetto
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenaged girl who is the least experienced of the trio.  But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone - especially herself - from the Dark Forces.
Is love a great enough power against evil?

by Kiersten White
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices, Book 1)
by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Tessa Gray descends into Victoria London's dark underworld to search for her missing brother, with the mysterious Shadowhunters as her only allies.

by Kelly Creagh
Release Date: August 31, 2010

When a project pairs Isobel and Varen together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen's world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.  Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful that she'd ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all sorts of shades.

When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him - and herself?

The Haunted (The Hollow, Book 2)
by Jessica Verday
Release Date: August 31, 2010

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with, Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind.  She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian.

But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian must return to her side, for Caspian is a shade, and Abbey is his destiny.  They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates - a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess...

The Lucifer Code (Thomas Lourds Series,
Book 2)
by Charles Brokaw
Release Date: August 31, 2010

A new novel that pitts Thomas Lourds against new enemies and has him dodging spies, crooks, and bullets. Can Thomas and his allies nagivate the secrets hidden in ancient Istanbul's most secret depths before they are killed?  Or will they be too late to stop the workings of the Devil himself before he can bring the world down around him?

The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, Book 1)
by Inara Scott
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Dancia has a 'gift' and she's hoping the recruiters at Delcrois Academy can teach her how to use it properly...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

The Julian Game
by Adele Griffin
Release Date: August 31, 2010

This riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook; the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.

Chosen (Anna Strong Chronicles, Book 6)
by Jeanne C. Stein
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Anna's primitive vampire instincts are getting harder to control.  And a new enemy wants to take advantage of that fact, for Anna has been chosen to shape the destiny of all vampires - and all humans.

Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, Book 1)
by Dianne Sylvan
Release Date: August 31, 2010

Overwhelmed by her uncanny ability to manipulate people's emotions through her music, Miranda Grey comes to the attention of vampire lord David Soloman.  Believing he can help bring her magic under control, David discovers that Miranda's powers may affect the vampire world too...