Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

WOW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine which focusses on books that we readers can't wait to see published.  Here are a couple I can't wait to read:

The Replacement
by Brenna Yovanoff
Release Date: September 21, 2010

Mackie Doyle is not one of us.  Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess.  He is a Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago.  Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or to spend time with his crush, Tate.  But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem.  He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Hearstone (Shardlake, Book 5)
by C.J. Sansom
Release Date: September 28, 2010

Summer, 1545.  England is at war.  Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel.  As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen.  The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. 

Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr.  Asked to investigate claims of 'monstrous wrongs' commited against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant journey to Portsmouth.  Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to be a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettipace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam.  The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed Emily's family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. 


  1. The Replacement was pretty good - just finished that one...just creepy enough. I haven't heard of the other series before, sounds good.

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  2. The Replacement sounds cool! I'm guessing he's a faerie changeling?