Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Upcoming Releases May 17-24

I always try to limit myself to ten books for this post or else I would be here writing forever.  This week was another hard week as there are so many interesting and intriguing book being published it was hard to decide what to include.  Here are some my family is looking forward to reading:

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy Series, Book 8)
by Richelle Mead
Release Date: May 18, 2010

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dmitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's - and to her best friend, Lissa.  It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dmitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance.  And now her worst fears are about to come true - Dmitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her.  Only this time, he won't rest until Rose joins him - forever.

Love Bites (Vampire Kisses, Book 7)
by Ellen Schreiber
Release Date: May 18, 2010

As a mortal girl dating a vampire, Raven knows that love isn't always easy.  Now that Alexander's parents have returned to Romania, Raven and her dreamy vampire boyfriend are happy to resume their cryptic romance.

But soon another visitor comes knocking: Sebastian, Alexander's best friend, arrives for a stay at the mansion. At first Raven is wary, then thrilled - this is the perfect chance to learn more about her darkly handsome boyfriend and his past.  Raven has been wondering whether Alexander will ever bite her and make their love immortal, and Sebastian could be her guide to the love habits of Alexander and his kind.  But when Sebastian falls for a particular Dullsvillian, will another mortal beat Raven to the bite?

The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 8)
by John Flanagan
Release Date: May 18, 2010

My son almost ripped my arm off when this came in the mail as a review copy, so this one is for him.

Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west.  When he does finally return, it's with bad news.  Hibernia is in turmoil.  A religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined.  Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger.  Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order.  Can the secrets of Halt's past help them in their mission?

Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, Book 1)by Christopher Farnsworth
Release Date: May 18, 2010

Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President.  But Cade is no ordinary civil servant.  Bound by a special blood oath, he is a vampire.  Cade battles nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream, enemies far stranger - and far more dangerous - than civilians have ever imagined.

Claire de Lune
by Christine Johnson
Release Date: May 18, 2010

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday.  Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there.  But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy; she's a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the female pack of werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger.  Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt.  Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin.  With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, whe will make a choice that will changer her forever.

The Demon's Covenant (Demon's Lexicon Series, Book 2)
by Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: May 18, 2010

Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me
by Kristen Chandler
Release Date: May 18, 2010

KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover's dream.  The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park.  But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession.  And she's not sure if it's a good or a bad thing that they're assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone.  As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted...and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.

Frenzy (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 6)
by Robert Liparulo
Release Date: May 18, 2010

There were things that seemed odd when the Kings first moved into their house - but things got really strange when they realized the rooms upstairs were portals to other worlds.  Even though the rooms were dangerous, it still seemed fun until people started coming into their house and Mom was kidnapped.  They've been desperately searching for her, but they risk their lives every time they enter a world.

Xander has traveled back to visit Uncle Jesse as a boy, but that turns out to be the last place Xander wants to be.  Jesse tells him David died.  But Xander's not about to let that happen - even if it already did.  It doesn't matter how many worlds he has to go to or what it takes, he is going to find a way to change the future.

Restoring Harmony
by Joelle Anthony
Release Date: May 18, 2010

The year is 2040, and sixteen-year old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the U.S., Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse - one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.

Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they're financially ruined and practically starving.  What should've been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission.  And when Molly witness something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn't, Molly's only way home may be to beat them at their own game.  Luckily, there's a handsome stranger to help.

Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1)
by Chloe Neill
Release Date: May 20, 2010

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich.  If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus.  Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night.  When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users.  It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help.  At least, none that she's discovered yet...


  1. These all sound pretty interesting.

  2. I was really excited to get Spirit Bound in the mail today. I didn't think it would arrive until Thursday so it was a nice surprise.

    I didn't realize that The Demon's Covenant was being released today too. Thanks for the reminder of all the great books being published this week!