Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Upcoming Releases - July 26 - Aug. 1st

It's hard to believe August is just around the corner.  I'd like somebody to tell me where July went because I really can't understand where the days have gone.  There are some pretty amazing books coming out next month, and although I'm on a book ban at the moment, it's still hard not to get excited when I see what's up for the fall releases.  Here's a few that I thought looked interesting this week:

Star Island
by Carl Hiaasen
Release Date: July 27, 2010

A hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane. 

Face Off (A Laura Blackstone Novel)
by Mark del Franco
Release Date: July 27, 2010

Laura Black is a druid who can change her appearance.  She is both the Fey Guild's public relations directions and a secret agent for the International Security Agency.  And now she'll have to choose where her loyalties lie when a political war breaks out between the fey and human populations...

A Wild Light (A Hunter Kiss Novel)
by Marjorie M. Liu
Release Date: July 27, 2010

For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her - a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race.  But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather's dead body with no memory of what happened, Maxine begins to fear that the darkness has already consumed her.

The Sixth Surrender
by Hana Samek Norton
Release Date: July 27, 2010

In the last years of her eventful life, queen-duchess Alienor of Aquitaine launches a deadly dynastic chess game to safeguard the crowns of Normandy and England for John Plantagenet, her last surviving son.

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
by Adam Rex
Release Date: July 27, 2010

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident - attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever.  When he has no luck finding himself some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night.  But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her.  But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated - it's not as easy as studying Dracula.  Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your tail in an attempt to boost ratings...

Original Sins
by Peg Kingman
Release Date: July 27, 2010

A young woman's journey into the Slave-holding South she so narrowly escaped to find a lost child.

Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2)
by Michelle Zink
Release Date: August 1st, 2010

The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences.  As sixteen-year-old Lia searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia.  Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's the matter of Lia's boyfriend, James.

by Eireann Corrigan
Release Date: August 1st, 2010

What they have done is not good enough, so Lally decides she and Jane will have to attract the colleges attention another way.  They come up with a scheme to stage Lally's disappearance - and then, when CNN is on their doorstep and the nation is riveted, Jane will find her and save her.  It seems like the perfect plan - until things start to go really wrong.


  1. I just finished Fat Vampire. Funny and oh-so weird! I really enjoyed it.

  2. I'm glad you liked it! It just sounded so different from most of the other vampire books around that I am looking forward to reading it.