June 9, 2012

What's available next week?


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The Golden Lily
by Richelle Mead
Expected Publish Date:
June 12, 2012

Publisher's Summary: Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students - children of the wealthy and powerful - carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.


Rapture
by Lauren Kate
Expected Publish Date:
June 12, 2012

Publisher's Summary: RAPTURE, the fourth & final FALLEN novel, is the Lauren Kate book the world has been waiting for.

The sky is dark with wings. . . .
Like sand through an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win? The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.


Ripple
by Mandy Hubbard
Expected Publish Date:
June 14 2012

Publisher's Summary: Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she's ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without?

The Serpent's Kiss
by Melissa de la Cruz
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: Things have settled down considerably on the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the Beauchamp family-Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three immortal witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down when Freya's twin brother, Fryr, returns from Limbo with shocking news-that it was none other than Freya's fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up Fryr's downfall. The worst part? Freya is worried Fryr might be right.

As Freya hopes to prove Killian's innocence while keeping her brother from exacting revenge on the man she loves, her sister Ingrid has her own problems. Matt Noble, a handsome and charming police detective, has won her heart. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? Things get even more complicated when Matt becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and the magical creatures at the center of it come to Ingrid for help, forcing her to make a difficult choice.

To top it off, a dead spirit is trying to make contact with matriarch Joanna-but does it mean harm or warn to the witches? All hell breaks loose at the family reunion at Thanksgiving and mayhem ensues, but when the culprit behind Fryr's imprisonment is finally revealed, is it already too late to stanch the poison released from the serpent's kiss?


For Darkness Shows the Stars
by Diana Peterfreund
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong decimated humanity, causing the Reduction and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago she refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. In those years the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jump-starting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret that could change their world...or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.

Lies Beneath
by Anne Greenwood Brown
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

Timepiece
by Myra McEntire
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples—cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers’s return, the Hourglass organization is offered an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered—with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him may not be enough. . . .


Queen of Swords
by Katee Robert
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she's supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn't matter if the ship's commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don't lie. Ever.

Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.

Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them...and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.


The Taken
by Vicki Pettersson
Expected Publish Date:
June 12 2012

Publisher's Summary: Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.

Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder—and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie.

Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife . . .

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5 comments:

kimba88 said...

Lots of good books this week. I want to grab Timepiece and For Darkness Shows the Stars. Have an awesome weekend!

manda-rae said...

The Golden Lily, eep!!! Lots of pretty covers coming out... I think I should give up my paying job, so I can spend more time reading awesome books... (If only, if only.)

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

So many amazing books out soon! Looking forward to Golden Lily and Darkness Shows the Stars. I love the look of Timepiece but I still need to read Hourglass first.

Alba said...

T_______________T
The Golden Lily!!
I think I'm going to cry now!! T_T oh god please please let the book come here!!

I actually got approved for a galley of Lies Beneath and I completely enjoyed it :D so I recommend that you get a copy heheheh :D

Kristina said...

Wow a lot of great books are coming out this week! Going to be getting Golden Lily signed on Saturday. Need to eventually get Rapture, listening to audio book of Fallen right now. No idea Serpent's Kiss was coming out already, need to get that one!!

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