Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our Most Anticipated Books of September

Here we are at the beginning of September already. This year is just speeding by! A new month means a new list of books releases coming out and our picks for what we’re looking forward to the most. Here we go...

Jen’s pick:

Experience the thrill of the hunt in the third October Daye urban fantasy novel.

October "Toby" Daye is a changeling-half human and half fae-and the only one who has earned knighthood. Now she must take on a nightmarish new challenge. Someone is stealing the children of the fae as well as mortal children, and all signs point to Blind Michael. Toby has no choice but to track the villain down-even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael's realm, home of the Wild Hunt-and no road may be taken more than once. If Toby cannot escape with the children, she will fall prey to the Wild Hunt and Blind Michael's inescapable power.

There aren’t many series out there that I actually keep up with but when I get a new Seanan McGuire book, I read it. These are not bookshelf riders folks! If you haven’t tried this particular author before and you like urban fantasy, give her a shot. Her Toby Daye series has been just awesome. Start with Rosemary and Rue, Toby’s first book. If you like something a little darker, try Seanan’s alter ego, Mira Grant, and her book Feed, book one in her Newsflesh Trilogy. I just downloaded this baby and plan to get to it very soon. An Artificial Night comes out on September 7th. Tybalt!!!

I would also like to mention Double Cross, Carolyn Crane’s second book in her Disillusionist series. I reviewed Mind Games in June and I loved that it was so different and provoking and thought it was such a good read that I preordered Double Cross too. I can’t wait to find out what Justine and Packard are going to do next. Double Cross comes out on September 28th.


Jane’s Pick:

Great picks Jen! I really need to move Rosemary and Rue and Mind Games to the top of my TBR pile. The book that I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this month is Lara Adrian's Taken by Midnight, the 8th book in the Midnight Breed series. I’m actually caught up on this series and plan on reading Brock’s story and soon as it lands in my mailbox. Here’s the blurb from the back cover.

At the Crossroads of death and desire, a woman tastes a pleasure no mortal is meant to survive...

In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand, and control, a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal...and arouse.

As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and it’s army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of his resolve, a purely physical relationship without the strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself--until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love ultimate trial by fire.

Taken by Midnight will be released on September 28th. I highly recommend this series :)

1 comment:

Jen D. said...

I'll be interested to see what you thought of your picks. =)