Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Most Anticipated Books of December

Jane’s pick:

I am so excited about this month’s pick! Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, the 5th book in the Sevenwaters series will be released on Dec. 7th. Woot!!! Jen was the one who introduced me to this series and I was instantly hooked. Thanks again Jen! (You're welcome!) Marillier is a consummate storyteller. Her words flow like honey yet have the clarity and power to blow me away. Love, love, LOVE this series!

Sibeal of Sevenwaters, the teen fifth daughter of the Lord of Sevenwaters, has always known she wants to be a druid. In this romantic follow-up to 2008's Heir of Sevenwaters, Sibeal's uncle Ciaran, her mentor, orders her to spend a summer on the sheltered island of Inis Eala, away from her training, to determine whether the contemplative life is truly for her. At first, Sibeal thinks that Ciaran is punishing her. Then a sudden storm brings a shipwreck and several mysteries that challenge Sibeal's resolve and vocation. Why does the Norseman Knut seem to be holding something back from the islanders, and if Svala is Knut's wife, why is she so terrified of him? And who is the handsome, amnesiac man Sibeal has found washed up on shore? Readers will thrill to this strong, heartfelt tale of the Sevenwaters family and their magical exploits.

Books in the Sevenwaters series:

Daughter of the Forest
Son of the Shadows
Child of the Prophecy
Heir to Sevenwaters

Jen’s pick:

With all the excitement going on with Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series I thought I would add another well-written YA series about faeries into the mix. Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston is the third and final book in her Wondrous Strange series. This series is full of action and teen romance with a strong female voice. I picked the first two books because the story sounded decent and was swept away into Kelley’s world. Fans of Melissa Marr and Julie Kagawa will enjoy this author.

"I don't love Sonny Flannery."
That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.
But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley.
The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous Strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

Tempestuous will be out just in time for Christmas on December 21.

1 comment:

Angiegirl said...

Cannot wait to get my hands on SEER!