Thursday, 15 August 2013

August 27th Book Releases

    So, its not a book review, but on August 27th (less that 2 weeks away!) there are not one, not two, note even three or four, but FIVE books on my wish list coming out. I thought I would share those titles with you (along with the book cover and the blurb from the back cover).

    I am excited for all these books, but I am excited for one more than all the others. So without furthur ado, I present to you:

1. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass book 2) by Sarah J. Maas

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

    If you remember, way back in October I wrote a review on the first book of this series Throne of Glass (click HERE, to see my review). I was absolutely in love with the book, and its 4 novella prequels, from the first page; so you can imagine my excitement to have the release date for book 2 to be out than less than a week! This book is TOTALLY getting reviewed, so stay tuned people!

2. Origin (Lux Book 4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. 
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.   
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?  
Together, they can face anything.   
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?  

    This too is another excitement for me. I have followed the Lux series from day one and RIGHT when things started to get super interesting plot wise (not that it wasn't interesting before... just more so now) a road block comes crashing in, as they always do, and I can't WAIT to see what the author does in this next installment.

3. Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9) by Jennifer Estep

The hotly anticipated ninth novel in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series finds Gin Blanco on a dangerous mission to rescue a friend. 
When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out…

    I too wrote a review on the last book of this series, Deadly Sting (which you can read HERE) and in that review I expressed how the series is getting kind of old now. It's basically the same plot over and over: Someone wants to kill Gin (aka the Spider) and Gin goes all badass and saves the day, almost dying in the process, but she is saved by her dwarf friend who can heal all injuries with her Air magic. Yup, got it. And honestly, with any other series, by book 9 I would call it quits and give up. HOWEVER, Jennifer Estep, being the tricky person she is, is dangling a bone over all her fans noses to make sure they stay with her: Will Owen and Gin get back together?! That seems to be the question of all questions! Well Jennifer, you better not dangle that bone in front of us forever. Like all dogs, we get bored when we realize we aren't getting our reward anytime soon.

4. The Bitter Kingdom (Girl of Fire and Thorns #3) By Rae Carson

The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.
Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

    I don't think I ever reviewed the first two books of this series, but if you have read anything by Tamora Pierce (one of my favourite authors) or George R. Martin you will LOVE this series. The main character is the furthest thing from a Mary Sue, she is full of faults and she isn't described to be all that pretty, but she was born with a marvellous destiny and she does everything she can to overcome her faults to live up to what she was born to be. I'm going to have to review the first book now, it's just so good. This is going to be the conclusion of the Trilogy, so look forward to it!

5. Descendant (Starling #2) by Lesley Livingston

The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods.
The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.

    I am excited for the mythology in this book. I reviewed the first book, Starling (which you can read HERE) and it was average at best as far as ratings went. I have a feeling that this book has a lot more to offer and I am excited to see if Descendant will live up to my expectations.

ALRIGHT! So there you go. While there are more books that come out this August and this coming fall, these got an honourable mention because they are all coming out on the same day, and I am excited to read them all. Look forward to their reviews. You are going to get a bunch of them in the span of 2 or 3 days! See you guys in a fore night when I give you all another review!

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