Saturday, December 18, 2010

New SciFi & Fantasy Releases: Week of December 19

Posted by Simcha 4:09 PM, under | 5 comments

Hmm...I'm either really losing my touch or this is just a really slow week for new releases because all I could dig up were these five titles...

Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles, Bk 3)
Alyxandra Harvey
Release Date: December 21

Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?

Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets
Francesca Lia Block

YA Anthology
Release Date
: December 21 

In this new volume, three of Francesca Lia Block's works are collected together for the very first time. In The Rose and the Beast, nine classic fairy tales are turned inside out in classic Block style. Kirkus Reviews said about this Los Angeles Times bestseller, "Block uses language like a jeweled sword, glittering as it cuts to the heart." In Psyche in a Dress, the Psyche we all know from Greek mythology finds herself in California. Tempted by gods and demons she must discover a way to find herself again. And in Echo, a retelling of the story of Echo and Narcissus, Echo meets a broken angel, vampires, and the fairy daughter of a rock on her quest for true love. Love and magic and believing in ourselves are timeless themes, and this new collection will introduce Francesca Lia Block to a whole new generation of readers
waiting to fall under her spell.

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3)
Lesley Livingston

: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date:
December 21

"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.

The Book of Spells
Kate Brian

Young Adult
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: December 21

A Private prequel that tells the true origins of Billings House!

Silver Frost (Bitter Frost, Bk 3)
Kailin Gow

YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: The Edge
Release Date:
December 22 

Enter the world of Feyland, where beautiful strong fairies have been at war for years. Breena, the beautiful half fairy, half human princess from Oregon, has ascended to her rightful place in Feyland, as Queen of the Summer Kingdom. Being Queen isn't at all what she expected. Now the weight of Feyland falls heavily on her shoulders. The landscape of Feyland is scattered with the silver blood of fairies, turning the once whitish blue frost of the Winter Kingdom to silver frost, and danger lurks everywhere including within her own court. Secretly in love with her intended Winter Prince Kian, now Breena is faced with the realization of war, and the possibility of Kian as her greatest enemy. To help her navigate through the politics within her court and Feyland, help comes in the form of an old friend. Before she knows it, Breena's heart is torned between two loves, just as torned as Feyland. The fate of Feyland depends on her choices, can she make the right ones even if it means turning away from her love forever?


Loving the cover for Rose and Bones, very cool. I do like re-tellings

So excited for Tempestuos! Just read Darklight a few weeks ago, and I can't WAIT for the final one!
The Roses and Bones cover is really pretty, and it kind of reminds me of the Stolen Night cover, by Rebecca Maizel.

It's Roses and Bones for me - but I'm not sure I like the cover.

I finally made it on to visit at least one post. :) It's been crazy here. More crazy than I was expecting when I was planning the move. I haven't really got much reading done either. And still have loads to do in the house here. And not to mention I have to get ready for this holiday... Christmas. :) Oh well, enought grumbling.

I have to say these are all new books for me. And they sound really good. :) Thank you for the list!

Hope you are doing well and have a great week. :)

Melissa: Yeah, moves can really throw your life into a tailspin but its nice that you'll get to start the new year in a new house. I hope everything goes smoothly and you soon manage to get back into the swing of things :)

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