I'm so glad with this edition, because I got some amazing books!
First, from Netgalley and the publishers.
The first time, I was declined, but I decided to give it a second try and finally I am accepted to read this book! I can't wait.
Sarah J. Maas - Throne of Glass.
Expected publication: August 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury.
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
And this one, it sounds amazing! I'm not a fan of anthologies, but I couldn't resist it.
Two and twenty dark tales - Different authors.
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Month9Books
In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.
I discovered Edelweiss and I decided to give it a try. After being declined a lot (saying that there are no copies left from the books I requested) I got a couple of great books!
First, Lauren Oliver - The spindlers. Don't you just love the cover? And I loved Liesl & Po, so I have high expectations!
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins.
Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers-evil, spiderlike beings-came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him.
Emma Cornwall - Incarnation.
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Gallery Books
Lucy Weston tracks down the novelist Bram Stoker in her search to reveal the dark force who made her a vampire--and regain her humanity in the process.In the steampunk world of Victorian London, Lucy Weston, a character in "Dracula," seeks out Bram Stoker to discover why he deliberately lied about her in his popular novel. With Stoker's reluctant help, she tracks the creature who transformed her from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme. Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy battles her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she makes a choice that illuminates for her--and for us--the true nature of what it means to be human.
I was fascinated by the cover and the blurb. Stefan Bachmann - The peculiar.
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Greenwillow Books.
Bartholomew Kettle won't live long. Changelings never do. The child of a human mother and a faery father, Bartholomew is a secret, despised by both his races. If the English don't hang him for witchcraft, the faerys will do something worse. So his mother keeps him locked away, hidden from the world in the faery slums of Bath.Won in a giveaway and I received my copy a couple of days ago.
Leigh Bardugo - Shadow and bone.
Published June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.Bought.
Since I am a huge fan of Juliet Marilier, I couldn't resist this one in the bookstore. It's called 'Verboden Magie' and - this is really weird for me - it's Shadowfell for you guys. So.. How is it possible that I can buy this book, while Shadowfell is released in September 11th 2012?
Its name is spoken only in whispers, if the people of Alban dare to speak it at all: Shadowfell. The training ground for rebels seeking to free their land from the grip of the tyrannical king is so shrouded in mystery that most believe it to be a myth.