Rich worldbuilding and high stakes make this one a must-read. The Everlasting Rose , by Dhonielle Clayton March 5 Fallen Belle Camellia, on the run from a sadistic queen and the price on her head, searches for the true heir to the throne in this sequel to bestseller The Belles. The Waking Forest , by Alyssa Wees March 12 Rhea has a pack of uncanny sisters, a feral animal companion, and a nightmare that plagues her: of someone, or something, waiting for her in the attic above her bedroom.
Meanwhile, a witch waits in the forest, granting wishes to children who dare visit her in their dreams. Their stories will collide in dangerous ways in this atmospheric fantasy debut. And then the bodies start turning up, setting the five teens on a twisting journey into the woods. Wicked Saints , by Emily A. Duncan April 2 April 2 is going to be a reeeally good day for Gothic darkness. Early rave reviews have warned us: here there be villainous love interests, dark enchantments, perilous plot twists, and some seriously untrustworthy saints. Descendant of the Crane , by Joan He April 2 In this Chinese-inspired fantasy debut, a reluctant princess takes the throne under dark circumstances.
She turns first to a soothsayer to guide her in finding his killer—though magic was long ago outlawed—then to a prickly investigator with his own criminal past.
We Rule the Night , by Claire Eliza Bartlett April 2 A factory worker and the daughter of a general, each facing punishment for defiant acts, team up in order to escape punishment. Pooling their magic, the two instant enemies set off on dangerous after-dark flights across enemy lines, learning to rely on each other in time of war. Except the prince becomes an unexpected ally, sharing his own power—to summon fire—and teaching her how to control and celebrate hers.
But enemies are approaching the walls of Kiev, and the pair will soon learn whether fire and ice combined will be enough to turn them away.
Just kidding: things start to go south—like, straight to hell south—in Paris, where they learn about the Crimson Hand, an anarchy-sowing demon-worshipping cult…that appears to have grown out of a years-old joke made by Magnus. Her Poe is seventeen years old, intellectually hungry, and counting down the days until he can trade in his wealthy foster family for university and married life. But his life falls apart with the arrival of a Muse named Lenore.
Muses are fearsome harbingers of disgrace, that lead artists to misery and ruin. But once Lenore starts making demands of Poe, he has little choice but to heed her…. The Tiger at Midnight , by Swati Teerdhala April 23 In this trilogy starter inspired by Hindu mythology and Indian history, the fates of a soldier and a rebel collide, changing the course of their world. Esha is the infamous Viper, committing acts of revenge on the wicked and the powerful—and her next target is the general.
Levi tries his hand at empire-building, while Enne balances her twin identities as fine lady and lord of the streets. The stakes climb, dangerous new figures enter from the wings, and the two find themselves balanced between utter ruin and unimaginable greatness.
Her only way out? Infiltrating the palace and stealing a treasure out of legend. In the palace, younger Prince Alfie is still reeling from the murder of his brother, and his own ascension to first in line for the throne. Dark Shores , Danielle L.
He also owns the church the partners all live in. This one feels a bit more high stakes and serious. Open your eyes to hidden horrors in Boom! It is hoped that these notes or excursuses may prove as readable as the main text for those who want to dig down to the empirical rock-bottom of the factual founda- 16 AUTHOR'S FOREWORD tions upon which the author has based his anthropo-sociological explanation of what must be admitted to be the most paradoxi- cal feature of the human mind: the attempt to obtain some sort of satisfaction, prima facie incomprehensible, from the suffering of pain or the infliction of it on other sentient beings. Contains: mild violence, mild profanity, and sexual content. Chosen would make an excellent addition to YA collections, especially those with a large number of vampire readers. They stumble into life, knowing barely enough to play at being human.
Jensen May 7 In a world where the Goddess of the Seas decides who lives and dies on her waters, Teriana is one of a waveborn people, second mate on the Quincense and at home only at sea. A power-mad eastern ruler blackmails both into helping him conquer the wilds of the western lands, forcing the two into an uneasy alliance that offers their only hope at protecting their families, but will drive them to extremes. In a country on the verge of war, both find themselves on the trail of an object of great power: Zafira wants to use it to stop the war and restore magic to her world, while Nasir wants to find it first and kill Zafira.
Book Club pinned post 26 Sep at am. Amber Wilson Sep 25, at pm. Four hot alpha mates. A legacy of bloodshed. When Ren Landis goes looking for excitement on her 21st birthday, getting kidnapped is a little more than she bargained for. No pressure, right? Someone is out for dragon shifter blood, intent on finishing the massacre they started years ago. Csordas Sandor Sep 25, at am. Csordas Sandor Sep 25, at pm. Maya Daniels - Semiramis 0 - Who am I. Maya Daniels - Semiramis 1 - Semiramis Awakened.
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Book Club pinned post 24 Sep at pm. Csordas Sandor Jun 23, at am. Rose Knightingale Sep 23, at pm. Her White Wolf - Melody Rose. Amber Wilson Sep 22, at am. The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch. After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons.
Heather Keeton Sep 21, at pm. Mann When I walk into a room, people look twice. Once because I'm the Crown Prince of Androvia, and twice because I'm that guy—the one who makes your panties wet with just a smile. My life is grand until the unexpected death of my father. To claim the throne, I've got to find a wife in twenty-four hours or be forced to marry the woman who cheated on me.
A chance encounter with the daughter of my sworn enemy changes everything. The first time I saw her, she was chained to a dungeon wall. The second time I saw her, I took her to my bed. The third time, I proposed marriage. If she accepts, I'll rule her body the same way I intend to rule my kingdom—with an iron hand and no mercy. The stakes are high for both of us. If she turns me down, I could lose the throne to my traitorous uncle.
Even worse, if she accepts, I might lose my heart.
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Deep in the humid Mississippi bayou, a half-wild child is dragged from the murky waters. She has no memories, no family and is covered in mysterious markings. Adopted by the policeman who rescued her, Luce Boudreau follows him onto the force, determined to prove herself in the eyes of those who are still suspicious.
However, there's more of a battle ahead than Luce could possibly imagine. She may be an orphan without a past, but no one - including Luce herself - could ever be prepared for the truth of her dark, powerful destiny Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse.
Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There's no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her. Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them.
I really hope that the series will get better. I think the only thing that encourages me to finish the series, was I want to see where author is going with the plot.
May 19, Jessica Fischer rated it really liked it. Not too much excitement, but for the new secrets they did throw in, it kept me reading. Overall still a very good book, I just wish more of the storyline had developed! Jul 30, Shaza Essam rated it liked it. Not what i hoped it would be.