Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Fiction

A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Across the Universe; Book Two
“It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to act on his vision – no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder learns shocking news, he and Amy must race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success – or failure – will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed.” –Cover.

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Across the Universe; Book Three
“Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Now it’s time to come home. But life on Centauri-Earth is far from perfect. Threats from the planet and from within the colony are tearing them apart, although Elder and Amy do all they can to keep it together. Because, if the colony collapses,  everything they have sacrificed – friends, family, life on Earth – will have been meaningless.”

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Infernal Devices; Book Three
When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapeshifter Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn. –Summary.

Gates of Paradise by Melissa De La Cruz
Blue Bloods; Book Seven
Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince, with his greatest angels by his side, is intent on winning the heavenly throne. But where do Jack and Mimi really stand and how far will they go to conceal their real loyalties? Meanwhile, Bliss has joined forces with Lawson, in a struggle against impossible odds. When Schuyler is taken captive she must make an unthinkable choice, but will she find the strength to do so? –Summary.

Nefret’s Curse by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
House of Night Novella; Book Three
Sixteen-year-old Emily Wheiler’s life changed when her mother died, leaving her to be the Lady of Wheiler House. Her father, a powerful and important man, needs Emily to be a good hostess and make sure the mansion runs smoothly. As Emily tries her best, she longs for more. Although noticed by a handsome young man, Emily’s father, who has become increasingly unpleasant, forbids her to see him. At last, afraid for her life and with nowhere to turn, Emily is brought to the Chicago House of Night where she gains strength, a new name, and begins a new life that should allow the healing of past wounds. –Summary.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Delirium; Book Three
“After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels. As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until; at last, their stories converge.” –Amazon.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Lunar Chronicles; Book Two
“Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.” –Jacket.

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
“Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs. Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the sheltered windows. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose.” –Cover.

Vortex by Julie Cross
Tempest; Book Two
“Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accident run-in with Holly – the girl he altered history to save – Jackson is once again reminded of what he’s lost, and when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed. Someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again.” –Jacket.