Friday, January 10, 2014

New Fiction

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
All Souls Trilogy; Book One
Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her. –Summary.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
All Souls Trilogy; Book Two
A follow-up to the best-selling A Discovery of Witches finds Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Diana and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in Elizabethan London, where Diana seeks a magical tutor and Matthew confronts elements from his past at the same time the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. –Summary.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
All Our Yesterdays; Book One
Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves. –Summary.
Selection by Kiera Cass
Selection; Book One
Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her. –Summary.
The Elite by Kiera Cass
Selection; Book Two
Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies. –Summary.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Reckoners; Book One
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. –Summary.
Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney
Iron Witch; Book Three
In this conclusion to the Ironwitch saga, the demon hordes have delivered an ultimatum: produce the Philosopher's Stone, or suffer a reaper storm of demonic tribulation. Donna Underwood must pit her unpredictable powers against a vengeful demon king, two maleficent faery queens, and an immortal magus with his own shadowy agenda, but this time, even death may not be enough. –Summary.
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Waking up in a modern London hospital 200 years after meeting his death on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott is indoctrinated into a time-traveling society and returned to the side of a woman he loves to reclaim a vital talisman, a mission that places the fate of the future in his hands. –Summary.
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance. –Summary.
Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb
Tudor Witch Trilogy; Book One
Secretly practicing her magical gifts at the palace of banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, Meg Lytton struggles to rebuff a marriage suit by witchfinder Marcus Dent, who is conspiring against the queen along with Meg's own family. –Summary.