Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cozy Summer Reading: Release Crazed


Hello my little moonbeams!

Happy Thursday to you! How did you enjoy your 4th of July? For those of you in the States I hope you had a happy and fun independence day! My family and I had a good time grilling out and swimming, but there was a burn-ban in our area so no fireworks this year. Maybe next time!

Anyway, it's time again for "RELEASE CRAZED". A few more books that I'm looking forward to in the future. Oh so happy!

Here we go!


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Title: The Casual Vacancy
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: September 27, 2012

Synopsis: When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

** A lot of readers are looking forward to this newest J.K. Rowling book. Will they be disappointed or enthralled by this first adult novel written by the famous Harry Potter creator? All remains to be seen. I personally am not expecting this book to be too terribly exciting, but that's just because of the topic, not so much any other aspects. We'll just have to wait and see! **




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Title: Seraphina
Author: Rachel Hartman
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: July 10, 2012

Synopsis:Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina’s tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they’ve turned the final page.







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Title: Touched
Author: Cyn Balog
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Synopsis: Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .






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Monstrous Beauty

Title: Monstrous Beauty
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 4, 2012

Synopsis: Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse?

With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.






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Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Release Date: September 18, 2012

Synopsis: Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.














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That's all for this Thursday love doves!

We'll see you tomorrow with FEATURED FRIDAY!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!

~A.




1 comment:

  1. Hi I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Details here: http://severalbooksatonce.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-blog-award_05.html :)

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