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Notes on Not-Reviewed Books: February 2014

I never read a book twice. It has only one chance. And my brain’s not good at retaining information – even with my favourite books I struggle to remember the characters’ names.

These are the books I read in February that I didn’t review because I was couldn’t be stuffed. Let’s see if they’re memorable.

SECRET WHISPERS by V. C. Andrews: Le Grand Casino in Monaco doesn’t let citizens of its own country into the gaming rooms? But isn’t that…prejudiced against its people? Dude, that’s not cool. Mind you, I hear they’re building a casino in Queensland that’ll only be for foreign high rollers, and not locals, but you know James Packer and his other wealthy Australian mates will get in… But I digress. Would’ve thought it’d give Semantha more agency to banish Cassie in order to turn her life around, instead of after the fact. Instead, she just needed a certain character to die, and then she was fine. Huh. 3 stars.

CHILD OF DARKNESS by V. C. Andrews: It’s so obvious early on what Ami’s motives are, and Celeste does question them to herself, but doesn’t come up with any answers until after the plan comes to fruition. And Celeste has a douchebag boyfriend. 3 stars.

BLACK FRIDAY by Robert Muchamore: Although they’re spies, the CHERUB series features the most realistic and believable kids and teens, compared to most YA fiction. Ryan could do so much better than Natalka, though. 4 stars.

THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters: Electrical therapy! Facial surgery! Other than those, this Gothic novel was kind of disappointing. 3 stars.

November 2009 Releases

Done with October 2009 Releases? Time for November 2009 Releases. And to see further into the future, check the freshly updated Reading Wishlist.

The following US/UK/CA/AU books will be released in November 2009. Release dates are subject to change, so it’s not my fault if I’m wrong πŸ˜‰ Also, not EVERY November book is listed – just the ones I’ve both heard of AND are interested in. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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October 2009 Releases

Done buying September 2009 Releases? Now time for October’s list, with books from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. As always, I don’t include anything – just the ones I’ve heard of and am interested in. Covers and release dates are subject to change, so if I’m wrong, blame my sources πŸ˜‰

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Lightworld/Darkworld – Jennifer Armintrout

Jennifer Armintrout is one awesome chick. This isn’t part of her official bio; just my opinion πŸ˜‰ From the Blood Ties series, I could tell she had a decent sense of humour, and her blog confirmed that. And the PODcast πŸ˜‰

Jen has a new series (unrelated to the Blood Ties series) debuting this year, and the world building sounds new and intriguing. And since info of Lightworld/Darkworld hasn’t flooded the blogosphere yet…I’ll do it πŸ˜‰

Behind the cut (if you’re reading this on a feed) is info for all three Lightworld/Darkworld novels: Queene of Light, Child of Darkness and Veil of Shadows. Until then, you can purchase the Blood Ties series, and remind Jen that she’s awesome (in case she forgets) πŸ˜‰

PODcast (Feed)

The Turning: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Possession: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Ashes to Ashes: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
All Souls’ Night: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Blood Ties (Bundle): Kindle

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This UK Frostbitten cover is small enough to place here, but for Jennifer Armintrout’s gorgeous and large Lightworld/Darkworld covers, they’re behind the cut (because I’m thoughtful, y’all).

Kelley Armstrong
Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 10)
Hachette Orbit (UK: 29th October 2009)
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The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the American Werewolf Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When the Pack learns of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside of Anchorage, Elena and her partner Clay travel to Alaska in the dead of winter, expecting to hunt down a pack of dangerous werewolves. But, trapped in a savage, frozen realm, it is their own untamed nature – and their werewolf heritage – they have to confront…

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[COVER ART] Jennifer Armintrout; UK Links

The fab Jennifer Armintrout has shared the release dates for Queene of Light, Child of Darkness and Veil of Madness. They’ll be coming out consecutively in October, November and December 2009. Aye, we get them all before 2010, which is very good news, indeed πŸ™‚ No pre-order links yet, so stay tuned.

Also, UK links have been updated on Most Wanted.

[COVER ART] Queene of Light – Jennifer Armintrout

Cover art for Jennifer Armintrout’s Queene of Light, the first book in her upcoming Lightworld/Darkworld series, as found here. As you can see, the original is quite large, which is why I used my own link. But the large version lets you read the text and see the covers clearer – clear enough to see that Books 2 and 3 already have covers and titles: Child of Darkness and Veil of Madness.

The original release date for Book 1 was supposed to be August 2009, then there was talk of shifting it to January 2010. Since all three covers have been created, I’m assuming they’ll be released in consecutive months. Stay tuned for details.

The novel (and indeed the earlier Blood Ties series) seem/s rather dark, but the author has a delightful humour and is thus terrific fun to listen to – which is why you should subscribe to her POD Cast if you haven’t already done so. I pimp it when I remember to.

The BlogSpots I’m Following aren’t all being exported to my GoogleReader. It was by accident I realised that Jen’s BlogSpot had slipped through the cracks. Don’t freaking piss me off like that again, BlogSpot. Now I’m going to have to double-check your work like a pissed-off supervisor. Ach!