Today, December 23, is the third day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Series!
Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Oh, and these aren’t all published in 2010 – I just read them in 2010. Better late than never 😉
Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:
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Posted in Alexander Gordon Smith, Ann Aguirre, Jeanne DuPrau, Rachel Vincent, Susan Beth Pfeffer
Tagged Bloody Maria, Blue Diablo, Death Sentence, Devil's Punch, Execution, Fugitives, Hell Fire, If I Die, Life As We Knew It, Lockdown, My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Steal, My Soul to Take, Shady Lady, Solitary, The City of Ember, The Dead and the Gone, The Diamond of Darkhold, The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood, This World We Live In
Posted in Bree Despain, Brenna Yovanoff, Carrie Ryan, Cover Art, Holly Black, Kelly Keaton, Lauren DeStefano, Lexxie Couper, Michelle Rowen, Rachel Vincent, Richelle Mead, Yvonne Navarro
Tagged Darkness Becomes Her, Highborn, Last Sacrifice, My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Take, Nightshade, Red Glove, Savage Transformation, The Dark and Hollow Places, The Lost Saint, The Replacement, Wither
Done with March 2010 Releases? Here are April 2010 Releases. To look into the future, check Reading Wishlist.
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Posted in Ann Aguirre, Carrie Jones, Carrie Ryan, Gayle Ann Williams, Heather Davis, Jeaniene Frost, Kat Falls, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Kylie Chan, Laura Bickle, Lori Devoti, Maria V. Snyder, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, Robin Wasserman, Sara Creasy, Susan Beth Pfeffer
Tagged Amazon Queen, April 2010 Releases, Black Magic Sanction, Blood Promise, Blue Dragon, Captivate, Crashed, Dark Life, Embers, Halfway to the Grave, Hell Fire, Inside Out, Kiss of Death, March 2010 Releases, My Soul to Save, Red Phoenix, Song of Scarabaeus, Tales of the Otherworld, The Clearing, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Reckoning, This World We Live In, Tsunami Blue, White Tiger
Done with November 2009 Releases? Time for December 2009 Releases, representing my wishlist from US, UK, Canada and Australia publications. For releases further into the future, Reading Wishlist has been freshly updated.
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Posted in Bree Despain, Caitlin Kittredge, Carrie Jones, Jennifer Armintrout, Kelley Armstrong, Laurell K. Hamilton, Linda Robertson, Liz Maverick, Nancy Holzner, Nicole Kimberling, Rachel Vincent, Reading Wishlist, Trisha Telep, Yolanda Sfetsos
Tagged Angelic, Crimson & Steam, Deadtown, December 2009 Releases, Demon Bound, Divine Misdemeanors, Hallowed Circle, Happy Snak, My Soul to Save, Need, November 2009 Releases, The Dark Divine, The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance, Veil of Shadows, Wither
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, Book 2)
HarlequinTEEN (US: 29th December 2009)
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Usually Kaylee Cavanaugh can tell when someone in the vicinity is about to die, but not this time. A pop star sold her soul, so it’s not there for bean sidhe Kaylee to work with. And her reaper friend’s ex Addison also sold hers, and Addy’s little sister’s damn close to selling hers, too. But to win the souls back, Kaylee has to venture into the Netherworld, and not everyone will emerge unscathed.
It’s impossible to read about Dekker Media without thinking of Disney – especially after viewing South Park‘s “The Ring” episode. It’s hardly surprising that a major company is aligned with hellions (in this case, Avarice). But while the premise itself is unremarkable, the real breadwinner here is the Netherworld. Usually I prefer my urban fantasy to be more urban than fantasy, but the Netherworld is amazing. From its grey fog, to its distance and time, and all the things that happen inside, Rachel Vincent’s Netherworld is vastly imaginative and deliciously creepy. The descriptions are evocative, and I won’t soon forget the blades of grass.
Family life isn’t easy in Eastlake. Aiden and Brendon Cavanaugh are single dads, Harmony Hudson is a single mum, and as for Addison Page’s parents…her dad is absent, and her mum’s addicted to prescription pills. These realistic elements bring the characters home for readers, grounding the paranormal in a world that’s easily relatable. Kaylee and Nash’s romance is just plain embarrassing, and the book would be better without it, but thankfully Tad understands the awesomeness of humour.
Rachel Vincent keeps cementing her reputation as an author with fascinating plot twists and stories that you can’t help but glom. Unfortunately, readers will have to wait until June 2010 to read the third Soul Screamers novel, My Soul to Keep. Maybe the writer should take on time travel next…