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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 3: Great Series

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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14 New Covers

Holly Black: Red Glove Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Lexxie Couper: Savage Transformation
Bree Despain: The Lost Saint Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Lauren DeStefano: Wither Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kelly Keaton: Darkness Becomes Her Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Richelle Mead: Last Sacrifice Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Yvonne Navarro: Highborn Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Michelle Rowen: Nightshade Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Carrie Ryan: The Dark and Hollow Places Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Rachel Vincent: My Soul to Take Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Rachel Vincent: My Soul to Save Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Rachel Vincent: My Soul to Keep Buy (US) Buy (CA)
Brenna Yovanoff: The Replacement Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

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February 2010 Releases

Before, there were January 2010 Releases. Now come the February 2010 Releases. For future scheduling, check out the Reading Wishlist.

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August 2009 Releases

Done buying July Releases? Now onto August – here are my choice picks from the US, UK, Canada and Australia. As always, I don’t list EVERYTHING in the UF or futuristic genres – I’ll leave that to other bloggers. Instead, I just choose the ones I think are worthy. And yes, I play favourites 😉 Keep an eye on Reading Wishlist for release dates further into the future.

No purchase links as yet for Melanie Nilles’s Starfire Angels or Lexxie Couper’s Death, the Vamp and His Brother, but keep an eye on the authors’ websites and blogs.

NOTE: I own Kat Richardson’s Underground, and Rachel Vincent’s Pride, but haven’t read them yet.

NOTE: I have reviewed Rachel Vincent’s My Soul to Take, and Tracey O’hara’s Night’s Cold Kiss.

All other books listed here I’d be happy to read and review. If you’re willing to post a hard copy out to me in Australia, send me an email.

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[REVIEW] My Soul to Take – Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, Book 1)
HarlequinTEEN (US: 1st August 2009)
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What could be illness – neurological or otherwise – may be something much deadlier in Rachel Vincent’s first young adult urban fantasy Soul Screamers novel, My Soul to Take.

Shadows blanket a girl who’s about to die. Kaylee Cavanaugh wants to warn her, but can’t. Withholding Kaylee’s growing grief-stricken shriek is more than she can handle alone, so having Nash Hudson calm her is some relief. Except that he knows too much about Kaylee: not just who she is, but also what she is. Together, they may be able to save potential victims of an unseen-to-the-human-eye serial killer, but there’s always an exchange rate. If one person is saved, someone else will still die…

I’d heard this was a good book, but didn’t expect it to make me cry. Too personal to share why here, but it just goes to show that the most powerful fiction is that which strongly resembles real life. However, once 100 pages had gone and the story became more paranormal, I was fine. I could distance myself from it, and should be able to read the following novels in the series tear-free.

The twists and turns are intriguing, and form an engrossing read. A truly outstanding novel, it’ll be a hard act to follow but one to watch, come My Soul to Save‘s release in January 2010.

[COVER ART] My Soul to Take – Rachel Vincent; Intertwined – Gena Showalter

Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, Book 1)
HarlequinTEEN (US & CA: 1st August 2009)
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From here:
Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh. She doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to be a normal girl, basking in the joy of having caught the attention of Nash, the hottest guy in school. But getting through a first date isn’t easy when he seems to know more about Kaylee’s need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only she knows who’ll be next…

Gena Showalter
HarlequinTEEN (US & CA: 1st September 2009)
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From here:
Like most teens, Aden Stone has friends. They just happen to be the four human souls living inside him. One can time travel; one can raise the dead; one can foretell the future; one can possess another human. Lately, however, they’ve been causing him all kinds of trouble, playing mind games with our young hero. Just when Aden thinks peace of mind will never be his, he meets Mary, an outgoing spirit who is his opposite in every way. And, incredibly, she is capable of quieting the voices. Theirs becomes an inexplicable bond of friendship — one to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter and an irresistible vampire princess. All four of these characters, their fates intertwined, will enter a dark underwold of intrigue and danger. But not all of them will emerge alive.

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