Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sunday Book Coveting - More Upcoming Releases

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
This book has been reviewed a lot lately. I am not sure if I will like it, but it does look really good. I am just worried that it is a rip-off other popular series, even if it does seem like it is different.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
I read an interesting conversation on Twitter about this book yesterday that makes me really want to read it! I think I will be buying this book when it comes out in October.

A new stand-alone FABLES NOVEL from award-winning and wildly acclaimed author, Bill Willingham.

This story stars Peter Piper and his incorrigible brother Max in a tale about jealousy, betrayal and revenge. Set in two distinct time periods, prepare to travel back to medieval times and learn the tragic back-story of the Piper family, a medieval-era family of traveling minstrels. Then, jump into the present to follow a tale of espionage as Peter Piper slowly hunts down his evil brother for a heinous crime, pitting Peter's talents as a master thief against Max's dark magical powers.

Based on the long-running and award-winning comic book series FABLES, PETER AND MAX is its own tale. Readers don't have to be familiar with the comics to fully enjoy and understand this book.
I love Fables, so when I heard that there was a novel based on the series I was very intrigued. It is hard to say what to expect, but I do plan to buy this when it comes out.

A vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, the first complete biography of the beloved author whose work has delighted millions of readersLouisa May Alcott portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous character, Jo March, and addresses all aspects of Alcott's life: the effect of her father's self-indulgent utopian schemes; her family's chronic economic difficulties and frequent uprootings; her experience as a nurse in the Civil War; the loss of her health and frequent recourse to opiates in search of relief from migraines, insomnia, and symptomatic pain. Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals; her equally rich letters to family, friends, publishers, and admiring readers; and the correspondence, journals, and recollections of her family, friends, and famous contemporaries provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.Alcott would become the equivalent of a multimillionaire in her lifetime based on the astounding sales of her books, leaving contemporaries like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Henry James in the dust. This biography explores Alcott's life in the context of her works, all of which are to some extent autobiographical. A fresh, modern take on this remarkable and prolific writer, who secretly authored pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and completed heroic service as a Civil War nurse, Louisa May Alcott is in the end also the story of how the all-time beloved American classic Little Women came to be. This revelatory portrait will present the popular author as she was and as she has never been seen before.
I really like biographies on famous literary figures. I am really good about buying them, anyways. I really want to read this one.


  1. Yeah, I'm FREAKING OUT about that Fables book!!! So excited about that one :D

    And I already have a copy of The Maze Runner!! It sounds really good. Can't wait to read it! Have you read his 13th Reality series yet? I've been wanting to check that out too.

    And I'm just looking at your sidebar Kelly! You're almost at 300 books already!! My goodness!

  2. I keep seeing Hush, Hush pop up in many people's TBR piles. I'm not sure it's something I will want to read, but I'm curious to know what others think of it.

    The Maze Runner sounds like a good one.

  3. i have to agree the Alcott book sounds good!

  4. Hush Hush really DOES sound quite good.

  5. OMGosh, OMGosh, OMGosh...want Peter & Max. Want it. Want it. Want it.

  6. I have Hush Hush and The Maze Runner. I'm really looking forward to the second one - all the reviews so far have been great and the author's blog at least is awesome. Not sure about Hush Hush but I somehow got it for review, so I guess we'll see!

  7. You already know how I feel about Hush, Hush and The Maze Runner. Which series does Hush, Hush remind you of? I might like it too!

    I preordered Peter and Max. I can not WAIT to read it. I just adore Fables!

    The Alcott book sounds very interesting. I like that sort of thing as well.

  8. Hush sounds and looks good. I want to read the maze runner!!! You're the reason why I ordered Fables for my library!!!

  9. I want Hush, Hush and The Maze Runner!!

  10. Hush Hush looks and sounds good!


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