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Dark Faerie Tales 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2010

There are so many books that I want to read in 2010.  It was really hard to narrow them down, but I just can’t wait to get my hands on these books.

So, here is my top twenty most anticipated reads of 2010:

20. Feed (The Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

Release Date: April 27, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

NOW, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives-the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

19. Original Sin (7 Deadly Sins Series) by Allison Brennan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: January 26, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.

18. Chimera by Rob Thurman

Publisher: Roc

Release Date: June 1, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

A man has been searching for his abducted brother for 10 years, but when a lead takes him to a compound of genetically altered teenagers, he finds more than a boy he’s sure is his brother he finds an assassin ‘factory’ created by a human monster who is not about to let a profitable commodity like his brother slip through his fingers.

17. Dead Streets by Tim Waggoner

Publisher: Angry Robot Books

Release Date: March 4, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

His mean streets are the city of the dead, the shadowy realm known as Nekropolis. In book one of the series, Richter battled werewolves, vampire lords and gigantic silverfish!

That was nothing to the trouble waiting for him on Nekropolis’ Dead Streets

16. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: May 25, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn’t just an ordinary teenage girl—she’s a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone’s trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn’t sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .

15. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Publisher: Dial

Release Date: January 26, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Incarceron — a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology — a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber — chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison — a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device — a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn’s escape is born …

14. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: May 1, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

They are the Others — the vampires, mages, and werewolves once thought to exist only in our imaginations. Now they’re stepping out of the shadows, and nothing in our world will ever be the same again…

IN A TOWN LIKE THIS, BEING A P.I. CAN BE MURDER

Shiarra Waynest’s detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm — if it doesn’t kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York’s most powerful vampires.

As soon as Shiarra meets scary, mesmerizing vamp Alec Royce, she knows her assignment is even more complicated than she thought. With a clandestine anti-Other group trying to recruit her, and magi being eliminated, Shiarra needs back-up and enlists her ex-boyfriend–a werewolf whose non-furry form is disarmingly appealing–and a nerdy mage with surprising talents. But it may not be enough. In a city where the undead roam, magic rules, and even the Others aren’t always what they seem, Shiarra has just become the secret weapon in a battle between good and evil–whether she likes it or not…

13. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Publisher: Little Brown

Release Date: June 7, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris– the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax– but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they’ve worked for.

12. Embers by Laura Bickle

Publisher: Pocket

Release Date: March 30, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. Homes and businesses are increasingly invaded by phantoms and now, with the annual destruction of Devil’s Night approaching, a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient power that will leave the city in ashes. A sizzling debut from a red-hot new author.

By day, Anya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator in the Detroit Fire Department. At night—accompanied by her elemental familiar, a salamander named Sparky, and an eccentric group of ghost hunters—Anya pursues malicious spirits. The rarest form of psychic medium, a “Lantern,” Anya doesn’t allow spirits to communicate through her with the physical world like most mediums, she devours restless harmful souls and incinerates them. She’d like to get closer to Brian, a ghost-hunting techno-wiz, but a lifetime of those she loves getting hurt makes her hold back. Her two roles mesh when, on the trail of a serial firebug, she discovers an arsonist is attempting to use the fires to rouse Sirrush, a supremely powerful elemental, from the salt mine beneath the city of Detroit. Anya must capture the arsonist before Devil’s Night, when the spell will be complete and Sirrush will rise to raze the city.

11. Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson

Publisher: Orbit

Release Date: August 10, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that’s exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.

Steven is no stranger to death-Mr. D’s his boss after all-but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family.

Mr. D’s gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse-unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss- that is, Death himself.

10. Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke

Publisher: Flux

Release Date: May 1, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

PROPHECY OF DAYS, BOOK ONE: THE DAYKEEPER’S GRIMOIRE is the story of Caity Mac Fireland, a girl from San Francisco whose parents drag her to an isle off the coast of Scotland to manage some family property. Caity finds that a Mayan relic is concealed there, intentionally left centuries ago by Mayan Daykeepers in an attempt to keep their profound knowledge about the year 2012 alive into the current era.

As she delves into this world of secret knowledge, Caity is helped along by a visiting family friend and Feng Shui master, Uncle Li; a Mayan elder named Bolon; and Mr. Papers, her pet monkey that communicates through origami. A handsome Scottish lad gets pulled into the intrigue, as do several other people with questionable motives and loyalties. Caity must weave together a tapestry of information in order to make her radical discovery, a mystery protected by an elite coterie of power-brokers who influence world events. Caity’s twenty-first century mind is put to the test as she tries to uncover the answer to an ancient riddle while trying to outwit this powerful group that will stop at nothing to control the secret, and her.

9. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Publisher: NAL

Release Date: April 27, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – vampire warriors, defenders of their race… John Matthew has been through his vampire transition and taken to the life of the Brotherhood with a vengeance, but he still can’t shake the nightmare of his past and is unsure of his future as a warrior hero. He’s made a promise to honour the Brotherhood and their fight with the slayers at all costs, until the love of his life is kidnapped and he is forced to make a choice that could change his life and the Brotherhood’s forever…

8. Delicious by Shayla Black

Publisher: Berkley

Release Date: March 2, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

He can’t control his desire. Luc Traverson’s entire future is planned out—but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa Devereaux . She’s a former exotic dancer turned strip club owner and restaurateur. Recently, Alyssa and Luc shared one night of wild abandon that left Luc terrified by his loss of self-control—and Alyssa desperate for more.

And that’s just the way she wants it.

Fulfilling a promise, Luc is the guest chef for Alyssa’s restaurant debut. The sight of her makes Luc wild, so how can he survive a week without letting loose and ravaging her—especially when she’s begging for it? Luc’s desire for her explodes when he realizes he isn’t the only man desperate to have her. But one of the others is deadly. And that’s not the end of Alyssa’s secrets…which are as dark and mysterious and enticing as her fantasies.

7. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Release Date: July 13, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

6. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Publisher: Little Brown

Release Date: April 1, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a strong, fresh voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this adventure is a deftly crafted story of M?ori mythology, romance, betrayal, and war.

5. The White Cat by Holly Black

Publisher: McElderry

Release Date: May 4, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

The White Cat introduces Holly Black’s new world! Cassel has always known he killed Lila, but now the pieces are starting not to fit.

4. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Publisher: Harcourt Graphia

Release Date: August 11, 2010

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Synopsis (Product Description):

An anorexic teenage girl becomes the new Famine of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

3. The Witch’s Alphabet by Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: Delacorte

Release Date: 2010

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Synopsis (Product Description):

A series set in a Lovecraftian industrial city in an alternate 1950s that centers on a mechanically gifted young girl approaching her 16th birthday, the age at which everyone in her family goes insane, leaving it up to her to unravel the mystery of their madness–and save the world.

It is 1955…but not the 1955 you know. The Witchcraft Scare polarizes America. Magic is outlawed and practitioners are burned. And one girls has discovered that magic is neither fiction nor fairy tale, but very much alive…

Aoife Grayson is a month shy of sixteen, the age when everyone in her family goes mad. An orphan in the steam-powered city of Lovecraft, Massachusetts, Aoife escapes the confines of her repressive boarding school and along with her best friend Sam and outlaw guide Dean, sets out to discover the secret of her family’s madness. What she discovers is a world of forbidden magic and faerie curses, and a dark secret that has shadowed the Grayson family for generations. Aoife must choose between keeping the secret or keeping her sanity, and unravel the dark machinations of the Winter Court of the Fae before it’s too late to save her city…or herself.

2. Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Release Date: May 18, 2010

Synopsis (Product Description):

This much is true…

In 1867, a young sailor was convicted of murdering two crew mates and drinking their blood.

The papers called him a vampire.

The President of the United States pardoned him, sparing his life. He spent the rest of his days in an asylum for the criminally insane.

At least, that’s the cover story…

1. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: October 30, 2010

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Synopsis (Dark Faerie Tales):

Unknown, but it will be made of awesomeness!!


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5 Responses to “Dark Faerie Tales 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2010

  1. Stacy StewNo Gravatar
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    They all look really good. Thanks for informing us of these upcoming reads….Stacy

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  2. Bethany WigginsNo Gravatar
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    Wow! Thanks for taking the time to do that! I look forward to the release of many of your listed books. :mrgreen:

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    Certainly looking out for Crescendo, Sister in Red, Guardian of the dead, Shadow Hills, Incarceron, Glimmerglass, Feed.

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  4. Christy RaedekeNo Gravatar
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    I can’t believe I made this list! Prophecy of Days is in such amazing company!

    Thanks :)

    Christy Raeedeke :D

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    Some time ago, I needed to buy a good car for my corporation but I did not have enough money and couldn’t purchase anything. Thank goodness my father proposed to get the loan from banks. So, I did that and used to be happy with my credit loan.

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