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Feature Friday: The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

February 26th, 2010 Angela Posted in Feature Friday 2 Comments »

Today’s “Feature Friday” is The Boneshaker by Kate Milford, which is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2010.  I’m all about steampunk and the cover is really stunning.  Not sure if this will be a series.

You can visit Kate around the web here: Website | Twitter

Synopsis (Product Description):

Thirteen year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie’s half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth, and realizes that only she has the power to set things right.

Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.


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Feature Friday: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

February 19th, 2010 Angela Posted in Feature Friday 1 Comment »

Today’s “Feature Friday” is The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller, which is scheduled to be released on August 24, 2010.  As of now, this is a two book series.  I’m lucky enough to already have a copy of this book and it’s so hard not to devour it.  You can read a mini excerpt here.  BTW – this isn’t the official book cover.

You can visit this site for updates: Book Site


Synopsis (Product Description):

What if love refused to die?

Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.


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Feature Friday: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

February 12th, 2010 Angela Posted in Feature Friday 6 Comments »

Today’s “Feature Friday” is Angelology by Danielle Trussoni, which is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2010.  I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book.  Looking forward to giving it a read.

You can visit Danielle around the web here: Website

Synopsis (Product Description):

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven’s darkest creatures

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.


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Feature Friday: Siren by Tricia Rayburn

January 22nd, 2010 Angela Posted in Feature Friday 2 Comments »

Today’s “Feature Friday” is Siren by Tricia Rayburn, which is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2010.  Siren is the first book in the series.  This sounds like a pretty interesting and dark story.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

A seductive paranormal romance full of unexpected twists, Siren is certain to make a big summer splash.


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Feature Friday: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

January 15th, 2010 Angela Posted in Feature Friday Comments Off on Feature Friday: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Today’s “Feature Friday” is The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, which is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2010.  This is a companion novel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

You can visit Carrie around the web here: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Synopsis (Product Description):

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.


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