It’s Monday, so it must be time to look at the new releases in sci fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and Young Adult paranormal for the week! And it’s a fairly busy week for new releases, as you’ll see. As always, I’ll give away a book of choice to one commenter. Details at the end of the list! Open internationally.
* The Witch’s Daughter, by Paula Brackston (Thomas Dunne). Immortal witch flees warlock from 1600s to present-day England. Urban fantasy/time-travel.
* Farlander, by Col Buchanan (Tor). Religiously oppressed land run by urban cult takes on elite band of assassins. Fantasy.
* Pack of Lies,
by Laura Anne Gilman (Luna). Paranormal investigator takes on bad guys in alternative NYC. Urban fantasy.
* God’s War
, by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade). A never-ending holy war in a dystopian world pits mercenaries against magicians against soldiers. Dystopian sci-fi.
* Bonded by Blood
Laurie London (HQN). Vampire agency operative battles against black-market operations for special “sweet-blood” humans and finds more than he can resist. (A review of Bonded
is coming up later this week!) Paranormal romance.
* Never Knew Another
, by J.M. McDermott (Night Shade). Demon child Rachel hides out in Dogland and meets another outcast with a similar background but different view of life. First in a trilogy. Urban fantasy.
*The Kensei: A Lawson Vampire Novel, by Jon F. Merz (St. Martin’s) Cynical black-belt vampire “fixer” and his former KGB lover look for R&R in Japan, but instead find themselves fighting a shadowy figure and an army of vampire-human hybrids. (An interview with Jon Merz is coming up here tomorrow, with a giveaway!) Urban fantasy.
* Allison Hewitt is Trapped, by Madeleine Roux (St. Martin’s)
. Trapped in a bookstore when the zombie outbreak hits, Allison uses the Internet to chronicle her fight against zombie hordes. Urban fantasy.
* The Children of the Lost,
by David Whitley (Roaring Brook Press). Cast out of the city of Agora where they were left at the end of The Midnight Charter, Mark and Lily must now survive in a dense forest full of witches, slums and secrets. YA fantasy.
* Home Fires,
by Gene Wolfe (Tor). A military couple (she’s fighting in a distant solar system) reunites after years at war, only to find out she’s stayed the same age while he has aged (hm…instant trophy wife?). A belated honeymoon cruise brings on spies, aliens and pirates. Sci fi.
* Among Others, by Jo Walton (Tor). The daughter of a madwoman and magician is sent to boarding school in England, where she searches for a group of like-minded friendsbut draws the attention of Mommie Dearest. Urban fantasy.
So there ya have it! To win your choice, just tell me which one piques your interest! As always +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson
, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Happy reading!