The third week of the month is usually a slow release week, which gives us time to catch our breath and get control of our TBR piles. *cackles manically* I will NEVER read everything in my TBR pile, even if I should begin reading this minute and not add any new books, ever. And is that likely to happen. Uh, no. Can I say Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lover Reborn, coming soon to a TBR pile near me? I have so already preordered that.
What do you want to read? Leave a comment and tell me, and I’ll draw one name to win his or her choice. International, as always. And if the book is in a series you haven’t started, you can always pick the first one in the series instead.
(March 20, Houghton Mifflin Children’s)
In Trickster’s Girl, when Kesla’s journey comes to an end, she passes the pouch and the quest on to someone else. She picks Jason, a native boy she thinks will be able to finish the job. But in fact, a family feud has cut Jason off from his traditional roots, and he is even more doubtful and resistant than Kesla was. But Raven, now a beautiful girl, manages to convince Jason this is something he must do if he wants to heal his family and the earth. Young Adult.
(March 20, Night Shade)
Alexander, Prince of Macedon, is the terror of the world. Persia, Egypt, Athens—one after another, mighty nations are falling before the fearsome conqueror. Some say Alexander is the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the living incarnation of Hercules himself. Worse yet, some say Alexander believes it. The ambitious prince is aided in his conquest by unstoppable war-machines based on the forbidden knowledge of his former tutor, the legendary scientist-mage known as Aristotle. Greek fire, mechanical golems, and gigantic siege-engines lay waste to Alexander’s enemies as his armies march relentlessly west—toward the very edge of the world.
Darkest Knight (Knight’s Curse, Book 2), by
Karen Duvall (March 20, Luna)
After the warrior she loves saved her from a murderous gargoyle, Chalice watched helplessly as Aydin turned into a gargoyle himself. Now, free from the curse that enslaved her, Chalice pledges to join her sister knights in The Order of the Hatchet—and do whatever it takes to regain Aydin’s humanity—and his love. What she encounters within their hallowed sanctuary is pure intrigue. Someone—or something—is murdering her sisters in their sleep, provoking fear and suspicion among the order. Meanwhile, Aydin, unable to stay away, starts haunting Chalice’s dreams, urging her onward.
Loss(Riders of the Apocalypse, Book 3), by
Jackie Morse Kessler (March 20, Graphia)
Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid everyone picks on, from the school bullies to the teachers. But things change drastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider of the Apocalypse. Now armed with a bow that allows him to strike with disease from a distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors and accidentally causes an outbreak of meningitis. Horrified, Billy begs Death to take back the bow. For that to happen, says Death, Billy must track down the real White Rider—who is lost in his memories. In his search, Billy travels through White Rider’s life: from ancient Phrygia to Sherwood Forest, from the docks of Alexandria to the Children’s Crusade in France—all the way to what may be the end of the world. Young Adult.
(March 20, Hyperion)
A primer on Riordan’s bestselling series. Including lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe survival guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and cast ancient magic spells. Nonfiction. Middle Grade.
The Divide (The Secret Circle, Book 4),
by L.J. Smith (March 20, HarperTeen)
For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She’s dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But between the secret coven of witches she belongs to and the incredible power she holds within her, Cassie is leading a far from ordinary life. When tragedy strikes the Circle, Cassie realizes being extraordinary can be a curse. The Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy—and anyone could be the next victim. Young Adult.
Michelle Zink (Mar. 20, Dial)
When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong. Young Adult.
Also, there’s still time to win the big prize pack author Dakota Banks is offering (including signed copies of all three books in her Mortal Path series). You can enter that contest through Tuesday, at midnight CDT, by scrolling down.
As always, four entries possible: +1 for comment to tell me what book (any book) you want, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest. This contest is international. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S., and winners are announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info. Books unclaimed after a month will go into a general giveaway pile.