Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Haul #7 (7/18/11)

Wherein I blog about what books I got in the past week...

Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice, #1) 
by Joseph Delaney

For decades, Old Gregory has been the county's resident Spook and protector; but now his time is coming to a close. To replace this aging guardian against evil, 30 apprentices are tested. Twenty-nine of them fail; some flounder; some flee; some even perish during the trial. Only one remains: Thomas Ward. Timid and uncertain, he worries that he might not pass his test or perhaps not even survive. Joseph Delaney's suspenseful second novel has pulse-raising potential for middle-grade readers.

I got this for free from because they're giving away free YA audiobook titles all summer long, and this title seemed interesting to me.  

Kin (The Good Neighbors, #1)
by Holly Black; Ted Naifeh (illustrator)

Rue Silver's mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it's not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn't kill her mother -- instead, he broke a promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue's mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her -- and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.

I checked this out at my local library since I was trying to find graphic novel titles to read. Since this story is by Holly Black, I figured it would be interesting to read a graphic-novel-only title by her.

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)
by Amanda Hocking

With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy’s fate seems sealed.

But everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can’t save the ones she loves.

Her whole life has been leading up to this, and it’s all coming to an end.

I like Amanda Hocking's Trylle Trilogy, so I had to get the last e-book in the series before she takes it off sale. It'll be back on sale next year sometime when it gets traditionally published by St. Martin's Press, but the e-book versions will be more expensive than they are right now.

Ethereal (Celestra, #1)
by Addison Moore

Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking... When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds. Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own. Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

People are sort of raving over this series, which makes me really curious, so I bought it through the Kindle store. Looks to be another indie author hit series.

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