It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change. Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 44 Adult Titles Releasing in October 37 YA Titles Releasing in October What are your must have titles for October? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: September 2014
A fitting end to the Spellmason Chronicles, INCARNATE wraps up all my issues from STONECAST and surprises me with an ending I didn’t even know I wanted. Full of great characters, lots of action, and even some touching moments, INCARNATE has everything a good urban fantasy novel should have.
A big welcome to Anton Strout who is here to telling us about Interview with Anton Strout and celebrating the release of Incarnate, Spellmason Chronicles #3 (published on September 30, 2014 by Ace). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Interview with Anton Strout All Things Urban Fantasy: First off, what I consider an easy one – what and where is favorite gargoyle in the world? Favorite gargoyle in New York? Is there a specific gargoyle that inspired Stanis? Anton Strout: Stanis was probably more inspired by me growing up on Disney’s Gargoyles cartoon, but there’s no real basis for him… Read more »
GENERATION 18 is the middle book in the Spook Squad series and it valiantly escapes the classic second book syndrome of not living up to the expectations of the previous book and being a dull set up to the expected major events of the third and last book. Its exciting, fun, and attention grabbing with mysteries wrapped around yet more mystery.
Once you get past the terrible Photoshopped aspects of the cover, the pages of CHAINED BY NIGHT hold an acceptable addition to the MoonBound Clan Vampires series. While I wouldn’t say I liked it more than BOUND BY NIGHT, it definitely tied up the cliffhanger from the first book’s epilogue, plus it gave the reader plenty of action and serious chemistry between the main characters.
THE RISE OF AURORA WEST takes familiar superhero tropes and flips them to a new angle, like a Batman story told through Robin’s eyes. Though Aurora’s monster fighting skills are a credit to her training, she’s also the intellectually curious lens through which readers question her world. Where did this war against monsters begin? Where do they come from? And what really happened all those years ago on the night when Aurora’s mother died…
GHOST LAYER had potential as it had a really interesting premise with the main character, Clare coming into her ghost seer powers which from what we see of them sound pretty darn awesome. The problem I had was that the actual story was confusing and just didn’t hold my attention enough for me to get really invested in the characters.
Giveaway Alert courtesy of Alexandra Bracken celebrating the release of In the Afterlight, Darkest Minds #3 (published on October 28, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. 1 Green Prize Pack courtesy of Disney-Hyperion Enter the giveaway via the widget below – Open to US Only a Rafflecopter giveaway Available on October 28, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Description: Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray,… Read more »
Not a lot of eye contact in this week’s covers, these covers seem to want readers to “fill in the blanks” when it comes to the models’ faces. Does that work for you? If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Demon’s Fury (The Asylum Tales #3.1) by Jocelynn Drake Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Harper Voyager Impulse Source: Goodreads BLANK Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Kate Says Matches the series, though I could have done with a different font and less words. Libbie Says Wish… Read more »
SALT & STORM sounded so good, but unfortunately, the description and the book don’t actually match up, and not for the better. With a whiney heroine, strong deviation from a typical romance plotline, and some frustrating questions left unanswered, SALT & STORM isn’t a book I’ll be revisiting.