OF METAL AND WISHES hits that perfect blend of interesting world building, real characters, and romantic danger. Reminiscent of The Phantom of the Opera and THE HUNGER GAMES, these familiar components click together to create an altogether different dynamic. I couldn’t get this story out of my head until the very last page, and now I daydream about what comes next.
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In a future where bureaucracy and totalitarianism have supplanted capitalism as our national language, the city of Recoletta’s own police force has a hard time getting permission to do its job. In Carrie Patel’s THE BURIED LIFE everything is compartmentalized and strictly need-to-know, which makes solving a series of murders amongst the elite very difficult. Not that that would stop a couple of investigators looking for the truth.
Short stories are a difficult form to master in any case, but when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy, the author has an even tougher challenge: building an entire world in just a few pages. As with any short-story collection featuring multiple authors, some of the contributions to MAGIC CITY: RECENT SPELLS, edited by Paula Guran, are more successful than others. Ultimately, I think the anthology does a great job of showcasing many different interpretations of ‘urban fantasy’ and gives readers the chance to discover something new.
CONFESSIONS OF THE VERY FIRST ZOMBIE SLAYER (THAT I KNOW OF) felt very reminiscent of The Walking Dead with slow walking zombies, groups of people battling against each other for resources while a zombie horde threatens humanity’s very existence. Except this story revolves around kids with
The first novel in Victoria Scott’s new YA series is CATCHING FIRE, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, and The Amazing Race all rolled into one. But imagine if Katniss couldn’t hunt, or Lyra couldn’t communicate with Pantalaimon. Now imagine that they were still determined to do whatever it took to save those they loved and you’ll understand Tella Holloway’s dilemma in FIRE & FLOOD.
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 Continuing in December and thru January we are having a Night Huntress read along to get ready for the seventh and last book in the series, UP FROM THE GRAVE releasing January 28, 2014. We’ll be reading and discussing each one of the Night Huntress books on every other Tuesday (with a break for the holidays). Stop by this month and talk… Read more »
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 all the Hot Off The Press posts 51 Adult Titles Releasing in October 38 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 soon? Request a Review or schedule a visit/giveaway Please leave a comment if we missed a title and we will update this post.
I really enjoyed the whole viral outbreak concept in INHUMAN which had great world building and was a quick action filled read. The idea of a virus that wiped out the eastern half of the U.S. leaving the survivors to live behind a giant wall in the west was a fascinating idea.
When I hear about husband and wife writing duos I automatically expect an authentic, emotional romance. In FROZEN, the first book in the new Heart of Dread paranormal/post-apocalyptic YA series from Melissa de la Cruz and husband Michael Johnston, the romance is just one of the many things that failed to live up to my expectations.
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 all the Hot Off The Press posts Things look a little different today, don’t they? We’re trying out a new format for these Hot Off The Press posts that we hope you’ll agree give you much better information about the upcoming titles for the month including prices and nice large cover images with just a click–all without ever having to leave the page. We’ve got a few other changes… Read more »