Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

There are a few new releases I'm tracking this month:

Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter)Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh: An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael's lover. (This is one of those series I really need to get a start on this year)
hiddenhidden Tomas Mournian: When Ahmed's parents send him to a residential treatment center known as Serenity Ridge, it's with one goal: to "fix" their son, at any cost. But eleven months of abuse and overmedication leave him desperate to escape. And when the opportunity comes, Ahmed runs away to San Francisco. There, he moves into a secret safe house shared by a group of teens, where there's no avoiding the conflicts, crushes, loneliness, and desire that could shatter their fragile, complicated sanctuary at any moment. (This one sounds somewhat sad and tragic, but lovely at the same time)
AlcestisAlcestis Katharine Beutner: Alcestis is a misfit who has deeply mourned the loss of her sister Hippothoe since childhood. Through Alcestis's eyes, Beutner provides a cagey look at men and gods, driving her narrative into the Underworld after Alcestis's husband, Admetus, proves so afraid of facing his own death that he demands a replacement. Alcestis goes instead, not for romance or martyrdom, but to find her dead sister. While hunting the land of the dead, Alcestis sheds the good girl identity she's begrudgingly worn her whole life and finds her fate tied to those of Persephone and Hades. (I'm not usually a big fan of re-tellings, but this one caught my interest)

Road Trip of the Living DeadRoad Trip of the Living Dead Mark Henry: With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy sidekick Gil, celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is ready to take a big bite out of Seattle's supernatural nightlife. But what's a zombie chick to do when her 'mommie Dearest' gets sick? If you're Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch - or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Packing their stiletto pumps and plasma into a sketchy rat-trap on wheels that used to be a Winebago, Amanda, Wendy, and Gil hit the highway. Of course, they'll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop, and an unsightly horde of Kmart shoppers. (Another series I really need to get a start on - these just sound so fun!)

As always, Happy Reading!


  1. Alcestis sounds like a raging good read! I love a book that can deliver ancient mythology in a new way! Nice pick!

  2. here's mine

  3. Hidden was a pick of mine last week. It sounds sad, yet very good...I agree.


  4. I want both Archangel's consort and Alcestis because of the Mythology.

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