Thursday, June 20, 2019
LEAH BOBET - ABOVE
I read that word in one of Atticus's thick old books once. When I went to Jack to ask what it meant, he held his hands out and they glowed so gentle I thought they might kiss the air, and since that day I wanted a place that was iridescent, that lit without burning. Being in love is sort of like that, when it's real. When it's true.
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her blond hair shining and her bee’s wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--as does Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.
But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. Forced to survive in the most dangerous place he can imagine, Matthew strives to unravel the mystery of the shadows' powers and Safe's own secret history. For he knows he must find a way to remake Safe--not just for himself and his friends, but for Ariel, who's again faced with a life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before.
JANENE WOOD - THE SHADOW BEHIND HER SMILE
The world is not what it seems. Evil creatures lurk in the shadows, unseen by most people, but feeding on their lust, lies, pride and greed. And growing ever stronger.
Kate McDermott is Alete. She can see these creatures and slay them, but other dangers threaten her that she is not aware of.
An unexpected meeting brings her face to face with her past, with a man who betrayed her trust and her love. Marc Webb abandoned her without a word of explanation and now he wants answers. His presence threatens to turn her world upside down, destroying everything she values and revealing secrets she has been hiding, even from herself.
London was both refuge and prison to Kate, but now it might well be the death of her.
JANE YOLEN - EXCEPT THE QUEEN
Sisters Serena and Meteora were once proud members of the high court of the Fairy Queen- until they angered her highness. Separated and banished to the mortal realm of Earth, they must find a way to survive in a strange world in which they have no power. But there is more to their new home than they first suspect-especially a danger that waits to be unleashed upon both the human and faerie worlds..
HOLLY BLACK - THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.
JAMES BROGDEN - THE NARROWS
Bex belongs to a hidden society of misfits who live in the Narrows, the hidden paths that lie behind even the darkest of alleyways. For years they have lived invisibly alongside ordinary city-dwellers, with their own allegiances, their dreams and deaths, loves and wars. Bur the Narrows are closing, and nobody knows why.
Andy Sumner lives a perfectly conventional life, but a chance encounter with a wounded and pursued Bex leads him into a world where the very laws of space and time are malleable.
What secrets were inscribed in the energy meridians of his own flesh by the dark figure that now hunts them both?
The search for answers takes Andy and Bex far beyond the spheres of reality that either of them have know to a confrontation with evil, upon which hangs the fate of an infinity of possible worlds.
CAROL BERG - SONG OF THE BEAST
Brutal imprisonment has broken Aidan McAllister. Once the most famous musician of his generation, celebrated as a man beloved of the gods, his voice is now silent, his hands ruined, his music that offered beauty and hope to war-torn Elyria destroyed. Even the god who nurtured his talent since boyhood has abandoned him. But no one ever told him his crime. To discover the truth, he must risk his hard-bought freedom to unlock the mind of his god and the heart of his enemy.
ANGELA CAMERON - BLOOD DAEMON
Local vampire leader, Raven Montgomery, is on the verge of an impossible accomplishment among female vampires, gaining her full power without the aid of a mate. Under pressure from her creator and the threat of death, she is forced to entertain the attentions of Astor, the French suitor chosen for her.
As blood daemon, Jareth is the hired help. As her bodyguard, he must follow her through this journey of lovers and hide his true feelings for the woman he’s always protected.
Can Raven accept her fate as someone’s trophy wife? Or will Jareth’s jealousy be too much for them both?
ANGELA CAMERON - NOCTURNE
Newspaper reporter Alyson Wingate's life is comfortable. Safe. She likes it that way. She supresses the "talents" she's inherited, and ignores the precognitive dreams she shares with the other Wingate women. She likes having a normal life. Even the late night work and cheating ex feel right. Then she finds a corpse on the road with its throat torn out. When she begins to investigate the death, she finds herself running for her life in the middle of a werewolf-vampire turf war. And the only place to run is to Wil, her ex, if she wants to stay alive. Aly's a fighter. She fought to be normal. She fought to be safe. Now she's fighting for her life. Maybe she'll win this one, but the odds are against her...again.
LAUREN BEUKES - ZOO CITY
Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job – missing persons.
Being hired by reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum where the criminal underclass and their animal companions live in the shadow of hell’s undertow.
Instead, it catapults Zinzi deeper into the maw of a city twisted by crime and magic, where she’ll be forced to confront the dark secrets of former lives – including her own.
JUSTINE LARBALESTIER - LIAR
Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.
JOAN D VINGE - LADYHAWKE
Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lie a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.