Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring 2012 Book Releases

So, I'm finally getting through a lot of the backlog of books that had been of my to-be-read list. Below is a list of the books being released that I'm most looking forward to, and it's clearly not fair that three of them are coming out within days and weeks of each other. Those publishers don't see what they're doing to us!

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Tricked by Kevin Hearne
Book Four of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Release date: April 24, 2012

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.


Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Book Two of the Divergent trilogy
Release date: May 1, 2012

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.


City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Book Five of The Mortal Instruments
Release date: May 8, 2012

No blurb released yet. Only cover art. Sad face.

However, it must be said that this cover art just blows me away. It's stunningly beautiful and I wholly embrace Clare's [and her publisher's] choice of adding two characters each to The Mortal Instruments covers of books 4 through 6. It adds an interesting dimension compared to the original trilogy's covers.

The Enchantress by Michael Scott
Book Six of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Release date: May 22, 2012

No blurb released for this yet, either.

Scott's covers for this series always intrigue me, however. They're cryptic and fabulous. The four icons found in the corner of the cover is a stylistic choice that has been with the series since it began, and they reflect what will happen in the story once you open the book. It's like a puzzle and a fun element.


So, what books are you expecting to be hits?

Peace and Writing Love,

JWP

4 comments:

  1. i'd put money on insurgent! Can't wait to read that one myself!

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    1. I just started Divergent and went 100 pages in in one day. I'm in love.

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  2. Just hate it when I have to make a choice of what book to read next. Cursed publishers . .

    ......dhole

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  3. Nice book list! I've already preordered Tricked... ; )

    Also, I suck. I completely missed your blogfest due to unintentional unpluggedness on my part... sorry!!!

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