Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #22

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, review at The Midnight Garden

When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman, review at The Book Smugglers

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment, Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron, review at Fantasy Book Critic

This is a world dominated by The Wild. Man lives in pockets of civilization claimed from The Wild. Within men's walls life is civilized, the peace punctuated by tournaments, politicking, courtly love and canny business. Beyond those walls men are prey - vulnerable to the exceptionally powerful and dangerous creatures which populate the land and even more vulnerable to those creatures schemes.

So when one of those creatures breaks out of The Wild and begins preying on people in their homes, it takes a specialist to hunt it down or drive it out...and even then, it's a long, difficult and extremely dangerous job.

The Red Knight by K.T. Davies, review at Fantasy Book Critic

A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels. The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingdom of Antia…

King Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land, but his conniving brother Jerim covets the throne and civil war looms. But there are worse threats to Antia than mere human greed. 

I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews

Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake, review at Under The Covers

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock, review at A Fantastical Librarian

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson, review at Fantasy Literature

Epic by John Joseph Adams (Ed.), review at the Little Red Reviewer

Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey Wilson, review at A Fantastical Librarian

Mage’s Blood by David Hair, review at The Speculative Scotsman


Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake at Under The Covers

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken at The Midnight Garden

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman at The Book Smugglers

Storm Front, Fool Moon and Grave Peril by Jim Butcher at The Ranting Dragon

The World of Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin at The Book Smugglers

Triumph Over Tragedy

Sarah over at Bookworm Blues is editing this anthology. All proceeds go the Red Cross and the title is dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

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