Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #32

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, review at Into The Hall Of Books

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason, review at My Bookish Ways

"There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.”

With this memorable first line, we meet Jason Getty, a regular guy in every mild sense of the word. But extraordinary circumstances push this ordinary man to do something he can’t undo...and now he must live with the undeniable reality of his actions. And just as Jason does finally learn to live with it, a landscaper discovers a body on his property—only it’s not the body Jason buried.

As Jason’s fragile peace begins to unravel, his life is hitched to the fortunes of several strangers: Leah, an abandoned woman looking for answers to her heartbreak; Tim, a small-town detective just doing his job; and Boyd, a fringe-dweller whose past is about to catch up to him—all of them in the wake and shadow of a dead man who had it coming.

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

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, review at Cuddlebuggery

The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams, review at The Ranting Dragon

Every Day by David Levithan, review at Calico Reaction

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, reviews at Beauty In Ruins, Fantasy Faction & Iceberg Ink

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman, review at Fantasy Faction

The Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher, review at Fantasy Literature


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer at Into The Hall Of Books

Armchair BEA 2013

I took part in this event last year, and it was great fun even though I was exhausted when it was over and I hadn’t even left the house!

This post includes the dates for this year and some more details. If nothing else, I suggest that you add the website to your RSS feed reader so that you will notified of more information as it comes along.

Freda Warrington

I was delighted to see this post over at Fantasy Cafe. I loved Elfland and was very disappointed when the library copy of A Taste of Blood Wine went missing.

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