Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #35

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, review at A Fantastical Librarian

Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city.

The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.

There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs.

But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?

Gideon’s Angel by Clifford Beal, review at A Fantastical Librarian

1653: The long and bloody English Civil War is at an end. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules the land as king in all but name. Richard Treadwell, an exiled royalist officer and soldier-for-hire to the King of France and his all-powerful advisor, the wily Cardinal Mazarin, burns with revenge for those who deprived him of his family and fortune. He decides upon a self-appointed mission to return to England in secret and assassinate the new Lord Protector. Once back on English soil however, he learns that his is not the only plot in motion.

A secret army run by a deluded Puritan is bent on the same quest, guided by the Devil’s hand. When demonic entities are summoned, Treadwell finds himself in a desperate turnaround: he must save Cromwell to save England from a literal descent into Hell. But first he has to contend with a wife he left in Devon who believes she’s a widow, and a furious Paris mistress who has trailed him to England, jeopardising everything. Treadwell needs allies fast. Can he convince the man sent to forcibly drag him back to Cardinal Mazarin? A young king’s musketeer named d’Artagnan.

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

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock, reviews at Escaping One Book At A Time & The Book Smugglers

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, review at Annette’s Book Spot

Firelight by Kristen Callihan, review at Rabid Reads

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, review at Worlds Without End

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke, review at My Bookish Ways

Pantomime by Laura Lam, review at The Book Smugglers

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron, review at Fantasy Faction

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, review at The Oaken Bookcase

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, review at Calico Reaction

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, review at Into The Hall of Books


Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake at Cuddlebuggery

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan at My Bookish Ways

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo at Cuddlebuggery

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff at Cuddlebuggery

Author Interviews

Leigh Bardugo at Cuddlebuggery

Kendare Blake at Cuddlebuggery

Marie Brennan at My Bookish Ways

Jay Kristoff at Cuddlebuggery

Laura Lam at My Bookish Ways

Marissa Meyer at The Midnight Garden

Sarah Rees Brennan at The Midnight Garden

Jan De Lima

Celtic Moon has arrived . . . sort of: it now has listings on Amazon and Goodreads! The blurb is almost ready to go and the cover should be available soon: this is so exciting! :)

Mercury Retrograde Press

Later this year I will be one of the hosts for a Read Along of The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara Friend Ish, editor-in-chief of Mercury Retrograde Press. Dab of Darkness will be another of the hosts, and this week has an interview with Barbara and a chance to win one of their titles.

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