Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 406 - Book Arrivals


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From Paperbackswap:

Artemis Fowl :: Eoin Colfer
(Book one in the Artemis Fowl series)

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!

Thief of Lives :: Barb and J.C. Hendee
(Book two in the Noble Dead series)

On the heels of DHAMPIR, Barb and J.C. Hendee's acclaimed Fantasy debut, comes THIEF OF LIVES, the new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, Slayers of the Undead....
Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska - now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil - she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern.
But far away in the capital city of Bela, a prominent councilman's daughter has been found dead on her own doorstep... and all signs point to a vampire. Knowing that the battered and burned village of Miiska could use an infusion of cash, Bela's town council offers a generous bounty to the dhampir if she will slay their vampire. Magiere resists, wanting nothing more than to forget her past and ignore her half-vampire nature. Only Leesil can persuade Magiere to follow her destiny - before more innocent lives are claimed by darkness.

Sister of the Dead :: Barb and J.C. Hendee
(Book three in the Noble Dead series)

THE NOBLE DEAD SAGA CONTINUES AS MAGIERE AND LEESIL, THE SLAYERS OF THE UNDEAD FROM *DHAMPIR* AND *THIEF OF LIVES*, EMBARK ON A QUEST TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THEIR MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS - AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ORCHESTRATING THE EVENTS THAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.... Magiere the dhampir - half human, half vampire - sired for the purpose of slaying the undead. Outside the village of Chemestúk, where she was born and raised, stands her father's keep. Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind....
But there are those who don't want Magiere to learn the truth - and when her half-elven partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why. Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse...

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man :: Tamora Pierce
(Book three in the Song of the Lioness series)

Newly knighted, Alanna rides the desert in search of adventure. Captured by the Bloody Hawk tribe, she must challenge ancient tribal customs if she ever hopes for freedom. Tradition demands that Alanna must prove her worth in a magical duel - to the death.



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From Contests/Giveaways & Misc.:

Cybermage :: Alma Alexander
(Book three in the Worldweavers series)
(Thanks to the Book Smugglers!!)

This year at the Wandless Academy feels all wrong to Thea. Her best friend, Magpie, will barely give her the time of day. Ben's been moody and dismissive. Since when did Tess have a boyfriend? And why is Humphrey May, agent for the Federal Bureau of Magic, lurking around the Academy? Thea is out of sorts - in all ways, magical and otherwise - and that's before she discovers she's an elemental mage, a category of magician so rare that only four others are known to exist.
Now the Federal Bureau of Magic needs Thea's help to unlock the mysterious white cube - the same cube found over the summer in the professor's house, the same cube the dangerous Alphiri are still after. To stay ahead of the Alphiri and the wiles of the FBM, Thea needs her friends - all of them.
From a world woven with magic and suspense comes Alma Alexander's Cybermage, the final installment of the richly invented Worldweavers trilogy.

Burn :: Ted Dekker & Erin Healy
(Received for review)

The past Janeal thought had burned away is rising from the ashes.
Years ago, the Gypsy Kumpania where Janeal Mikkado lived was attacked by outsiders. With her best friend about to be consumed by a fire, Janeal had two options: try to save her friend--at serious risk to her own life--or disappear with the million dollars that she had just discovered . . .
But the past is quickly coming back to haunt her. Both the best friend and the boyfriend that she was sure were dead have reappeared in her life, as has someone who knows about the money. There's a debt to be paid for the money she found, but there's an even greater debt she must face--and if the chaff isn't burned from her own heart, it will consume her.

1 comments:

Anna ♥ said...

Aww, I remember reading Artemis Fowl in elementary. I really liked the story back then, I hope you enjoy it too! Happy reading!

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