This week, I didn't have anything of my own to post, so I'm going to highlight some picks from other bloggers that I am NOW waiting for thanks to their bad influence.
And the TBR list grows and grows.
From Reve at YA Books:
Lies Beneath Anne Greenwood Brown
303 pages, Hardcover
June 12, 2012
From Goodreads: Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.
Why am I waiting? You had me at "murderous mermaids". Apparently, mermaids are the next big thing. I definitely missed that memo, but I'm IN.
From SQT at Fantasy and SciFI Lovin' News and Reviews:
The White Forest Adam McOmber
320 pages, Hardcover
September 11, 2012
From Goodreads: Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father at a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret—an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of manmade objects—and this talent isolates her from the outside world. Her greatest joy is wandering the wild heath with her neighbors, Madeline and Nathan. But as the friends come of age, their idyll is shattered by the feelings both girls develop for Nathan, and by Nathan’s interest in a cult led by Ariston Day, a charismatic mystic popular with London's elite. Day encourages his followers to explore dream manipulation, with the goal of discovering a new virtual reality, a place he calls the Empyrean.
A year later, Nathan has vanished, and the famed Inspector Vidocq arrives in London to untangle the events that led up to Nathan’s disappearance. As a sinister truth emerges, Jane realizes she must discover the origins of her talent and use it to find Nathan herself, before it’s too late.
Why am I waiting? Seeing the souls of manmade objects, a crumbling family estates, cults, dream manipulation, missing persons, inspectors, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
From Anna at Anna Reads:
What's Left of Me Kat Zhang
The Hybrid Chronicles #1
336 Pages, Hardcover
September 1, 2012
From GoodReads: NEVER LET ME GO meets HIS DARK MATERIALS in a beautiful, haunting YA debut, the first book in The Hybrid Chronicles.
Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?
When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…
Why am I waiting? I agree with Anna, this sounds like it will be huge. I loved Pullman's conception of souls in HIS DARK MATERIALS so I'll be interested to see if this will approach that.