Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel
By: James Patterson
(From BarnesandNoble.com) Being a kid with wings–constantly on the run–has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the Flock makes her fear the worst. Then, a cryptic message from a young girl arrives, warning them “The sky will fall.” And as if an impending apocalypse weren’t bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max’s soul mate: Fang will be the first to die. Max’s desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer than ever. But can the team weather the storm, or will the turmoil rip them apart for the last time?
Voices of Dragons (Hardcover)
By: Carrie Vaughn
(From Amazon.com): “Vaughn’s universe is convincing and imaginative.” (Publishers Weekly )
Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #2) (Hardcover)
By: L.J. Smith
(From Borders.com) The second book in Smith’s all-new trilogy–the follow-up to “Nightfall”–continues the story of Elena Gilbert, who learns to use the powers and gifts that had been bestowed on her in the afterlife.
Nightfall (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #1) (Paperback)
By: L.J. Smith
(From BarnesandNoble.com) The first book in a new trilogy from L. J. Smith! Elena Gilbert is alive—again. When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back. Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What’s more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire. Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell’s Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . .But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena’s blood but her death.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
By: Sarah Addison Allen
(From Amazon.com): Allen’s latest (after The Sugar Queen) takes the familiar setup of a young protagonist returning to the small town where her elusive mother was raised, and subverts it by sprinkling just enough magic into the narrative to keep things lively but short of saccharine. Seventeen-year-old Emily Benedict, intent on learning more about her mother, Dulcie, moves in with her grandfather, but is disappointed to find that her grandfather doesn’t want to talk much about Dulcie. She soon discovers, though, that many still hold a grudge against Dulcie for the way she treated an old sweetheart before dumping him and disappearing. Luckily, Dulcie’s high school adversary, Julia Winterson, back in town to pay down her deceased father’s debt, takes a shine to Emily. She’s working another quest as well: baking cakes every day with the hope that they’ll somehow attract the daughter she gave up for adoption years ago. There are love interests, big family secrets, and magical happenings (color-changing wallpaper, mysterious lights) aplenty as Allen charts the spiraling inter-generational stories, bringing everything together in an unexpected way.
Twilight: The Graphic Novel 1
By: Stephenie Meyer
(From Borders.com) The love story between the innocent teenager Bella and the handsome vampire Edward, which prompted a worldwide phenomenon, breathes new life in a two-volume adaptation of Twilight! The first volume has been rigorously reviewed by Stephenie Meyer and reflects her personal vision of the world of The Twilight Saga. This unique art style — a black-and-white graphic novel with color interspersed throughout — is guaranteed to take a bite out of the graphic novel world and leave fans eagerly anticipating the exciting conclusion in Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 (publication date not available).
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I’m excited that the last Vampire Diaries book is finally coming out in paperback so that I can find out what happened to Elena. Although, with another one out in hardcover, I’ll have to wait for that one to come out in paperback unless my local library decides to get a copy…I’m not holding my breath for that, though.