(McKenzie Lewis #1) by
Publication date:October 25th 2011 , Ace
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
There can only be one allegiance. It’s her time to choose.Heard great things about it, great heroine , who's a bit clumsy at first, I've heard. So love the cover, the sword bearing girl. WOWSA
Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.
A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.
But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
Caleb's Wars by
David L. Dudley
Publication date: October 24th 2011, Clarion Books
Genre: Historical Young Adult
A "colored" area in rural Georgia during World War II is the setting for the story of 15-year-old Caleb, whose brother, Randall, is in the army, waiting to be shipped overseas. This brings the war home to Caleb, as does the arrival of German POWs in the community. Torn between his loyalty to Randall and his discovery that a German can hate the Nazis as much as he does, Caleb is also fighting his own personal wars, against whites, against his domineering, angry father, and even--in a way--against God. Newly baptized to please his devout mother, Caleb has heard a voice he comes to believe is God's because he can't account for it any other way, and to his own astonishment he is able, twice, to heal afflicted people through prayer. In an era before the civil rights movement as we know it was born, Caleb lives with segregation, bullying, humiliation, and helplessness. Difficult as it is to put on humility and stay out of trouble, it's even harder to imagine that he is, somehow, special. A compelling coming-of-age story,Caleb's Warsportrays a young man who discovers his true calling, the kind of awareness that ultimately made the civil rights movement possible.Set in WW2, sounds pretty emontional and it's a colored main character. Needs to be more of that.
So, that's what's on my wishlists this week -
what's on yours?