Thursday, September 20, 2012

Old AND New #2

Where i highlight old or new books . Ranging from contemp to fantasy to dystopia. Some i have read and some who sound lovely.



Old Magic
by Marianne Curley


Paperback, 369 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published February 26th 2002)





Synopsis:Jarrod Thornton is mesmerising.

But Kate Warren doesn't know why.
The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom. 
Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.




Earthseed (Seed #1)
by Pamela Sargent


Paperback, 271 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Tor Teen (first published March 1983)


Synopsis:The classic YA science fiction adventure by Nebula and Locus Award–winning author Pamela Sargent The ship hurtles through space. Deep within its core, it carries the seed of humankind. Launched by the people of a dying Earth over a century ago, its mission is to find a habitable world for the children—fifteen-year-old Zoheret and her shipmates—whom it has created from its genetic banks. 
To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparing them for their biggest challenge: to survive on
their own, on an uninhabited planet, without Ship’s protection. Now that day is almost upon them...but are they ready to leave Ship? Ship devises a test. And suddenly, instincts that have been latent for over a hundred years take over. Zoheret watches as friends become strangers—and enemies. Can Zoheret and her companions overcome the biggest obstacle to the survival of the human race—themselves?




Wicked as They Come (Blud #1)
by Delilah S. Dawson


Mass Market Paperback, 395 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Pocket Books





Synopsis:Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?

pst. pst . love this book . love





36 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of these but I think it's fantastic that a book from the 80s is getting re-published, Earthseed sounds great!

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  2. I love that, every time I visit here, I find new books I had yet to hear of! These sound great! Thank you for sharing :D

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  3. Greatlit Roro! Indefinitely want to check out Wicked as They Come! You should do a spotlight on it for my Something Wicked Event it would be perfect!

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  4. I loveee Old Magic! It's one of my favorites and Wicked as They Come was fantastic too! Wonderful post, Roro! :D

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  5. Roroooo my dear!!
    I have heard of Earthseed before but never realiszed that it won the Nebula award! same as Ender's GAme! duude! i have to read it! I read Enger's Game during summer and it totally blew my mind. THanks for highlighting these novels. Sometimes, with so many awesome new releases, we forget about the epic old ones :)

    ^.^

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  6. Oh I like them all..good choices Roro!

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  7. Old Magic is so good! I love all the books that Mariane Curley writes!

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  8. A great collection, you have good taste! :)
    Alex @ Possession of Books

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  9. Loved Wicked too! New book will be out next year-I think?

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  10. Wicked as they come has got rave reviews all around. It's been on my TBR for ages now.

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  11. Even though I'm not fan of adult Wicked sounds really great! :) I'll check it out.

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  12. I have not heard of these but they look really awesome. You have really cool taste in books, Ro. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I haven't heard of Old Magic, but I'm looking forward to reading the last two. Thanks for sharing, Roro!:)

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  14. I haven't heard of these. Thanks for the recs!

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  15. hmm these sound interesting! Havent heard of them though, thanks for sharing!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  16. Thanks for recommending some out of the box books. Old Magic sounds especially good!

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  17. Thanks for sharing, roro. :) I don't recognize any of those books, but they all look brilliant!

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  18. Apart from the first one, these are books that I kinda remember hearing about, but there are so many releases I forgot about them. Thanks for putting them back on my radar.

    Safari Poet

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  19. I love Old Magic! The hero is very selfish and the heroine is so cool! LOL, can't believe that the moment I prefer heroine to hero actually comes. :P Earthseed sounds very interesting! Wicked As They Come sounds... hot. ;)

    Thanks for sharing, Roro! <3

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  20. I've heard of wicked as they come. I guess it's pretty good.

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  21. Look fab!!! Enjoy.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  22. I haven't heard of ANY of these! Will definitely have to check them out :) Thanks for sharing, Roro! <3

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  23. They all look fantastic!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Uhh, I have a copy of WIcked As They Come sent and recommended to me by Ann Aguirre. I can't wait to read it. :)

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  25. Wow, these all sound really good - especially that last one! Awesome post!

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  27. I haven't read any of these! They sound good! Thanks for the introduction. :)
    ~Jess

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  28. Ooh Wicked as They Come sounds really good! I haven't read it, but I remember in May or something it popped up A LOT and I really hope you enjoy that :)

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  29. Wicked As They Come was really good! Loved that one.

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  30. I hadn't heard of these before, so thank you!

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  31. Haven't read any of these! *runs to GR*

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  32. Oh I like this feature Roro! I had never heard of any of these books before! I think I like the sound of Old Magic thanks for putting these on my radar! :)

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