Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Five List: February Wish List

There are so many books coming out this year that I'm excited about, that I'm having a tough time prioritising which I need to buy immediately, and which I can hold off on for a while.  Here's my list of five books releasing in February that I can't wait to get my hands on!

Scarlet, Marissa Meyer:
February 5
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She''s trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she''ll be the Commonwealth''s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit''s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn''t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother''s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
(Cover & Description from Indigo. Source.)

Read the first 5 chapters FREE on Kindle: Scarlet: Chapters 1-5

Buy from Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles)

Buy from Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles)

The Indigo Spell, Richelle Mead: February 12

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets-and human lives.
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.
(Cover & Description from Indigo. Source.)

Buy from The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel
Buy from The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel

Sever, Lauren De Stefano:
February 12
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

(Cover & Description from Goodreads. Source.)

Buy from Sever

Buy from Sever (Chemical Garden)

Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger: February 5, 2012

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.
Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
(Cover and Description from Amazon. Source.)

Buy from Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School)

Buy from Etiquette & Espionage

The Madness Underneath, Maureen Johnson: February 26
After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades-the city's secret ghost-fighting police-are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated THE NAME OF THE STAR, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

(Cover and Description from Indigo. Source.)

Buy from The Madness Underneath: Book 2

Buy from The Madness Underneath: Book 2 (The Shades of London)

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