A Feast of Souls (Araneae Nation, #2) by Hailey Edwards
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: December 18, 2012 by Samhain Publishing
The only way to save her is to bind their souls as one.
Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she’s shocked. To make matters worse, he has a dire message that she alone can deliver.
Now Mana must face Vaughn, the male who inspired one too many girlish fantasies, and impart the spirit’s message—without acknowledging her source—so the soul can be laid to rest.
With rumors of a burgeoning clan war setting his nerves on edge, the last thing Vaughn needs is for an innocent to get caught in the crosshairs. But the woman he remembers as an awkward girl refuses to leave his side until he’s heard her out. That’s not the only change in her that calls to him. Her kindness soothes his battle-scarred soul—and he craves her in ways a warrior shouldn’t.
When they are both captured, they learn of an even greater threat. The plague devastating the southlands has come to his clan home. And his best—and only—chance to keep his people alive is the female who walks among the dead.
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Ripe for Seduction (The League of Second Sons, #3) by Isobel Carr
Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) by Maria V. Snyder
The Bookman Histories by Lavie Tidhar (omnibus)
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The holiday season is upon us, folks. Looks like the book cover dudes are leaving off the shirts and undershirts so that they can make room for the new ones they’ll get as holiday gifts. But really, this week’s selection of releases is a bit varied, perhaps more so than one might expect right before the holidays. One thing you won’t find an overabundance of, though: holiday-themed stories. Guessing most of those drop in October, November, and early December.
New dystopian YA alert? The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken follows Ruby, a secret telekentic, as she navigates a world that both reviles her and seeks to control here. It’s pulling in stellar reviews thus far, so it may be the next big franchise to watch.
This week, running up to Christmas, I’m really feeling epic fantasy.The Merchant of Dreams, follow-up to alternate-history epic fantasy steampunk (yeah, it’s hard to classify) The Alchemist of Souls, sounds like an excellent and wild ride that defies simple description. More epic fantasy-ish goodness can be found in the highly anticipated sequel Scent of Magic, by Maria V. Snyder. And the featured title, A Feast of Souls, is a much awaited sequel in fantasy romance series Araneae Nation. (See our dual review of book one–a fun read!).
Y’know, I wasn’t planning a trip to the book store this week…but maybe I should make a quick visit before finishing gift shopping…
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Any last minute picks for the winter break? (And speaking of…) Have you ever felt the need to take a break from reading? How long did it last?