Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: steampunk (YA)
Release date: March 19, 2013
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking.
Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the third and final instalment of the bestselling “Infernal Devices” trilogy.
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (YA)
Cards & Caravans (Gaslight Chronicles, #5) by Cindy Spencer Pape
Dark Destiny (Principatus, #1) by Lexxie Couper
Everafter (Kissed by an Angel, #6) by Elizabeth Chandler (YA)
Exposed (Just One Night, #2) by Kyra Davis
Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #3) by Mary E. Pearson (YA)
Grave Secret (Secret McQueen, #5) by Sierra Dean
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany
Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #2) by Maya Banks
Jilted (Promise Harbor Wedding, #1) by Kelly Jamieson
Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10) by Jacqueline Winspear
Lethal Business (The Hunter Files, #3) by W. Soliman
Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz (MG)
OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (YA)
Pandemonium by Warren Fahy
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (YA)
Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Eds. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (anthology)
Quintessence by David Walton
Relentless (Lodestone Trilogy, #3) by Cherry Adair
Shattered Pillars (Eternal Sky, #2) by Elizabeth Bear
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Soul of Kandrith (Kandrith, #2) by Nicole Luiken
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (YA)
The Gate Thief (Mithermages, #2) by Orson Scott Card (YA)
The Lost (Celestial Blues, #2) by Vicki Pettersson
The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy by Regina Jeffers
Tiger (Dark Eyes, #2) by William Richter
When You Tease Me (When I’m With You, #3) by Beth Kery
With This Kiss: Part Two by Eloisa James
You and I, Me and You (Cadence Jones, #3) by MaryJanice Davidson
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Adair, Banks, Couper, Dean…now these are some ABCs I can roll with. ^_^ This week’s releases are not overwhelming in number–relatively speaking, that is–but they do present some long awaited titles, and if nothing else, you’ll find some tropes that sit a bit left of the expected “middle”….cases in point:
- The Lost is a continuation of the Celestial Blues series, an urban fantasy with a heavy dose of mystery and 1950s American rockabilly stylings. Certainly a bit of a break from the usual modern-day urban fantasy settings. (That pretty cover doesn’t hurt, either.)
- The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy, a Pride and Prejudice-themed…murder mystery? Stranger things have been done to the Jane Austen library (like zombies, sea monsters, and vampires, to name a few)…so this might be a fun read for fans of alternative takes on Austen’s creations.
- MaryJanice Davidson’s You & I, Me & You wraps up the series about a protagonist whose multiple personality disorder serves as an asset to her work in a very special branch of the FBI.
Beyond those, we’ve still got the famed Orson Scott Card’s latest, a new installment of Beth Kery’s sexy serial, the latest Secret McQueen book (YEAAAAHOO!), and some good dollops of steampunk. And a partridge in a pear tree.
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Have you been eagerly awaiting any of this week’s new releases? Do you prefer familiar tropes in your reading, or do you actively seek unusual themes?