Sunday Cravings

Filed in featured , Sunday Cravings , The Coffee Lover Posted on June 10, 2012 @ 12:00 pm 4 comments

Hello my fellow Book Lovers! How are you? We’re here for another week to highlight all those new releases that we crave even more so than chocolate. Well, not exactly, we never stop craving for some chocolate 😛 And preparing that post, along with making my TBR pile larger always makes me want to have a cupcake… I blame Susi for that. That button she made makes me hungry just by looking at it 😛

This week, there aren’t that many scheduled releases, but there are a couple really hot titles to sate our appetites. So, let’s start!


Stella: The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?

I haven’t gotten around to read Vicki Pettersson’s Zodiac series yet (though they are one my wishlist), as soon as I saw this gorgeous cover I knew I HAD TO read The Taken! If I could have it in a huge posted I would totally put it up on my wall 😀 And the blurb sounds exciting as well, I can’t wait to read it!!


Alisha: Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel by Rhiannon Frater

A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city of dwindling resources…and dwindling hope.

Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her entire life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.

Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate, reclaiming the lost lands and energizing the populace with renewed hope for the future. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from extinction.

My most anticipated release for this week is without a shadow of a doubt Rhiannon Frater’s standalone (yup, just a single title!) sci-fi novel. A futuristic zombie novel by the queen of zombie novels? Yes, please. ^_^ Just reading the synopsis of the book makes me all giddy inside. If this book isn’t on numerous “Best of 2012” lists by the end of the year, I’ll be quite surprised.


Amanda and Anna: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students–children of the wealthy and powerful–carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Amanda: Although Bloodlines (the first Book) was a little predictable, anything concerning Adrian is on my to read list!

Anna: I agree with Amanda on the predictability of Bloodlines, and even though it wasn’t the best book Richelle Mead has ever written (not by a long shot…) I still can’t help but love anything this author writes.


Which are your choices for this week? And by the way, should you have to choose between a yummy cupcake and a good book, which would be your choice? Tough one, I know 😛

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • Draconismoi June 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm


    But only because unless I personally made the cupcake (or was observing it’s creation), there is no guarantee the cupcake would be yummy. And if I was there during the creation, then I clearly already got to lick the bowl and eat any deformed cupcakes not suitable to pass on to 3rd parties.

    • Alisha June 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

      I call dibs on the mixing spoon, then!

    • Anna June 11, 2012 at 2:35 am

      I love your way of thinking! I mean that’s the best answer ever 🙂

  • Lexi June 15, 2012 at 1:18 am

    The Taken and The Last are in my TBR list. They both sound soooo good!
    And I would pause..but still pick up the book =)

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