New Releases: May 20-26, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on May 21, 2013 @ 7:00 am 4 comments

Title: The Red Plague Affair
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Series: Bannon & Clare, #2
Genre: steampunk
Release date: May 21, 2013 by Orbit


The service of Britannia is not for the faint of heart–or conscience…

Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime in service to Queen Victrix, has a mission: to find the doctor who has created a powerful new weapon. Her friend, the mentath Archibald Clare, is only too happy to help. It will distract him from pursuing his nemesis, and besides, Clare is not as young as he used to be. A spot of Miss Bannon’s excellent hospitality and her diverting company may be just what he needs.

Unfortunately, their quarry is a fanatic, and his poisonous discovery is just as dangerous to Britannia as to Her enemies. Now a single man has set Londinium ablaze, and Clare finds himself in the middle of distressing excitement, racing against time and theory to find a cure. Miss Bannon, of course, has troubles of her own, for the Queen’s Consort Alberich is ill, and Her Majesty unhappy with Bannon’s loyal service. And there is still no reliable way to find a hansom when one needs it most…

The game is afoot. And the Red Plague rises…


All I Need by Susane Colasanti (YA)
Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
Ashes of the Day (Children of the Night, #4) by P.G. Forte

Dark Flight (The Shadow Slayers, #3) by Cassi Carver
How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, #2) by Karen Hawkins
One True Love (Cupid, Texas, #0.5) by Lori Wilde

Praefatio (Praefatio, #1) by Georgia McBride (YA)
Rocky Mountain Rebel (Six Pack Ranch, #5) by Vivian Arend
September Girls by Bennett Madison (YA)

Storm Front (Derrick Storm, #1) by Richard Castle
Tarnished by Rhiannon Held
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

The Dark Shore: (The Atlanteans, #2) by Kevin Emerson
The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles, #2) by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson (YA)
Then, Again by Karen Stivali

Theodore Boone: The Activist (Theodore Boone, #4) by John Grisham
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (YA)
Transparent by Natalie Whipple (YA)

. . .

A little bit of this, a little bit of that this week. But in total, a little bit…period. This week is lighter on new releases, some of which look pretty enticing. The Runaway Queen is a short novelette of a ten-part YA steampunk tale, and The Red Plague Affair promises a lot of sophisticated steampunkery. Meanwhile, the reviews for September Girls are actually quite fascinating in their general discontent for the book. Almost makes me want to pick the book up and see what the fuss is about. Ah, the joys of reverse psychology!

. . .

Anything new catch your eye this week–for better, or worse? Have you ever read a book *because* it was poorly reviewed?

About Alisha

Alisha, the bespectacled and ever nerdy California girl, simply won't leave home without a book in hand. She loves language learnin' and is working toward becoming a bonafide grammar ninja. On any given day you'll find her haunting local libraries or baking scores of cupcakes and sweet treats.

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  • aurian May 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Not much of interest, except the new Karen Hawkins book. She is autobuy for me. And no, I have never ever bought a book based on a negative review.

  • Draconismoi May 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Sometimes I read a book specifically for the hate-factor. It’s just like hate-watching a show.

  • Lily B May 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    lots of fun books this week, but so little time

  • Susan May 22, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Nothing this week.

    Absolutely–I’ve read books because of negative reviews. Sometimes what someone else hates is just what I’m looking for!

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