Monday, September 1, 2014

September Releases

I heart Fall. The air is brisk. The nights are cool. Fingerless gloves are in fashion. It's not even the first official day of Fall, and I already have the urge to eat soup, drink hot apple cider, watch football, wear a cardigan, carve a pumpkin, crunch dried leaves under my booted feet.

And read a new book or two, of course. ;)


  HISTORICAL ROMANCE
 
MY HIGHLAND SPY
Highland Spies, Book One
By Victoria Roberts
September 2, 2014


Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do-he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.


Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess-a job easier said than done-she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.

Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?

Gosh, this cover is gorgeous. I love all that purple. *slobbers*



  YOUNG ADULT
 
ILLUSIONS OF FATE
By Kiersten White
September 9, 2014


Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, who introduces her to the secret world of Albion's nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn't -- power, money, status...and magic.

But Finn has secrets of his own, and the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess them. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits, can stop him.

I love a hero named Finn -- especially a gorgeous, enigmatic one from a secret world. ;)



WINTERSPELL
By Claire Legrand
September 30, 2014

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

OMG. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book, inspired by
The Nutcracker.


OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS

By Jessica Verday
September 9, 2014

Summoned to Philadelphia after her mother's death, seventeen-year old Annabel Lee hopes this new start will be her chance to make her dream of  becoming a surgeon a reality.

But there are dark secrets in Annabel's new home: whispers of strange activity, unsavory characters making deliveries in the dead of night, and a wave of murders sweeping the city. And when her father deems her interest in medicine unseemly and forbids her from practicing, she's determined to prove him wrong.

With the help of handsome laboratory assistant Allan Poe and his unsettling cousin, Edgar, Annabel probes into her father's research. But the links she discovers between the experiments being conducted, the stories Allan writes late into the night, and her new city's gruesome crimes can be no coincidence. And she'll sacrifice everything to stop them.

Ooo. So dark and gothic. Yes, please!


DOLLS
By Kiki Sullivan
September 2, 2014

Eveny Cheval has just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.
Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends collectively known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest guys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in this town. They want to bring Eveny into their circle, share their darkest truths with her, introduce her to handsome, enigmatic Caleb Shaw. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes in Carrefour and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she’s forced to turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.

Pretty Little Liars meets Beautiful Creatures. Cool.



What's on your must-read list? 

Book blurbs from authors' websites.

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