Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Leaning Pile of Books

Due to illness, I've gotten far more reading than reviewing done this weekend. I just finished A Local Habitation, the second book in Seanan McGuire's October Daye series, which is coming out on March 2. It was a lot of fun, and I did think it was better than the first book (which I also liked). So reviews of that, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin and Sea Dragon Heir by Storm Constantine will be coming up sometime when I'm feeling up to it. In the meantime, I'll probably be reading more short books until I'm over this cold, but I decided that's ok since I'll be reading the massive Warriors anthology soon and that will give me some time to get caught up.

This week I got two more unsolicited review copies. I most likely won't be reading either - one just doesn't sound like my type of book and the other is the third book in a series I haven't read.

Demon Possessed by Stacia Kane

This is the third book in the Megan Chase series. I have heard some good things about the first two so if I find out this one works ok as a stand alone, I might read it. With all the other books I have to read, I'm probably not going to try to acquire the first two to read it, though. Demon Possessed just came out toward the end of February.

Here is the blurb:

Psychologist and psychic Megan Chase has grown remarkably comfortable hanging out with demons. The demon "family" she leads is happy, her solo practice is stabilizing, and she and her steamy demon lover, Greyson Dante, are closer than ever. But when the couple books a week at a luxury hotel to attend a meeting of demon leaders, some unanticipated problems appear. An FBI agent with an unhealthy interest in less-than-legitimate demon business practices shows up; the demon community is urging Megan to undergo the rite that will make her a real demon; and a slightly shady minister is holding one of his wildly popular "weekend exorcisms" just down the road. And oh, yes, someone with scary magical abilities is attempting to kill her. Then, just when it seems as if things couldn't possibly get any worse, a secret comes to light that could jeopardize Megan and Greyson's future -- if Megan manages to live that long. With things heating up, it's becoming difficult for her to keep a cool head...

Empire: A Zombie Novel by David Dunwoody

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a fan of zombie novels so I most likely will not be reading this one under any circumstances. Empire will be released on March 16.

Here is the blurb:

The year is 2112.

The crippled U.S. government and its military forces are giving up the century-long fight against an undead plague. Born of an otherworldly energy fused with a deadly virus, the ravaging hordes of zombified humans and animals have no natural enemies. But they do have one supernatural enemy: Death himself.

Descending upon the ghost town of Jefferson Harbor, Louisiana, the Grim Reaper embarks on a bloody campaign to put down the legions that have defied his touch for so long. He will find allies in the city’s last survivors, and a nemesis in a man who wants to harness the force driving the zombies—a man who seeks to rebuild America into an empire of the dead.

Hailed as “A MACABRE MASTERPIECE OF POST-APOCALYPTIC ZOMBIE GOODNESS” on the Library of the Living Dead podcast, Empire brings stunning new twists to a shattering and unforgettable scenario of the not-too-distant future.


Tia Nevitt said...

I think I can send you some of those Stacia Kane books. Demons are my no-no's, like Zombies are yours. Shoot me an email if you're interested and I'll check my book stack. I'm fairly sure I still have them.

Kristen said...

Thank you Tia! I just sent you an email.