Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Leaning Pile of Books

Unfortunately, it may continue to be a bit quiet around here a little longer while I'm still spending most of my time not at my job moving and unpacking (and any time not doing either in an exhausted haze). In the meantime here are a couple of new books that showed up in the mail this week.

Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar

The sequel to Lonely Wolf Girl is available on Amazon, although the letter I received with it says it will be released on August 15. I hadn't heard of either of these books, but I have heard that Millar's Good Fairies of New York is good. Considering the pretty cover and the quote by Neil Gaiman on it, I am rather intrigued by this one now.

Kallix, a morose, laudanum-addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the uneasy peace that temporarily prevails in court, despite the endemic debauchery and degeneracy always threatening to again spiral out of control. Frankly, things aren’t much better for her in London than in Scotland. The love of her life is in hiding and her enemies increase in number by the day. Strong as she is when enraged, it’s becoming ever more dangerous to be her. Daniel and Moonglow, her two human friends, do what they can to keep her hidden in plain sight (who would look for a werewolf in a remedial program for high school dropouts?) and keep her fed. Millar is a true world-creator, populating Curse of the Wolf Girl with a universe of characters: fashion-designing werewolves, cross-dressing werewolves, and neurotic, psychotic, and erotic werewolves, as well as fairies, Fire Elementals, and good ole humans — whipping them in faster and faster revolutions with his thrilling, vertiginous rollercoaster narrative.

Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton

This is the second book in the Eternal Guardians series following Marked. It's paranormal romance based on the story of Jason and the Argonauts and it just came out this week.

ZANDER—The most feared of all the Eternal Guardians. It’s rumored he can’t be killed, and he always fights like he has nothing to lose. But as a descendant of the famed hero Achilles, he’s got to have a vulnerability…somewhere.

Forces of daemons are gathering and have broken through the barriers of the Underworld. Now more than ever the Eternal Guardians are needed to protect both their own realm and the human world. Zander can’t afford to think about what might have been with the bewitching physician he once regarded as his soul mate. But with eternity stretching before him, he also can’t fathom spending his life without the one woman who makes him feel most alive. Perhaps he’s found his weakness, after all…


orannia said...

All the best with the packing/unpacking Kristen! I hope you're all settled in soon and can enjoy your new digs :)

Kristen said...

Orannia - Thanks! I'm trying not to look at all the boxes that need to be unpacked right now. ;) But at least we're mostly moved in other than all the unpacking and cleaning. There are a few things that need to go in the storage area when it's done and we moved some of our clothes back over to the old place since the hanger in our closet wasn't really in place and fell over the moment we started hanging clothes on it. But we're here and that's good! :)

Kristen said...

Orannia - Oh yes, and I decided I needed something easy to read while this was going on and picked up Silver Borne finally. I remembered your comment on Goodreads about how this book reads itself and thought that sounded like a good one to go with.

orannia said...

I hope you enjoy it (Silver Borne :)

Kristen said...

Orannia - So far so good. But it's Mercy, I never had any doubts it wouldn't be! ;)

Benjamin said...

Hey Kristen! Hope the moving is going okay.

A friend who's opinion I trust liked Lonely Werewolf Girl so I picked it up a while back. Haven't gotten around to reading it yet though.

Kristen said...

Hi Benjamin! At least most of the moving part is over - tonight we're continuing with trying to clear enough unpacked boxes so our new couch can be delivered.

Glad to hear Lonely Werewolf Girl is supposed to be good. I've been wondering if I need to read it before picking up the sequel or if it will make sense without it.