Book Reviews

Books to look forward to!

I was working on my calendar and preparing my schedule for the next few weeks (I am NOT a control freak ok?) when I realized how many highly expected books are coming out between now and September 30th. This is going to be a crazy period. Just check it out:

August 26th

Wanderlust, the sequel to highly acclaimed Grimspace by Ann Aguirre. Kmont has already done an early review of it. Sounds good!

September 2nd

Nalini Singhs’ 5th installment in her Psy/Changeling series, Hostage to Pleasure. I have read it and let me say it: it is AWESOME. Stay tuned because we are preparing one of our specials, this time a whole week including an exclusive interview with Nalini and a giveaway! Meanwhile, you can check Kmont’s awesome review of Hostage to Pleasure here. (the woman is on a roll) . She is giving away a copy of the book and you have till midnight Wednesday, eastern standard time (U.S. residents only) to enter and the winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday.

September 30th – the one date to rule them all:

Mr Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn. One word: INCREDIBLE. Books such as this are the reason why I read romance novels. Mr Cavendish is quite simply, one of the best romance novels I have ever read. A highly emotional journey that brought tears of pure joy to my eyes. It is the second book in the Two Dukes of Wyndham series with both books taking place at the same time. You can check my review of book 1, The Lost Duke of Wyndham here.

King of Sword and Sky – the much awaited 3rd installment in CL Wilson Tairen Soul series. I think this is my favorite series at the moment, can’t wait to read it!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – We both love Neil Gaiman and we can’t wait to get our greedy little fingers on this one – the book is a homage to the Jungle Book about a boy whose parents die and he is then adopted by the inhabitants of a cemetery. Can we say “classic” right here, right now? No? Too soon? Ok.

Seduce me at Sunrise – Lisa Kleypas’ second installment in her Hathaway sisters series. Merripen and Win’s tale started in Mine till Midnight and the glimpse into their relationship in that book was enough to have fans waiting anxiously for their story.

And let’s not forget LAST week’s releases of Breaking Dawn, Shades of Dark (a MUST read for Sci-FI fans, the sequel to Gabriel’s Ghost by Linnea Sinclair) and The Rake’s Guide to Pleasure (which I highly recommend).

What about you? Which books are you looking forward to in August and September?


  • Katiebabs
    August 12, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Your new nicknames are the Puff Pimps!
    CL Wilson and Lisa Kleypas most definitely! The fall looks to have some excellent reads! 😀

  • kmont
    August 12, 2008 at 7:13 am

    OK, you’ve sealed the deal for me, I will be picking up both the newest releases for Quinn! I am psyched to hear these were so good for you. I wasn’t thrilled with the last couple of Bridgerton books, Hyacinth to be exact, but am always willing to give Quinn a go again.

    And I can’t disagree with that list! I cannot believe we’re already into the tail end of this year. I knew a ton of good books would be coming yet I need more time to read them lol! Someone really needs to pay me to sit and read books, that’s it, just read all day. Twould be nice, yes? 😀

  • Thea
    August 12, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Oi! What happened to all my books? Aka Richelle Mead’s Storm Front, L.A. Banks’s Bite the Bullet, and of course the new installment to the Weather Warden series, Gale Force!??!!?!?


  • Ana
    August 12, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Holy crap, Thea. I am such a lame smuggler! I will add them to the list. I am soooooooo sorry *is ashamed of self*

  • Patty
    August 12, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Since I have been reading your book reviews, my stack of books to read has grown enormously and has become very eclectic. I’ve read 2 of Lisa Kleypas’s historical romances, I’m gathering her wallflower books so I can read them in order (I’m one of those kind of readers! LOL), I have C.L. Wilson’s first 2 books in a pile to read, and now I have to add Julia Quinn’s books to list! I’m old, so I’m waiting for Elizabeth Peter’s Vicki Bliss mystery (her first since 1994) which is supposed to be released next week, and Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz) has a new book in her ghost hunters series coming out at the end of August. And I’m back into the classroom teaching in 2 weeks. Alas, my life of leisure is almost over. LOL

  • Christine
    August 12, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Definitely all of those you mention … except the Julia Quinn release. Only because I haven’t read her work yet, and have SO many books to catch up on as it is. But remind me someday that I need to read Ms. Quinn’s work, k?

    There are two upcoming YA novels that I’ve been waiting for for what seems like forever. Both are the third books in a series:

    On September 20, 2008, Brisingr (Book 3, Inheritance Chronicles) by Christopher Paolini


    On October 1, 2008, Inkdeath (Book 3, Inkheart Series) by Cornelia Funke.

    Anyone else anticipating these?

  • Tracy
    August 12, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I’m very much looking forward to CL Wilson, Singh, Kleypas and the Quinn!

  • Sarai
    August 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    YES please I would like one of each *g*

  • Stacy~
    August 12, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Ooooh, great list. Definitely Ann Aguirre, Lisa Kleypas, Quinn, and CL Wilson.

  • Heather
    August 13, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I’m looking forward to WANDERLUST and SHADES as well, but your whole list is so good that I will now have to clone myself and devote my twin just for reading! I appreciate having so many choices.

  • Ciara
    August 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Oh. I am drooling. Sooo many great books, so little time to read them all! I have such a big TBR pile, especially after all those books from RWA, that I have no idea what books are coming out in the future to look forward to. In January Magic Strikes and Bone Crossed, of course.

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