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Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, urban fantasy
Publication Date: 18 Oct 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series: Caster Chronicles #3


Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected – and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What – or who – will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn’t by Lena – and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself – forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

Source: Info in the Summary was taken from Goodreads at on 08/07/2011.

06/09/2011 Posted by | Caster Chronicles, isowantoreadthis, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, urban fantasy, wishlist, YA | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I So Want To Read This: WITCHLANDER

Witchlander by Lena Coakley

Publication Date: 30 August 2011

About Witchlander:

High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future.

It’s all a fake.

At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?

But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—

Are about him.

Source: Info in the About Witchlander was taken from GoodReads at on 15/08/2011.

29/08/2011 Posted by | isowantoreadthis, wishlist | , , , | 3 Comments


Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Book 1 of the Shadow Grail series

About Legacies:

Who — or what — is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy?
In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy—not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic.

All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit’s hasn’t manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn’t sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake.

But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what’s happening—before one of them becomes the next victim…

Source: Info in the About Legacies was taken from the publisher’s website, Macmillan, at on 05/07/2011.

Conspiracies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Book 2 of the Shadow Grail series

About Conspiracies:

The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years—or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus—and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn’t trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn’t safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on—before it’s too late.

Source: Info in the About Conspiracies was taken from the publisher’s website, Macmillan, at on 05/07/2011.

18/07/2011 Posted by | isowantoreadthis, Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill, Shadow Grail series, urban fantasy, wishlist, YA | , , , , , , | 1 Comment


Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
Book 14 of the Dresden Files series

Publication Date: 28 July 2011

About Ghost Story:

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the ‘everyday’ world is full of strange and magical things – and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. But he’s forgotten his own golden rule: magic – it can get a guy killed. Which didn’t help when he clashed with unknown assailants with his murder in mind. And though Harry’s continued existence is now in some doubt, this doesn’t mean he can rest in peace.

Trapped in a realm that’s not quite here, yet not quite anywhere else, Harry learns that three of his loved ones are in danger. Only by discovering his assailant’s identity can he save his friends, bring criminal elements to justice, and move on himself. It would just be easier if he knew who was at risk. And had a (working) crystal ball. And access to magic. Instead, he is unable to interact with the physical world – invisible to all but a select magical few. He’s also not the only silent presence roaming Chicago’s alleys. Hell, he put some there himself. Now, they’re looking for payback.

Source: Info in the About Ghost Story was taken from the publisher’s website at on 18/06/2011.

12/07/2011 Posted by | Dresden, isowantoreadthis, Jim Butcher, Orbit Books, wishlist | , , , | 5 Comments



Geist by Philippa Ballantine
Book 1 of the Order of the Deacons

Genre: fantasy

About Geist:

Geists don’t always play by the rules.

Between the living and the dead is the Order of the Deacons, protectors of the Empire, guardians against possession, sentinels enlisted to ward off the malevolent haunting of the geists…

Among the most powerful of the Order is Sorcha, now thrust into partnership with the novice Deacon, Merrick Chambers. They have been dispatched to the isolated village of Ulrich to aide the Priory with a surge of violent geist activity. With them is Raed Rossin, Pretender to the throne that Sorcha is sworn to protect, and bearer of a terrible curse.

But what greets them in the strange settlement is something far more predatory and more horrifying than any mere haunting. And as she uncovers a tradition of twisted rituals passed down through the dark reaches of history, Sorcha will be forced to reconsider everything she thinks she knows.

And if she makes it out of Ulrich alive, what in Hell is she returning to?

Source: Info in the About Geist was taken from the author’s website at on 11/06/2011.

Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine
Book 2 of the Order of the Deacons
Genre: fantasy
Publication Date: Coming June 2011 from Ace Books
About Spectyr:

Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome. She and her partner, Deacon Merrick Chambers, find themselves chasing down rumors of geists, but long for a return to real action. So they jump at the chance to escort a delegation sent to negotiate the terms of the Emperor’s engagement. Their destination: the exotic city of Orinthal.

But a string of murders has Orinthal on edge, and Sorcha and Merrick are asked to investigate. Meanwhile the Emperor’s sister has unwittingly released a cruel and vengeful goddess, one who it bent on destroying her enemies, including the geistlord who resides inside the shapeshifting rival to the throne—Sorcha’s lover…

Source: Info in the About Spectyrwas taken from the author’s website at on 11/06/2011.

16/06/2011 Posted by | fantasy, isowantoreadthis, Philippa Ballantine, wishlist | , , , | 3 Comments


The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke
Book 1 of the Watergivers series

About The Last Stormlord:

Shale is the lowest of the low-an outcast from a poor village in the heart of the desert. In the desert water is life, and currency, and Shale has none. But he has a secret. It’s the one thing that keeps him alive and may save all the cities of the Quartern in the days to come. If it doesn’t get him killed first…
Terelle is a slave fleeing a life as a courtesan. She finds shelter in the home of an elderly painter but as she learns the strange and powerful secrets of his art she fears she may have traded a life of servitude for something far more perilous…

The Stormlord is dying in his tower and there is no one, by accident or design, to take his place. He brings the rain from the distant seas to his people. Without a Stormlord, the cities of the Quartern will wither and die.

Their civilization is at the brink of disaster. If Shale and Terelle can find a way to save themselves, they may just save them all. Water is life and the wells are running dry…

Source: Info in the About The Last Stormlord was taken from GoodReads at on 01/05/2011.

Stormlord Rising by Glenda Larke
Book 2 of the Watergivers series
About Stormlord Rising:
Shale Flint is forced to help the devious rainlord, Taquar Sardonyx, in his quest to create rain – even though Taquar′s lust for power threatens to consume all that stands in his path.

Terelle leaves the Scarpen with her great-grandfather, Russet … his painting of her future has trapped her into doing his will. Obsessed with regaining his status as a Watergiver lord in his homeland, it seems that Russet will go to any lengths to attain his goal.

Meanwhile, Ryka Feldspar has been captured and taken as a concubine by a Reduner tribemaster. Desperate to escape, she discovers her Rainlord husband, Kaneth, in the slave lines … but, to Ryka′s despair, he has no memories of their time together.

Source: Info in the About Stormlord Rising was taken from GoodReads at on 01/05/2011.

The Stormlord’s Exile by Glenda Larke
Book 3 of the Watergivers series

About The Stormlord Exile:

Reduner nomads have massacred the Quartern’s Rainlords, leaving its cities vulnerable to the relentless desert. Now Stormlord Shale must stretch his powers to bring rain, or his people will die—if they don’t meet a Reduner knife first. However, Shale can’t hold out alone for much longer, and those who seek to exploit him are closing in. Rainlord Kaneth has spurned these politics for war, and plans to defeat the Reduner leader from his desert stronghold. But there are spies in Kaneth’s camp. Terelle has been Shale’s secret weapon until now, covertly boosting his powers. But her Uncle’s magic compels her to travel to distant Khromatis—and if she disobeys him it will destroy her. Yet Khromatis gave the desert its first Stormlord, so Terelle may find hope there as well as great danger…

Source: Info in the About The Stormlord’s Exile was taken from the author’s website at on 01/05/2011.

10/05/2011 Posted by | epic fantasy, Glenda Larke, isowantoreadthis, Watergivers series, wishlist | , , , , | 3 Comments


Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Book 1 of The Iron Druid trilogy

Publication Date: 3 May 2011

About Hounded:

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

Source: Info in the About Hounded was taken from GoodReads at on 27/04/2011.

This book has been described as on par with the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book tomorrow!!

Other Books In The Series:

Book 1: Hounded publication date: 3 May 2011
Book 2: Hexed publication date: 5 June 2011
Book 3: Hammered publication date: 5 July 2011

02/05/2011 Posted by | Kevin Hearne | , , , , | 7 Comments


Dhampir by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 1 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Dhampir:

She hunts the realms most dangerous game.
Her fees are exorbitant.
She’s worth every coin she recieves.
Or is she?

Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain, grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation. Magiere has always known she’s dealing with simple folk who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and she’s never seen anything wrong with exploiting them for profit.

Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half-elf Leesil, are ready to hang up their weapons and settle down in a place they can finally call home. But their new found peace will not last. For Magiere has come to the attention of a trio of powerful and dangerous vampires who recognize her true identity — even if she does not — and who fear the birthright that flows through her veins. And they will stop at nothing to keep Magiere from fulfilling her destiny.

Source: Info in the About Dhampir was taken from the author’s website at on 23/04/2011.

Thief Of Lives by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 2 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Thief Of Lives:

On the heels of DHAMPIR, Barb and J.C. Hendee’s acclaimed Fantasy debut, comes THIEF OF LIVES, the new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, Slayers of the Undead….

Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska – now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil – she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern.

But far away in the capital city of Bela, a prominent councilman’s daughter has been found dead on her own doorstep… and all signs point to a vampire. Knowing that the battered and burned village of Miiska could use an infusion of cash, Bela’s town council offers a generous bounty to the dhampir if she will slay their vampire. Magiere resists, wanting nothing more than to forget her past and ignore her half-vampire nature. Only Leesil can persuade Magiere to follow her destiny – before more innocent lives are claimed by darkness.

Source: Info in the About Thief Of Lives was taken from GoodReads at on 24/04/2011.

Sister Of The Dead by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 3 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Sister Of The Dead:

The Noble Dead saga continues as Magiere and Leesil, the slayers of the undead for DHAMPIR and THIEF OF LIVES, embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of their mysterious origins – and those responsible for orchestrating the events that brought them together…. Magiere is a dhampir – half human, half vampire – sired for the purpose of slaying the undead. Outside the village of Chemestúk, where she was born and raised, stands her father’s keep. Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind…. But there are those who don’t want Magiere to learn the truth—and when her half-elf partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why. Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse…

Source: Info in the About Sister Of The Dead was taken from GetGlue at on 24/04/2011.

Traitor To The Blood by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 4 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Traitor To The Blood:

Born a half-breed to an elven mother and human father, Leesil was raised in the Warlands as assassin, spy, and slave for Lord Darmouth, ruler of an independent province. But Leesil’s mother trained him well, and he used his skills to escape, leaving his parents to suffer Darmouth’s wrath for all such traitors and their kin. Now with newfound purpose in the company of his beloved Magiere, Leesil returns to confront the sins of his past and uncover his parents’ fate.” Unable to turn him from this dangerous course, Magiere follows Leesil into the darkness of his past in the Warlands. Knowing what may happen should Darmouth learn of Leesil’s return, she is prepared to slaughter any who try to take him from her. But Magiere’s own past may well pose a more deadly threat. Two creatures of unfathomable power continue to stalk her – one who believes she’s the key to his salvation, and one who seeks to destroy her…and all those she loves.

Source: Info in the About Traitor To The Blood was taken from GoodReads at on 24/04/2011.

Rebel Fay by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 5 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Rebel Fay:

Desperate to free his mother from a caste of ruthless elven assassins, Leesil pushes on through the mountains at the height of a harsh winter. Obsession blinds him to reason, and he and his companions — his beloved Magiere, the sage Wynn, and their canine protector, Chap — find their lives at stake under the hardships of the wilderness. Should they survive, they still face the perils of the Elven Territories, a culture of tranquil beauty, savage customs, and deep-rooted hatred and fear of all humankind.
Magiere was created with strange powers by a shadowy, long-forgotten enemy of many names — an enemy whom Leesil was trained from childhood to kill. Unbeknownst to them, Chap brought them together at the command of his kin, the Fay, to forge an alliance that might have the power to stand against the forces of dark magics.
In the place of his birth, Chap must guard his companions from enemies and allies alike, though he is not always certain which is which. And as they uncover the truth, they discover just how close the enemy has always been….

Source: Info in the About Rebel Fay was taken from the authors’ website at on 24/04/2011.

Child Of A Dead God by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 6 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Child Of A Dead God:

For many months, Magiere and Leesil have searched for a forgotten artifact, even though its purpose has been shrouded in mystery. All Magiere knows is that she must keep the orb from falling into the hands of a murdering Noble Dead: her half brother, Welstiel. And now dreams of a castle locked in ice lead her south, on a journey that has become nothing less than an obsession…

Accompanying Magiere and Leesil are the sage Wynn; their canine protector, Chap; and two elven assassins-turned-guardians who must fight their distrust of this sister of the dead. For forces more powerful than they — some may even say fate — are rallying around Magiere, arming her for the conflict to come, because finding the orb may be just the beginning of the challenges that await her.

Source: Info in the About Child Of A Dead God was taken from the authors’ website at on 24/04/2011.

26/04/2011 Posted by | Barb and JC Hendee, epic fantasy, isowantoreadthis, Noble Dead Series 1, vampire, wishlist | , , , , , | 4 Comments


Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur
Book 1 of the Dark Angels series

Publication Date: 27 Sept 2011

About Darkness Unbound:

Risa Jones is as extraordinary as her heritage. Born from a lab-enhanced clone mother and an Aedh father, she can not only talk to the souls of the dying and the dead, but she can see the reapers and walk the gray fields that divide this world from the next.

They are skill she rarely uses, however, preferring to concentrate on the business she shares with her two best friends. But when her mother asks her to help the parents of a little girl locked in a coma, she reluctantly agrees. What she discovers scares the hell out of her. Because the little girl’s soul no longer resides in her body, and it wasn’t death and the reapers that took her.

Someone had ripped her soul from her flesh.

As it turns out, a creature consuming the souls of the innocent–and not so innocent–is the least of her problems.

Because someone wants to rip open the gates that divided hell from earth, and Risa is a key component in their plans.

And the only person standing between her and disaster is a reaper who isn’t exactly on her side.

Source: Info in the About Darkness Unbound was taken from GoodReads at on 17/03/2011.

17/03/2011 Posted by | Dark Angels series, isowantoreadthis, Keri Arthur, urban fantasy, wishlist | , , , , | 3 Comments


Hunt The Moon by Karen Chance
Book 5 of the Cassandra Palmer series

About Hunt The Moon

Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you’d think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn’t work that way when your new job description is Pythia — the world’s chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn’t want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens—including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

Source: Info in the About Hunt The Moon was taken from the author’s website at on 14/02/2011.

21/02/2011 Posted by | Cassandra Palmer series, isowantoreadthis, Karen Chance, urban fantasy, wishlist | , , , , | 4 Comments