This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Published by: Tor Teen
Old Gods never dies...
Or do Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a stranger cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra--an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by god.
These days, Cassandra doesn't involve herself in the business of gods--in fact, she doesn't even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don't just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them age against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin. (Summary from Goodreads)
Okay, this seems strangely intriguing. Who knew Greek Gods could die? I'm curious enough to want to pick it up and read it. Are you?
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?
Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finshing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised?) Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.
Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card. (Summary from Goodreads)
Seriously!? AHHH!!! I CANNOT WAIT! These covers!!! AND THESE BOOKS!
What are you waiting on this week?