Thursday, April 19, 2012

Books To Pine For (13)

(Nightshade Prequel, #1)
by Andrea Cremer
Released |August 7th 2012 by Philomel| 
Edition |Hardcover, 448 pages|
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

Tempest Unleashed
(Tempest, #2)
by Tracy Deebs
Released |June 5th 2012 by Walker Childrens| 
Edition |Hardcover, 352 pages|
Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose.

1 comment:

  1. I can't decide if I want to read Rift or not.. I absolutely loved the Nightshade series (minus the ending), so I feel like I should but then again I never read "prequel" books, you know? I just can't decide. And I haven't read the first Tempest books so I can't pine for that one yet. I'll have to add it to the mountain of books to read haha. ;) Thanks for sharing!