Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week we're featuring picks chosen by SQT and Jim.

SQT's can't wait to read selection is:

Silver by Rhiannon Held

Publisher: Tor
Date: June 5, 2012
Pages: 320

Andrew Dare is a werewolf. He’s the enforcer for the Roanoke pack, and responsible for capturing or killing any Were intruders in Roanoke’s territory. But the lone Were he’s tracking doesn’t smell or act like anyone he’s ever encountered. And when he catches her, it doesn’t get any better. She’s beautiful, she’s crazy, and someone has tortured her by injecting silver into her veins. She says her name is Silver, and that she’s lost her wild self and can’t shift any more.

The packs in North America have a live-and-let-live attitude, and try not to overlap with each other. But Silver represents a terrible threat to every Were on the continent.

Andrew and Silver will join forces to track down this menace while discovering their own power and their passion for each other.

I haven't read a good werewolf fantasy in quite a while- in fact I think it has probably been over a year. (I think I got distracted by all the good zombie fiction out there these days.) The description reminds me a little of "Bitten" by Kelly Armstrong and I enjoyed that one quite a bit. I'm in the mood for a good romance and this looks like it'll  do the job nicely.

Jim's can't wait to read selection is:

  Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
by John Jackson Miller
 Publisher: Del Rey
 Date: July 31, 2012
 Pages: 432

  At last in one volume the eight original installments of the epic Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series . . . along with the explosive, never-before-published finale, Pandemonium—more than one hundred pages of new material! Five thousand years ago. After a Jedi ambush, the Sith mining ship Omen lies wrecked on a remote, unknown planet. Its commander, Yaru Korsin, battles the bloodshed of a mutinous faction led by his own brother. Marooned and facing death, the Sith crew have no choice but to venture into their desolate surroundings. They face any number of brutal challenges—vicious predators, lethal plagues, tribal people who worship vengeful gods—and like true Sith warriors, counter them with the dark side of the Force. The struggles are just beginning for the proud, uncompromising Sith, driven as they are to rule at all costs. They will vanquish the primitive natives, and they will find their way back to their true destiny as rulers of the galaxy. But as their legacy grows over thousands of years, the Sith ultimately find themselves tested by the most dangerous threat of all: the enemy within. 

This is a prologue of sorts to the Fate of the Jedi series (I'll be reviewing the final book in that series, Apocalypse, at the end of this week), written by the author of my favorite Star Wars book from last year (Knight Errant). I don't really have a comfortable way of reading ebooks, so I've skipped reading these stories so far (they are free for anyone who is looking to try them out), which is one of the reasons I'm really looking forward to this collected edition - not to mention the new material as well.


k reads said...

I am really interested in reading Silver as well. I enjoy a good romance but, lately, I've been having trouble finding them. I'm hopeful that this will fill the bill.

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ashelynn hetland said...

STAR WARSSSSSS! *high fives* also, Silver sounds good. The cover is kinda... meh, for me. Not really intriguing. Oh well. Have you heard of Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock? It's also a werewolf story, and sounds so good. Comes out in May and I can't WAIT for it! :)

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Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I really like the sound of Silver. Thanks for sharing.

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SQT said...

I haven't heard of "Hemlock," I will definitely chech that out.

MissKimberlyStardust said...

I really want to read Silver, the cover is great! Thanks for sharing! My WoW

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Patricia said...

I haven't heard of Silver, I think, but then, I also haven't heard of any new Star Wars story, even though it seems that every day three get published for someone who isn't a big Star Wars-reader. *grin*

Anyway, thank you for sharing!

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J.R. said...

Silver looks really good. Great picks!


Fall Into Books said...

Silver sounds interesting. I may have to check it out. Great picks!

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Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Both sound like great reads, but I think I'll have to give the Star Wars collection the edge.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

They sound like great picks! enjoy.


Hafsah - IceyBooks said...

I can't wait for Silver either. I love the dark cover. Great pick!

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Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

Hmmm, I haven't heard of Silver before but it looks really good! Thanks for sharing :)) New follower; feel free to stop by My WoW