Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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:
Dualed by Elsie ChapmanPublisher: Random House
Date: February 26, 2013
You or your Alt? Only one will survive.
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
Yet another YA selection for me (and I am ambivalent about that) but the concept of a dual just sounds too cool not to check out.
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Fear to Tread by James Swallow
Publisher: The Black Library
Date: August 28, 2012
There is war on Signus Prime; Horus sends the Blood Angels to the Signus system, where an army of Khornate daemons waits for them. The Warmaster’s plan is to use the flaw in the Blood Angels’ gene-seed – which will later be known as the Red Thirst – to turn them to the worship of the Blood God. At the height of the battle, Sanguinius fights with the Bloodthirster Ka’Bandha. The Blood Angels fight for survival of thier minds and bodies.
I've discovered The Horus Heresy through the audiobooks, but I'm intent upon making sure that I catch up with all the novels in this series, so any new books immediately go on my "to be read" list. This is the author responsible for the Garro stories in the Heresy timeframe as well as the audio drama Red & Black featuring the Sisters of Battle. His audio dramas have been all over the place for me, I loved the second Garro tale but after a recent re-listen to the first my initial impression remains the same - meh. Red & Black was sort of in the middle, so it'll be interesting to see where Fear to Tread lies.