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:
Stray Souls by Kate Griffin
Date: September 18, 2012
Sharon Li has just discovered she’s a shaman. And just in time: London’s soul has gone missing. If anyone can solve the mystery and rescue the dying city, she can, but she’ll need help-from the support group she’s just set up for people with magical issues. Among them are a vampire who is O, a druid who suffers from allergies and a lack of confidence, and a banshee looking for an evening class in impressionist art. Now, this motley crew must find a way to save the world …
Kate Griffin is a great author; her Neon Court series *very* imaginative and well written. "Stray Souls" sounds like it may be a little lighter and good for when you're in the mood for something fun.
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Burden of Proof by by John G. Hemry (Jack Cambell)
Date: July 31, 2012 (reissue)
From John G. Hemry, author of the New York Times bestselling series The Lost Fleet as Jack Campbell, BURDEN OF PROOF is the next in our new editions of the Paul Sinclair series!
Newly promoted, Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Sinclair must quickly adjust to his new position on the warship USS Michaelson, while juggling his Legal Officer responsibilities with his increasingly seriou...s relationship with girlfriend Jen Shen.
When an explosion on board takes out most of Forward Engineering on Sinclair’s watch, he leads the effort to safely extinguish the fire. Sinclair is practically a hero. But when Captain Shen, Jen’s father, is brought in to conduct an investigation, it seems that he’s gunning for his daughter’s suitor. Soon Sinclair uncovers evidence that points to a cover-up—involving a rising star in the officer corps. But, his evidence is circumstantial, and the suspect is the son of a powerful vice admiral. Sinclair is determined to seek truth and justice, but is he willing to risk his name, his career, and his future among the stars?
I still haven't caught up with A Just Determination (the first book in this series) but I'll definitely be checking it out at some point. The covers for these reissues are great (I'll feature the final book soon) and the story sounds right up my alley - a good courtroom drama mixed with scifi.