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:
Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Five) by Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House
Date: November 27, 2012
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.
Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.
I can't help but like this good natured series. Atticus isn't the same as all the other heroes featured in popular paranormal fiction. He's not maudlin or overly snarky- he's long lived and just glad to still be around. His best friend is a wolfhound of uncommon intelligence and between the two of them this series is a lot of fun to read.
Jim's can't wait to read selections is:
But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli – who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New earth and inform the peacekeepers.
I've wanted to read Helix for ages, and the military scifi look of this novel has done nothing but increase my desire to go back and read that book. I believe the intention here is not a sequel, but a new series set in the same universe, so potientially it's not necessary to read Helix first, but it still seems most prudent to me. Still, this one goes on my list of books I want to read very soon. I've also seen this book dated as coming out Sept. 25th, so be aware that Oct. date may not be correct.