Tuesday, October 02, 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:

Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson
Publisher: 47North
Date: October 30, 2012

Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark.

But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.

I only land on maybe one really good paranormal fiction title a year- and I still haven't found this year's winner. I like the idea of Scarlett being a "null" rather than having some fancy (and often changing) superpower to get her out of every scrape. My fingers are crossed in the hopes that this one is good.

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

Saga (vol 1) by Brian K Vaughan

Publisher: Image Comics

Date: October 23, 2012

Pages: 160
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

It's been awhile since I've featured a graphic novel in this Waiting post, but I'll be doing a bunch more in the coming weeks. Just as my book reading taste has been of the superhero variety recently, the comics I'm most looking forward to are of the non-superhero, science fiction variety. Saga is one that I've been looking forward to for awhile, as I enjoyed (for the most part) Y: The Last Man and have been intrigued by the premise of Saga. The author has called it his "Star Wars" - a fully fleshed out universe populated by lots of alien races, featuring a sweeping story - which doesn't surprise me as that's what I'd expect from Vaughan.


Maxine said...

Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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-Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I haven't heard of these books before. I think the Dead Spots is more for me. Great picks.

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Jamie Hanna said...

Dead Spots sounds like something that I would enjoy very much. Great picks this week. :)


Adina said...

This is the first I've seen of Dead Spots but its sounds really good. Great pick :)

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Dead Spots is new for me. It sounds different, I like it :)

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Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a good choice.


Tena said...

these books are new to me, hope you love them when you get your hands on them!

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Chapter by Chapter said...

I haven't heard of these ones before, but Dead Spots sounds really interesting! Awesome choice! Thanks for sharing!

MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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LS Murphy said...

Great picks!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Dead Spots looks interesting. I just saw that one yesterday somewhere and thought it sounded good. thanks for sharing!

Martina Koleva said...

I haven't heard of either of the books but I like the sound of Dead Spots. I would love to read it. Great picks!
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