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:
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walkers Childrens
Date: April 2, 2013
There is no cure for being stung.
Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right.
Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark.
Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.
I don't know if this is a children's book or not (though the name of the publisher would suggest it is at least YA) but this sounds great regardless of what genre it's published in. It's has mystery, suspense and a zombie-ish like predators. What isn't there to love?
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Fairest (vol 1)
Date: November 27, 2012
New York Times bestselling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham
presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror,
humor and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret
histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen,
Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others.
The first 6-issue tale
follows the misadventures of Briar Rose immediately after the events of
FABLES #107(collected in Fables Volume 16: Super Team), in which she was
stolen away by the goblin army. Following this first collection,
Willingham will serve as a consultant on all story arcs and introduce
new writers from other mediums to the FABLES mythos.
Since this it outside the normal Fables series (like Wolves of the Heartland) I thought I'd feature it for anyone who might otherwise miss it. I'll admit I wasn't particularly intrigued by the teaser/prequel which consisted of a few pages of story in Super Team, but I -am- interested in learning more about all the characters this series plans to feature (and Sleeping Beauty happens to be one of my favorites, so I'm hoping this first volume makes me rethink my first impression).