I was just browsing through new releases – a couple that caught my attention:
Eoin Colfer‘s “Artemis Fowl” is being released as a graphic novel. Keishon posted the other day about this trend. I like this YA fantasy series – there’s humour, action, great characters, and a unique take on the whole fey/fairy trend. The following Amazon blurb summarises the basis premise of the books nicely. I think there are currently five books in the series now – def worth taking a look.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they’re dangerous. Artemis thinks he’s got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules …
Two of Laurell K Hamilton‘s books, “Micah” and “Strange Candy” are being released as an omnibus (mass market paperback judging by the price). This could be a good deal because “Micah” is a novella that was sold at mmp prices (think double-spacing and lots of blank pages). “Strange Candy” is an anthology of older stories written by Ms Hamilton – IIRC, there is one rather good Anita Blake story in there from the early days. I think. Don’t hold me to it though.
This isn’t my October “I want” list, btw – that will follow shortly as there are quite a few I want next month!