I’ve been debating over getting these books for a while now – anyone read them?
Melissa Marr’s “Wicked Lovely” (YA fantasy): I’ve read some glowing reviews on this one and it’s just won the RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. But I think this is a fae-based story, which I’m not that keen on (I know, I’m weird). The US and UK covers are very different, btw.
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument books (YA fantasy): I think “City of Bones” is the first in the series. These came to my attention when I saw a stack of excerpt booklets at the counter of my local Starbucks. I ignored them then because I thought “yet another urban fantasy”, but then when browsing in Borders, I saw them on a table display in the YA section. Flipped through a couple of pages and thought it was quite interesting, but decided to think about it a bit more. Of course, the booklets in Starbucks are all gone now.
Galen Beckett’s “The Magicians & Mrs Quent” (fantasy): I love the title and the cover of this one! The excerpt is tempting, and the book is blurbed by Jacqueline Carey and Ellen Kushner, amongst others. There’s an ebook version available, so I’ll probably get it – for some reason, I’m much more open to trying new-to-me authors in ebook format. Probably because I don’t have to commit to giving it shelf space 😉