I’m still reading my way through my massive book haul from October (yes, I know I haven’t posted what I bought, but rest assured I took full advantage of Fictionwise’s 50% rebate last month).
But November brings yet more new releases:
Sharon Shinn’s “Fortune and Fate” (fantasy): The fifth and final (I think) book in Ms Shinn’s “Twelve Houses” series. How much do I want this?! Blurb from publisher’s site:
National bestselling author Sharon Shinn’s “lyrical and entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) Twelve Houses books have captivated readers and critics alike with their irresistible cocktail of fantasy, romance, and adventure. Now Shinn returns with a new novel set in the same world, where a troubled Warrior Rider named Wen faces her greatest challenge in the last place she ever expected: behind the walls of a great family estate known as Fortune, where Wen has been hired to guard the young heiress. Once there, she will find that fate has other plans for her…
No excerpt that I can find (out Nov 4).
Kelley Armstrong’s “Living with the Dead” (urban fantasy): The latest in Ms Armstrong’s “Otherworld” series. I actually finished reading this one last night and I think her writing has changed over the course of this series. I don’t mean in terms in style, but the story themes have gradually grown darker and more disturbing. Engrossing, but not a light read. This very much reminded me of her Nadia Stafford book actually. The next book “Frostbitten” returns to Elena and Clay, and I’m wondering if the tone will be similar to the earlier Elena/Clay books or continue in the same line as these latter ones.
Excerpts here (out 6 Nov in UK and already released in the States).
Jenna Black’s “The Devil’s Due” (urban fantasy): Third in Ms Black’s Morgan Kingsley series. I loved the first book in this series (“The Devil Inside”), but had a few problems with the second (“The Devil You Know”), including a seriously TSTL secondary character and a rather unlikeable heroine. I still really like the premise of this series though, so will get this and see if I continue further.
Excerpt here (out Nov 25).
I think that’s all the November releases I want – a rather short list this month!