November 29, 2009

Sequels galore!

So many books, so little time until Christmas!
I've been up to my ears in books and reference materials lately (study, study, study), but I've had a bit of time to squeeze in some of the more important titles :)

First cab off the rank is the 2nd book in the new Lili St.Crow series, Betrayal.  The first book, Strange Angels, set up the world of teenager Dru Anderson.  In Betrayals, we pick her up at a new school, trying to learn the skills she'll need to survive.  But someone is trying to make sure that Dru doesn't make it.
This book follows on seemlessly from Strange Angels, and there are a few twists and turns to the plot that keep you guessing.  Dru and some of the other characters are back from the first book, and Betrayals nicely sets up the 3rd (as yet unnamed) title.  A great book for teens and adults alike.  No swearing, no sex scenes.  Just a good read.

Another 2 books I've just managed to get my hands on are the PC Cast books Elphame's Choice and Brighid's Quest.  These are the last 2 books in the wonderful Parthalon series that follows the lives of Epona's Chosen Ones.  These have only just be re-released in Australia under the Harlequin Teen label (I found mine in Big W for $11.94!)  If you enjoyed Divine by Mistake, then read these - you'll love them!

NOTE:  Also newly released is the Kindle e-book, Divine Beginnings.  I don't know if it will be available in the re-released Divine by Mistake, but surely there should be a version available for those who live outside of the US?

Now, I've just finished the new JD Robb book, Kindred in Death.  At number 28 in the series (I think), I'm amazed that she can still make the characters so likeable.  This time Eve is chasing a devious killer who struck the family of one of their own.  When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.

I've still got a huge pile to go (with more on their way from Amazon... oops!)