STACKgirl April Book Buzz
Ack! Ack! I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk – you know that scene where he’s running around spazzing and yelling “The new phone book is here!”. Yep, that’s me spazzing and yelling “The April releases are here!”. Some I have read advance review copies of … some I have not. So I’m gleefully rubbing my hands together and keeping my toe on the starting line to race to the bookstore for the rest!
I am a fairly recent Forman fan (say that fast 3 times!). A couple of months ago I borrowed a copy of If I Stay and went through a box of tissues reading it. Now the sequel is here, and I can’t decide if I want to know what happened to Mia and Adam … ah heck, who am I kidding. I’m so curious I pre-ordered it on my kindle. Sigh. Even though reading the synopsis on Barnes & Noble.com pretty much told me the story right there, I’m getting it anyways. If you want to be suprised, don’t read that synopsis. Don’t.
I think I about stroked out when Cassandra Clare said she was continuing the wildly popular Mortal Instruments series. Love. This. Series. I cannot wait to get my Jace and Clary fix! But I’m not getting it on my kindle – oh no, you want to purchase the book my friends. Read on from B&N: ”In City of Glass, Book 3 of The Mortal Instruments series, Jace leaves a letter in Clary’s room before he leaves for a life-threatening mission. The content of this letter has been the subject of much speculation among Mortal Instruments fans, but it has never been revealed until now. In the B&N exclusive version of CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS, Jace’s letter to Clary will be enclosed in the book as a separate piece, designed to look as if it was handwritten on stationery. The letter will be folded with a removable seal. The letter itself will be gummy glued into the inside back cover. “ See? Special.
I squeed when I got the advance review copy of this book – yep, squeed. I seem to do that a lot lately. I will not spoil it for you except to say that this book is every bit as good as the first one – and that is something, since I really thought White Cat was made of awesome. Know how the end of White Cat was a kind of dramatic ending that make you want to scream “NOOOOOOO!! No way!”? Well, this book has another one of those – and now I’m screaming “HOW LONG UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK?” The cover is cool too – she looks just like I imagined Lila would look. And the smoking red glove? Fugeddaboutit.
Armstrong follows her bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy with the first book in the intriguing new Darkness Rising trilogy, set in the same world of supernaturals with manipulated DNA. I enjoyed the Darkest Powers trilogy, so I’m excited to read her latest entry. Of course, I would read anything she writes – I’m kind of a groupie that way. I’m an urban fantasy kind of gal, yep.
My girl Meg has expanded her Princess Diaries empire and tiptoed into teen paranormal. I loved the mix of humor and horror and romance in Insatiable, and I’m hoping that this book will give me some more of that (except they usually take out the nookie for teen books. Rrrr.). It’s loosely based on the myth of Hades and Persephone – um, you had me at myth. I’ve got a review copy – so it’s on my list of books to read this month!
See you in the STACKS,
Nancy – who really should be working instead of reading…