The Compulsive Reader: Cool New Releases

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cool New Releases

Today is an awesome day for books! Check out these new releases:

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

After narrowly escaping the Tesla canon in Istanbul, the Leviathan heads east with Deryn and Alek in tow, where they are expected to pick up a mysterious new passenger. The newcomer is secretive and quirky to the extreme: his eccentricities put Deryn on edge, but his claims of having a device that will end the war intrigue Alek. As secrets are revealed and the Leviathan continues east to the United States, dodging enemies along the way, Deryn will make some important choices about her future and the decisions Alek must make will affect the entire world.

Goliath is an outstanding finale to this imaginative and vivid steampunk trilogy. Once again...click here to read more.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Elisa is the second princess of Orovalle, and has always felt inferior to her beautiful, intelligent, and politically capable older sister. But surprisingly, it's Elisa who is arranged to be married to the young king of the great country of Joya d'Arena, a situation Elisa is quite unprepared for. She may be bookish and religious rather than imperious and confident, but Elisa does have one thing that her sister does not: the Godstone. Given to her on her naming day and destining her for a great act of service, the Godstone leads Elisa on a journey full of danger, love, and surprising outcomes that she never could have foreseen.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a magnificent fantasy debut, and it's hard to say which is more spectacular: the setting, or...click here to read more.

Click here to read the interview with Rae Carson!

What new release are you looking forward to picking up?


LinWash said...

I'm interested in The Girl of Fire and Thorns. That's been on my wish list for months.

Anonymous said...

Both of these are awesome books!

Megan @ Read It, See It

Lauren said...

Girl of Fire and Thorns looks good - I'll definitely pick it up! Personally, I'm still trying to get ahold of the sequel to Andrea Cremer's Nightshade. It came out...last month?

The book girl said...

Yay Girl of Fire and Thorns! One of my favs this year!

Liss Martz said...

Both seem to be great books. I love Uglies series from Scott, although I haven't read Leviathan yet. And what to say about The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I think this will be a Top-selling book!