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Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Madness (16) Betraying Season & Soulless

What is Monday Madness?

It’s the phenomenon affecting all book lovers as we count down the hours in hopes of getting our hands on highly anticipated books on release day. So, come join me throughout the week where I will be featuring Author Interviews, Reviews and Contests for great books.

Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
Pub. Date: September 29, 2009
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Age Range: Young Adult

Penelope (Pen) Leland has come to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister, Persy. But when the dashing Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she can’t help being distracted from her studies.

Little does Pen know, Niall is acting upon orders from his sorceress mother. And although it starts as a sham, Niall actually falls deeply in love with Pen, and she with him. But even if he halts his mother’s evil plan, will Pen be able to forgive him for trying to seduce her into a plot? And what of Pen’s magic, which seems to be increasingly powerful?

Soulless by Gail Carriger
Pub. Date: October 2009
Publisher: Orbit/Yen

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

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  1. Wow, I never would have thought that the cover and synopsis of Betraying Season go together at all!

  2. I'm looking forward to Soulless

  3. Two books I want to read very badly! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on both!! :)

  4. Soulless is all over the blogosphere this week - and I can't wait to read it! I'll be looking forward to your review/interview.

  5. Great Content, Just loved the way you presented itÖ Keep up the good work

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