Sometimes during the week I learn of a few interesting bookish tidbits, so the past couple weeks I've been taking a few minutes to put together a post that gathers them together so I can share the fun all at one time:) These posts are typically an assortment of randomness, and I for one am a big fan of all things random, so I hope you guys enjoy!
EPIC READS: LIKE, TRY, WHY
I was recently asked by the awesome folks at Epic Reads to sponsor their weekly Like, Try, Why feature wherein books are recommended based on a preference for a particular genre, trope, type of character, or any other number of things. Basically it's a "if you're a fan of title A, then title B is the book for you" situation (hence the feature name), and I had a blast coming up with the reasoning behind my three suggestions below!
I want to extend a huge thank you to HarperCollins and Epic Reads for letting me be a part of Like, Try, Why, and if any bloggers out there are interested in coming up with your own recommendations for this feature, be sure to contact epicreads(at)harpercollins(dot)com to let them know you're interested.
I'm thrilled today to share with you the new cover design for the third book in Darby Karchut's young adult Griffin series, Griffin's Storm. This book will be releasing in December of this year, and as I very much enjoyed the first book in the series, Griffin Rising, I can't wait to get caught up with Griffin's Fire before picking this third book up!
For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors and their apprentices clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.
An old enemy returns. A new alliance is formed. And Griffin finds himself in the eye of the storm when an ancient racial hatred is set loose, jeopardizing the very existence of the Terrae Angeli.
Once again, the teen guardian angel is forced to battle his worst nightmare. But this time, Griffin comes back swinging. With a vengeance.
After all, an eye for an eye...
More information on Darby and her books can be found here:
MONSTROUS BEAUTY AUDIO CLIP
Macmillan Audio was nice enough to share with me a brief clip from the audiobook of Elizabeth Fama's dark paranormal tale (ha! I amuse myself with my oh-so brilliant allusion to mermaids) Monstrous Beauty, so I thought I would forward this little taste on:
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him.
For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.