Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Bundle

Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marchetta

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.

Original Sin by Allison Brennan

Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Eddi McCandry has just left her boyfriend and their band when she finds herself running through the Minneapolis night, pursued by a sinister man and a huge, terrifying dog. The two creatures are one and the same: a phouka, a faerie being who has chosen Eddi to be a mortal pawn in the age-old war between the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Eddi isn't interested--but she doesn't have a choice. Now she struggles to build a new life and new band when she might not even survive till the first rehearsal.

Source:All of these were purchased from my local indie bookstore.

Most Anticipated:
Hmmm...well I really want to read all of these for different reasons. Jellicoe road got an excellent review from Pure Imagination. War for the Oaks came highly recommended by callico_reaction. Original Sin received a wonderful review from Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings! Needless to day, I am highly anticipating all of these! :)


  1. Sweet choices! I am looking forward to the reviews :)

  2. Ooo War for the Oaks! I have yet to read it, but look forward to your review. :)

  3. I thought for just a second that the Original Sin description said "Together with a *dermatologist*, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers..."

    Demonologist makes much more sense, although I was curious how a dermatologist's skills were going to come into play...

  4. @Juju
    Thanks! Reading Original Sin right far, it's rather interesting.

    Yah, calico_reaction made such a good argument for it, I've been keeping an eye out for a copy. :P I definitely look forward to reading it! :)

    Hahahahahaha!!!!! That's hilarious! I love u Paige! :P

  5. War of the Oaks looks very interesting. Curious what you'll think of yet, can't wait to see.

    Enjoy! :)

  6. @Donna
    It came highly recommended. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. :P

  7. i stumbled on Jellicoe Road on amazon the other day and added it to my Wish List, so i'll be looking forward to your review!