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New Sequels

TheEnd The End by Charlie Higson
The 7th and Final Book in The Enemy Series
The final battle ensues between Saint George’s army of sickos and the army of London kids.
TheLongGame The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Sequel to The Fixer

Tess Kendrick, can fix just about any problem her classmates–or their power-wielding parents–might have, but when terrorism, and murder strike, she gets wrapped up in an intricate plot that may end up hitting close to home.
LastStar The Last Star by Rick Yancey
The 3rd and Final Book of the 5th Wave Series
Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Earth’s  survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what makes us human.
RoseDagger The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn

In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid’s curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.
TheodoreBooneScandal Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham
Book 6 in the Theodore Boone Series
Even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with standardized testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal.

August 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Goodbye Blog Posting Month!

Today, National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month come to an end.  It was a close call some days, but yes! I did post to this blog every day of November.  Ah, how victory is sweet.  Thanks for the comments, the answers to the polls, and just dropping by to read my NaBloPoMo posts.  I’m going to give my brain a rest for a day or two, then I’ll be back for more.  See you soon!  ~Katie

November 30, 2010 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

The Curse of the Wendigo

“In the absolute dark of the wilderness, a fell voice calls your name, the voice of damnation’s desire, from the desolation that destroys…”

Monstrumologist Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his young apprentice Will Henry have barely recovered from their last monster hunt, but the doctor’s unique talents are once again in demand.  He must rescue his friend and colleague John Chanler from the Canadian wilderness, where locals fear he has become the victim of the Outiko, or Wendigo, a beast who gorges on human flesh but can never satisfy its appetite.

Warthrop and Will Henry’s journey will take them from the desolate wilds of Canada to the slums of New York City, where the stench of death and the sight of unimaginable cruelty mock them at every turn, as they attempt to save Chanler, whom they fear has given in to the Wendigo’s curse.

My Review: Compared to the first book in the series, The Monstrumologist, there aren’t as many gory monster attacks, but the ones we see are graphic, so bring a strong stomach.  This is a killer without mercy or conscience, possessing a gruesomely creative way of displaying his kills.

Despite that, this book is more focused on the monstrumologists than the monsters.  Everything winds back to Warthrop and Chanler’s past, and Warthrop sharply feels the burden of responsibility for what’s happened to his old friend.   

Thank goodness he has the ever-loyal Will Henry.  Warthrop is as tortured and complex as ever, but his dark moods are not only tolerated, but understood, by Will Henry.  The doctor’s coldness and caring for Will Henry are still strangely intertwined; they’re two of the most fascinating characters I’ve come across in a long time.

The Curse of the Wendigo is horrifying, sad and mysterious.  I recommend for fans of horror, readers who want complex, intriguing characters, and definitely for fans of The Monstrumologist.  Pick up The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey at the library.


November 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm 1 comment

You Vote, I’ll Plan

November 28, 2010 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Get Reckless

Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.

Check out the book trailer for Reckless by Cornelia Funke:

November 27, 2010 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

More New Sequels

Check out these new books in your favorite series…

Demon by John Jackson Miller
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic volume nine
Zayne and his con-artist partner Gryph are finally learning the truth about their fierce friend Jarael and the strange Mandalorian deserter Rohlan.  Yet for one of Zayne’s companions, a resurfacing past brings deadly peril – and he’ll have to call in every favor he can if he hopes to save the day!
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Book three in the Darkest Powers series
Fifteen-year-old Chloe, a necromancer, struggles to understand her feelings for werewolf Derek and his sorcerer brother, Simon, while seeking a way to enter the headquarters of the sinister Edison Group and rescue her aunt Lauren and friend Rachelle.
Torment by Lauren Kate
Sequel to Fallen
It took Luce and her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts, immortals who want to kill Luce.
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Sequel to Leviathan
Continues the story of Austrian Prince Alek who, in an alternate 1914 Europe, eludes the Germans by traveling in the Leviathan to Constantinople, where he faces a whole new kind of genetically engineered warship.
Lights, Camera, Quince! by Veronica Chambers
Sequel to Fifteen Candles
Carmen is turning fifteen and her friends Sarita, Alicia, Jamie, and Gaz plan to throw her a quinceañera; but when the group decides to join a reality show competition, Carmen feels like her party is becoming less important.
Belle of the Brawl by Lisi Harrison
Book three in the Alphas series
After a week of drama-filled days at the exclusive, fiercely competitive Alpha Academy, Skye, Allie, and Charlie learn that someone has been keeping a huge secret from them.

November 26, 2010 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you’re all having a great turkey day!  What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?  Special family recipes you wait all year to eat?  Seeing your extended family?  Lining up at 4 in the morning to get great shopping deals?  Comment me with your favorite Thanksgiving tradition! 
Here are a few of my Thanksgiving favorites:

  • Making my grandma’s cinnamon coffee cake – gotta love carrying on recipes and traditions.
  • My Dad’s Thanksgiving toast before dinner, reminding us all of everything we have to be thankful for.
  • Cold pumpkin pie for breakfast.  Delish.
  • Meeting up with my crazy sisters, who DO get up extra early to shop, and joining them to shop some more.
  • Having a nice long weekend to curl up with a good book (look for my review of The Curse of the Wendigo after the holiday weekend!).

Comment me with your favorite foods, traditions, and holiday craziness!

November 25, 2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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