Received in August

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in August for review and/or giveaways:

Blu-Ray / DVD:
Locke Blu-ray

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Hidden by Benedict Jacka
Havoc by Ann Aguirre

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book by Jacqueline Rayner

The Mythology of Grimm: The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show by Nathan Robert Brown

<em>Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day: A Bobby Dollar Novel by Tad Williams
Species Imperative by Julie E. Czerneda

DC / Vertigo Comics:
The Sandman: Overture #3
The Multiversity #1

Disney Hyperion:
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Harper Teen / Katherine Tegen / Belzer + Bray:
The Cloak Society: Fall of Heroes by Jeramey Kraatz
The Far Dawn by Kevin Emerson
Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
Balance Keepers #1: The Fires of Calderon by Lindsay Cummings
Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Endgame: The Calling by James Frey
The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers:
Dearest by Alethea Kontis

Macmillan Audio:
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road by Michael A. Stackpole
Pathfinder Tales: Reign of Stars by Tim Pratt

Penguin Teen / Putnam:
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Jala’s Mask by Mike Grinti
The Fortress in Orion by Mike Resnick

Random House / Delacourte Press:
Personal by Lee Child

Random House Children’s Books / Delacorte Press / Crown:
The Strange Maid: Book 2 of United States of Asgard by Tessa Gratton
Thrones and Bones: Frostborn by Lou Anders
The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner

The Golden Princess by S. M. Stirling
House Immortal by Devon Monk

Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
Spirit Animals: Book 5: Against the Tide by Tui T. Sutherland

Circus of Sins by Natasha Rhodes
Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

Subterranean Press:
Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi
Nobody’s Home by Tim Powers
Academic Exercises by K. J. Parker
The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf by Lawrence Block
Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson
The End of the Sentence by Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard
Messenger’s Legacy by Peter V. Brett

Black Ice by Susan Krinard
Hellhole Inferno by Brian Herbert
Echopraxia by Peter Watts
Severed Souls by Terry Goodkind
Exo by Steven Gould

The Darkest Minds Series Giveaway!

Two (2) winners will receive a complete set of The Darkest Minds trilogy! (Does not include ebook novellas.)
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney-Hyperion

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends September 19. I’ll draw names on September 20, and notify winners via email.


Good luck!

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price.

When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government “rehabilitation camps” all over the country. Freeing them–revealing the government’s unspeakable abuses in the process–is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.

But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

ABOUT SPARKS RISE (The Darkest Minds: 2.5 e-Book release):
Available online September 2, 2014
This New eBook Novella connects the last two novels in The Darkest Minds trilogy.

Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.

Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk his everything to save her.

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