Brown Girl in the Ring

By Nalo Hopkinson

The wealthy and privileged have fled the town, barricaded it in the back of roadblocks, and left it to collapse. the internal urban has needed to rediscover previous ways-farming, barter, herb lore. yet now the monied desire a harvest of our bodies, they usually prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to show, a tender girl needs to open herself to historic truths, everlasting powers, and the tragic secret surrounding her mom and grandmother.

She needs to cut price with gods, and provides beginning to new legends.

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Prison of Hope (The Hellequin Chronicles)

By Steve McHugh

Long in the past, Olympian gods imprisoned the demon Pandora in a human—Hope—creating a creature whose in simple terms goal used to be chaos and dying. Remorseful, the gods locked Pandora away in Tartarus, governed via Hades.

Now, centuries later, Pandora escapes. Nate Garrett, a 1,600-year-old sorcerer, is shipped to recapture her and discovers her plan to disrupt the 1936 Berlin Olympic video games, killing hundreds of thousands in a lost quest for vengeance.

Fast ahead to modern day Berlin, the place Nate has agreed to behave as mother or father on a faculty journey to Germany to go to Hades on the front to Tartarus. while Titan King Cronus turns into the second one ever to flee Tartarus, Nate is compelled to trace him down and produce him again, to evade a civil warfare among those that might use his break out to realize power.

Prison of Hope is the fourth publication within the hugely acclaimed and action-packed darkish city delusion sequence, the Hellequin Chronicles.

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Fool's Gold (Sabina Kane, Book 0.5)

By Faye Wells

Within the Nineteen Seventies, Sabina Kane was once a rookie murderer searching for first tremendous kill. but if the day ultimately involves end up her talents to the Dominae, she reveals herself shadowing Slade Corbin, a more matured murderer with an incredible chip on his shoulder. jointly, they need to music down a blackmailer who's threatening to show the life of vampires to the realm. Will Sabina and Slade have the ability to locate the blackmailer in time, and, extra very important, will they manage to get in the course of the venture with out killing one another?

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Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, Book 2)

By Seanan McGuire

Cryptid, noun:
1. Any creature whose lifestyles has been recommended yet now not confirmed scientifically. time period formally coined by way of cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983.
2. That factor that's on the brink of devour your head.
3. See additionally: "monster."

The expense relatives has spent generations learning the monsters of the realm, operating to guard them from humanity—and humanity from them. input Verity expense. regardless of being educated from beginning as a cryptozoologist, she'd particularly dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and while her paintings with the cryptid group took her to ny, she idea she might eventually be loose to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't really figure out that way...

But now, with the snake cult that used to be killing virgins far and wide long island eventually handled, Verity is able to cool down for a few critical ballroom dancing—until her on-again, off-again, semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of St. George, informs her that the Covenant is on their method to determine the city's readiness for a cryptid purge. With every thing and everybody she loves at the line, there's no means Verity can take that mendacity down.

Alliances should be confirmed, allies should be puzzled, lives might be misplaced, and the conversing mice in Verity's house will immortalize every thing as holy writ—assuming there's somebody left status whilst all is expounded and performed. It's a hour of darkness blue-light specified, and the sale of the day is on betrayal, deceit...and carnage.

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Resistance: Dave vs. the Monsters (David Hooper Trilogy)

By John Birmingham

For fanatics of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes a heart-pounding new city delusion sequence that includes monster slayer Dave Hooper and his magical splitting maul.
 
When you drop a monster-killer at the Strip, all bets are off.
 
Holed up in Las Vegas after the tumultuous conflict of recent Orleans, Dave is having fun with the VIP perks afforded a champion monster-slayer. He could be a superhero of swag and the toast of the city, but when a few fire-breathing dragons have their manner, odds are every body will quickly be toast. because the hordes from the UnderRealms regroup for his or her subsequent assault, Dave events with celebrities, lunches with A-listers, and will get his ass lawyered up—because his hellacious ex is seeking a bit of that candy, candy action.
 
It’s all stable, till new monsters roll in, trying to parley with “the Dave.”
 
WTF, monsters. Do you're thinking that the Dave can’t spot a catch ahead of he falls into it? And while issues visit hell at warp 10, a swimsuit from a shadow operation swoops in to supply Dave a deal he can’t refuse. Now Dave’s approximately to stand off opposed to an opponent who makes fighting bloodthirsty behemoths appear like child’s play—a ravishing Russian undercover agent with a couple of superpowers of her personal.

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Witching On A Star (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Book 4)

By Amanda M. Lee

If you are a witch, being depraved comes naturally.

For the Winchester witches, although, being depraved is just part the fun.

After a protracted wintry weather, spring has ultimately hit Hemlock Cove and Bay Winchester thinks issues are eventually settling down within the city – and together with her kinfolk. regrettably, simply the other is true.

As how to distract Aunt Tillie, the Winchester kinfolk has determined to provide her a brand new venture: Her personal greenhouse. As building starts off, notwithstanding, Bay is approached by means of a tender lady – one she speedy realizes is not any longer one of the dwelling – and given a job. The little woman wishes her mom – and she or he desires Bay to discover her.

If that wasn't undesirable adequate, Bay's boss has introduced in a specialist who desires to up The Whistler's construction to 3 occasions per week, Bay's father and uncles are in the course of commencing their very own rival lodge – which has the center new release of Winchester witches in a tizzy (and Aunt Tillie at the warpath) – and FBI agent Landon Michaels is ultimately embracing the reality approximately witchcraft.

In brief order, Bay unearths out that there is multiple ghost short of support, Landon continues to be suspicious by way of the Winchesters and Aunt Tillie reveals she has an not going suitor in pursuit of her curmudgeonly affections, which does not cease her from cursing the youngest witches within the kin while the temper hits.

It's only a general week in Hemlock Cove – that's until eventually the reality approximately small ghosts blows sky excessive and brings an international of hassle to the Winchester witches' doorstep.

Note: those books are filled with sarcasm and are just a little snarky -- so learn provided that you love to snort and also you aren't simply angry. this can be the fourth publication within the depraved Witches of the Midwest secret sequence.

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Arcanum 101: Welcome New Students

By Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

Fifteen-year-old Tomas Torres, the son of an immigrant relatives who're simply slightly making it, will get picked up by means of the police for doing a little paintings for the neighborhood padrone (collector). For this paintings, Tomas has made $1000 per week, some huge cash by way of anyone's count number. yet what's the paintings? what's Tomas arrested for? Arson, yet arson that can't be defined. Tomas has a most original reward: he's a fire-starter—he can begin fires with sheer strength of will that flame from the guidelines of his hands. extra, he can will fireballs to hurl at his enemies or rivals, and he can incinerate any facts. however the courts come to a decision they've got sufficient to convict younger Tomas and ship him off to a college (which Tomas believes to be a type of jail): St. Rhiannon's tuition for the talented and unprecedented Student.At St. Rhiannon's, Tomas quickly unearths that he's now not on my own. St. Rhia's, as they name it, is a college for college students of every age with "gifts" like Tomas's: scholars who're pre-cogs, storm-callers, witches, healers, wizards, techno-shamans, psionics, firestarters, teleporters, psychics, sensitives and masses, even more. issues he may possibly by no means have imagined ensue at St. Rhia's, and in time Tomas involves consider much less by myself. He starts to think in what he really sees (astral warriors, for instance) and all that he's taught via his appealing younger mentor, VeeVee.All scholars at St. Rhia's try to profit to manage their presents. Tomas, too, needs to know about the ethics and the legislation of magic (of which he is aware not anything) and extra, easy methods to keep watch over the energy and strength of his fire.Join Tomas and his acquaintances as they trip via St. Rhia's and past, either in the course of the open air international and during magical Gates to the mystical worlds of Chaos and different kingdoms the place their presents could be established. in the event that they prevail, their powers will tackle new relevance and that means.

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Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)

By Patricia Briggs

Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson by no means is familiar with what the next day to come (or evening) might convey. in the end, her international is inhabited via witches, werewolves, and vampires. yet now a publication of fae secrets and techniques has come to mild, and Mercy's approximately to determine simply how implacable-and harmful- the fae might be.

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The Shadow Lamp (Bright Empires)

By Stephen R. Lawhead

The quest for answers―and final survival―hinges on discovering the cosmic hyperlink among the outside Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.

The look for the map of blue symbols all started in a wet alley in London yet has given that extended via house and time and contains extra seekers.

Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have amassed in Mina’s 16th-century espresso condo and are united of their choice to discover a course again to the Spirit good. but, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key items of the map nonetheless lacking, the adventure may be way more tricky than they think. And while considered one of their very own disappears with Sir Henry’s cryptic eco-friendly e-book, they now not recognize who to trust.

At an identical time, the Zetetic Society has exposed a terrifying mystery which, if confirmed, will rock the very foundations of construction. the hunt for solutions is not any longer constrained to getting better an unknown treasure. The destiny of the universe is dependent upon unraveling the riddle of the outside Map.

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Greywalker

By Kat Richardson

While Harper involves within the clinic, she starts to believe a piece ...strange. She sees issues that could in simple terms be defined as weird-shapes rising from a foggy gray mist, snarling the teeth, creatures roaring.

But Harper's no longer loopy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to maneuver among our international and the mysterious, cross-over quarter the place issues that pass bump within the evening exist. And her new present (or curse) is ready to pull her into that international of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. no matter if she likes it or not.

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