Friday, May 7, 2010

New Releases: 5/1/10-5/7/10

I'm most excited about:

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 4, 2010

(from Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

I've loved Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series ever since The Lightning Thief came out...four or five years ago. The modern-day myths are brilliant and they were really well-written, too. So I'm thrilled that he's writing a new series, about Egyptian mythology. I'm a little bit worried about repeated material, but I have faith that this book will be new and interesting.

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Other recent releases: (links go to the Amazon page)

Adult Fiction

Release Date: May 4, 2010
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series #10) by Charlaine Harris

Adult Nonfiction

Release Date: May 4, 2010
52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander

Young Adult Fiction

Release Date: May 4, 2010
Lies: A Gone Novel
by Michael Grant
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

What are you excited about this week?

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