Saturday, March 2, 2013

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga  Reviews. Pop on over there to share your new books and ogle what other bloggers got.

The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman (The Klaatu Diskos Book 2). Candlewick Press, May 14, 2013. 9780763654047.

Publisher synopsis: The much-anticipated sequel to The Obsidian Blade transports readers to the terrifying and thrilling world of Lah Lia, the enigmatic girl who changed Tucker Feye’s life.
More than half a millennium in the future, in the shadow of the looming Cydonian Pyramid, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the pyramid’s top. But just as she is about to be killed, a strange boy appears from the diskos, providing a cover of chaos that allows her to escape and launching her on a time-spinning journey in which her fate is irreversibly linked to his. In this second volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, Tucker Feye and Lah Lia each hurtle through time, relating their stories in alternating viewpoints that converge at crucial moments. Fans of the first adventure will be intrigued by the chance to see the world through Lah Lia’s eyes — no matter how disturbing the vision might be.
I have not read everything Pete Hautman has written but what I have read of his, I have admired. I do need to read book one before I get to this baby.

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (The Lumatere Chronicles Book 3). Candlewick Press, April 9, 2013. 9780763663605.

Publisher synopsis: The climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta’s epic fantasy trilogy!
Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other. The complex tangle of bloodlines, politics, and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rockand Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume.
I adored Finnikin of the Rock but have not yet gotten to Froi of the Exiles. Another situation to remedy ASAP.

That's it for me this week. What's new with you? 
Happy reading!

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