Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Release Tuesday in the Realms of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Hope you find something you like in this week's offerings. As for me, how can I possibly resist a fur-covered book of a fantastical story? Happy reading!

Product Description
The Wild Things — based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can’t always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

Born of Night (A League Novel) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Author)

Product Description
In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Wow, the Wild Things is a cool looking book! I hadn't heard of it...thanks for the tip.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Marvwlous Marv said...

Both sound really cool. But "Wild Things" - what an amazing LOOKING book! Is it actually fuzzy textured like it looks?

The Old Silly

N A Sharpe said...

Hi! I am really excited about all the buzz surrounding Wild Things - yessss! This new edition is actually covered in "fur" - how cool is that?! The film comes out in a couple weeks too. This was a children's picture book...in other words...short! But, there is a whole lot of room for creativity with the film - I'm looking forward to both this new edition of the classic book and the film. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

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