Friday, February 22, 2008

The Summoning Book 1 of The Darkest Powers and Living with the Dead

The Darkest Powers Trilogy Book 1: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong


Chloe Saunders, she sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for 'disturbed teens'. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems...? Chloe realizes that if she doesn't uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse...? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret? (visit her website and unlock the hidden pages with her darkest power). Due out July 1, 2008.

Otherworld Book 9: Living With the Dead

When Robyn Peltier—a very human PR rep—is framed for murder, the two people most determined to clear her name are half-demon tabloid reporter Hope Adams, and necromancer homicide detective John Findlay. And suddenly Robyn finds herself in the heart of a world she never even know existed—and which she is safer knowing nothing about.... October 28, 2008 according to, her website says November so keep an eye out.

As for Personal Demons will be a huge test for the character Hope Adams, like Paige before her, she is very difficult to warm up to. But Paige came through in spades eventually, and I am really betting that Hope will as well. Lucas is like adding a wet blanket onto a struggling fire for me when what I want is a fucking inferno from this book, but Kelley has NEVER disappointed (um... wait, let me clarify, the Otherworld series has never disappointed. It remains a perfect series unmarred by author-brain-malfunction syndrome).

(There will hopefully be liberal servings of Carl Marsden throughout this story, honestly he is the only bite of excitement for me so far. But I am so far beyond biased toward the Werewolves in Armstrong books. I want them all the frigging time. It's a total irrational desire. After the payoff in No Humans Involved, I am in full Necro/Were mode. I'll get over it... kind of.)

Living With the Dead looks exciting in that we will be introduced to a new Male of the Otherworld Universe. We constantly get new Women, after all it is the Women of Otherworld Series, but they wouldn't be half the books they are without the incredible men in their lives. And a Necro homicide detective sounds pretty cool even if he won't have super human strength or a longer lasting youth. But Armstrong has already proven to us (and will continue to do so in The Darkest Powers Series) that Necromancers has the most terrible power of them all.

And here is what I am positively fucking foaming at the mouth over:

October - story "The Ungrateful Dead" in the anthology, Blood Lite. This is a Jaime story. October 21, 2008 (This means Jeremy and I am totally freaking.)

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