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Monday, October 19, 2009

Books so new that...

you can't buy them in the US yet. In my cache of advance reader edition books from the NAIBA conference, here are several more winners.

Incarceron by Catherine Fischer. 'One of this year's most striking fantasy novels' -- Amanda Craig, The Times '... imaginatively drawn and vividly described. ... an exciting adventure story.' -- School Librarian '... stands out above all others ... It's imaginative scale and gobsmacking finale make it one of the best fantasy novels written for a long time.' -- Times, Amanda Craig 'a deliciously dark and scary ride.'

The best review? A 13 year old friend races through the book and wants to share it with his friend before returning it to me. Scheduled for US release in Jan 2010.

The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch. "A man is given the chance to go back in time in one hour increments to prevent the murder of his wife, a crime that the police think he committed." I had a little trouble getting caught up in this "murder in reverse," but once I settled into the concept, I really enjoyed it. Scheduled for release in late December 2009.


vvb32 reads said...

whoa, 13th hour sounds like a good one. reminds me of the 2000 movie memento with guy pearce.

Emmy said...

yes, it does, but not quite as hard to follow (and not as intense).