Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (2013, Apr 30th).
Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about zombie disease.” Anita makes her living off of zombiesbut these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn’t know. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Scott
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (2009, Apr 28th).
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dr. John Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. . . . If they don’t turn on each other first.★ “Readers will be swept up.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (2012, May 8th).
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Max Brooks
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (2007, Oct 16th).
"The end was near." -Voices from the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam; First Edition. 1 in numberline edition (2002, May 28th).
THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.A STORM OF SWORDSOf the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Neil Gaiman
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, Jun 18th).
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey (2013, Jun 11th).
Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her bestselling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb. The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves—known as the Lady—is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms. Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family—rich and poor alike. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2013, Apr 23rd).
Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret missionand with a secret pastand she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy balland then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (2012, Dec 25th).
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization. And then he meets a girl. First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christy Raedeke
Publisher: Flux; Original edition (2011, Jul 8th).
Can Caity Mac Fireland end the devastating global reign of the Fraternitas and TRANSFORM THE WORLD (again)? After discovering that Uncle Li betrayed her and that the Fraternitas Regni Occulti burned down her family's house, Caity Mac Fireland hides away at a boarding school that allows her to travel around the globe. With the murderous Fraternitas hot on her heels, Caity continues to mobilize the planet's young people as she attempts to fulfill the Mayan prophecy. Helping—and sometimes hindering—Caity in her quest are her best friend Justine, boyfriend Alex, and new classmate Jules D'Aubigne, an intriguing French boy. If Caity and her friends succeed, they will usher in a new era of change. But if they fail, the evil Fraternitas will have total dominion over a doomed world. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability