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Release Date: January 2nd 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
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Kira’s the only female
in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and
an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And,
she’s their only hope...
Murdered kings and discovered traitors
point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young
prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but
the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance
of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman,
and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince
into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.
Why I'm Waiting: DRAGONS. DEMON SOLDIERS. EVIL SHAMAN. COME ON. ENOUGH SAID! Ahhahaha! This sound utterly awesome :)
Release Date: January 29th 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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London, 1894. Juliet
Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church
on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her
life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s
gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and
continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to
find out if the accusations were true.
Juliet is accompanied by
the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who
both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the
island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has
created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave
as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is
killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s
dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is
mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos,
she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own
Why I'm Waiting: I'll be honest, I've hardly read any YA historical fiction, scratch that - I've read NONE - and I would really like to start purely due to the fact that history has always been one of my favourite topics! And the whole premise of this - mad scientist in London 1894, fascinates me. It sounds awesome and delightfully scary too :)