Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Releases - October 2, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.


An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller—the first in the Gunnie Rose series—centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.

Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad, even if they won’t admit it. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.

As the trio journey through an altered America, shattered into several countries by the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression, they’re set on by enemies. It’s clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Find it at:
Goodreads | Booklikes | LibraryThing
The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.

But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it’s caught?

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Find it at:
Goodreads | LibraryThing
It's a dangerous thing, to choose the lesser of two evils.

The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety finally heads home with Lieutenant Bloody Anne at his side. When he arrives in the Stink, Tomas finds that his empire of crime has been stolen from him while at war. With his gang of Pious Men, Tomas will do whatever it takes to reclaim his businesses. But when he finds himself dragged into a web of political intrigue once again, and is forced to work in secret for the sinister Queen's Men, everything gets more complicated.

When loyalties stretch to the breaking point and violence only leads to violence, when people have run out of food, and hope, and places to hide, do not be surprised if they have also run out of mercy. As the Pious Men fight shadowy foreign infiltrators in the backstreet taverns and gambling dens of Tomas's old life it becomes clear; the war is not over.

It is only just beginning.
More Great Books Being Released This Week
(Covers link to Goodreads)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39072220-a-spark-of-lighthttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37827183-just-this-oncehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38458037-the-dream-daughterhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39296491-consumed

Which new releases are you excited about this week?

24 comments:

  1. I'll be grabbing the Murderbot book as soon as I can! I've been loving this series!

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    1. I have that one requested from the library and can't wait to read it!

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  2. I am definitely interested in the new Jodi Picoult. Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. I am not quite sure if I will be picking that one up or not.

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  3. I NEED the new Charlaine Harris book - she's one of my faves. Lots of great books this week. So many people love the murderbot books. I need to get into them.

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    1. I am looking forward to the new Harris book myself!

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  4. I need to get the first Murderbot book!!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. I really want Kill the Queen and An Easy Death!

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  6. I'm so curious about the Harris one

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    1. I hope to get that one from the library very soon.

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  7. I haven't bought any new books lately. Just haven't had anything grab me yet.

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  8. Darn it! I came over here thinking please don't have anything I want. Nope....I want all of these. LOL

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  9. You just reminded me I need to read another book in the Midnight Crossroad trilogy. I have it, I just need to crack it open.

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    1. I think that I have the whole series and still need to get to it. I am always behind...lol.

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  10. Seriously. I need to read Martha Wells. Also, Consumed was good!

    Happy reading, Carole!

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    1. Yes! The Murderbot series is really well done.

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  11. Phew, I think I'm safe from this post this week. There's nothing screaming BUY ME RIGHT NOW like there usually is :) Probably because I already have too many books.

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    1. I have way too many books but always seem to want more.

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  12. Kill the Queen looks so good to me! I can't wait to read your review for that one soon :) I also think Consumed is going to be an intriguing book. So many good new ones always being released D:

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    1. I really enjoyed Kill the Queen and hope you get the chance to read it soon!

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