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October 21: Top New Series I Want To Start (New…let’s say within the last year or two)


1. Antigoddess; Kendare Blake. Goddess War. Athena and Hermes, inflicted with illness, seek out Cassandra, who was once a prophet–and discover that Hera has formed an alliance with other gods, seeking to destroy their rivals and benefit from their deaths. But the sicks gods won’t die without a fight. Gods fighting other gods–makes for an epic battle, right?

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2. Burn for Me; Ilona Andrews. Hidden Legacy. Nevada Baylor is sent after a powerful magic wielder who’ll likely kill her–and her life isn’t made better when she’s kidnapped by “Mad” Rogan. But they might have to work together if they both want to survive. This is the only one not out yet, but I can hardly wait until it comes out next week!

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3. Chasing the Star Garden; Melanie Karsak. The Airship Racing Chronicles. Lily lost an airship race, then was told to smuggle something to Venice–which traps Lily in a dangerous mystery, and has her running for her life. Sounds like a steampunk adventure.

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4. Dirty Magic; Jaye Wells. Prospero’s War. A cop shoots a werewolf covered in his victim’s blood–and then comes under fire from the Magic Enforcement Agency for killing their best snitch. When she learns what they’re investigating, she decides she wants a job on the task force–but it won’t come easily. This kind of UF is nearly always a lot of fun, in my experience.


5. Illusive; Emily Loyd-Jones. Illusive. A vaccine gave Ciere the power of illusion, which she uses to steal, but when a job goes wrong, she’ll have to take some dangerous risks to find out if she–and the rest of the population–were lied to. Super-criminals. Enough said.

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6. The Iron Trial; Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Magisterium. The Iron Trial is a test to get into a magical school, but the hero’s father has warned him he must not pass that test–so of course he does. Lots of interesting questions raised with this blurb.

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7. Midnight Thief; Livia Blackburne. Midnight Thief. A thief and a knight, both hoping to fulfill their own goals, go from enemies to uneasy allies. Secrets, assassins, and adventure!

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8. Mortal Danger; Ann Aguirre. Immortal Game. Edie made a pact for power to pay back the bullies that tormented her, but soon her revenge is deadly, and she doesn’t know how to make it stop… A classic be careful what you wish for scenario, which are always fun to get out of.


9. Splintered; A.G. Howard. Splintered. The descendant of Alice Liddell must go to Wonderland to fix what her ancestor ruined, or suffer the curse on all of Alice’s female descendants. I’ve had possession of this book for a while–now it’s signed, even!

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10. Stolen Songbird; Danielle L. Jensen. Malediction Trilogy. A woman kidnapped by trolls and married to their prince, a rebellion, and a curse. This trilogy sounds fascinating–and book 2 comes out next year.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

9 responses »

  1. I decided not to put series that had just started on my list, but if I had, The Iron Trial would definitely be on there. That one sounds awesome. Splintered made it on my list though. 🙂
    Here’s my TTT

  2. lynnsbooks says:

    I actually enjoyed Splintered although I’ve not picked up the next so far. i’ve read Dirty Magic and Stolen Songbirds but not the others on your list. I need to get some Illona Andrews.
    Lynn 😀

  3. Vanessa says:

    Also dying to read the Iron Trial, what an awesome combo of authors! I have Mortal Danger with me to possibly read this Halloween 🙂

  4. kateposeyphd says:

    I own Stolen Songbird but didn’t put that one on my list. I am looking forward to reading it though! Oooh, Chasing the Star Garden looks beautiful! May have to add that to my TBR! Splintered is yet another series I’ve been interested in. Too many books and too little time!! 😀

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