What’s Next (42) — Pirates, Daimons, and Mermaids

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Here are a few I have to (or want to!) read soon. Which first?

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can’t decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg’s trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies — against which our heroes only weapons are their brains, their courage…and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue. They’re going to need help.

But who can they trust?

Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke’s daughter Millicent on Egg’s side…or her father’s? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple?

There is need. And then there is Fate… Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome–especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom–so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do–and sacrifice–for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies–lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother’s death.

It’s going to take a concerted effort to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder’s job is to gain Hancock’s trust by getting close to his family. Relying on his irresistible good looks and charm, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock’s daughter Lily. Easy enough, but Calder screws everything up by falling in love–just as Lily starts to suspect there’s more to the monster-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined, and just as the mermaids threaten to take matters into their own hands, forcing Calder to choose between them and the girl he loves.

One thing’s for sure: whatever Calder decides, the outcome won’t be pretty.

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    March 14, 2013

    This is a great meme, I'll be sure to join in a few weeks, I think. Right now I'm on a schedule, though. No chosing for me. :P
    The first doesn't tell me anything. I read Lies Beneath, and have to say it was good, but it could've been better. So I'd pick Pure from that selection, heard so many grea things about it and haven't gotten around to read it myself.

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    Zachary Flye

    March 14, 2013

    Lies Beneath wasn't as good as I was hoping, but the second one in the series was so much better. My vote's for Pure I've heard that series is really good.

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    Bookaholic 007

    March 14, 2013

    I choose New lands, I read Deadweather and Sunrise and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to read the second installment! :D

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    Jenea Whittington

    March 14, 2013

    I think I have to go with New Lands, it sounds really good.

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    March 14, 2013

    Pure is amazing!!! You gotta read that one.

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    Christianna Marks

    March 14, 2013

    Ooooo, I'd go with Lies Beneath! It sounds so cool!

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    Vi Nguyen

    March 14, 2013

    DEF read Pure! I love the Covenant series so much and Pure is even better than Half-Blood. Deity is too! Love them all!

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    March 15, 2013

    Wow, I've just read the blurb of New Lands and I really want to read it. My vote for it! :D