Friday, July 30, 2010

Two September Teen Books

Clockwork Angel
By Cassandra Clare
September 2010
When her aunt dies, Tessa journeys from New York to Victorian London to live with her brother. Arriving in a strange city she is sweep up by so-called friends of her brother and locked away. Forced to use a magic she didn't know she had and desperate for any outside contact, Tessa is relieved when she's rescued. But instead of answers, Tessa finds herself tumbling into the plots of warlocks, Nephilim (half human, half angel), vampires, and some conniving humans. Desperately searching for her brother while coping with her own power, Tessa finds her entire world-view challenged in this dark and dangerous adventure.

Steampunk with just the right amount of love interest and an ending that will leave you begging for more.

Zombies vs. Unicorns
Edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
September 2010
When I saw the authors who’d written for this book, I just had to check it out. With hysterical introductions from Holly and Justine, I soon found myself reading every story and keeping score. From ridiculous stories with rainbow-farting unicorns to life-and-undeath situations,
Zombies vs. Unicorns is a funnily serious and seriously funny book perfect for lovers of the recent spate of zombie and vampire spoofs as well as avid fantasy readers.

The cover illustration under the partial dust-jacket, done by Josh Cochran, is fantastically fun with great details and an eye-popping palette.

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