New on Kindle: January 26th – 28th, Part 2

Why yes, there is a distinct YA beat to this particular update, but it’s not entirely YA.

The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

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On her 16th birthday, Anita discovers that she’s the long lost daughter of King Oberon, that her boyfriend is the servant of an evil Faerie lord, and that the Queen has vanished. Shakespearean plays are involved. ((Ah, Shakespeare, Faerie, YA…. it’s becoming a pattern.))

The first book in a series, followed up by The Lost Queen and Seventh Daughter, all now on the Kindle.

The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones

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Another YA book, this time a new volume in the much revered Chrestomanci series/world, which predated Harry Potter by several years. (And I very much loved Witch Week when I was younger.)

Most of the rest of the Chrestomanci series is now also present on the Kindle:

Charmed Life
The Lives of Christopher Chant
Witch Week
The Magicians of Caprona
Mixed Magics (short stories)

Conrad’s Fate is not yet on the Kindle, but it’s one of the more recent books.

Bones of the Dragon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

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One of our not-YA books for this column.

From the writers who brought you the far-reaching fantasy-science-fiction epic The Death Gate Cycle comes a new epic fantasy series.

The new series also has a Facebook page compiling various links and news postings all in one spot.

The Comet’s Curse by Dom Testa

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The Galahad is on a mission to recolonize a distant world after Earth is devastated by deadly particles from a passing comet. Its crew: 16 years old and under, due to the population imbalance left after the deadly comet. And while under way, a saboteur appears to be attempting to overthrow the mission and/or kill everybody, thus ending the human race.

Reminds me of a Heinlein YA book. This is also one of the first “Tor Teen” books I’ve seen in the Kindle store, which is excellent.

Vamps by Nancy A. Collins

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Bathory Academy, a New York school for elite vampire girls from established upper-class vampire families, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “bad girls.”

“What vampires aren’t upper-class?” you may wonder. Well, there’s the New Blood, such as Cally Monture from the bad side of town, and she’s not going to receive such a happy reception from the bad girlz of Bathory.

Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow

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Kimi and Hana are fine young ladies of Japan. Not about to become warriors or samurai.

That all changes when their family is brutally torn apart and trampled by betrayal, and Kimi and Hana are determined to seek revenge, a la Hua Mulan.

The second book, Chasing the Secret, is also available for the Kindle.

Spiral Hunt by Margaret Ronald

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(Not YA.)

Magic runs in the streets of Boston, and Evie knows how to tap into that magic, find things, even find people. She’s let this power rest (being psychic or just as good as in fiction is almost never a prospect for sanity or happiness), until a lover from her past returns to stalk her.

Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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(Not YA.)

Instead of vampires, now it’s the sons and daughters of the Greek gods of dreams and nightmares, the Oneroi, warriors who battle demons to keep the sleeping lives of humans and immortals alike safe. The Dream-Hunters.

The previous books in this series are also available on the Kindle, including:

  1. The Dream-Hunter
  2. Upon the Midnight Clear
  3. Dream Chaser

You probably know Kenyon from her long-running Dark-Hunter series, one of best-selling series in the paranormal romance genre, of which the Dream-Hunter world is a subset. All of Dark-Hunter is now in the Kindle store.

A Perfect Darkness by Jaime Rush

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Not YA.

Also the cover watches you sleep all alone in the night.

Remember the psychic-is-never-happy rule? Yes. Also, there’s romance. Much romance. Much government conspiracy. Also, much romance.