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On My Radar: NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff/BITE by K.S. Merbeth/THE NIGHT PARADE by Ronald Malfi

More books I’m looking forward to this year! So many books…

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
(Thomas Dunne Books| August 9, 2016)


The first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic ― the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.

Jay Kristoff’s Stormdancer series is superb. I’ll read anything the man writes.

Bite by K.S. Merbeth
(Orbit| July 26, 2016)


In a Mad-Max style post-apocalyptic world, Kid accepts a ride in the wrong Jeep, accidentally joining a bloodthirsty raider crew…

Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she’s picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy – outlaws with big rap sheets and even bigger guns.

Together, Kid and her new crew are swept across a desolate, dangerous land – magnets for trouble, dodging the debts they owe, and leaving a bloody trail behind them.

But in a world that’s lost its humanity, not everything is as it seems. And sometimes, the humans are worse than the monsters.

OMG yes.

The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi
(Kensington |July 26, 2016)


First the birds disappeared.
Then the insects took over.
Then the madness began . . .

They call it Wanderer’s Folly–a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race.

After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he’s bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he’s on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daughter, who may be the key to a cure.

Ellie is a special girl. Deep. Insightful. And she knows David is lying to her. Lying about her mother. Lying about what they’re running from. And lying about what he sees when he takes his eyes off the road . . .

I’m always up for a good plague.

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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