Monday, April 16, 2012

Books I'm looking forward to...

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness. 
Viking hardcover, 10 July 2012.

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Beautiful Mystery (Armand Gamache #8)  by Louise Penny.
Minotaur hardcover, 28 August 2012.

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”
But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.


  1. As a reviewer, you're in a great position to learn about upcoming releases. Lucky girl! Thanks for sharing them!

    I love having books to look forward to, but am grateful I have an entire bookcase of TBRs as well as a Kindle full of 'em. Even though I don't have much time to read for pleasure any more, I think I'd freak out if I didn't have something waiting for me.

  2. Thanks for sharing these, Marlyn! I'm especially intrigued by the Louise Penny one!


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