Wednesday, June 6, 2012

JUNE Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels: Riese, Soulbound, Elemental, & The Taken

Here's a few fantasy and science fiction novels that have caught my attention and are releasing or have already been released in June. If you see something that looks interesting to you add it to Goodreads or tell me what you think! (Note: Clicking on the book's title will take you to its Goodreads page)

*Riese: Kingdom Falling is a 10-part online series on SYFY. The novel coming later this June is an all new adventure starring, Riese. Check out my 10 Days of Kingdom Falling posts.

Riese: Kingdom Falling
by Ryan Copple & Greg Cox
Pub Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
YA Fantasy ~ Science Fiction ~ Steampunk
A steampunk princess is torn between love and duty in this prequel to’s wildly popular webisodes.

Riese has never been happy as a princess; she’d much rather be hunting or fighting than sitting through another lesson on court etiquette. When she meets Micah, a wandering artist with a mysterious past, she pretends to be a peasant—it’s a chance to be just a normal girl with a normal boy for a while. But with war decimating her once-proud nation and the sinister clockwork Sect infiltrating her mother’s court, Riese’s moments with Micah are the only islands of sanity left in a world gone mad. As her kingdom falls and the Sect grows ever stronger, will Riese remain true to her duty as a princess…or risk everything on a boy she barely knows?

SyFy’s enormously popular Riese webisodes come to literary life in this prequel rife with steampunk technology and medieval mysticism.
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The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound
by Heather Brewer
Pub Date: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Dial Books
YA Fantasy ~ Paranormal
A brand-new fantasy with a kick-butt heroine from the author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.

Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to each other: Barrons fight and Healers cure their Barrons' wounds in the ongoing war with the evil Graplar King. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. In Tril, and at Shadow Academy, where she is sent to learn to heal, it is against Protocol for Healers to fight. So Kaya must learn in secret. Enter two young men: One charming, rule-following Barron who becomes Bound to Kaya and whose life she must protect at all costs. And one with a mysterious past who seems bent on making Kaya's life as difficult as possible. Kaya asks both to train her, but only one will, and the consequences will change their lives forever.

Heather Brewer has created a thrilling, action-packed, and romantic first installment of the Legacy of Tril series, where one strong heroine must break the rules to claim her destiny and her heart.
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by Emily White
Pub Date: June 5
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
YA Science Fiction ~ Fantasy
Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should... but she wants to.

For ten years--ever since she was a small child--Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. 

Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories?

Is Ella the prophesied Destructor... or will she be the one who's destroyed?
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The Taken (Celestial Blues, Book 1)
by Vicki Pettersson
Pub Date: June 12
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Adult Urban Fantasy ~ Paranormal
He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?
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  1. Taken sounds really good, I love the cover!

    1. I love the cover for The Taken too! It's what drew me to see what it's about. I definitely added it to my cart on Amazon :P


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