Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm excited about... Part II

There are some other books releasing in 2011 which I'm excited about.
One would be The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. The synopsis like it is described on Goodreads:

"Every girl who has taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails..."

The expected publication is in April and it is published by Harlequin Teen. AND I'm so going to buy it, because it just sounds amazing. It is Aimee Carters debut and I'm hopefully not going to be disappointed.

In other news I have a recommendation to make:
It's not a book... Well, not really. Ever heard of Manga? Those are Japanese comics, but there more like a art. People in Japan and all over the world are totally in love with this sometimes cute sometimes scary drawings. If been reading Mangas since... lets say 5 years and a good friend of mine recommended the Royal Doll Orchestra by Kaori Yuki to me. Sine I loved her other works (the 20 volumes of Angel Sanctuary or Fairycube for example) I expected nothing less than a masterpiece. I just love the way Kaori Yuki draws emotions and how she creates those screwed up characters with really sad background stories. And her mangas are funny, too.

This time the story takes place in a world that is best describe as the middle ages ore something post apocalyptic or maybe just France.
In this world a deadly virus infected many people turning them into something best described as zombies. They loose their mind and their body gets inflexible and frozen making them look like porcelain Dolls. People are living in fear of the Dolls and the Royal Orchestra, consisting of three freaks, travel around playing pieces from the black opus. A forbidden musical peace that is said to have the power to give the Dolls their minds back for a short time so they can die as humans in peace...

It is definitely one of the best mangas I read in the past two years and worth the money my friend paid for it :) The way you read it (starting at the back of the book and going from the upper right corner to the lowest left) may needs getting used to but it is one of the few stories that are breathtaking and it stands up in a world, where we get a new story everytime we turn on the TV or take a walk in the mall.

That's it for today
I wish you all a nice week :)

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