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Title: Shadowplay (Pantomime #2)
Author: Laura Lam
Release Date: January 4th 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Age Group: Young Adult
The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes.
He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus—the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he's perfecting...
I read Pantomime almost a year ago and totally loved it so of course I'm looking forward to its sequel! I didn't request this from NetGalley because I plan to get physical copies of both books so I have one more month of waiting left.A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, Shadowplay continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey.
Title: Defy (Defy #1)
Author: Sara B. Larson
Release Date: January 7th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.
Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?I'm a sucker for high fantasy so I have no idea how this title eluded me until last week. Anyway, I really hope the love triangle will work—or else. Good thing I'll be able to read this earlier than release date thanks to the wonder that is NG!