Stacking the Shelves #97


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The whole Deborah Coates trilogy (US&CAN)

The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1) – Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now, these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.

The Boost – Stephen Baker

Ralf is a software prodigy. He works in the US government office that updates the software in the population’s boosts—networked supercomputers contained in a chip implanted within the brains of 99 percent of the world’s population. Invented by Chinese researchers in 2032, the boost is credited with leading humanity to its most significant cognitive leap since the discovery of fire.

Days before a national upgrade, Ralf notices that the update includes an open surveillance gate—meaning that Americans, who had negotiated high levels of privacy with the Chinese manufacturers, will now be subjected to the invasive Chinese standard. Ralf attempts to hack the boost, but is caught by agents working for Washington’s preeminent lobbyist. His boost is ripped from his head, and Ralf barely escapes with his life.

Pursued by the lobbyist’s mercenary cadre, Ralf flees to the US–Mexico border, where there are others like him—“wild” humans on the fringes of society, unenhanced by technology. It’s a frightening and backward world controlled by powerful drug lords. Ralf’s only hope is to somehow work with these wild bosses of the analog world—in hopes of winning back freedom in the digital one.


46 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #97

  1. Des piraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaates !!!!! Je ne sais pas du tout ce que vaut The House of the Four Winds mais il me fait super envie. Ça a l’air trop bien. Et puis la couverture est juste trop belle 😀

  2. The House of the Four Winds looks really interesting. May have to add it to my presumed I am interested in reading it list! Have a great weekend!

  3. Je suis d’accord avec Gilwen, la couverture de The House of the Four Winds est vraiment trop belle !!!
    Ces deux livres ont l’air vraiment super ! Encore des titres à mettre dans ma wishlist !

  4. I just finished The Boost! Going in, I thought it would be a techno-thriller, but it’s actually not. Still very entertaining and a great cautionary tale type story, so I hope you like it! I also got House of the Four Winds, I hope this will be the type of maritime fantasy I’m looking for 🙂

  5. Oh. The cover for The House of Four Winds caught my eye. Nice. Thank you for sharing because I’m going to have to keep an eye out for it. 🙂 Have a great week!

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