So I thought I'd share with you some of the books I'm excited about reading this spring.
First up is Failstate: Lengeds by John W. Otte.
(It's not up on Amazon yet, so instead I'll post a link to the book trailer:
This book releases this Friday! I love superheroes and superhero movies, but I'd never read a superhero book before picking up Failstate last year. (You can read my review here.) This time around, I know what to expect: an awesome book with great characters, epic adventures, and death defying feats of daring-do. What's not to like?
Here's the official book blurb:
Failstate (a.k.a., Robin Laughlin) thought his life would get easier after he'd earned his superhero license. But now a legendary superhero has returned from the dead . . . along with a horde of shambling horrors who want to eat his brains.
New Chayton's other licensed heroes are indisposed, meaning that the whole weight of protecting the city has fallen on Failstate. And nobody thinks he's up to the challenge. At least he has help frmo his older brother, Gauntlet, and his best friend, Veritas. Or does he?
As if the zombie apocalypse wasn't enough, complicating things are not one but two beautiful girls vying for Failstate/Robin's affections - and his own powers are doing something . . . interesting.
In the superhero business, interesting is bad.
Legends walk the streets of New Chayton. If Failstate can somehow survive the next few weeks, he could become one of them.
Captives by Jill Williamson
One choice could destroy them all. When eighteen-year-old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds, he never imagined he'd find his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed by enforcers, and many---including his fiancee, Jem---taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Land, a walled city that seems anything but safe.
Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away to Denver City, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land like nomads and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Land has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago . . . and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar's dreams.
Meanwhile, Jem is locked in a cell, awaiting the Safe Landers' plan to protect their future by seizing her own. Can Levi uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Land's facade before it's too late?
Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard
I'm always a fan of King Arthur/Merlin tales. Always have been, probably always will be. I doubt I'll ever grow tired of them! This book releases April 16th (April is the month for exciting book releases, apparently!). Fun fact: The sword on the cover was made by the author. How cool is that?
Merlin's greatest weakness could become his greatest strength.
When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow---a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur's kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith's son named Merlin.
As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he helped forge, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil . . . without losing his life?
What are some books that you're looking forward to reading this spring?