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Book Watch: The Nightmare Garden


The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge will be released in the U.S. on February 14, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 432 pages.

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There are a few books I’ve actually been keeping my eye on that are releasing the week of February 14th, but none more than The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge. I had been desperate to get my hands on the first book in the series last year. So much so, that I tried to bid on a signed copy in an auction, but sadly lost.

And while I still haven’t managed to squeeze in a read of The Iron Thorn, it is one of the books I plan on reading in February so that I can immediately follow it up with The Nightmare Garden. I have this second book in the series on pre-order for my Kindle and I can’t wait until it downloads.

The Iron Codex books sound dark, eerie, dangerous and chilling. And the fact that the author called the world Lovecraft is so super cool. I just know that every time I read it, it will evoke the man and his bizarre works.

Both covers have a dark and definitely creepy feel, especially the cover for The Iron Thorn, which makes me want to discover the characters and the world the author has created even more.

And from having read both the descriptions for books one and two – which I don’t actually recommend if you haven’t read book one – it seems that this story will definitely take a shocking turn at the end of the first book, creating numerous possibilities for what’s up next for Aoife in The Nightmare Garden. It also makes me wonder what kind of shocking ending to this book the author has created.

I am incredibly eager to start reading The Iron Thorn now, so that I can be ready for book two’s release. And having read the spoiler-y description for that book, I’m now extra curious as to just how Aoife plans on reversing the damage she’s caused by what she did in the first book.

The Nightmare Garden sounds like it will be a very different book from The Iron Thorn, but no less exciting, which is why I just had to spotlight it. And I can’t wait to find out for myself just how amazing it will be.

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Another awesome book releasing on February 14, 2012 is Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer.

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Places to Stalk:

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

**** GOODREADS DESCRIPTION IS SERIOUSLY SPOILER-Y FOR BOOK ONE****

Goodreads description:

Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.

When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.

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