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Wings of the Wicked

    Book Watch: Wings of the Wicked

    Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton will be released in the U.S. on January 31, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

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

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 528 pages.

    Wings of the Wicked is the second book in the Angelfire series by author Courtney Allison Moulton.

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    Yet another week where I didn’t even have to check release dates to know what was coming out. I’ve been keeping my eye on the release date for Wings of the Wicked for quite some time and am super glad that the original release date was moved up to January.

    Though there were two books I would have loved to spotlight this week, I chose Wings of the Wicked because this is a book I’ve been pining for since the moment I finished reading Angelfire back in 2010. So, of course it had to be the Book Watch post this week.

    While I’ve had an ARC of this book, I have not had a moment to sneak it in for a read, but I will definitely be reading this before release. I can’t wait to return to this world of Preliators and demons and find out what’s next for Ellie, Will and even Cadan. Or maybe especially Cadan.

    This next installment of the series sounds seriously epic. The reapers are going after Ellie day and night. Bastian is planning to not only “destroy Ellie’s soul” but to unleash all the souls of the damned on humanity. And apparently some kind of dark power awakens in Ellie. And… if that isn’t bad enough, someone betrays her.

    Yeah, definitely sounds epic to me. I guess I should read these book descriptions before I start creating these posts! I am now officially dying to find out who is the one to betray Ellie, whether Ellie can stop Bastian’s plans and save humanity and if Ellie can control whatever dark power she has.

    That’s a LOT to have happen to a girl in one book. I’m so glad this book is over five hundred pages of awesome.

    Wings of the Wicked is definitely a book that should be in the spotlight and there is no question that I will be reading this soon!

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    Some other great books releasing on January 31 include Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delany and New Girl by Paige Harbison.

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    Places to Stalk:

    The author on TWITTER

    The author’s BLOG

    The author’s WEBSITE

    Goodreads description:

    Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
    Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

    She’s been warned.
    Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

    She’ll be betrayed.
    Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.

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    Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

    Today is day five of Top 10 of 2011.

    Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                    ………and Looking Forward.

    If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time to participate, even though today is the final day of topics. Just click on the banner above to read the details in the original post and sign up with the Linky.

    I was so excited to be invited by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lisa from A Life Bound By Books to co-host this event along with my very best blogger friends Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books.

    As fun as this event has been, it’s been so unbelievably difficult coming up with so many top tens. And while in some ways I’m sad to see it end, I’m so happy that I don’t have to cut those lists down to ten anymore. Not that I was too successful in the first place….

    I’m much happier with all things Top 100! And yep, today’s post was impossible. I just couldn’t do it, so I totally cheated. Again.

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    Today’s topic is “Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012.” And sorry but, there’s no way that I can possibly narrow this to ten. I mean, I have over one hundred books I’m dying to read, so there’s no way that I could list only ten and leave out the rest.

    So, while I was originally going to do a bunch of Top 10s: “Top 10 Debut Books I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 New Series I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 Non-Debuts I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 Vampire Books…” – yeah, you get the picture – it would have been just be too insane.

    So, I decided to do a Best of/Rest of post. As in the Top 10 Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012  and then all the Rest of the Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012….

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    Because many of the books in 2012 don’t yet have covers, I decided just to do a collage of a few of the covers that do exist for my top ten.

    1.

    Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey

    2.

    Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

    3.

    Embers and Echoes by Karsten Knight

    4.

    Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

    5.

    Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

    6.

    Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

    7.

    Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

    8.

    Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

    9.

    Shatter Me #2 by Tahereh Mafi

    10.

    Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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    As I’ve already read A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford, Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent and Everneath by Brodi Ashton I couldn’t list them in the top ten, though I am definitely looking forward to them.

    And because I’m currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I can’t list it among the “Rest of” list, below.

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    The Rest of the Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012*

    A

    Above by Leah Bobet

    All the Kingdoms of the World by Gabrielle Zevin

    Angel Fire by L.A.Weatherly

    Arise by Tara Hudson

    Ascend by Amanda Hocking

    As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender

    B

    Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

    A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

    Balthazar by Claudia GrayBlack Dawn by Rachel Caine

    Black Heart by Holly Black

    The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

    Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey

    Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

    Blue Blood’s 2nd Cycle by Melissa de la Cruz

    Body and Soul by Stacey Kade

    Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

    C

    The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

    Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

    Caster Chronicles #4 by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

    The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

    Charmfall by Chloe Neill

    City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

    Clockwork Priincess by Cassandra Clare

    Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

    Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    D

    Dark Days by C.A. Kunz

    Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

    Dark Water by Tricia Rayburn

    Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

    Deadly Little Lessons by Laurie Faria Stolarz

    Dead to You by Lisa McMann

    Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

    Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Destined by Aprilynne Pike

    Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delany

    Destiny’s Fire by Tricia Wolfe

    Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

    E

    Endlessly by Kiersten White

    Endure by Carrie Jones

    The Enemy Within by Angeline Kace

    Envy by Elizabeth Miles

    Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman

    Exile by Rebecca Lim

    F

    Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

    Fated by Alyson Noel

    Fever by Lauren DeStefano

    First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

    Forgiven by Jana Oliver

    Fracture by Megan Miranda

    Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith

    G

    Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

    The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

    Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

    Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

    The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

    Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

    H

    Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

    Hidden by P.C. and Kristin Cast

    I

    Immortal City by Scott Speer

    Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber

    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

    Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

    Inevitable by Lani Woodland

    Infamous: The Chronicles of Nick by Sherilynn Kenyon

    In Honor by Jessi Kirby

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Intertwined #4 by Gena Showalter

    Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

    K

    Katana by Cole Gibson

    L

    The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

    Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers

    The Lies that Bind by Lisa and Laura Roecker

    Loss by Jackie Morse Kessler

    M

    The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

    Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore

    Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky

    A Million Suns by Beth Revis

    Mirage by Kristi Cook

    N

    New Girl by Paige Harbison

    O

    Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

    Once by Anna Carey

    Outpost by Ann Aguirre

    P

    Perception by Kim Harrington

    Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    R

    Rapture by Lauren Kate

    Return to Eden by G.P. Ching

    S

    The Savage Grace by Bree Despain

    Scorched Skies by Samantha Young

    The Selection by Kiera Cass

    Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz

    Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

    Slide by Jill Hathaway

    Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday

    Something Deadly and Strange by Susan Dennard

    Soul Bound by Mari Mancusi

    Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

    Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shulz

    The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell

    Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

    Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

    Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

    Surrender by Elana Johnson

    Switched by Amanda Hocking

    T

    Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

    Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

    Tempest by Julie Cross

    Ten by Gretchen McNeil

    Thumped by Megan McCafferty

    Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir

    Timepiece by Myra McEntire

    Torn by Amanda Hocking

    Toxic by Jus Accardo

    Truth by Julia Karr

    U

    Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

    Underworld by Meg Cabot

    Until I Die by Amy Plum

    V

    Velveteen by Daniel Marks

    W

    Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

    A Want so Wicked by Suzanne Young

    The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

    Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz

    The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney


    * I should caveat this to say that these are the rest of the books I can think about right now. I’m sure there are a few others I’ve forgotten or accidentally deleted while sorting and a few new discoveries I’ll make along the way.

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    Stats

    As I’ve listed quite a few books above, and it has taken me a lot longer to create this post than anticipated, I’ll keep the stats to a minimum. Especially since I don’t really keep track of stats and because I haven’t updated the few that I do keep.

    Books Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 109

    Debut Books Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 34

    Books Read in 2011 (not including re-reads) – 123

    Books Read in 2011 (including re-reads) – 144

    Reviews I’m Behind On in 2011 (for books I’ve read)  – 8

    Books I’m Behind On That I Should have Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 42

    Total Posts Written on Fiktshun.com in 2011 – 544

    Total Posts Written on Fiktshun’s Ramblings in 2011 – 157

    Total Posts Written on My Reading Pile in 2011 – 84

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    This event runs through today – yep, no new topics! But if you haven’t posted your lists yet or would like to join in for at least one of the daily topics this week, check out the original post or the update post for more details.

    NOTE: this is the SAME Linky on each of the Co-hosts Blogs, so please only enter your Name, Blog Name and the URL for YOUR Top 10 post of the day on one blog. Thanks!

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