In The High King’s Embalmer by S. Copperstone, someone is trying to kill the royal family. Jibade, the royal family’s half man and half jackal embalmer is intent on trying to discover the culprit. When he finds himself hunted by the royal family themselves can he stay alive long enough to save the royals that remain?
I’m cross-posting this review from Rabid Readers Too because I believe it’s more of an adult novel than a YA novel.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013
In The Dark Citadel (Green Woman) by Jane Dougherty, Deborah Givenchild, was taken from her parents when her mother fled and given to a family without a daughter. She has been reviled but has grown up not to cave as her gender is supposed to do but to fight back. At the age of fifteen, she’s about to be married off to the man of the elder’s choice. He’s a purposeful brute meant to put her in her place and Deborah simply isn’t going along with the plan. When she’s taken to the House of Corrections she meets Zachariah, a boy with dreams. He wants to be an engineer, but the career path is at the whim of the elders, and he knows that things simply aren’t right. Can Deborah escape her fate and find her mother, the one woman who knows what Earth was like before everyone lived his or her bleakly planned lives in a dome?
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00FIP9TEU” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TEHXp%2BBqL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]In a slightly alternate universe, Simon Morlee has a gift. He shares an intimacy with the dead far greater than any that could be shared in life. He can see the last few things they saw before death. The police force is down to a skeleton crew relying on Simon to bring in the bad guys. When a serial killer with his own special talent hits the scene will Simon be facing the end of his journey?