It's been quiet on the blog for the last couple of days, because Tom and I were at ALA! Now that we're back, it's back to business!
This week, my WoW pick is Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley. If you read the blog at all, you'll know I'm the biggest fangirl for The Rook. So when I heard a sequel was coming out, I pretty much flailed.
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Little, Brown and Company (first published February 1st 2015)
When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries:
The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and...
The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat.
But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war.
Stiletto is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " (Booklist).
Why I'm waiting:
Seriously, if you guys have't read the first one, please do. I was randomly introduced to Laini Taylor at an ALA event, and the first thing out of my mouth was "So, I read that you like The Rook!" and then we proceeded to gush about it together.
So if it has her endorsement…
About the author:
Dan O'Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhood home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats.