One book I can't wait to sink my grubby little claws into is:
Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.
Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.
War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.
The Why: I love Maria's writing. If you haven't checked out her Poison Study series yet you're seriously missing out; the main character is hella awesome...as is VALEK! But seriously, everyone should read it, amazing story. Not a big fan of this cover, but whatevs. Anyways, this is the second book in her Healer series, the first one is Touch of Power. I can't wait to see where the author is going to go with this one. CAN'T WAIT.
You can read my review for Touch of Power HERE.
Due for Publication: 12/18/12