New Series Alerts

Happy Monday, everyone. It is time to take a look at the new series starting up this week (which, surprisingly, are also the only new series I have listed for the whole month of December). This first one is actually a young adult release from Jennifer Estep. Spartan Heart is the first book of the Mythos Academy spin-off called Mythos Academy: Colorado.

spartan heartSynopsis…

New school year, same old problems . . .

At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I’m still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won’t let me forget about my parents.

But something strange is going on at the Colorado Academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumors about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters.

I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I’m also the only one who can save it.


And the second newbie is from Nora Roberts. Year One is the first book of her Chronicles of the One series, which from what I understand isn’t so much a romance as a post-apocalyptic dystopia.

year oneSynopsis…

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.


I did enjoy the original Mythos Academy books, but I gave them up in an early book purge. Year One keeps calling to me, but if it isn’t much on the romance side then it might not be my thing. I guess I will have to keep an eye on the reviews to see what others think of it. Which of these will you be picking up? Any takers?



7 thoughts on “New Series Alerts

  1. cheryl says:

    I don’t normally read YA .. so I put Year One by Nora Roberts on hold at my local library.
    I have high hopes for it but I am willing to give it a try.
    However, the book I gotta read first is Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

    • kaleigha says:

      Yep, I am debating on staying up until 4 am until Flame in the Dark hits my kindle, which isn’t a big deal since I am usually up then anyways. The problem would be that I just wouldn’t go to bed until that puppy was finished, and that might be a bad idea for everyone else around me.

  2. library addict says:

    I will wait to read Year One until the whole trilogy’s out.

    I appreciate that she needed to follow her muse, but I really need to count on the promised HEA of my favorite authors this year, And she warned us it is NOT a romance.

    I do plan to read it, just not until 2019 apparently as the books are releasing one per year instead of the usual trilogy schedule of one every 6 months. It’s releasing in hardcover so I’m assuming it is a longer book.

    • kaleigha says:

      I do need that too, or at least the promise of a HEA for them. I don’t mind if it takes a few books to get there, but there does have to be some payoff at the end.

      • Redbutterfly says:

        ditto library addict and Kaleigha. I was so excited for Year One until library addict said it’s not a romance. Bummer.

  3. Judy says:

    I read year one by Nora Roberts, It was good but…it kinda put me in the mind of maybe the key series that she did some years back. For me it was fast read, anything she writes is a good read, but what determines if it was a great book, can I read it again? I would have to say no. Diverse characters, good ones, bad ones and the forgettable ones.

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