(What I’m really waiting on this week is an acceptance and loads of scholarship money from my favorite college. Cross your fingers for me. However, what you want to hear about is a book, so here you go:)

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

04.28.2009 from Random House

Beka Cooper is finally a Dog—a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus’s streets. But there’s unrest in Tortall’s capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the city, and merchants are raising prices to cover their losses. The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeit money from Port Caynn. In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won’t let anything—or anyone—jeopardize her mission. As she heads north to an abandoned silver mine, it won’t be enough for Beka be her usual “terrier” self. She’ll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound. . . . 

This is the second book in the Beka Cooper series, and I absolutely loved the first. Also, I just love Tamora Pierce in general. Here’s to hoping this one will be awesome! Although I kind of hate the cover. The original was way more awesome.