As always, books seen on my list are either bought new, in charity shops, have been sent via publishers or authors, borrowed from friends, gifted to me (Christmas, YAY!), or swapped using a book-swapping website. Happy reading everyone!
Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead.
Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.
Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.
A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.
Marcus Sedgwick is an author that I would like to read more of. Despite having a growing collection of his books already, I've only ever read his White Crow, which I found to be quite fascinating.
This is the sequel to The Book of Dead Days. Incidentally, I couldn't find the nice paperback cover art for these two books. But again, I think I need to read more of Marcus Sedgwick's books.
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick - Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
This is the sequel to Hush, Hush. I can't say that I was thrilled with Hush, Hush particularly, but I'm still willing to give this one a shot. Please, please let it be better.
Yay. I've been meaning to read a book by Barry Lyga for awhile, and this one sounds interested in complicated. A student-teacher affair? How is that one going to work? I can't wait to read it.
It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her.
And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk about it. They wouldn't get it, anyway. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to have your best friend ripped away from you.
They wouldn't understand what it feels like to know it's your fault.
Amy's shrink thinks it would help to start a diary. Instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia.
But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance too.
I'm hoping to read this one for the event being held next year (ACK! Later THIS year) Death and Bereavement in Teen Lit hosted by Jo of Once Upon a Bookcase. I think this one would work perfectly but it's also been on my wishlist for absolutely ages. It's not going to be happy, light reading. But I think I've established this year that I really quite like more issue-based fiction. Seems to be what I gravitate towards lately.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he's found a home. But Allie isn't satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the "Criminal Art" of haunting and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost.
In this imaginative novel, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.
I've been a little curious to read more of Neal Shusterman's novels after finishing Unwind awhile back. While I didn't love it like most people did, I was still intrigued enough to want to read something else of his. Besides, something about the cover art of this one really grabbed me. A possibility that you'll see this one in the Death/Bereavement event as well!
Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and body-guarding Noel from unwanted advances.
In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if such a thing exists.
And finally, the third Roo Oliver book. I ADORE both Roo Oliver and E. Lockhart. I've been finding it really difficult lately to not just tear into this one first and read more of Roo's story. She's so funny and endearing. Love, love, love.
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer - Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
Ooh. I didn't expect the cover of this one to be prettier in person, but it is. I try to keep my paranormals to a minimum so I don't burn out on them, but I couldn't resist this one. It sounds like it'll be really good!
And that's it for me! Let me know if you've read any of these books and which books came into your house recently :)