Have you seen these yet?
So I haven't yet read book two of the Goddess Test series, Goddess Interrupted, though I plan to, but I've heard all-around good things about Carter's novellas.
The Goddess Legacy, according to Aimee Carter herself, will be released in paperback and e-book format, and will be a collection of 5 DIFFERENT NOVELLAS, from 5 different characters' perspectives!
Hmm... Interesting, right? I wonder which characters Aimee's picked out. Personally, I'm holding out for someone who ISN'T Kate or Henry. But *shrugs* that's just me. Watch Aimee's vlog for more info HERE.
DUDES. I am so jealous of you international folk who have access to this series. Though, I could be wrong. It has happened before *nods*. I'm hoping to order the first one, A Witch in Winter, from the Book Depository pretty soon, for the sake of my sanity.
You can click here for a short little blurb from the sequel.
I'm not the only one who's heard good things, right? And I LOVE THE COVERS.
This is BOOK FOUR of the Caster Chronicles. I can't believe it's gotten along this far. I seriously had to do a double take.
Hey, did you guys hear that there is going to be a movie?
You can read about some of the casting choices .
And here's an informative video all about it .
"I'm attempting to be unbiased, but I absolutely LOVED this book. GOLDEN BLOOD (Book One in the Time Spirit Trilogy) was fantastic but BLACK BLOOD was even better. The tension and fast pace of this story made it impossible to put down."
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Release Date: January 1, 2013
Historical Fiction? Paranormal Fantasy? UH. YES. PLEASE. Don't know when I'll find the time to read this one, but I definitely want to try out the series.
Here's the description of the first book:
What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?
Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.
In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams
I'm TOTALLY DIGGING THIS COVER. I love the transition from cover to cover. Now she seems to be breaking out, both metaphorically and literally O_O I haven't read this series yet, though I do own the first two books as e-books. I'm intrigued by this third book. I don't know what's going on, nor do I know what it is we have to 'reach,' but it sounds fun!
Got something to say about this series? Drop me a comment with your praises, because I sure want to know more.
Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?
In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.
Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.
Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
I'm sure everyone and their grandmother has heard about this book by now, BUT GEEZUS SPICE THAT DESCRIPTION. And if you've read the excerpts that were passed around the blogosphere... YO. This book sounds positively brilliant. I just CAN'T CONTAIN THE EXCITEMENT.
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
A book set in Norway? YUMMY. Another sexy Tuck to add to the list? I say please hand him over!
Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there.
What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken in her and that strange whispers would urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, there’s suddenly there’s a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them.
Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl’s unexpectedly-epic coming of age.
YOU GUYS. It's FINALLY HAPPENING. We are finally going to get the Wondrous Strange trilogy spin-off with Fennrys Wolf's story inside. *fist-pumps* HELL YES.
"Love is just the beginning... of the end."
Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.
As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?
Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.
Oh, GOSH. There are SO MANY freaking awesome authors on this project. All of them writing paranormally amazing stories, naturally.
Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate?
It’s human nature to wonder about life’s twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?
From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life’s unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction’s brightest stars.
And because I couldn't resist tossing this one in
HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD ABOUT VELVETEEN?!?
HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD ABOUT VELVETEEN?!?
Release Date: August 28, 2012
My God, I don't even know what to say? I'm, for once, speechless.
But, go on, read the summary:
But, go on, read the summary:
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days. It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.
But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.
Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.
What did I tell you? Don't you just wish you had this beautiful book in your hands?
Which ones are YOUR favorites?