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My Big, Fat TBR Pile (18)

Most Wanted:

TWO PICKS again this week! One is a sequel I just... *breathes deeply* am so IN NEED of. And the other gave me a tingly feeling all over cos coverlust CONSUMED ME. It's so... dazzling, the cover is a bedazzling gone right. I JUST LOVE THEM BOTH AND, you know, STUFF.

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

EgmontUSA, June 12th 2012
Do not read if you haven't read Hourglass!

A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?

Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts

Why I Want to Read It: Myra McEntire took the time to email me a few days ago about my review on Amazon. TRUE. STORY. I'm still not off the HIGH of that, because I am the HUGEST gushy fangirl of Hourglass, it's CRAZINESS. Kaleb... Michael... Michael... Kaleb. Emerson is one INSANELY LUCKY girl, because those boys are FINE, a delight to the eyeballs, I'm sure, with perfectly flawed personalities and sexy styles and their own personal charm. I just... It's hard when you flip back and forth between two guys, because the guilt is so acute as is the need to EXPLAIN YOURSELF. But, I CAN'T HELP MYSELF. They are two of the most perfect male specimens! And Emerson, girl, you are FIRE. Amazing and eye-catching! We got along SO GOOD in Hourglass.

I de-de-definitely can't wait to see what's in store in Timepiece, de-de-definitely.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Balzer + Bray/HarperTeen, June 12th 2012
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

Why I Want to Read It: If I walked around with this cover stapled to my face, wouldn't you think I was beautiful? You know, once you got passed all the metal and shizz. I'd be irresistible and such a catch. I was so blind-sided by the cover that the summary eluded me for QUITE A WHILE. For reals.

Slight confession time: I've never read a book by Jane Austen. I'm just one of those smart people that sucks at appreciating classical literature, because I'm either just not smart enough, have no patience, struggle with the language and hate having to resort to spark notes like it's Google Translator—take your pick and try to be kind. But a kind-of-sort-of retelling mixed with post-apocalyptic deliciousness? Yeah, I am SO DOWN WITH THAT. Gosh, and I'm so digging this sexily transformed Kai who is now the CAPTAIN OF EXPLORERS.

I ask you, why on this good earth WOULDN'T YOU want to read this book? It would save me a considerable amount of time if you'd give me an explanation, because I'm slow like that.

Fresh Faces:
*The following aren't necessarily books that I own, but just ones I hope to get to soon.

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Walker, April 24, 2012
The Selection by Kiera Cass
HarperTeen, April 24, 2012


The Eternity Code by Ion Colfer
Disney-Hyperion, 2003
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Doubleday, September 13, 2011

And that's it for this week's glimpse into my TBR pile.
I look forward to showing you more of what's in My Big, Fat TBR Pile.

What's lingering in your to-read pile?


Stephanie said...

Um, you are seriously the cutest ever! I had to grin at, "f I walked around with this cover stapled to my face, wouldn't you think I was beautiful?" Love it!

I'm really looking forward to both of these too! Hourglass was fun and For Darkness Shows the Stars sounds beyond amazing.

Sophie said...

Hahahaha loved your comments for each book! I still haven't read Hourglass although I'm planning to do so soon. And yes, the cover of For Darkness Shows the Stars IS incredibly pretty. Can't wait to read it either!

I also haven't read any books by Jane Austen. But I'm not into classic literature (ever since school made me read some Spanish titles. Ugh), so... Maybe in the future? lol

Have a wonderful Wednesday, Asher!

Asher_Knight said...

HEHE, THANKS, Stephanie <333 I was just speaking truths, because I know it would be a SERIOUS improvement to my face. ;)

I loved Hourglass SO BAD. I'm dying to know how things are going to play out in the sequel. FDStS HAS to be amazing, like I don't see how it has any other choice, know what I mean?

Asher_Knight said...

 XD I was little hyper when I wrote this post. In fact, I always seem to by on some type of sugar high when I'm blogging. I wonder if that's why people find them entertaining, because I sound half-insane...?

Maybe it is partly because I do relate classical literature to school and that's why I don't have very much fun, but I generally stay away from them. Thanks, Sophie! :D

Heidi said...

Okay 1) YES I am dying for For the Darkness Shows the Stars and 2) I REALLY need to read Hourglass.  But I'm probably going to wait until the whole series is out because I like to do that.  Still time travel is one of my favorite things ever, so I MUST read it.

Asher_Knight said...

WOOORD. *slaps five* FtDStS is DA BOOK to read for June it looks like, or at least one of them. A pal told me it was very good, and I'm hoping that holds true. YOU NEED TO READ HOURGLASS. You'll at least like it, if not love it, and the time travel element is perfectly done.