The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khddqemiyRU&feature=plcp&context=C39468d7UDOEgsToPDskJfAdQPCSeJDx2-OtipZ85e]
Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves...Solving the mystery of an ancestor’s hanging might silence the clashing whispers in Sophia's mind, but the cult in her town and the supernaturals who secretly reside there are determined to silence her first.As Sophia unknowingly crosses the line into an elemental world full of vampire-like creatures, shapeshifters, and supernatural grim reapers, she meets Charles, a man who becomes both lover and ally.But can she trust him?It’s not until someone nearly kills Sophia that she realizes the only way to unveil the source of her family's curse: abandon her faith or abandon her humanity. If she wants to survive, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Above is one of the books from the publishing company that I intern for, Immortal Ink Publishing, and not only am I promoting it for them, but it is honestly a fantastic book. Spellbound interview[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf5kOSWS0nw]
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?
I have friends that are obsessed with this book.Embrace by Jessica Shirvington[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhBWPVdi9SE]
It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…Look for the sequels ENTICED in September 2012 and EMBLAZE in March 2013!
I've already read this and really enjoyed it, so look out for my review!Croak by Gina Damico[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkIivAxaW3w]
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?
This looks both intriguing and darkly funny. It should be interesting if I decide to pick it up.Starters by Lissa Price[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvNUsW1CItY]
HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVERCallie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .
I haven't heard of this one before I saw it on a Waiting on Wednesday post, but it does look mildly interesting. It looks like a pretty good read.Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMgvvsTQ9QY]
The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.
First of all, the trailer BLEW MY MIND! Second, my twin and I are OBSESSED with this series. This series is what keeps me going each day. I started crying at the end of Only the Good Spy Young because I thought it was the last in the series and I hated the ending as the end of a series. Although between this and Silence, I hope that the amnesia storyline doesn't get annoying. I NEED IT NOW!The Savage Grace by Bree Despain[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0x2zClAMbc](unofficial trailer)
A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle.Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan's death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders.The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace's love story to a breathtaking conclusion.
I will have to reread The Lost Saint before I pick this one up again but I love the dark, romantic series. The writing is incredible and the storyline keeps me riveted.Pieces of Us by Margaret Gelbwasser[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPrDkqsQtm0]
Two families. Four teens.A summer full of secrets.Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives.Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces.
This honestly looks like a book that would (pun intended) tear me to pieces. The type of book that would leave me sobbing into my hands, clutching the book to my chest and wondering why I ever bothered to read any other books. Needless to say, I want to read it.After the Snow by S.D. Crockett[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwn4w1Idp0]
Fifteen-year-old Willo was out hunting when the trucks came and took his family away. Left alone in the snow, Willo becomes determined to find and rescue his family, and he knows just who to talk with to learn where they are. He plans to head across the mountains and make Farmer Geraint tell him where his family has gone.But on the way across the mountain, he finds Mary, a refugee from the city, whose father is lost and who is starving to death. The smart thing to do would be to leave her alone -- he doesn't have enough supplies for two or the time to take care of a girl -- but Willo just can't do it. However, with the world trapped in an ice age, the odds of them surviving on their own are not good. And even if he does manage to keep Mary safe, what about finding his family?
This definitely sounds like a different concept - apparently it's an ice age? I love it when authors play around with setting and time.Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGm3W8AOX_Q]
High school sophomore Willa and her artist mother move to Arizona where Willa starts attending an elite prep school after her mother finally sells some paintings, and Willa attempts to even things out by stealing from the rich students and giving to the poor ones.
This looks ADORABLE and incredibly sweet. The trailer is one of my favorites and it looks funny and intense.Slide by Jill Hathaway[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdkdwgylcnk]
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
I have heard mixed things about this, so I'm a bit nervous to pick it up but the trailer is great and Jill is really sweet.Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTDUDvvO-k]
Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course…
I have already read this book, and reviewed it. I am going to be hosting Meredith for an interview soon, but we've both been sick so it's been a bit hard to coordinate. Anyways, it's a great book that's very honest and entertaining, so go check out my review!A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmB4L671wqA]
Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel. Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.
Not only is Michelle Zink one of my favorite authors - not just because of her vivid writing but also because of her sweet personality and personal interest in her fans - but this book...wow! A review is coming closer to release and I'm in love with this book!Hush Hush: The Graphic Novel by Becca Fitzpatrick[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UsDkZ1Ej5I]
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She''s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora''s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can''t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life This title also contains an exclusive, original story written especially for this book by the author. This bonus story tells what happens to the characters between Book 1 and Book 2 of this series and will only be available in this book.
I read the book a year or two ago and fell in love with it. It's dark and gripping, and a must-read for any paranormal romance fan.Balthazar by Claudia Gray [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vq0CEMgP1Y]
Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.
I'm going to try to read Evernight and this over the weekend (it's Spring Break!) so I'll hopefully have a review for y'all on the release date, or close to it.Ripper by Stefan Petrucha[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_9xSYLA6SA]
You thought you knew him. You were dead wrong.Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to find his biological father, he finds himself smack in the middle of a real life investigation: tracking down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New York City into utter panic. When the case begins to unfold, however, it’s worse than he could have ever imagined, and his loyalty to Mr. Hawking and the Pinkertons comes into question. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver must decide where his true loyalty lies.Full of whip-smart dialogue, kid-friendly gadgets, and featuring a then New York City Police Commisioner Teddy Roosevelt, Ripper challenges everything you thought you knew about the world’s most famous serial killer.
To me, this looks very vintage and filled with action and mystery, which is a combination that I haven't seen in a while and am itching to experience, although I am hoping I don't get too freaked out when I decide to read it!Rivals by Laura Kunze [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV4s7XG1cGQ][youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy3MbtBRG4Y]While I'm not huge on the teenage drama, this looks pretty good. It's teetering between Young Adult and New Adult, which is a genre that I would really like to read.Grave Mercy[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ9rfquJ5PQ]I've read it. I've loved it. Strong characters and a kick-a** plot make this a must-read. The historical aspects make it rich too! Definitely one of my favorites of the year so far!Four in the Morning[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cDNC4Ckt8E]This is another Immortal Ink Publishing read, and I'm so excited about it! It looks like it has a bit of a flawed character and an intricate mystery, and I love the trailer!I hope y'all enjoyed the March trailers!Grace