Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Because I know there can never be enough...

New Books!

Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber, sixth in the Vampire Kisses series.

This one starts with Raven headed back to school and Alexander's parents coming to visit. Nothing like a vampire family reunion to threaten their relationship, is there? Paranormal love strikes.

Fallen by Lauren Kate...

Luce Price is fascinated by Daniel Grigori, who seems so familiar to her. What Luce can't figure out is why. Luce is stuck at Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah, a miserable place with no cellphones filled with security cameras and troublemakers. But while Luce can't get enough of Daniel, Daniel refuses to spend any time with Luce--and he's very clear that he'll never want to. Luce, slightly obsessed (from what the book jacket says, she seems it), is still drawn to him. She dedicates herself to finding out Daniel's secret at any cost. Paranormal love strikes again.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick...

Nora Grey wants nothing to do with romance, despite her friend Vee's encouragement. But when she meets Patch, that changes, even though she'd rather it didn't.

Suddenly, Nora's life starts getting a lot more dangerous, and Patch might be the reason why. He seems to know everything about her and be everywhere at once. While part of her is intrigued, the other part couldn't be far enough away from him. And when she goes looking for answers, she finds more than what she's bargained for. Now she's in the middle of a battle and choosing the wrong side could mean she ends up dead. Paranormal love strikes yet again.

Dystopia continues in Hunger, the sequel to Gone by Michael Grant.

With the adults still missing and supplies running out, the teens are starting to turn against each other. Some have powers, some don't and chaos is setting in. Think The Lord of the Flies without the conch shell. Or, hey, like J. J. Abram's Lost. Now, with everyone out for themselves, the Darkness, a creature from the hills, comes out and starts calling to the kids in the FAYZ. Calling, and controlling.

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot, the sequel to Airhead, which continues with Em's story.

Now that brainiac Em is stuck in supermodel Nikki's body (bizarre accident leading to body transfer), she's stuck balancing Nikki's life of runway shows and ex-boyfriends taking over her life, which used to be pretty tame. And she's still trying to convince the love of her life that models can have brains too...

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley...

Is all about Terra Cooper, who has the body any girl would want but a port-wine stain (a type of birthmark) marring one side of her face.

Terra has done everything possible to try and hide the mark, and she has the low self esteem to prove it. Her father doesn't help, his ridicule plagues her, fueling her desire to leave the Northwest for the East Coast when she goes to college. Her father even ruins that, though, and Terra has to deal with the consequences.

One of them is Jacob, a good-looking goth-guy, who challenges everything she's ever believed about herself and her life and sends her plans into yet another direction.

After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr...

When Leigh Hunter, the super-polite good guy, meets self-proclaimed train wreck Maia Morland, love is in the air. But life isn't always like Days of Our Lives (which I've never watched. Never. Not even when I was in junior high and bored out of my mind during the summertime, back before I had a car or a job or a life or fast internet and we had only network television and Marlena was in that cage and everyone was looking for her even though that one girl totally knew she was in the cage all along but wasn't doing anything about it because of that blackmail thing).

Unfortunately, something awful happens to Maia and Leigh "betrays both her trust and her love," but I don't know what the back cover means by that just yet since I haven't read it...you'll have to let me know!

Now here's a book that's more my speed: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev.

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith (Bertie) lives in the Theatre Illuminata, along with all the characters from every play ever written. The actors are all bound to the Theatre by The Book, a collection of scripts. Now Bertie's about to lose everyone she loves and the only home she's ever known all because The Book is threatened. Assisted by her fairy friends (from A Midsummer Night's Dream ) Bertie's off to save The Book (while putting up with the two handsome men vying for her affection).

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