Monday, April 25, 2011

What I Am Reading: Book Recommendations

Don't have enough books on your reading list already? Have too many? Well, I've got more for you. (Because I am super-helpful like that!) Here are a few books that are either out already or coming soon:

 ULTRAVIOLET by R. J. Anderson

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. 

This is not her story. 

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she’s confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori's body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated—into nothing.
But that's impossible. No one is capable of making someone vanish. Right?
Coming out in September 2011, Lerner Publishing Group.

STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
How do you defy destiny? 

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Coming out on May 31, 2011, HarperTeen .

MERCY by Rebecca Lim

There's something very wrong with me. I can't remember who I am or how old I am, or even how I got here. All I know is that when I wake up, I could be any one. It is always this way. There's nothing I can keep with me that will stay. It's made me adaptable. I must always re-establish ties. I must tread carefully or give myself away. I must survive.

Mercy doesn't realise it yet, but as she journeys into the darkest places of the human soul, she discovers that she is one of the celestial host exiled with fallen angel, Lucifer. Now she must atone for taking his side. To find her own way back to heaven, Mercy must help a series of humans in crisis and keep the unwary from getting caught up in the games that angels play. Ultimately she must choose between her immortal companion, Lucifer, and a human boy who risks everything for her love.

Coming out May 17, 2011, Disney-Hyperion.

STAY by Deb Caletti

Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....

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Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...

Coming out May 24, 2011, Simon Pulse.


Jen Daiker said...

These all look amazing but the last one was what made me stop and read the whole thing. So summery, perfect read for laying in the grass while enjoying a lovely picnic!

Sophia Richardson said...

That intro to Ultraviolet about killing the special girl totally hooked me and the back cover reeled me in. Stay is already on my eagerly anticipated list. I'm not as thrilled by the idea of Between Here and Forever because it immediately made me think of two other books where overlooked sister #2 is suddenly thrust into the limelight when awesome older sister falls off the radar and a gorgeous boy appears around the same time, though this deals with a coma rather than death.
- Sophia.

Holly Dodson said...

You are making my TBR list repulsively huge. :P Must read faster!

Pam Harris said...

Ultraviolet sounds like it's made of awesome--and I heart anything by Elizabeth Scott. Thanks for the recs! :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

The amount of stuff on the TBR borders on ridiculous. I think you should have an article on how to speed read effectively.

Hannah said...

Ahahaha, Alicia! An article on how to speed read effectively. That's not a bad idea... :D

Marquita Hockaday said...

I agree with Pam, Ultraviolet sounds really great! Thanks for making us all fatten those TBR piles :D