Spotlight Friday (9)

Hey guys!  Sorry I’ve posted so little this week.  I haven’t been able to watch much TV, movies, or read!  But don’t worry, I haven’t disappeared.  So here’s your Spotlight Friday for this week, and hopefully soon I can finish something and review it for you.

Away (The Line, #2) by Teri Hall

Release Date: September 15, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads): After crossing the Line, Rachel finds herself in a world where survival is never guaranteed – a world where bizarre creatures roam the woods and people have strange abilities. Everything has gone to ruin Away and the survivors have banded into warring clans. Rachel finds her father being held prisoner by a tribe of Others, and she and her new friends set out to rescue him. But when they cross back over the Line, Rachel and Pathik make a foolish decision, bringing them into further danger that can only be resolved with an unthinkable sacrifice.

An adventure filled with life-and-death choices, dark conspiracies, and heart-poundingly suspenseful moments, this sequel delivers.

What’s To Like: From what I can tell, not a lot of people liked The Line (the first in the series).  But I really did.  Sure, the politics of the whole thing sucked (as politics typically do), but overall, I liked the first book.  Now that the sequel’s finally coming, I can get some answers!

If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5) by Rachel Vincent

Release Date: September 20, 2011

*Please, if you don’t want spoilers, skip reading the summary*

Summary (from Goodreads): No one wants to be this teacher’s pet . . . 

Everyone else is talking about Eastlake High’s gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck, but Kaylee Cavanaugh has bigger things on her mind. Kaylee’s a banshee—her scream is a portent of death. 

But the next scream might hit too close to home. Kaylee’s borrowed lifeline has almost run out. 

Yeah—it’s a shock to her, too. So to distract herself from her own problems, Kaylee is determined to defend her school against the latest supernatural threat. That hot new teacher is really an incubus, who feeds from the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend’s delinquent ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren’t quite human either. 

But Kaylee’s running out of time, and those who love her will do anything to save her life. 

Anything. 

Soul Screamers: The last thing you hear before you die.

What’s To Like:  AHHHH!  I scream for Soul Screamers!  I am absolutely gaga over this series.  The last couple of books haven’t been as awesome as the first couple, but I will get over that.  Especially if this one’s as amazing as it looks.  AHHHHHHHH!  *Squee*

My review of If I Die.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson

Release Date: September 20, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads)Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. 

Elisa is the chosen one. 

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. 

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. 

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. 

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. 

Most of the chosen do.

What’s To Like: Normally, I don’t read books like this.  On occasion, I do if it looks absolutely amazing.  This is one of those.  In part, it sorta reminds me of Harry Potter…”the chosen one” bit, anyway.  Plus, I’m big on princess stories.  What?  I never outgrew Disney.  Anyway, I think it’ll be a fun read.  It seems to be gaining a lot of attention already.

My review of Girl of Fire and Thorns

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