Spotlight Friday (14)

More books!  I’m about to splurge on books at the library this weekend, so I’m really excited to see what else is coming.  There are so many good books!

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Release Date: November 15, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads): Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?

Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped – and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.

What’s To Like: Demons and angels are all the rage.  I’ve read Brenna’s debut novel and I’m very interested to see her take on this.  She’s very different in her writing style.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Release Date: December 8, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads): Lenzi hears voices and has visions – gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can’t help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she’s a reincarnated Speaker – someone who can talk to and help lost souls – and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn’t make a decision soon.

What’s To Like: Boys from dreams?  I’m so there!  I love supernatural stuff, and ghosts are a particular favorite of mine.  I’m very excited to see how this plays out.  Plus, this cover is gorgeous.

My review of Shattered Souls.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Release Date: December 8, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads): Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine – a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it’s undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe – in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.

What’s To Like:  I love stories when someone has to overcome something.  And having a place where unknown paranormal things occur is right up my alley.  This just has the making of an awesome book.  Plus, I’m always willing to see what debut authors have in store.  They usually have some of the most creative stories.

My review of The Probability of Miracles.

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