It’s Friday! And it’s going to be a really good Friday too! Belle is here with her new list! Also, yesterday I found out I won a copy of The Fault in Our Stars that is *signed*. I know that’s not such a super massive big deal, because John Green signed all of the first editions, but hey, let a girl keep her excitement.
Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1) by Jessica Shirvington
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads): I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day…
Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?
After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.
Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body … and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.
As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity…
What’s To Like: Honestly, it sounds a lot like Fallen by Kate Lauren. But I never really managed to get into that series. But this sounds good, so maybe I’ll like this better. Angels have a way of finding themselves on my bookshelf.
My review of Embrace.
Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked, #1) by Elisa Ludwig
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.
Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.
The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.
But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?
What’s To Like: When I hear “Robin Hood”, it’s like when someone says “bacon” around a dog. My head turns from whatever I was doing and I go, “Come again?” The fact that this is like a modern retelling of Robin Hood has my attention perked. I’m interested to learn more about Aidan too. He sounds hot.
My review of Pretty Crooked.
Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 13, 2012
*Hey, third in an EXPLOSIVE series! Spoilers are bound to be ahead!*
Summary (from Goodreads): 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?
What’s To Like: What’s NOT to like is the better question. Sophie is a spunky warrior with a sense of humor that leaves me in stitches as I read. How awesome is that? There’s always so much that happens. I can literally never put it down once I start.
My review of Spell Bound.