Spotlight Friday (39)

Hello lovelies!  Today officially starts my summer!  Expect from here on out to see more posts than there have been in the last month or two.  At least, that is my hope.  I’m looking forward to getting through some new books in the coming days.

Until I Die (Revenants, #2) by Amy Plum

Release Date: May 8, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads)Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

What’s To Like: You have no idea how giddy I am to get this book.  In fact, I really want to reread the first one again before I read this one.  I’m not normally one for zombie-esque books, but this is so totally cool.  I love Kate and Vincent.  So.  Darn.  Excited.

My review of Until I Die.

Fated (Soul Seekers, #1) by Alyson Noel

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads)Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before…but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

What’s To Like: I have a confession to make.  I never actually finished her Immortals series.  It just wasn’t that good anymore.  So I’m a bit leery on this one.  She seems to be able to start series really well, but it’s maintaining them that seems to stump Noel.  But I really like the concept of a soul seeker, so I’m interested in seeing how this goes.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads)Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . . 

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

What’s To Like: This just sounds so cool.  I’m intrigued by the premise.  It sounds almost like The Little Mermaid’s gender roles are flipped.  I also like that this will be told from the rotating points of view of the main characters.  If there’s anything I like about a book, it’s that I get to go inside their heads.  And as they always say, two heads are better than one.  🙂

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