Spotlight Friday (65)

Hey guys!  It’s Friday!  And a little later than I usually post these, but still.  Since I didn’t do one last week, I felt obligated to make sure this one got out.  Enjoy!

The Lives We Lost (Fallen World, #2) by Megan Crewe

Release Date: February 12, 2013

*Slight Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads): A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island community and spread beyond the quarantine. No one is safe. But when Kaelyn finds samples of a vaccine in her father’s abandoned lab, she knows there must be someone, somewhere, who can replicate it. As Kaelyn and her friends head to the mainland, they encounter a world beyond recognition. It’s not only the “friendly flu” that’s a killer—there are people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the vaccine. How much will Kaelyn risk for an unproven cure, when the search could either destroy those she loves or save the human race?

Megan Crewe’s second volume in the Fallen World trilogy is an action-packed journey that explores the resilience of friendship, the ache of lost love, and Kaelyn’s enduring hope in the face of the sacrifices she must make to stay alive.

What’s To Like: In the midst of this current flu epidemic, things like this are incredibly creepy in their potential to become real.  It’s so weird, but then again, I like creepy.  And I really thought the characters in the first book were so amazing.  It was such a good read.  So I expect good things from this one.

My review of The Lives We Lost.

Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Release Date: February 12, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads): It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

What’s To Like: Ruta Sepetys is an amazing writer.  Between Shades of Gray was amazing, and I’m not doubting this will be just as awesome.  It’s just be awesome.  I’m just going to sit here and fangirl over my girl crush on Ruta.

My review of Out of the Easy.

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White

Release Date: February 19, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads): Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

What’s To Like: I’m really excited to see what Kiersten White has to show us now.  I haven’t finished the Paranormalcy series yet, but I plan on doing it as soon as I can.  But this looks promising.  I bet it’s going to be full of humor as well as very serious topics.  That’s the beauty of her writing.

My review of Mind Games.

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