Spotlight Friday (66)

What is up my little Friday friends?  It’s a new month!  It’s the month of loooove.  So let’s look at some new books, yeah?  You’re sure to love some of these.

Infatuate (Gilded Wings, #2) by Aimee Agresti

Release Date: March 5, 2013

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads)Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. Graduating early from high school leaves the spring semester free, so Haven and her friends Dante and Lance head to the Big Easy to volunteer with community service projects. But their true mission becomes clear when they run across an enclave of devils known as the Krewe. New Orleans is a free-for-all for these shape-shifting devils, who are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have encountered. And they soon discover their French Quarter housemates are also angels-in-training, and together they must face off with the Krewe in their quest for wings. But Haven’s resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she was infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings—and her life? Thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises, this gripping sequel to Illuminate takes the battle of good and evil to the next level.

What’s To Like: It seems as though New Orleans is the next hotspot for books.  (You know, how like the last year has been Paris and London?  Now we’re back in the States.)  It seems like anything creepy and supernatural can happen there, which is part of the reason I think it keeps getting chosen.  And I’m so not complaining.  I really want to see how this story can get even more twisted.

My review of Infatuate.

Let The Sky Fall (Let The Sky Fall, #1) by Shannon Messenger

Release Date: March 5, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads)Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

What’s To Like: As frequently as tornados strike nowadays, it’s pretty impressive that this is one of the first times I’m seeing it in a book outside of The Wizard of Oz.  I’m interested because of that alone, honestly.  But I’m also looking to see how Audra plays into this.  I want to know what a sylph can do, and what Vane is supposed to be able to do too.  (And do you think it’s coincidental his name is similar to a weather vane?)

Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver

Release Date: March 5, 2013

*Series Spoilers Ahead in Summary*

Summary (from Goodreads)Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

What’s To Like: Let’s all just pretend we haven’t been freaking out and drooling as we await the finale in this trilogy.  I mean, I’m not even a diehard fan and I’m still like, “Can I please have this?  Gimme, gimme, gimme!”  While I’m not sure I’m a fan of the rotating perspective, I know I am looking forward to seeing how Lena comes out of this.

My review of Requiem


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