Hola! It’s officially Friday again! And since I don’t feel like doing any homework right now, I’m going to share books with you! Sound like fun? I agree.
Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4) by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 16, 2013
*Potential Series Spoilers In Summary*
Summary (from Goodreads): Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.
When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.
What’s To Like: I used to be a huge fan of murder mysteries. I grew up on Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark. (Why my mom encouraged a 13-year-old to read those, I have no idea.) So every now and then, I love returning to those roots. And this series is great about giving me a good murder mystery with some paranormal action thrown in as well, which I love. I’m excited to see what happens next!
Taken (Taken, #1) by Erin Bowman
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads): There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
What’s To Like: This sounds super interesting, right? It reminds me a little of that Gone series by Michael Grant. There are so many questions this raises. But mostly, I want to know what’s on the other side of the wall!
The Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1) by Stacey Kade
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads): 1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
What’s To Like: Normally I don’t exactly go for alien or genetic stories, but there are times that I do, if the rest of the story looks like it might be good. And this certainly fits the bill. Girl trying to be normal, but she catches the eye of a cute guy who sees her for more than she is. Cute. And I’m really hoping this comes with some really good action sequences, since there’s probably like FBI or super SWATS coming after her.