Spotlight Friday (89)

It’s a new day…a new Friday at that!  So let’s look at some more books coming out soon!  (I may have to take a break from this for next week because I’m so far ahead on books I’m finding that are coming out.)

Altered (Crewel World, #2) by Gennifer Albin

Release Date: October 29, 2013

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads)Life. Possibility. Choice.
All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.

But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.

In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.

What’s To Like: I really liked the first book in the series because everything is so twisted and the villains are truly villains.  They’re slick and they’re terrible.  I loved it.  So I’m really expecting big things from this one, as we get to see Earth from Adelice’s perspective.  And I just want to see Adelice again.

My review of Altered

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow

Release Date: October 29, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads)In the world of Sorrow’s Knot, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry and nearly invisible, something deadly. The dead can only be repelled or destroyed with magically knotted cords and yarns. The women who tie these knots are called binders.

Otter is the daughter of Willow, a binder of great power. She’s a proud and privileged girl who takes it for granted that she will be a binder some day herself. But when Willow’s power begins to turn inward and tear her apart, Otter finds herself trapped with a responsibility she’s not ready for, and a power she no longer wants.

What’s To Like: I’m interested in this because of the girl on the cover.  First of all, it looks like she’s doing like, Cat’s Cradle and those other finger weaving things we learned as kids.  Secondly, she appears to be Native American.  Which I don’t know whether she is or not, but if she is, that’s incredibly cool and I really want to read this.  With names like Otter and Willow, I’m kind of willing to believe it too.  Anyway, what’s really grabbing (besides the fact that it is a standalone novel at the present) is the mythology behind it all.  I’m a sucker for mythology.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Release Date: November 5, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads)Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

What’s To Like: 10000% Yes, I want to read this.  Besides just loving Jennifer Lynn’s brand of humor, who wouldn’t love to see a bunch of skilled teenagers solve mysteries?  It’s like the Mystery Inc. Gang, but without Scooby!  I’m a sucker for mystery novels with serial killers (yes, it worries my boyfriend too), but it’s gonna be good.  Once the FBI steps into a story, everything just got so much cooler.

My review of The Naturals

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