Spotlight Friday (110)

Hello lovelies!  Happy Summer (for those of you who just ended school)!  Looking for good books to keep your eye on for this summer?  These three look good!

Wanted: Dead or in Love by Kym Brunner

Release Date: June 30, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Impulsive high school senior Monroe Baker is on probation for a recent crime, but strives to stay out of trouble by working as a flapper at her father’s Roaring 20’s dinner show theater. When she cuts herself on one of the spent bullets from her father’s gangster memorabilia collection, she unwittingly awakens Bonnie Parker’s spirit, who begins speaking to Monroe from inside her head.

Later that evening, Monroe shows the slugs to Jack, a boy she meets at a party. He unknowingly becomes infected by Clyde, who soon commits a crime using Jack’s body. The teens learn that they have less than twenty-four hours to ditch the criminals or they’ll share their bodies with the deadly outlaws indefinitely.

What’s To Like: How freaking cool is this?  I mean, even though I have a real stigma against the 20s (I’m gonna blame a bad reading of The Great Gatsby for that), I physically cannot turn this book down if I see it.  It’s a freaking ghost story involving one of the most notorious couples in history!  I so want to see where this goes.  I bet it’s going to be amazing.

On The Fence by Kasie West

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she’s falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

What’s To Like: Oh, I always love a good love story like this.  I’ve not read anything by Kasie West yet (even though I hear she’s awesome).  I think I was just waiting for this story.  See, when I was younger, I was this tomboy.  I still struggle with girly things like understanding why girls spend so much money on makeup.  So I get Charlie already.  I just really want to see where her story goes.

My review of On The Fence

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Release Date: July 15, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

What’s To Like: The first part of this synopsis sounds a lot like Girl of Fire and Thorns, which I absolutely loved.  But I am seriously looking forward to meeting this prince and this assassin.  Talk about a conundrum.  Which one does she fall for?  Gah!  Give me the book already!

My review of Kiss of Deception

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