Spotlight Friday (120)

Hey!  So I finally have a slow Friday night at home (which tends to happen when your boyfriend goes out of state…hi sweetie.  🙂 )  Anywho, it’s back to a Spotlight!  If you’re looking for a Christmas list filler, maybe these are good ideas!

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2) by Aimee Carter

Release Date: November 25, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

For the past two months, Kitty Doe’s life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister’s niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she’s accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she’ll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

What’s To Like: I’m really looking forward to this.  Besides eating up everything Aimee Carter writes, I truly think this’ll be a good read.  They last book played heavily into the chess-game metaphor, and I have a feeling this will do the same.  Hopefully, this means lovely twists and turns for our characters.  I love those.

My review of Captive

No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

Release Date: December 9, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.

What’s To Like: I like the premise of this.  I like that it sounds like Amber will have a chance to develop as the “good girl” for some of the story before some of these things kick in.  And I want to more about this Will!  I think Amber sounds relatable, but I really want to know what it is that changes her family’s world.

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Release Date: December 9, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

What’s To Like: I. Love. Fairytales.  You truly have no idea, no matter how often I gush about them.  I cannot turn down a promising fairytale.  And this…this looks awesome.  I want to know so much about this!  Like how did Aurora get her curse?  What is Niklaas’s curse?  Can they overcome them?  Gah!  I love fairytales.  There’s just something about them that I love.  I think they are the magic of our world.

My review of Princess of Thorns


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