Spotlight Friday (121)

Hello lovely people!  For you Americans, are you having a good Thanksgiving break?  I am!  So much so that I’m able to put out a Spotlight!  (So…regardless of what country you’re from, you get a Spotlight!)  I’m rambling.  On to the books!

w557676Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories by Megan Crewe

Release Date: December 2, 2014

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads):

A collection of stories giving a new voice to three characters from Megan Crewe’s Fallen World trilogy, and a glimpse of life beyond The Worlds We Make.

“Carry the Earth” – When Kaelyn’s news about the vaccine stirs up unrest at the artists’ colony, Tessa struggles to protect the sanctuary she’s carefully constructed.

“Trial by Fire” – Drew tackles a new assignment that not only puts him at odds with his most vicious colleague and his life on the line, but may also determine the entire future of the Wardens.

“Water Song” – After he convinces a boy to leave his sick mother, Leo commits to helping the now hostile kid settle into life with the surviving islanders while confronting his own self-doubts.

What’s To Like: I found out about this book like, yesterday.  I’m so excited to go back to this world!  It’s so dark and realistic and plausible.  It’s kind of freaky, actually.  So realistic it’s scary.  But I’m really excited to see these stories about minor characters.  While I don’t remember these characters as well as I would like, i think I can totally hand this.

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Release Date: December 9, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

“There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

Haunted by her parents’ deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin’s untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion’s aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself–and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.

What’s To Like: This sounds super creeptastic.  I want to know what’s in that maze!  I love the mystery that surrounds this.  It sounds like it’s definitely some kind of thriller, maybe psychological or paranormal?  It’s hard to tell, and I think that’s partly the point.  I don’t mind.  It gives me something to look forward to!

Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard

Release Date: January 6, 2015

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead.  This is the SERIES FINALE*

Summary (from Goodreads):

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world–a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?

What’s To Like: There is so much that I know I’m going to like about this…and some that I already know I’m not going to understand.  Howard gets super into her descriptions of Wonderland, and I don’t always know what she’s describing.  But she does it well!  I’m really interested to see how this goes, especially now that Alyssa has pulled her dad into everything.  I’m just waiting for that reaction.

My review of Ensnared

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