Spotlight Friday (136)

Hello my lovelies!  It’s Friday and that means NEW BOOKS!  😀  I love new books, don’t you?  So let’s take a look at what else we can read before school starts back up again!

Oblivion (Nevermore, #3) by Kelly Creagh

Release Date: July 28, 2015

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads): This electrifying conclusion to the Nevermore trilogy takes one last trip to the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe to reveal the intertwined fates of Isobel and Varen.

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? —Edgar Allan Poe

The fine line between life and death blurred long ago for Isobel Lanley. After a deadly confrontation with Varen in the dreamworld, she’s terrified to return to that desolate and dangerous place. But when her nightmares resume, bleeding into reality, she is left with no choice. Varen’s darkness is catching up to her. To everything. Threatening to devour it all.

Isobel fears for her world. For her sanity and Varen’s—especially after a fresh and devastating loss. To make matters worse, the ghostly demon Lilith wants Varen for her own, and she will do anything to keep him in her grasp—anything.

Can Isobel ever find her happy ending? Worlds collide and fates are sealed in this breathtaking finale to the Nevermore trilogy.

What’s To Like: Finally, the end of this trilogy!  Do you know how long I’ve been waiting for this?  Now, I’m a big Poe fan, simply because he was an artist with words and his stories are the stuff of deliciously dark nightmares.  (Yeah…that makes me sound as weird as it sounded in my head.)  But I love that there’s all kinds of creepy things in these books.  Some I can’t even wrap my head around!  But that’s half the fun.

How To Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): Words are strong. Love is stronger.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?

What’s To Like: This is different than a lot of books.  There are a lot of books where a sibling stands up/takes care of their special needs sibling.  But here, Jordyn’s not doing that.  It’s such a minor thing, but when I read the summary, I just stopped and blinked at it.  But I like that throughout this book, she’s going to learn to accept her brother and–hopefully–realize that her friends are there for her.  This looks cute.

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2) by Libba Bray

Release Date: August 25, 2015

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads): After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

What’s To Like: Certainly not that cover.  (I don’t say this very often, but this cover is astonishingly hideous.  I cannot understand why anyone would decide on this.)  What I do like is that this FINALLY continues this series.  (And who doesn’t like a new Libba Bray book?)  I’m excited to see what supernatural goodies this story has in store for us.  And at 704 pages, I sure hope this baby’s worth it.

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