Spotlight Friday (141)

Hello my lovely little monsters!  (Um…that’s in honor of Halloween…clearly, I have been spending too much time with my little middle schoolers.)  We are going to look at some AMAZEBALL books today!  And, in the spirit of Halloween, some of them I’m sure are going to be quite creepy.  Enjoy!

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.

What’s To Like: This is bound to be interesting.  It reminds me a little of Infatuate by Aimee Agresti with the creepy yet entirely too elegant hotel setting.  I love the mystery that already seems to surround this book.  And isn’t that cover just so compelling?

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

What’s To Like: If this is anything like Black Ice, then I’m going to be all over this in a snap.  This looks like it’ll have a good amount of suspense as well as probably some action.  We are talking about enemies who are known to kill people…though we are in Nebraska, so who really knows.  (No offense if you come from Nebraska.  Like my “boring” home state, stuff happens here.  No one else knows about it, though.)

thFor the Record by Charlotte Huang

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like… until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything.

Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen heartthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.

Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule… Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?

What’s To Like: Ok, y’all, I am just a sucker for books about musicians.  Male, female, whatever.  But then you throw in what is sure to be an interesting love story, I’m a goner.  Ugh.  I’m already torn between Lucas Rivers and Beckett and I haven’t even read the book yet!

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