Weekly WrapUp {5}

I have been elbow-deep in a YA Reading Slump. The Great YA Reading Slump of 2012, or just of the summer, I guess. Anyway, right now I’m reading two books – both adult fiction, and I’m not sure why. Because it certainly is not due to lack of YA books. No way! I have a ginormous stack from the library PLUS the hundreds I own! So what the heck gives?! Not sure, let’s just all hope this comes to a quick and painless end… SOON.

On My Bookshelf

Purchased
E-Book
Eve – Eve #1 – By Anna Carey

Paperbacks/Hardcovers
Dragonfly in Amber – Outlander #2 – By Diana Gabaldon
Irish Born – 3-in-1 – Nora Roberts
Naked in Death – In Death #1 – JD Robb
Changeling -Order of Darkness #1 – By Phillipa Gregory

Won
ARC – Once – Eve #2 – By Anna Carey – thanks to HarperTeen for this one!
The Orchid House – By Lucinda Riley – thanks to Atria Books for sending me this one!

Borrowed
Library
13 to Life – 13 to Life #1 – By Shannon Delany
Shadow and Bone – The Grisha Trilogy #1 – By Leigh Bardugo
Breath of Eyre – Unbound #1 –  By Eve Marie Mont

New YA Book Releases for the Week of August 6th 2012

Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride – James Patterson
     One last chance…
For Max, Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy.
Before it all ends.

Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.







Beautiful Lies – Jessica Warman
     Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.


Courtship and Curses – Marissa Doyle
     Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her, Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon, and Sophie’s newly acquired limp keeps her from dancing at any of those glittering balls. If it weren’t for her shopping escapades with her new French friend Amélie and a flirtation with the dashing Lord Woodbridge, she would think this season a complete disaster.
But when someone uses magic to attack Papa the night of Sophie’s first ball, her problems escalate, especially when it becomes clear that all the members of the War Cabinet are being targeted. Can she catch the culprit and keep her own magic powers hidden long enough to win herself a match?

Fingerprints of You – Kristen-Paige Madonia
     Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with.

On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.


Rift: A Nightshade Novel – Andrea Cremer
     Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer’s internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother’s life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.


Wake– Amanda Hocking

     Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets

Happy Reading,
Laura

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