June 26, 2013

Wednesday Wishes

The internet problems still prevail! I hate having to wait for my internet provider to connect again so that I can upload these.

On a happier note, my gardening is going great. Even though you finish one project and fifty more pop up!

Crave by Melissa Darnell

covetingGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal (Romance) YA
Series: The Clann, book 1

Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail.

For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….

Just got approved for the second book, Covet. Which I didn’t realize was the second book. So now I need this one. There are some mixed reviews from my Goodreads pals about this one . . . so I don’t know. But witches and vampires sound like a great mix.

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

teardrop-lauren-kateGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal YA
Series: Teardrop, book 1

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

Too be honest the suicidal lead does nothing but put me off of this title. However, the Atlantis theme makes sure that I have to read it! I’ve already read some pretty . . . honest reviews about this book from Goodreads buddies that I trust.

Yet, I didn’t completely dislike book 1 of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series—yes, I need to finish that on. So it can’t be all bad.

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

the-brokenheartedGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: YA Sci/Fi
Series: N/A

A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become.

Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She awakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted the most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage…and her duty to uphold it.

The Dark Knight meets Cinder in this gripping and cinematic story of heartbreak and revenge. From Alloy Entertainment, this inventive new superhero story is sure to captivate any reader.

A ballerina who suddenly gets turned into a super hero! Say what?! Totally there. Oh, and that cover is just stunning! Hat’s off to the design team behind this one.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

the-burning-sky-sherry-thomasGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: YA (Epic/High) Fantasy
Series: The Elemental Trilogy, book 1

It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

OK, so there is going to be some romance in this one clearly they’re using it as a market pull. However, I’m still excited. I’ve been out of the Epic Fantasy genre for a while and the few titles that I’ve read to get me back in have both been YA and it’s going well so far!

So may I have some more please?

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