September 18, 2013

Wednesday Wishes

The weather has been cray-cray! I’ve gotten so used to never seeing rain where I’m at, that now that it’s here it feels so foreign. Don’t get me wrong we’re not getting near as much as we used to. But even these few inches are nice.

On that note they’re expecting to get our first freeze tonight! What! I need blankets for the outside stuff.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

coldestgirlincoldtownGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal YA
Series: N/A

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

Now it’s been a while, but in a anthology I read a Holly Black short featuring vampires. With this concept. It’s about time that she wrote a full book for it! The short was sweeeeeeet! The full length book is going to be better.

Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood

geekomancyGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Ree Reyes, book 1

Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy eBook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture. Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter.

When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic “BOOM!” echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town’s magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves, and elegant Gothic Lolita witches while wielding nostalgia-powered props.

Ree joins Eastwood (aka Scruffy Guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to recover from her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?

In my book (ha-ha!) any synopsis that needs to compare its self to buffy is lacking. No. Really.

Every time I read a book that throws in the “B” word things never go well. However, a number of amazing Goodreads friends and authors have named this book as a good read. So I’ll listen and throw this on my pile.

Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen

justellaGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: N/A

A Proper Romance

Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she'd imagined.

I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me.

Sigh. Love, love, fairytale type books. This one was recommended to me by a Goodreads pal.


LunaMoth said...

i just got the coldest girl in cold town, i love holly black! Geekomancy sounds really interesting, im not a big pop culture person but it sounds fun.

Check out my WoW

Shera BookWhispers said...

You'll have to let me know how you like it!

Yeah, pop culture isn't exactly my thing either. But different can be good!