Received an ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStafano from the publisher. It's the start of a new series, and sounds incredibly intriguing.
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb - males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
Recieved a review copy of Blue from the author, Lou Aronica. I've cut back on the number of review copies I'm accepting, but this one looked too good to resist!
Chris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed a life of its own and now finds itself in terrible, maybe fatal trouble. Together, Chris, Becky, and Miea need to uncover a secret. The secret to why their worlds have joined at this moment. The secret to their purpose. The secret to the future. It is a secret that, when discovered, will redefine imagination for all of them. Blue is a novel of trial and hope, invention and rediscovery. It might very well take you someplace you never knew existed.
Picked up a copy of Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs with an irresistible coupon at the bookstore. I love Patricia, and am looking forward to reading this one! It was practically free, so how could I resist? ;)
Shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is the book I was going to use my irresistible bookstore coupon on, but they didn't have any copies. So I came home and read it on my nook instead. Loved it!
“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”
This one is a little embarrassing....I picked it up for one of my Secret Santas. Then looked at it as I started to wrap the gifts. Hmmmm...look at all the awesome authors in this collection. Let me just glance through it to see if I should buy myself a copy. Suddenly, I'm reading it instead of wrapping it. Sucked me right in! Oopsie. Secret Santa got something else, because this one is too good to let go! :D