Monday, August 20, 2012

End of the World

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors comes out tomorrow and I'm pretty excited for it. Like, maybe bouncing-in-my-seat-a-little excited. So I thought I'd make a little list of the releases that I'm most excited about that come out in the months before our supposed impending doom in December.

The Sweetest SpellEmmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter—and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?
In a departure from her contemporary teen romances, Suzanne Selfors crafts an irresistible re-imagined fairy tale that will tempt readers with a delicious story of love that is sweeter than the richest chocolate.

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Seriously, who wouldn't be stoked about a book involving true love and chocolate? And look at that beautiful cover! Comes out tomorrow, Aug. 21, 2012.

The truth about Mara Dyer’s dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in this gripping sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)One week after Mara walked into a police station in Miami at the close of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, she has been committed to psychiatric treatment for what her parents believe was a mental breakdown. But what seems like a hallucination to everyone else is a chilling reality for Mara. Someone from her past has discovered her strange, deeply disturbing secret and that someone wants her to pay. But when no one believes the truth, Mara is totally helpless. The only person on her side is Noah Shaw, as sexy and handsome as he is loyal and cunning. Noah is the only person who can help Mara—as long as he doesn’t get himself killed in the process.

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The sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, which if you have not read, you really should. An urban fantasy set in Miami, Mara's story is exciting, unique, and intriguing. Comes out on Oct. 23, 2012 and also has a  really cool cover.

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

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Here we have some underwater creepiness that comes out on Nov. 13, 2012. Something about this book stood out to me, possibly the beautiful cover...I'm beginning to see a pattern here.

Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy
Reached (Matched, #3)After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

Another Nov. 13, 2012 release! That will be an exciting day indeed. I have loved the Matched trilogy so far and I expect to love the third and final volume as well. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for good dystopian, and Ally Condie has not disappointed me. And apparently, I am a sucker for nice covers.

So there's my pre-end-of-the-world-most-excited-about-reading reading list. On the bright side, I get to read the ending of the Matched Trilogy. On the not so bright side, we all die. And there's a lot of books that are coming out in 2013 that I want to read, so here's hoping that the Mayans had a different reason for their calender ending. Are there any releases you're excited about before Dec? Be it a book, movie, game, whatever, let me know below!

1 comment:

  1. Is it wrong that I'm totally stoked for Tera Lynn Child's Sweet Shadows book? I absolutely hated and despised reading the first book... but... I want to read it anyway.