Weekly Book Haul (15)

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The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

The S Word by Chelsea Pitcher

First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker. But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s looping scrawl.

Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she’s caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie’s own anguish over abandoning her best friend will drive her deep into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.

Debut author Chelsea Pitcher daringly depicts the harsh reality of modern high schools, where one bad decision can ruin a reputation, and one cruel word can ruin a life. Angie’s quest for the truth behind Lizzie’s suicide is addictive and thrilling, and her razor-sharp wit and fierce sleuthing skills makes her impossible not to root for—even when it becomes clear that both avenging Lizzie and avoiding self-destruction might not be possible.

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her boyfriend–before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance–and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.

Haunted by a secret

Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

Across The Universe (Across The Universe #1) by Beth Revis

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

Throught The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles) by Ellen Oh

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms… is a girl with yellow eyes.

Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope…

Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.

Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.

City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) Cassandra Clare

City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

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Angelfire (Angelfire #1) Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories. When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt. Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn’t know much about her background – the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip – but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town – from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend’s hidden talent for “feeling” out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya’s biological parents and it’s easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

The Liar Society (Liar Society #1) by Lisa & Laura Roecker

The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker

Kate Lowry didn’t think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.

To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM

From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu

Subject: (no subject)

Kate,

I’m here…

sort of.

Find Cameron.

He knows.

I shouldn’t be writing.

Don’t tell.

They’ll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder…

The Lies That Bind (Liar Society #2) by Lisa & Laura Roecker

The Lies That Bind by Lisa & Laura Roecker

Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace–who’s supposed to be dead.

Another Sister Gone

A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there’s no way she’ll let them get away with it twice. It’s up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing’s as it seems, who can she trust?

What books did you get this week?

All cover images and summaries taken from goodreads.

Comments

  1. I loved Everneath! (It was my favorite 2012 book.) I hope you love it too! The Gathering is really good too! I want to read Prophecy. Happy reading!

    If you have time, enter my Most Anticipated 2013 Book Giveaway! (:
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  2. I wasn’t that big of a fan of Easy but I do love Across the Universe! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my STS!

  3. Whoa, look at all those goodies! Easy and Everneath are books that I definitely need to read. And yay, for The Mortal Instruments! I am so excited for the City of Bones movie.

    Enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading 🙂
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  4. I got Easy this week and read it already, it’s really good. Enjoy!
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  5. EASY! ACROSS THE UNIVERSE! THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT! CITY OF GLASS! PROPHECY! You got so many good books this week! I hope you get the chance to read them all!!! 😀

    My Stacking the Shelves Post
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    • I went a little nuts with a $50 gift card for Barnes & Noble. 🙂 One of my main goals for 2013, is getting through the insane stack of books in my office.

  6. Great haul! I’m just reading Across the Universe and loving it!

    Happy reading!
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    • I’m really excited about that one. I love that book three is coming out now, so if I do really like it, I can jump right into the rest of the series.

  7. OMG so many awesome books!
    Mortal Instruments are AMAZING!!!! Love all of Cassandra Clare’s books!! 🙂
    Still need to read the rest of the Percy Jackson books (I’ve only read #1 and #2!)

    And “Across the Universe” is good! I Really need to read the next two in that series! 🙂

    I also bought “The Liar Society” #1 and #2! Amazon had it on sale for $1.99!! Whoop-Whoop!! 😉

    BTW: Love your font on writing comments! 🙂

    Here’s my IMM:
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    • Thanks!

      I love the Percy Jackson books so much. They are such a pick-me-up feel good kind of books which is one reason I love MG books in general. They tend to be a tad bit happier.

  8. Awesome list of books for you! I have enjoyed many of them or want the rest haha! I hope you enjoy your books! Happy Reading! This week was my blogoversary so I have a giveaway going on my blog if your interested 🙂

    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/
    Brittany
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  9. Across the Universe is a great story! I hope you enjoy it. I still haven’t gotten to the second one yet, but I plan on it soon. Enjoy all your new reads! 🙂

  10. Wow! What a great haul. I recently got Through the Ever Night as well. I’ve been dying to read Easy and Everneath so I hope you enjoy them.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s mine

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  11. I cant wait to read the S-Word. Got approved a few weeks ago and I cant!
    Enjoy all your great reads! Feel free to come by and check out my Imm.
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  12. The S-Word sounds really good. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think about it. The Liar Society sounds really good too. I want to check that out.

    I’ve had City of Ashes for a while now and I just can’t get into it. I liked the first book in the series, so maybe it’s just not the right time right now. I don’t know. Hopefully you like City of Glass.

    Have a good day! (:
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    • Second book slump is the worst! Sometimes you have to just power through to get to the, hopefully, better books in the rest of the series.

  13. Lots of great books! I love the cover for Everneath, I’ve been meaning to pick up Easy, and Across the Universe, City of Glass, and the Last Olympian are some of my favorite books I hope you enjoy them!

    Also, I love the fonts on your blog!

    My IMM

    • Thank you!

      I’ve meant to pick-up Across the Universe forever and with the final book nearly out, it seemed now was a good time.

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