Monday, August 4, 2014

August's most anticipated book releases(5-14th)

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #5)

Genre: Science Fiction > Aliens
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Now, as a fan of the Lux series I am obviously excited about this one. It is the epic conclusion to one of my favourite authors' series.

Here's a summary:
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.
Mortal Danger by Ann Anguirre

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal > Faustian Contract
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Note: First in a new series (Immortal Game #1)
I am not going to lie, I was intrigued by the cover and the summary so I am excited about this book too. Will be definitely picking this one...soon.

Here's a summary:
Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...
Isla and the Happily Forever After by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: Contemporary > Romance
Publisher: Dutton
Note: #3 in Anna and the French Kiss series

I recently bought Anna and the French Kiss but I never got to read it. Now as the third book is coming out this month, I think I will start the series sooner. rather than later...

Here's the summary:

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

Genre: Science Fiction > Dystopia
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Note: Debut Author

I just found out about this book. It sounds promising so I will be reading it... some day. What mainly intrigued me? It's set in Hawaii.

Here's the summary:

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.

A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee

Genre: Science Fiction > Time Travel, Labyrinths
Publisher: Skyscape (Amazon Publishing)
Note: Debut Author

As you might already know, I am a sci-fi/ fantasy lover and considering this book is about time travelling and labyrinths I felt the need to put it on my TBR.

Here's my summary:

In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where shecame from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Genre: Fantasy > Re-Telling, Paranormal > Ghosts
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Note: A Re-Telling of a Japanese ghost story

Usually I like ghost stories but not all of them are written in a good way. When I read the summary of this book I was definitely interested in it and immediately put it on my pile.

Isn't the cover gorgeous? It's all spooky and creepy...

Here's the summary:
You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal > Demons
Publisher: Dial
Note: #2 in Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea series

Okay, I might not know much about this duology but the cover is really mysterious and I know there are many fans of this book so I decided to put it here. The summary also looks good so I might pick this one up some day.

Here's the summary:

Freddie once told me that the Devil created all the fear in the world.But then, the Devil once told me that it's easier to forgive someone for scaring you than for making you cry.
The problem with River West Redding was that he'd done both to me.

The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River's other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .

So yeah, this pretty much covers my list of book releases until August 14th. What do you guys think? Do you think you'll be reading one of these? If you notice your book missing do not forget to post a comment or contact me. :)

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