Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Books I'm Dying For!

Dying For is not a meme, it just came to my mind as a name for the posts in which I will show you the books I am dying for. I am not sure if these will be featured so often, though. It's just to update the blog wheter I have nothing to post about.

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
July 20th, 2010 by MTV
Paperback, 256 pages
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.
White Cat by Holly Black
May 4th, 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry
Hardcover, 320 pages
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love -- or death -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

Siren by Tricia Rayburn
July 13th 2010 by EgmontUSA
Hardcover, 352 pages
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
June 10th 2010 by Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 336 pages
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers. And Sea’s real adventure begins.
P.S. (1): THANK YOU ALL! I just finally reached 100 followers and I'm super-happy. It feels awesome!


P.S. (2): I will be re-posting my review of WHISPER during all this time left to the release of the book. This book deserves all my love! I'd also love if you commented... If you do this, will get extra entries for my next contest. I mean it.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on 100 followers!

    Those are all great books that I always can't wait to read. I especially can't wait for Siren and Sea.

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  2. Congratulations with getting so much followers, great job!

    Also great books to pick out, not actually dying for, but I do want to read them very, very, very bad. LOL! :)

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  3. Hey!

    right now I'm dying for HEX HALL, Whisper, Spirit Bound, White Cat and My Name is Memory. But yeah, there's a bunch of other books that I want to read really bad!!

    =]

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  4. Oh I'm dying to read Forget You too! It sounds soo good!

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  5. Lucky you for 100 followers...and I love your book choices...

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  6. I'm dying for The Kane Chronicles and Spirit Bound *-*

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  7. Just for the story of Cassel, I need to read White Cat! The plot is fascinating.

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  8. Aww I want to read all of these! Great post.

    Oh and congrats on getting a 100 followers, that's awesome! :D

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  9. Ooh! Very cool meme! :) Wow, a very big congrats on 100 followers!

    I'm also looking forward to reading anything by Holly Black. I've heard of her through the Mortal Instruments. She was always mentioned somewhere...hehe :P

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  10. Raílaaaaaa~ This is such a great idea! I'm looking forward to more Dying For posts :3

    Siren looks AWESOME and yayyy for another Holly Black title <3

    CONGRATS ON 100 FOLLOWERS!! You deserve it more than anyone.orzz I'm so slow at replying to emails ;_;

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