Blockbusters and slow boilers, May has got it all. Here are books I'm most
looking forward to this week.
WERE MINE – Rebecca Serle (Simon
Pulse) In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story
ever told, Romeo's original intended—Juliet's cousin Rosaline—tells
her side of the tale. Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. And when
rumors start swirling about Juliet's instability, her neediness, and her threats
of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob's heart, but also for his life.
Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how
BITTERBLUE – Kristin Cashore (Dial)
The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers GRACELING and FIRE
Eight years after GRACELING, Bitterblue is
now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father lives on. When Bitterblue
begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of
her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the
thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to
revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen,
change her life forever. And one of them holds a key to her heart. (You don't
have to read the other books in this sequence, but they're really great, too!)
INSURGENT (Divergent #2)
– Veronica Roth
(HarperTeen) One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. Dealing
with the consequences of her own choices, Tris Prior must continue trying to
save those she loves—and herself—while unrest surges in the factions
all around her. New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's
much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another
intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks,
romance, and powerful insights about human nature. (If you enjoyed The Hunger
Games, you really need to give this series a try!)
SILENCE – Michelle Sagara (DAW) Emma
had no desire to be a Necromancer. She just wanted to help the ghosts who walked
the streets of Toronto, unable to escape from the land of the living. And that
was just as well, because had she chosen the path of the Necromancer, the
handsome new boy in town would have had to kill her. Instead, Eric helps her to
stand against those who preyed upon the dead. But whether Emma and her friends
could survive such a battle was anyone's guess...
writes Young Adult books because she loves to read them.
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