Here are the books I'd love to recommend for you this month! I can't wait to get these titles myself!
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the
brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St.
Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that
the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent
destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an
assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must
destroy the lives of others.
Ismae's most important assignment takes her
straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under
prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the
impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance
upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
What if the world's worst serial killer...was
(Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.
also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad,
Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the
way cops wish they could--from the criminal's point of view.
bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.
effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial
killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone
Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life
by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina.
But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost
uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything
she's ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous
lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't
thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with
all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern
charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls' lives forever.
Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from
her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't
return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs
away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could
In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the
strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy
who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for
damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and
ancient stories are played out again and again.
But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they
don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale
destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate,
Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their
own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just
like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.
Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is—a skin-walker.
She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else.
Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside
her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and
become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with
and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire
they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling
helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with
nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.
thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity
to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of
glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the
heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her
secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a
fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is
constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans
she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may
not compare to a future she never imagined.
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl
will search for the key to save humanity.
Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By
day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be
all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep
humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the
ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.
her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must
learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough
without human blood, and you will go mad.
is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a
ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease
that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless
creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past
the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old
Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes
of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she
knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high
school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it
isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow
brought her back to life.
revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that
Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues
about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to
something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no
longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the
accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her
life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down,
she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's
going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him
in the process.
author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save
herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.
Everything is in ruins.
devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in
fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.
does Araby Worth have to live for?
the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing
ways to forget it all.
But in the
depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than
oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and
Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have
secrets. Everyone does.
may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter
what it costs her.
Twittercide: the killing of
one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.
Call me crazy, but I
figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a
pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at
the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase
Erikson. But on my first big story, things went . . . a little south. What
should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me
discovering the homecoming queen–hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while
Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body
finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.
I'm starting to long for
the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza
sticks or Tuesday Tacos. . .
How about you? Which titles are you waiting for this month?