This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.
The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan - Thomas E. Sniegoski
The ultimate quest for redemption.
On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to heard strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn’t know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she’ll confirm he’s crazy.
Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron’s troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen.
Aaron to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage - and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him…
Angels! Thanks, S&S!
My Desperate Love Diary - Liz Rettig (signed)
There’s G. Isn’t he gorgeous? I think he just looked at me - well, he looked in my direction anyway. Do you think he’d ask me out if I dyed my hair and got breast implants? Kelly Ann
I think you need brain implants, Kelly Ann, then maybe you’d see what a complete idiot G is. Stephanie
Stephanie’s right. Ok, G’s not ugly but he’s SO up himself! You’d be much better off with Chris . He’s really fit and crazy about you, if only you’d open your eyes… Liz
Don’t be stupid! Chris is a good friend but that’s it. I’d rather snog my brother (if I had one). Now be serious, how do I get G to notice me? A blonde wig a Wonderbra? Kelly Ann
The Maze Runner - James Dashner
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horrors that hunt the Maze’s walled corridors.
So excited for this one. Thanks, Chicken House!
The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller
Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
Do you long for a place you’ve never been?
Do you often experience the feeling of déjà vu?
Ever since Haven Moore can remember, she’s experienced visions of a previous life as a girl named Constance, whose love for her soul mate Ethan ended in tragedy.
And then the sight of the world’s hottest movie star, Iain Morrow, brings Haven to her knees. She knows she has met him before. Is Iain her beloved Ethan?
Unable to deny her past any longer, seventeen-year-old Haven flees to New York to find him - and an epic love affair begins. But it is both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Can Haven unlock the deadly secrets in her past lives - and loves - before all is lost and Ethan disappears again…forever?
Thanks, Puffin! I really love the sound of this.
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick (ARC)
Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora’s life isn’t normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don’t add up. Now Nora’s own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?
!!! I don’t really need to say anything, do I?
Boom! - Mark Haddon
It was a stupid, insane, suicidal idea. Which makes it quite hard to explain why I decided to help. I guess it boils down to this. Charlie was my best friend. I missed him. And I couldn’t think of anything better to do. Really stupid reasons which were never going to impress the police, the headmistress or my parents.
Looking back, I reckon this was the moment when my whole life started to go pear-shaped.
Thanks, Random House. I loved The Curious Incident… so I’m looking forward to this.
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson’s story-telling skill makes the ‘How?’ and, just as importantly, the ‘Who?’ of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for all ages.
In this exciting new edition of his worldwide best-seller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, which has been specially abridged and adapted for younger readers, Bill Bryson explores the mysteries of time and space and how, against all odds, life came to be on the wondrous planet we call home.
Along the way, we meet several bizarre scientists, crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, and some accidental discoveries which changed the way science developed.
Thanks again, Random House. This appeals to my inner geek!
Scarlett Dedd - Cathy Brett
Scarlett would kill for a kiss from the boy she’s crushing on…But her life has just taken a turn for the worse and now it’s not just her romantic plans that are festering - even her friends are acting like she doesn’t exist…
Left in Limbo, bored to death and fearing her friendless state is terminal, an ominous idea pops into Scarlett’s head. Over her dead body will she be ignored…But can Scarlett really execute such a grim plan? And will it reap the reward of eternal friendship or turn out to be a fatal mistake?
I loved Ember Fury so I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks, Headline!