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.
Crashed - Robin Wasserman
Lia Kahn was a lot of things before the accident…She was happy. She was normal, alive…and human. But Lia no longer believes in before. She has finally accepted her new reality as a machine, a “mech”. Lia now lives a wild and carefree life, without rules and without fear. Because there’s nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose.
But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes and Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. How many people - mechs and human - is Lia willing to hurt to protect her freedom? And how far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves?
Thanks to S&S for this. I loved the first book.
Sing Me to Sleep - Angela Morisson (ARC)
Beth has always been “The Beast” - that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Who could love a beast? Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scoot. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover of a lifetime. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of Beth.
Things only get better when her choir travels to Switzerland and Beth meets the mysterious Derek. They have an incredible whirlwind affair that makes Beth realise, for the first time, she too can find love. She’s no longer The Beast. In Derek’s eyes, she’s beauty. But then Scott makes a heartbreaking confession to Beth that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scoot of follow her dangerous, passionate feelings she has for Derek?
And there’s and even bigger problem: Derek’s got a secret…one that could shatter everything.
After Jo’s raving of this book I was dying to read it, so thank you to Angela for sending me a copy.
The Poisoned House - Michael Ford
Abi is a servant at Greave hall, a stately London home. She runs away, but is soon recaptured, to suffer once more under the tyrannical rule of Mrs Cotton, the housekeeper. The house, though, has a darker secret. Something ghostly inhabits the corridors, leading Abi to the very truth someone has tried so hard to bury. The more she discovers, the more her life is in danger, as she begins to unravel the mystery within the poisoned house.
A gripping and masterfully woven story of intrigue, passion and greed.
Thanks to Bloomsbury for this.
From the fabulous Nancy. Thank you!
The Replacement - Brenna Romanoff (ARC)
Mackie Doyle is the replacement.
Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl called Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.
Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes (ARC)
Pack life is about order, but Bryn is about to push all the limits with hair-raising results.
At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn’s been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.
But the pack’s been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum’s orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn needs answer, and she needs Chase to get them. Sudden, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It’s Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.
An exciting new paranormal adventure, with a heroine who rivals Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Raised by Wolves will leave you howling for more.