The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy,
Schuyler fled to Florence with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them
must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and
protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the
Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a
crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and
with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy
on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are
planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the
form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of
deceptions before the killers strike again.
As the young vampires
struggle for the survival of the coven, they uncover a deadly secret, a truth
first discovered by Schuyler’s mother during the Renaissance but kept buried for
centuries. And as the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads
Schuyler to a terrible choice that will ultimately map the destiny of her
It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of
Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's
pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates.
True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree.
Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.
When they're united for a
project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent
skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and
searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run
away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands
Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty
hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard
Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.
Love the cover! Contemporary YA novel that sounds mega-emotional and fabulous. Plus, Kari from A Good Addiction LOVED it, and that's a big bonus!
One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet
McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley,
inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta
behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates
who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all
her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future.
But Winterhaven has
secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone
there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,'
they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet
realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a
new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray,
perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven.
Only there’s more to
Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible
truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet
and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying
each other first.
Someone's been a bad zombie.
Kate Grable is
horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse
yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks
into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron,
not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an
antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her
best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . .
. and stay hormonally human.
Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous
Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old
Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and
music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey,
scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over
before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?
Clara Knowles, Gloria’s
goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes
off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has
some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . .
Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of
living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate
spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .
On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe
house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker
Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of
murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his
homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare
of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a
mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in
Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means
Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her –
and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his
sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something
much darker in mind?
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are
comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious
death of her father.
When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life
is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary
photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in
everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him
more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former
student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous
attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and
could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s
vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need
for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left
Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny
Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team,
drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain
lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home—and her reactions to them
are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been
experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.
It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous
secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy—her paw-print
Who: Kelley Armstrong
What: The Gathering
When: April 12th, 2011
Why: Author Love and Cover
Loved Kelley's first trilogy, and can't wait for this one! This sounds mysterious and full of paranormal love and piquied my interest. Plus, that cover? Since the moment I saw it in Harper's catalog, I fell in love!
What if you had only one day to live? What would you
do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend.
Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead,
it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she
re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making
even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever
This is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.
So Shelly by Ty Roth
Invincible Summer by Hannah Mosk.
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
The Poison Eaters by Holly Black
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephine Perkins
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than
waking up in a
hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember
that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been
can fall in love. She’s wrong
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees .
. . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. (WHICH IS A LIE. She already knows, missssleading!) Having
angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and
faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it
means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out
what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire
and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets
Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything
seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's
another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters
unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty
and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally
ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving
tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and
following your heart.