Friday, February 28, 2014

March 2014 Releases

Wow! This month is full of great releases. This post seriously took me days to get it together. A little here, a little there, and eventually it all came together.

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Christina L. Farley 

Why -> How could I not be interested in this debut? Jae is a sixteen-year-old Korean-American with a black belt, a love for steel-tipped arrows, a grudge, and learns there is a demi-god out to steal her soul once her father moves them to Seoul, Korea. I especially love that she has a thing for the steel-tipped arrows. That means archery, which in turn means I am definitely interested. Plus the demi-god soul stealing stuff.

Panic by Lauren Oliver 

Why -> First off I loved Oliver's Delirium trilogy. Her writing is captivating and she spins such intriguing worlds. I can't wait to see what she has in store with this new story where high school seniors play a high stakes game with the promise of a huge payoff.

Let the Storms Break (Let the Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger 

Why -> I have yet to read the first book in this trilogy, Let the Sky Fall, because it looked so good. I decided to wait until closer to when the untitled third book is released. I can't wait because I love Messenger's writing. I really enjoyed her middle grade novel, The Keeper of the Lost Cities. I'm sure this series will not disappoint.

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray 

Why ->  I loved the first book in this trilogy, Spellcaster and have been anxiously awaiting this second installment. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine. Gray has such talent in spinning her stories. Plus I love her writing and the magic aspect of the story.

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski 

Why -> Oh that cover, swoon! I love it. Plus the story itself sounds really intriguing. When the empire Kestrel belongs too enslaves those it has conquered. Kestrel must choose between getting married or joining the military, that is according to the empire. Kestrel buys Arin, who is a slave, and finds herself in love with him. But he has secrets. And the price of owning another human may be too high for Kestrel.  

The Fifty Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) by M.G. Buehrlen

Why -> First off I love the idea of time travel, but doing that to past lives is so much cooler! Alex is a Descender who can travel to her past lives, but someone doesn't want her to be able to do this again, even if it means making this her final life.

NIL by Lynne Matson

Why -> Um, for starters the idea of waking up naked on an island is pretty darn creepy if you ask me. And on top of that you have only 365 days to get off, or die. Talk about high stakes! 

Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry

Why -> I really enjoyed Slated when I read it last year. Somehow I got mixed up and thought the second book, Fractured, came out this year. But, it actually came out last year and I totally could have read it sooner! So, nice surprise, I get to read the second and third books back to back now! Yay!

The Shadow Prince (Into The Dark #1) by Bree Despain

Why -> I really enjoyed her last trilogy, The Dark Devine. Additionally I am really interested in the underworld theme, even if I've read several trilogies previously delving into the underworld. This one looks fresh and interesting.

The Devil's Temptation (The Devil's Triangle #2) by Toni De Palma

Why -> Ahh, this book! I can't wait to get my hands on the finished story. I read original, early drafts of this manuscript. And even then, it was great! I don't want to spoil it for you if you have yet to read The Devil's Triangle, otherwise I would totally give the entire blurb. Plus, you will be seeing more of this book right here on my site around the release date. Prepare yourself for the onslaught! Mwahahahahaha...

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Why -> I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say it would be fun to be able to go on virtual vacations and such without consequences to reality. But when the game's creator's daughter learns everything might not be what it seems she will be forced to choose between love and loyalty. This looks so good, and it looks like it might be a stand alone, which means I won't have to wait for more books in the series.

The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

Why -> I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I really love the series and how each book centers on a new pair of characters. Not that I didn't love Wrath and Beth in the first book, but I am left wondering about some of the other characters Ward has only slightly delved into in previous installments. I'm worried this means there will be fewer books on the horizon, and no closure to those other characters. Okay, rant over. Still I can't wait to see what happens in this book. Plus it will be fun to get back to Wrath and Beth.

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Why -> This one is very intriguing: mystery, murder, and the paranormal twist where Nearly Boswell can taste people's emotions when she touches their skin. And the only one she can confide in is the new teen who is doing surveillance for the police, on none other than Nearly herself. This one is definitely on my list to snag quickly.

What new releases are you excited for?

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