Stacking the Shelves #61
Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, Wilhemina feels that every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?
The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner
Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he'd ever known about his life - and the world - completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine - and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. Only, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.
Kaine is a Tangent - a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael's completing the Path was the first stage in Kaine's master plan, the Mortality Doctrine.
The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring Tangent minds. And the takeover has already begun.
But the VNS would rather pretend the world is perfectly safe. So it's up to Michael and his friends to root out Kaine and stop him before, one person at a time, humanity falls to artificial intelligence and its sinister desire to run our world.
Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto
After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger. . . .
Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever. . . .and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.
Amity by Micol Ostow
When Connor's family moves to Amity, a secluded house on the peaceful banks of New England's Concord River, his nights are plagued with gore-filled dreams of demons, destruction, and revenge. Dreams he kind of likes. Dreams he could make real, with Amity's help.
Ten years later, Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start. Instead, she's haunted by lurid visions, disturbing voices, and questions about her own sanity. But with her history, who would ever believe her? And what could be done if they did?
Because Amity isn't just a house. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a violent end as she's done before. As she'll do again. And again. And again.
Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Finally, Dan receives a list of coordinates pointing to an abandoned houses in the town near Brookline, and he is convinced that the only way to end this nightmare once and for all is to return to New Hampshire College and follow the trail.
But when Dan and his friends arrive under the guise of a prospective students' weekend, they discover that the carnival from their photos isn't just real, it's here on campus - it has returned for the first time in many years. And as they sneak away from their undergrad hosts to visit the houses on their list, they find secrets far darker than anything they'd imagined.
Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan
Beatrice Knowles is a Maid of Honor, one of Queen Elizabeth's secret protectors. Known for her uncanny ability to manipulate men's hearts, Beatrice has proven herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen's court - or so she thinks. It has been three weeks since the Maids thwarted a plot to overthrow the Queen, and Beatrice is preparing to wed her betrothed, Lord Cavanaugh. However, her plans come to a crashing halt as rumors of a brewing Scottish rebellion spread among the court.
Beatrice's new assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation using her subtle art of persuasion. The mission seems simple enough, until the Queen pairs Beatrice with the worst of the lot - Alasdair MacLeod. Beatrice cannot but think that the Queen is purposefully setting her up for failure. But Alasdair could be the key to unlocking the truth about the rebellion. . . .and her heart. Caught in a web of ever more twisting lies, Beatrice must rise up among the Maids of Honor and prove what she's known all along: In a court filled with deception and danger, love may be the deadliest weapon of all.
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smugglers' inn is always quiet during this season, and Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House - and themselves.
Ghosting by Edith Pattou
On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, an innocent prank goes horrifically awry: alcohol, guns, a dare. The lives of eight teens collide in one fateful moment.
There's Maxie, just back in town and anxious about fitting in again; Felix, once best friends with the two of them, but now living on the edge; Anil, an academic star, uncertain about his father's dreams for him; Chloe, confident about her looks, but not much else; and Brendan, Emma's boyfriend, a handsome lacrosse jock simmering with anger. On the fringe is Faith, who worries about her older sister Emma's recklessness. And the boy no one knows: Walter Smith, who never fit in anywhere and lives in a world all his own.
Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher
TODAY: Sulis, a teenage girl with a mysterious past, arrives in Bath, England, with a new identity. She feels safe at the King's Circus, a ring of old, strange stone houses where she lives with her foster family - until she pots the one person she's been trying to outrun.
THREE HUNDRED YEARS AGO: Zac is apprenticed to a mad architect who plans to create the world's first circular street, the King's Circus. Zac probes the mysticism surrounding the structure, but he has his own secret agenda.
THE ANCIENT PAST: The mythical first builder of the city of Bath, a leprous druid king, discovers its healing waters. . . .but to what end?
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August 25, 2014 - Monday
Review: Forget Me Not - Shawn Martin
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Top Ten Tuesday #59: Top 10 Books I Really Want to Read But Own Yet
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Waiting on Wednesday #60 + WWW Wednesday #30
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Review: The Night Circus
August 29, 2014 - Friday
Mid-Year Book Freakout
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