Thursday, May 23, 2013
I Love Recommendations
So when I went on one of my favorite sites, Goodreads the other day, I decided to see what they had lined up for me by way of book recommendations. I'm so glad I had the time and that I got the chance to check it all out, because yet again I think Goodreads and the people they've got working on that site know me all too well and I love them for it! I got a huge list (insert excitement) of titles that I decided to add to my TBR list thanks to all of their help. Here a few of the titles they recommended....do you guys have anything to add to the list? Have you read or heard something about the titles below that you want to share?
Crash (Crash, #1) by Nicole Williams
Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.
Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.
For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
**Based on my reading of Jamie McGuire's Walking Disaster this title was recommended to me, and while I don't think any book is going to even come close to the greatness that is everything McGuire writes, I'm willing to give what might be similar a shot.
Bridger (Bridger, #1) by Megan Curd
Ashlyn McVean doesn't believe in fairy tales. That is, until Ashlyn is thrown into the crosshairs of grudges her grandmother created long ago. After finding out she is one of two people able to cross between faerie realms, Ashlyn is faced with trying to understand her abilities, along with navigating a new relationship with her boyfriend, Liam.
As if being on a centuries old hit list and dealing with crazed pixies isn't enough, her new abilities mean trouble for Liam.
Knowing her new life puts everyone she loves in danger, Ashlyn must decide what's most important in her life between friends, family, love, and ultimately, realms.
**After enjoying Elizabeth Isaacs' The Light of Asteria as much as I did, Goodreads seems to think this series will be right up my alley and I'm hoping and crossing my fingers that they're right on the mark!
Rush (The Game, #1) by Eve Silver
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
**Thanks to being a fan of books like Patrick Carman's Pulse series, I've got this great future title to look forward to. How this one escaped my radar up until now blows my mind, because right now I only wish I had it in my hands and didn't have to wait until June to start it.
Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1) by Abbi Glines
What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.
Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.
Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.
Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.
He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.
**If this is anything like Shelly Crane's Significance series, or Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series, than I'll be in very good shape!
Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
**Veronica Roth's Divergent series and Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series are what brought up this book as a recommendation for me. I'll admit that I've seen and heard about this title for quite some time now and yet I'm not really sure why I haven't checked it out yet. But with two strong series recommendations like these I'm thinking that it's time I dove in, don't you think?