Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Books to Watch! (8/22/12)

Welcome to the first ever edition of BOOKS TO WATCH!

In this post I'll share with you two books that I am loving and think that you should keep your eyes on! One that's already out, and one that's coming up. It's all about the bookish love.

Away we go!



Mary Lindsey's Shattered Souls is one of my favorite books of last year! It's a compelling read with just the right mixture of romance and action. A must read for sure! You can find my review here.

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.



Victoria Schawb's The Archived is coming January 2013 and it looks amazing! I was lucky enough to read the sneak peek and...well...let's just say that I'm chomping at the bit for more! WANT!

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous—it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.


Hopefully I gave you some great books to read now, and to look forward to! Have you read either of these? Have them on your TBR? Shout it out!


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