Author: Wendy Spinale
Goodreads Rating: 3.71
The only way to grow up is to survive.
has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who
have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are
children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger
siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their
days avoiding the deadly Marauders—the German army led by the cutthroat
Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.
Unsure if the virus has
spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook is on
the hunt for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the
surviving children. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching
children for experimentation. None ever return.
Until one day
when they grab Joanna. Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back,
but as she sets out, she crosses paths with a daredevil named Pete.
Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce
sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden
underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every
promise is bound by blood, it might cost Gwen more than she bargained
for. And are Gwen, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart the
ruthless Captain Hook?
Author: Darynda Jones
GoodReads Rating: 4.33
With twelve hellhounds
after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she
thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But
after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both
metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a
beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one
that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter
upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in
the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.
been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry
hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just
beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes.
And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting
sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching
across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.
the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers
and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued
helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has
somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger
picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because
Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up,
predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any
given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to
An orphan with no clan that will claim him,
Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of
those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals - snow leopard and
white tiger - Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something
he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau
is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator who hates the socialite life
she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun
roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but
to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the
world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the
Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown,
undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the
humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who
want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and
magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just
their lives, but their very souls...
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Goodreads Rating: 4.17
In the realm of the Dark-Hunters there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow:
Harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love.
every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That's
when I'm summoned. Who am I? I'm the one thing the fearless fear. Step
over the line and it's my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me.
Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.
Or so I
thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of
Danger-it's not just her name, it's how she lives her life. She doesn't
trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I'm here
to be judge, jury and most likely executioner of her friends. Yet she is
my key to saving some of them. Without her, they all will die.
St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening
a heart I thought was long dead. But in a race against evil, the only
hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it
means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I've ever loved?
Author: Darynda Jones
Goodreads Rating: 4.41
Twelve. Twelve of the
deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our
plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley
Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So
there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy
hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she
retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an
investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything
she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her
night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a
drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local
celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity,
is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper
extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect