Author: Richelle Mead
Goodreads rating: 3.86
Format: Final Copy from BEA
futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March
lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious
groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance
when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United
North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a
member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with
enhanced reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to
work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon
realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As
their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater
than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the
world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines
series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and
mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.
Princess Snow is missing.
home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King
Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king
will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s
assuming she wants to return at all.
Essie has grown used to
being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and
she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones
that run the local mines.
When a mysterious young man named Dane
crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his
ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental,
and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to
avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must
choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
Author: Claudia Gray
Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
Format: Finished Copy from the Publisher
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.
Author: J.R. Ward
Goodreads rating: 4.34
Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues
as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.
Long live the King…
turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath,
finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate.
But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening
Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits
home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at
Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into
when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride
was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared
for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.
The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?
Author: Selene Castrovilla
Goodreads Rating: 3.75
MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard of Oz (not a retelling). When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism?
Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?