Saturday, November 20, 2010

Library Loot (74), a review copy & a purchase


Kisses from Hell - Anthology
Truly, madly, deadly…

Kristin Cast and Alyson Noel head up this collection of 5 thrilling paranormal stories

This irresistible collection features stories of love amidst vampires by five of today's hottest authors-Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson Nöel (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).

From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her, to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything, this exciting, heart-pounding collection brings new meaning to the words "love you forever." Whether you're into romances that are dark and moody or light and fun, these stories will quench that insatiable thirst for enchanting tales of the beautiful undead.

by Michael Grant
It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

Beautiful Darkness by Garcia & Stohl
One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war: full of darkness and demons. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night. And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater danger. A Caster and a Mortal can never truly be together. Every kiss is a curse. Ethan’s next heartbeat could be his last. It is their curse now . . .

Dark Heart Forever by Lee Monroe
Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other's destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane’s disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide ...

When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it’s exciting, it’s new, and Jane wants him more than she’s ever wanted anybody - until her mystery dream boy gets in the way.

Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her ...


Gemini Night by Bonnie Hearn Hill
The third in the teen romance "Star Crossed" series, "Gemini Night" follows our heroine Logan McRae who uses astrology to problem solve in her life. Logan returns to Terra Bella Beach High for her junior year and has landed a job as an intern for "Crush", a San Francisco-based teen magazine. Logan tries to handle the responsibility of the internship, her parent's divorce, and her new boyfriend Jeremy's travel abroad in Ireland, all whilst trying to solve an astrological mystery - the fate of a Gemini is star-crossed at the end of October! Will she find out who is in danger before the Crush Halloween costume party? Can she prove to the publisher at "Crush" that she deserves her own astrology column? And will her relationship with Jeremy survive their time apart?


My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher (1 Mar 11, Orion Childrens) (not pictured)
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.


  1. Hey, I'm Amelia and I just found your blog! Looks like you got some great books this week! Hope you enjoy LIES :D

  2. I'm looking forward to your Dark Heart Forever review, I've been wondering about that one. Hope you enjoy all the others too :)

  3. Gosh your library rocks. Happy reading :D

  4. Dude, you need to take me to your library! Mine nevere has any recent releases until about a few months later!! Enjoy!! ;)

  5. Yay, Beautiful Darkess, I just finished this today and loved it! Dark Heart forever sounds so good, I have to put it on my wishlist! Enjoy them all:)
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  6. I've been wanted to read Beautiful Darkness - I hope you will give us a review!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha