Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #3

Hey everybody! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week, I'll be listing the top ten books to read in one day.




This is a hard one for me because I read a lot of books in a day. I guess these should be the ones that I couldn't have put down if my life depended on it, huh? Okay, here goes. 


10. Shifting by Bethany Wiggins
In stores now


Synopsis from goodreads:
After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal.

Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target. 

Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.


9. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
In stores now

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. 

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. 

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. 

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...



8. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
In stores now

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.Henry's first wife, Persephone.

7. Slide by Jill Hathaway
In stores now

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered. 

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body. 

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane. 

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

6. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Release Date: 4/24/12

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
 
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

5. The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguie 
Released today!!! 

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
When young women start dying, Boston cop Samantha Ryan is the perfect person to investigate, for only she knows what the archais symbol carved into their flesh means. The last in a long line of ruthless witches, she grew up in a coven seduced by power and greed. And now she's sure that bad witches have returned to Salem. Reluctantly, Samantha goes undercover-into a town obsessed with black magic, into her terrifying past, and into thedark, newly awakened heart of evil.





4. The Savage Grace by Bree Despain
In stores now

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle. 

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything. 

With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan's death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders. 

The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace's love story to a breathtaking conclusion.

3. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Release date: 4/24/12

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life. 

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process. 

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

2. Until I Die by Amy Plum
Release date: 5/8/12

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love. 

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy. 

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

1. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
In stores now

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
One hour to rewrite the past . . . 
 
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
 
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

14 comments:

  1. Great list, I have yet to read any of those books yet but they are on my tbr list :)
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  2. Hi there, just popping in... Oh some great books here for me to add to my TBR pile, thanks.

    :) Here is my choice...
    Top Ten Tuesday

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  3. Half of those books are on my TBR list, can't wait for Amy Plum's new release. :)
    My list;
    http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-3.html

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  4. I haven't read any of these, and Slide sounds amazing - it is now definitely on my TBR!
    My TTT

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  5. Breaking Beautiful sounds like a great book. It's on my TBR!

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  6. I totally forgot about Shifting! It totally sounded awesome when it first came out and I totally forgot to add it to my GR TBR!! Well, it's there now. Ugh, more I'm not getting to ;)

    I have Die For Me still to read, too! Lucky you already ahead :)
    -Kristin @myparahangover

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  7. I think I'm going to have to read Everneath and Hourglass now! I haven't read any of these, though I do have the first Amy Plum book to read.

    Here's my list.

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  8. Great TTT picks! I'm going to be reading The Goddess Test soon and I also can't wait to get my hands on Everneath. I am loving all these mythological novels! Here’s mine :)

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  9. This is a great meme by the way! I learn about so many great books from the bloggers who participate. I am not a participant, but I follow your blog (and love it :D)

    Thanks for sharing these books - I've heard of Everneath (just read a review of it one blog hop ago), Slide, Goddess Interrupted, and Unraveling. They've all gotten great press in the blogs. I am very intrigued by Shifting. That sounds really, really good!

    Happy reading!

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  10. I read Everneath in one day, too. I got totally sucked in! And Slide sounds really good - definitely needs to be added to my TBR!

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  11. Amazing list! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Here's my Top Ten. Would love for you to stop by.

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  12. GAH I want to read Unraveling SO BADLY. I hear great things. And Everneath is about to come into my library hold list and I'm so excited to read it it is ridiculous.

    Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my list :)

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  13. I have a few of these on my TBR pile, and it looks like I'll be adding a few more! Thanks for sharing =) You should stop by my page and read my Top Ten list.

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  14. Loved reading through your list! I haven't read any of these, but I've been hearing amazing things about Slide. They all have such intriguing storylines!

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