Friday, May 9, 2014

(Chit-Chat) New Books #19

Yeah, I know, I skipped week #18, because I bought only German books, which aren't really interesting for this blog.

But I got a review copy from Random House UK this week, two from NetGalley and I bought two books at bookdepository!

I've already read "Mystic City" last year, but I still have to review it. I'll do it before reviewing "Toxic Heart". I promise!

Title: Toxic Heart
Autor: Theo Lawrence
Pages: 368
Published: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Corgi
Review Copy: Yes
Fate brought them together, fire will tear them apart.
The uprising has begun. Mystic City is in the throes of revolution, led by Hunter, rebel mystic and Aria's true love.
To save the city. Aria needs to find a weapon of great power: the heart of a dead mystic. But her enemies are also searching for it, and Aria's downfall is their deepest desire.
Will the rebellion destroy the city or can a renegade heart save therm all?

I found these two books on NetGalley and they sound great! Lucky me, that I was successful :)

Title: Paradigm
Autor: Ceri A Lowe
Pages: 368
Published: June 13, 2014
Publisher: Bookouture
Review Copy: Yes
What if the end of the world was just the beginning?
Alice Davenport awakens from a fever to find her mother gone and the city she lives in ravaged by storms – with few survivors.
When Alice is finally rescued, she is taken to a huge underground bunker owned by the mysterious Paradigm Industries. As the storms worsen, the hatches close.  87 years later, amidst the ruins of London, the survivors of the Storms have reinvented society. The Model maintains a perfect balance – with inhabitants routinely frozen until they are needed by the Industry.
Fifteen-year-old Carter Warren knows his time has come. Awoken from the catacombs as a contender for the role of Controller General, it is his destiny to succeed – where his parents failed.
But Carter soon discovers that the world has changed, in ways that make him begin to question everything that he believes in. As Carter is forced to fight for those he loves and even for his life, it seems that the key to the future lies in the secrets of the past...

Title: Moonless
Autor: Crystal Collier
Pages: 320
Published: February 5, 2014
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
Review Copy: Yes
In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially later when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.   Among the many things to change for her that evening are: her physical appearance—from ghastly to breathtaking, an epidemic of night terrors predicting the future, and the blue-eyed man’s unexpected infusion into her life. Not only do his appearances precede tragedies, but they’re echoed by the arrival of ravenous, black-robed wraiths on moonless nights.  Unable to decide whether he is one of these monsters or protecting her from them, she uncovers what her father has been concealing: truths about her own identity, about the blue-eyed man, and about love. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with the man of her dreams and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

I already wanted to buy "Hidden" and "Broken" in LA, but the were out of stock. So I ordered them and they arrived two days ago!

Title: Hidden
Autor: Marianne Curley
Pages: 336
Published: March 14, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Review Copy: No
Ebony has always known that she is different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, safe from everything - almost as if she's being hidden. But she's changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can't stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her - something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on Earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.

Title: Broken
Autor: Marianne Curley
Pages: 384
Published: March 14, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Review Copy: No
Following the revelation that Ebony is an angel, and Nathaneal's narrow victory in battle with Prince Luca, the two are enjoying their newfound love. But Ebony's friend Jordan is bitterly angry that he has lost the girl of his dreams. Then suddenly Prince Michael arrives to arrest Nathaneal for breaking Avena's law when he revealed his powers on Earth in his bid to save Ebony from Luca. Nathaneal is forced to return to Avena without Ebony to stand trial. Jordan seizes the opportunity to plant doubt in Ebony's mind about Nathaneal and her own angelic nature. Desperate to find out what has happened to her adoptive parents, Ebony is persuaded by Jordan to believe that new teacher Mr Xavier, who claims to be her uncle, can introduce her to her real father. Disaster inevitably follows and Ebony finds herself at the centre of another epic battle in the realm of Avena itself. Fantastical and powerfully emotional, this angelic romance series is rapidly winning enthusiastic fans.

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