Tuesday, April 22, 2014

(Chit-Chat) New Books #17

Since I'm in LA for the rest of the week, I had to stop by at Barnes and Noble. And what shall I say?
I bought some books. (I know, surprise, surprise…). I wanted to buy two books and I came out with five, but in my defense: One was a gift for my friend and the other two were signed ,so it would have been a shame to leave them there!

So, what did I buy? I really wanted a copy of "Plus One" by Elizabeth Fama and "Rebel Belle" by Rachel Hawkins.

Title: Plus One
Autor: Elizabeth Fama
Pages: 384
Published: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Review Copy: No
Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Elizabeth Fama's Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.

Title: Rebel Belle
Autor: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 352
Published: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Review Copy: No
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.  Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.  With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Well, I also bought "Panic" by Lauren Oliver and "Unite Me" by Tahereh Mafi. Both signed!

Title: Panic
Autor: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 416
Published: March 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Copy: No
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.  Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.  Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.  For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.  Already optioned by Universal Pictures in a major deal, this gritty, spellbinding novel captures both the raw energy of fear mixed with excitement as well as the aching need to find a place to belong.

Title: Unite Me
Autor: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 224
Published: April 8, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Copy: No
Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner's point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can't stop thinking about her—and he'll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.
Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam cares about.

Last but nor least, I also got "Hush Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick as a gift. I love this book, so I guess it was a good choice. She looks happy, doesn't she?

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