Friday, December 9, 2011

Recap: December 6-9

I missed a day in here this week because of work. Sorry! The rest of the week was dedicated to "last books in a series." I had so many series that I've read that I hadn't yet chosen all the books for YA Books of the Day, I thought dedicating a week to those would be a nice way of wrapping them up. Without further ado, here are this week's recommendations:

GONE by Lisa McMann

Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.
She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.
Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .
Review:  More introspective and personal than the previous two books in the series. 

I recommend GONE by Lisa McMann to fans of paranormal. 

THE HIDDEN by Jessica Verday

Abbey knows that Caspian is her destiny. Theirs is a bond that transcends even death. But as Abbey finally learns the full truth about the dark fate that links her to Caspian and ties them both to the town of Sleepy Hollow, she suddenly has some very hard choices to make. Caspian may be the love of her life, but is that love worth dying for? 

Beautifully spun, emotionally gripping, and irresistibly romantic, The Hidden will leave you breathless.

Review:  Beautiful writing throughout the series. 

I recommend THE HIDDEN by Jessica Verday to fans of interesting and different paranormal.

IRONSIDE by Holly Black

In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.
Review:  Dark, twisted, and lovely.

I recommend IRONSIDE by Holly Black to fans of dark fantasy.

THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong

The explosive final part of the Darkest Powers trilogy, Kelley Armstrong's internationally bestselling YA series.

Review:  I love the creepiness and horror aspects of this series!

I recommend THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong to fans of dark fantasy. Bonus points for elements of horror.

*Summaries provided by GoodReads


  1. I read "Tithe" and enjoyed it. Your summary of "Ironside" makes me want to continue the series. I think I may see if it's in the library...

  2. If you like Tithe, I'd definitely recommend Ironside. It wraps up the story between Kaye and Roibin, plus other side characters.