Monday, July 23, 2012

Books I'm Yearning For #8

Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)

Velveteen (Velveteen #1)

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Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.


Partials (Partials, #1)

Partials (Partials #1)

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Published: February 28th 2012 
Balzer + Bray
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.
Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar GalacticaPartials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.
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Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)

Ironskin (Ironskin #1)

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Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. 


Shattered Souls (Souls #1)

Shattered Souls (Souls #1)

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Published: December 8th 2011
Philomel/Penguin
Synopsis via Goodreads:
A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger.

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.
Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.
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Hollow Pike

Hollow Pike

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Something wicked this way comes...
Poison Heart

14 comments:

  1. Some good picks! I really enjoyed Partials. I am just starting to see this Ironskin book, I am going to have to look it up!

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  2. Great picks! Velveteen looks good, and I like the cover. I enjoyed Partials!
    And I've been seeing a lot of Ironskin around, too! Gonna have to check out Velveteen and Ironskin for sure!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book,crazed girl

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  3. The cover for Shattered Souls is gorgeous! I think YA covers are getting better and better as time goes on.

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    1. They certainly are. Digital art is taking over.

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  4. Oh my I totally agree with you on all those picks! I have Partials sitting sitting on my desk waiting to be read though.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you finally get to it.

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  5. Oh man! I haven't hear about about Ironskin till now. Thanks for sharing!!
    All those other books are in my list, as well. They sounds more than amazing!
    Hope you can read them soon!

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  6. Shane,
    Nice books you got! I just put Shattered Souls and Poison Heart.

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  7. I want to read ALL of these! :) I have a couple in my possession...just haven't found the time for them yet. :(

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  8. Ironskin & Hollow pike are also on my list! Poison heart, Velveteen & Partials look great too :)

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  9. I really want to read Velveteen also.

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