by Antony John
Expected publication: November 21st 2012
Synopsis via Goodreads:
A lost colony is reborn in this heart-pounding fantasy adventure set in the near future...
Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element—earth, water, wind or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.
In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
by Lenore Appelhans
Expected publication: January 15th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Synopsis via Goodreads:
In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.
Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.
Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.
Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
Both books sound really interesting and I can't wait to get my hands on them. I mean, Elemental is about Pirates. Isn't that awesome? Of course.
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Great choices! Elemental sure has an intense cover! Thanks for sharing. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)ReplyDelete
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Great choices, both are on my list. my wednesday http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-36-and-www-21.htmlReplyDelete
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OOh nice! Seeing these around the WoWs lately! Hope you enjoy them!ReplyDelete
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Me too: Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Both sound awesome! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
I hope they'll both be awesome reads too. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I have both of these high on my wishlist!! And I love the Elementals cover! Great picks!ReplyDelete
Jess @ Gone with the Words
They do look good. Thanks for stopping by:)Delete
Um, I did NOT know Elemental was about pirates, or it would have already been on my TBR. So, thanks for bringing THAT to my attention. I just got an ARC of Level 2 and I cannot wait to read it. That premise sounds AWESOME and I love the cover. Great picks, Shane! =)ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy Level 2. Well, the book was listed in the Pirates genre so we'll see :) Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Shane! Thank you so much for featuring LEVEL 2!!ReplyDelete
You're welcome. Hope to get a copy soon. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Oh both of these look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing Shane :D I've already gone ahead and added Elemental to my reading list!ReplyDelete
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
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I haven't heard of Elemental, but I can't wait to get my hands on Level 2. Excellent choices!ReplyDelete
I've heard amazing things about Antony's contemporary novels, so I can't wait to see how he handles something other than his forte. Level 2 sounds great too, it has been really hyped about! Great picks this week, Shane! :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait for Elemental! Great choices!ReplyDelete
Me neither. They look really good. Thanks for stopping by:)Delete
I've heard of both of these books and both sound very intersting!! Especially since Elemental is in the POV of a guy. Also, I love the cover of Level 2!! Plus, the idea is so unique.ReplyDelete
Something special about both. Hope they'll be good. Thanks for stopping by:)Delete
Great picks... I can't wait for both of these...ReplyDelete
Jenea @ Books Live Forever
Me neither:) Thanks for coming by.Delete
Nice picks. I haven't seen the first one, but I have been been seeing level 2 and it sounds really good.ReplyDelete
Yea, Level 2 is gaining a lot of popularity. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Great picks, Ellen! Both look good, especially Level 2. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm a dummy. I meant to say Shane. Sorry about that!ReplyDelete
I'm way late here, but thanks so much for picking my book, Shane. I really hope you enjoy it! (BTW, I too am anxiously awaiting LEVEL 2. Looks like a fantastic read!)ReplyDelete