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Everyone Loves a Hero by Marie Force
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Everyone loves a hero. That's the problem.
Hero pilot Cole Langston is learning to live with—and enjoy—his newfound fame and the rabid female attention that comes with it until a lucky punch knocks some sense into him and opens his eyes to true love.
When his copilot suffers a heart attack in flight, Cole lands the jetliner in a blizzard and revives the stricken captain. Catapulted to national hero status, Cole has more women vying for his attention than he knows what to do with. They all have one thing in common: they try without success to bring this happy-go-lucky pilot down to earth. Then comes an airport altercation, a punch to the face, and the lovely Olivia—a shy, timid artist who does what no other woman has ever managed to do: steal Cole's well-protected heart. With women coming on to him everywhere they go, Olivia struggles to believe that Cole is ready for a committed relationship. His biggest problem is getting rid of all his extra ladies before the only one he wants figures out that she's one of many.

I pre-ordered this book, but a couple days before the release I got an e-mail saying that it wouldn't be available until the end of the month (hate when that happens). So, you can imagine how happy I am that I don't have to wait any longer for it.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Atheneum
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Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

I love The Raven and Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe. When I was looking for a complete collection of his works I came across this book. I'm interested in seeing how the author involves him in the story.

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Soul Screamers
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WHEN KAYLEE CAVANAUGH SCREAMS, SOMEONE DIES
AND KAYLEE IS ABOUT TO SCREAM HER HEAD OFF...


Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.

Until something does.

Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow, the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.

And when the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save those she loves.

I really enjoy this series, especially since it's the only book that I know of that involves bean sidhes (banshees). If you're interested you can download the prequel novella My Soul to Lose and Reaper, another novella about one of the characters in the book, for free.

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Release Date: 7 Jun 2010
Publisher: Walker Books
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Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey.

But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.

I can already say that this book is one of my favourites aesthetically. It looks like a journal with a elastic closure (like a moleskine). You can tell a lot of thought when into it. There are pages with copies of what look like notebook pages ripped out or on random paper that you would fold up and put in your pocket. It makes it seem more personal, like I'm invading somebody's privacy by just holding it. The font is blue on ivory (journal quality) pages. And every new chapter is on a page with a coloured sky background. Usually, details like this only go into collectors editions.


5 comments:

  1. Great reads! What a gorgeous edition of The Sky Is Everywhere. I love that book.
    New follower!
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  2. Awesome books! The Sky is Everywhere looks amazing and I really like the sound of Nevermore. I'll be interested to hear what you think of that one.

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  3. Oh the coincidence is funny :p !!! I loved Nevermore and I hope you'll like it too !
    I've got the same edition of The Sky is Everywhere it's absolutly gorgeous :).

    Happy reading !

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  4. You are so lucky to have Nevermore!

    Hope to get that one soon and I noticed the Last Sacrifice on the side bar. Will have to read that one too.

    Great mailbox!

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  5. Great books this week, I love the Soul Screamer Series. Thanks for stopping by Page Turners Blog

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