Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I must admit that I was very skeptical when this book was recommended to me….Aliens? Really?

My favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by sci-fi, so there is no reason why this book would not appeal to me.  But I think I am just too used to reading about vampires and werewolves that for some reason aliens sounded far-fetched to me.  Go figure!

Contrary to my initial reaction, this book was awesome!  I sat and finished the second half of the book in one sitting because I could not put it down.  There are also 4 books in this series currently, so I cannot wait to pick up #2!  I loved the characters witty banter and complex relationship.  It was so refreshing to see a teen book where the main character did not immediately fall in love with a boy that she barely knew!  Below is a little teaser of the storyline to get you hooked: Continue reading “Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!”

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver is the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Fall Series.  I was excited when I started reading this series because 1.) Maggie Stiefvater is a local author, I got to meet her, get her autograph and a picture with her and she is awesome2.) It is a novel about werewolves and fantasy novels are right up my alley; I love to get out of the realm of everyday life and read about something fantastical! Continue reading “Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater”

What if you knew you would kill someone if you fell asleep??

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Sleepless

By: Thomas Fahy

Emma and her friends are all connected by a deadly secret.  Everyone who knows the secret is starting to sleepwalk….

A few days after the first time you walk in your sleep, you kill someone. That’s how the end begins.

Now Emma has been having bloody and violent nightmares.  She is also sleepwalking; she isn’t where she was when she fell asleep.  Will she be the next killer?

And how are you supposed to stop yourself if you can never sleep again?

Join Emma and her friends as they attempt to unwind the mystery and murder that is haunting them all!

In the future….

Slated

By: Teri Terry

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In the future, when you commit a crime you don’t go to jail….you get Slated. 

When you are Slated, the government erases all of your memories and personality and you start over as a blank slate.  You have to re-learn every thing, how to walk and talk….

You also get a nifty new bracelet called a Levo that monitors your emotions.  If you go to commit a violent act, it kills you. 

The story follows Kayla, who is Slated and assigned to a new family.  Her memory is supposed to be erased, but she thinks that she is remembering things….

The government says this is a second chance for criminals and terrorists, what do you think??

If you enjoy this book, look for its sequel, Fractured, coming out April 4, 2013!!

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