Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Reads #1

If you didn't see my Field Trip post, I can tell you that I got tons of new books for that trip to the main library. So, for today's post it'll be the first post in weekly posts for new books I have to read and review:

Description Provided by Goodreads: Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven. Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and Mimi the tasks of killing their true loves, the Force twins secretly vow to defeat the Dark Prince once and for all. But how far will Mimi and Jack go to conceal their real loyalties?...Lucifer seeks the key to the Gate of Promise, and when Schuyler is taken captive and delivered straight to Hell, she must make an unthinkable choice—the same one the archangel Michael was forced to make during the Crisis in Rome. Will Schuyler find the strength to do what he could not?

Gates of Paradise: This is the last book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De la Cruz and I can't wait to read it. There are so many questions that have to be answered in this book, sacrifices to be made, and there will definitely have to be a fight in the end part of the book. Plus, will Schuyler's mom come back and will Charles come back as well? Look forward to the review, hopefully, soon.

Description Provided by Goodreads: As Cole begins to accept her new life as Akhet, someone who can remember flashes of her past lives, every new vision from her past lives helps explain who she is in this life. As her passion for Griffon grows, she learns to identify other Akhet around her, including Drew, the young self-made millionaire who reveals his startling connection to Cole-he was her husband in Elizabethan England and gave her the ankh necklace that has been returned to her after centuries in hiding. Drew's attentions are overwhelming as he insists that their connection in the past signals their future destiny together, but before she can decide who she truly loves, Cole must learn to harness her unique Akhet abilities if she is to ever understand her role in this strange new world.

Intuition: This is the sequel to Transcendence by C.J. Omololu. I was so enraptured by the first book because 1) It started in London, 2) There were secrets, lies, betrayals, and suspense 3) There was past lives and remembering of those past lives 4) The attraction between Griffon and Cole was sweet and it made me fall in love with Griffon as well. When I saw it in the library I knew I had to borrow it. Look for the review coming soon.  

Description Provided by Goodreads: He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery. Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love. Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat & and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson.

Immortal City: While looking through the shelves of the library I came upon Immortal City by Scott Speer and I was immediately attracted to the cover, yes I'll double look at a book that has a nice cover especially one with a good looking angel on it. After reading the synopsis to make sure it was a good read, I decided to check it out. It almost seemed to me that it resembled The Collector by Victoria Scott, but maybe it's just me associating angel books together. Hopefully it turns out to be a good book!

Description Provided by Goodreads: St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue. An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The Gathering Storm: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges caught my attention because of the necromancy, which means that the person who has this power can control the dead. I read another book  that the main character had this power and I loved the book, so I thought why not give this book a chance. Plus, add Russian aristocracy, secrets, a possible murder, and possible love triangle and I was hooked. So, I really hope this will be a good read and I look forward to reading and reviewing it.

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