Monday, August 12, 2013

New Reads #2

Today I went to the library, not the main library, to pick up some books that I had on hold and decided to let y'all know the books I'll be reading and reviewing in the second New Reads post.

Description Provided by Goodreads: I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.
In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father's choice of suitor fills her with despair.
When the palace guard captures and intruder— a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom's greatest enemy— Alera is alarmed… and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.
In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won't be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.

Legacy: I was immediately draw to this book by the intricate patterns on the book. Afterwards I read the synopsis and I was sold. This book really drew me in with the fact that Alera might disobey the orders of her father to discover what the legacy is and for the boy with blue eyes. I was also drawn in by the mystery of the boy with the blue eyes; he seems like the type of characters that I'll instantly fall in love with. I can't wait to read this book and find out what happens.

Description Provided by Goodreads: The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
Something Strange and Deadly: What caught my attention about this book is the main character Eleanor. From the book description she is, or was, or a high class and probably isn't used to doing manual labor or associating with those lesser than her. I would also assume that she is beautiful from both the cover and the fact that her mother is trying to marry her off; however what caught my attention is that fact that she goes into the lab of the Spirit-Hunters. This means that she'll probably have to learn how to fight and maybe gets her hand a little bit dirty. I can see this character growing right before my eyes from a delicate flower to an ass kicking heroine. I hope I'm right about her growth and hopefully this will be a good read.

Description Provided by GoodreadsFrannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can’t seem to stay away from him. 
What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul. But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

Personal Demons: This book sort of reminded me of A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davis and The Collector by Victoria Scott because there are two sides, essentially angels and demons, fighting for the pure soul of a girl. However, what I found different about this book is that fact that the main character, Frannie, is a bit of a bad girl, while in the other two books the main characters are almost angelic. Hopefully this book won't resemble the other two books so much that it'll be predictable.

Description Provided by Goodreads: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. 

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will. 

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. Most of the chosen do.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns: For this book I was drawn in by the fact that Elisa might have to go against her kingdom if she choses the guy I'm assuming she'll end up with, the revoluntionary. This in itself means that she'll probably be a strong character. I also assume she'll be doing a lot of character growth from the timid youngest sister to a strong and courageous chosen one. I'm hoping that I'll be able to read this book soon and that it'll live up to my expectations.

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