Recommended Reads: Paranormalcy

Paranormalcy

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0061985850
ISBN-13: 978-0061985850

Sixteen-year-old Evie learns that she is not quite the person she thought she was in this creature-feature mash-up. Possessing the unique ability to recognize paranormals beneath their glamour, Evie has lived most of her life under the protection of the International Paranormal Containment Agreement (IPCA), an organization dedicated to the cataloging and neutralizing of paranormal creatures. After a mysterious entity begins killing paranormals around the world, Evie discovers some startling truths about her own identity.

Available in paperback from Amazon & Amazon UK. Also available in Kindle, Kindle UK & Kindle DE.

editor’s note: This was another book that gripped me from the very beginning and has scored a place in my all time favorite books list.

Recommended Read: Part Two

As promised here is part two.. .

Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons)

Title: Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons)
Author: Sarra Cannon
Publisher: Dead River Books
Hardcover: Kindle Edition
ISBN-10: N/A
ISBN-13: N/A

Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Available in Kindle Barnes & NobelKindle UK.

editors note: I finished this novel this morning and really enjoyed it, I especially liked that it kept you guessing all the way through, I am just about to start book two in the series “Inner Demons”.

Recommended Reads: Part One

I know this is over a week late but…

Happy New Year!

I thought I would start of this year but doing two recommended reads posts, the first posted below and part two hopefully posted tomorrow after I have finished reading the book I want to recommend.

But on to two novels that I have read recently…

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (A book in the Jenna saga series)

Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox  (A book in the Jenna saga series)
Author: Mary E Pearson
Publisher: Walker
Hardcover: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1406323012
ISBN-13: 978-1406323016

A seventeen-year-old girl wakes from a year-long coma and is told her name is Jenna Fox. She doesn’t remember the accident; she doesn’t remember her life; she doesn’t remember herself. Her parents show her home movies of her past, but is she really the same girl she sees on the screen? When the memories start to come, they come with questions – questions no one wants to answer. How did the accident happen? Why does her own grandmother hate her so? And why does she feel her parents are hiding her away? Who is Jenna Fox?

Available in paperback from Amazon & Amazon UK. Also available in Kindle & Kindle UK.

editors note: Even though I did like this book it took a lot for me to get in to it but near the end I couldn’t put it down and was crying, a sequel is planned for release this year and I will definitely be checking that out.

Eternal (The second book in the Tantalize series)

Title: Eternal
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Walker
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1406325007
ISBN-13: 978-1406325003

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, has his work cut out for him.

Available in paperback from AmazonAmazon UK.

editors note: I adore this novel and I wept from start to finish and it was only when I got to the end that I realize that it was book two, so now I have a couple more book in this series to look forward to reading.

I hope to have up part two in the next few days.

Happy Reading!

Recommended Reads: Night of the Solstice

With these two books, I have to admit that I haven’t read them yet but they are going to be re-issued this year (May 25, 2010) and I thought I would just list them. They are the first two novels that L. J. Smith ever got published and sometimes it good to look back on how a journey started.

The Night of the Solstice

Title: The Night of the Solstice
Author: L. J. Smith
Publisher: Aladdin
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1416998403
ISBN-13: 978-1416998402

When Claudia Hodges-Bradley meets a fox, she knows it will be an extraordinary day. Not just any fox, this vixen is the magical familiar of the sorceress Morgana Shee. For years, Morgana has guarded the solitary gate between Earth and the Wildworld, a shimmering parallel universe where legends still live. She alone holds the secret of the mirrors that serve as the last surviving passage to enchantment. But Morgana has been betrayed and imprisoned in the Wildworld, and the fox is determined to recruit Claudia and her siblings for the rescue mission. Armed only with courage and determination, Alys, Charles, Jane and Claudia must save Morgana before the winter solstice, when evil sorcerer Cadel Forge plans to escape the Wildworld and conquer Earth. And with December 21st only 2 weeks away, there is no time to lose…

Available from Amazon & Amazon UK.

Heart of Valor

Title: Heart of Valor
Author: L. J. Smith
Publisher: Aladdin
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1416998411
ISBN-13: 978-1416998419

California is the setting for this sequel to Night of the Solstice (Macmillan, 1987), which combines Arthurian legend and original fantasy. Thia Pendriel, a power-hungry sorceress from the Wildworld, awakens the great magician Merlin; Alys, Charles, Janie, and Claudia must once again help the sorceress Morgana defend the world. Smith’s imaginative reworking of legend casts Merlin not as a sage, but as an unscrupulous trickster.

Available from Amazon & Amazon UK.

Big News for L. J Smith Fans

Due to other commitments I have had to let this blog lapse a little but I just wanted tell all the L. J. Smith fans that read my blog the following news…

After over ten years for waiting, Strange Fate, is finally going to be released April 6, 2010.

Strange fate

Strange fate

Title: Strange Fate
Author: L. J. Smith
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Hardcover: 528 pages
ISBN-10: 1416986774
ISBN-13: 978-1416986775

Available from Amazon & Amazon UK.

Also, look out for two other books by L .J . Smith that are to be released. The first book is Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide which will be released on 27th October 2009 and the second is The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls which released on 9th February 2010 in the US and 15th February 2010 in the UK.

fan guide

fan guide

Title: Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide
Author: L. J. Smith
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1442402849
ISBN-13: 978-1442402843

ALL THE SECRETS AND LORE OF THE
NIGHT WORLD-NOW IN ONE SPELLBINDING BOOK!

You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Prepare to test your Night World knowledge with trivia questions from all nine books; get the inside information about the clans, the soulmate principle, Circle Daybreak, and the four Wild Powers; and take two quizzes to find out how you fit into the Night World.

Best of all, L.J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you’ve been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide. Plus, look for the sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to the series, Strange Fate!

Available from Amazon & Amazon UK.

shadow souls

shadow souls

Title: The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls
Author: L. J. Smith
Publisher: HarperTeen
Hardcover: 512 pages
ISBN-10: 006172081X
ISBN-13: 978-0061720819

Available from Amazon & Amazon UK.

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