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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5)



The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Publication Date: January 2, 2012


Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 256
Stand Alone Novel
















Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18B. Hadley's in 18A. 
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

Looks cute, sounds cute... HELL, I'm sold!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington


Released: November 22, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Stand Alone Novel
Young Adult
Pages: 304
Genre: Contemporary, Music, Realistic Fiction, Romance
When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.
Saving June was something that can relate to anyone. A contemporary piece that takes Harper Scott on a roadtrip to California as a memorial for her late sister June. Along for the ride and to comfort Harper you have Laney, the best friend and Jake, the music intellect that knows more to June's past than her own sibling. Harrington takes the reader on the adventure, with the laughs and the cries as Harper overcomes the death of June.

The realism and adoration towards the characters really sucked me into the story and see more into the characters than just words on a page, and that's one thing that I really loved about Hannah Harrington's style and formation of Harper's world. You can connect with each of them, having that itch inside to expand your borders and break free, or that feeling of loneliness and not being good enough sometimes. Those feelings were expressed vividly and openly that I nodded in comparison to Harper.

The music analogies were fantastic! Being a music buff myself, it was fun to see how Harrington just webbed the story together with fits of musical conjunction and praise. It made me happy to read the names of bands, having a smile on my face and jump to youtube and play the music. I also enjoyed towards the end, a musical soundtrack provided. I for one adore soundtracks to anything.

Saving June, though strung on a sad string of beginning events, expands upon teenage rebellion, love, loss, and love of music that just makes you want to keep reading and not stop until the very end of the long car ride. 


First Line: Accoring to the puppy-of-the-month calendar hanging next to the phone in the kitchen, my sister June died on a Thursday, exactly nine days before her high school graduation.
Story: S
Cover: S

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (21): Peanut M&Ms


My days have basically consisted of eating peanut M&Ms, reading obnoxiously, playing Dragon Quest IX, and sleeping until noon. Everything has been counterbalancing each other... I think?

--REVIEW--
New Girl by Paige Harbison (Goodreads)
The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy (Goodreads)
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (Goodreads)
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads)
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman (Goodreads)
Life Is but a Dream by Brian James (Goodreads)
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett (Goodreads)
Various Positions by Martha Schabas (Goodreads)
Shadows of the Moon by Zoe Marriott (Goodreads)




" What did you get in your mailbox this week, lovelies? "

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Review: Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore


Released: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Bloombury USA
Stand Alone Novel
Young Adult
Pages: 240
Genre: Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance
Format: e-Galley
Source: Netgalley
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alander, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alander band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

 Jaclyn Dolamore created a extremely fun and cute story based on the mermaid/siren lore. It was a short read but extremely engaging, never letting me put the book down. I was up until the wee hours of a school night reading this, hung on Dolamore's beautiful storytelling.

I have to say that the only other mermaid story that I have read would be Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid, so it was nice to dive into another mermaid centered story. Sorry for the pun, it seemed efficient. 

Dolamore's descriptions, her take on the siren legend, the dialogue, the romance, everything was executed wonderfully. Esmerine's dedication to her sister and to herself made me click with her instantly and take her seriously and connect on an emotional level with her. Alandare sparked my interest with his entrance into the story. The match of two worlds, of sea and sky, had me rooting for Esmerine and Alandare the whole way.

With a breathtaking novel that erupts into the world of the sea, Jaclyn Dolamore gives her readers a different take upon the world under the sea, and captivates them with a fun adventure and adorable love along the way.

First Line: It was not every day that a mermaid became a siren, and not every day that Esmerine attended such a party.

Story: S

Cover: S

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Hops (11/25/11)






Follow Friday (#4)

Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

I am thankful for my friends and family who always ask about how I'm doing and tend to embellish my blog a smidge to their friends (especially my dad). I am thankful for every book that I read, to actually be able to read and have access to vast amounts of reading options. Thank you C:









        TGIF (#3)

 When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

Oh gosh, definitely food and video games and texting. All of those apply. 






Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cover Reveal: Never To Sleep, The Waiting Sky, Vessel


Never To Sleep (Novella) by Rachel Vincent
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
Soul Screamers #5.5

Publisher: Harlequin

















Don't Close Your Eyes. 

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever. 

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?

 The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin
Publication Date: August 2, 2012


Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 224
Click To Add On Goodreads

















Seventeen-year-old Jane can’t quite face her mother’s alcoholism even though it sucks to spend all her time and energy keeping them afloat—making sure her mom gets to work, that the bills are paid when there’s money to pay them, and that no one knows her mom is so messed up. But when Jane’s mom drives drunk almost killing both them and Jane’s best friend, Jane can no longer deny her mom is spiraling out of control. Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left years ago to go to college. A summer away with him and his tornado chasing buddies may just provide the time and space she needs to figure out whether her life still includes her mother.

 Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Publication Date: September 11, 2012


Publisher: Margret K. McElderry 
Pages: 320
Click To Add On Goodreads


In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so that her clan's goddess can inhabit her body... but her goddess never comes.








Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (4)


Revived by Cat Patrick
Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Little Brown
Pages: 352
Young Adult



















As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life. 
A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.

The synopsis is captivating and the cover is enthralling. This has definitely caught my eye, has it caught yours? What are you waiting on this Wednesday? C: 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cover Reveal: Such Wicked Intent



Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
Publication Date: August 21, 2012


Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: This Dark Endeavor Chronicles #2
Pages: 304
















When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother's betrothed. 
If only these things were not so tempting.
When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor's twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return. 
I'm so excited! I had no idea that Kenneth Oppel was making a book that would follow This Dark Endeavor. Definitely an interesting looking cover, it must be Victor and Elizabeth stationed in the center. Though I do like This Dark Endeavor's cover and text much preferably over this one.



In My Mailbox (20): STOMP!



In My Mailbox is a weekly Meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers take time to share the books that they had received that week.

REVIEW:
Switched by Amanda Hocking (Thank you St. Martin's Press)


BORROWED:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

SIGNED PLAY BILL:

BIRTHDAY GIFT:
Assassin's Creed Revelations by Ubisoft


Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Hops (11/18/11)



Happy Happy Birthday to me! 

I hope you all have a wonderful day today! 

Spreading the Smiles around <3



Follow Friday (#3)

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

Oh Santa I do wish to have a copy of The Forrest of Hands and Teeth in my stocking this year! Oh! And maybe the rest of The Mortal Instruments series! That would be awesome! Thanks Santa! :D









        TGIF (#2)

Giving Thanks: Which books are you most thankful for receiving from other bloggers, friends, family members, or publishers?

I am thankful for my parents for buying me the books that I beg for and supporting me with my blogging. I would love to thank Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte for being an awesome blog friend and helping me out! :D And thank you for all the publishers for being so amazing! You guys rock!








Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell


Released: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Clann #1
Young Adult
Pages: 416
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail. For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences…. 
*Digital galley provided by publisher for an honest review*

I wasn't really expecting this story to bring me in. With the whole vampire trend fluctuation going on, I've been very defensive while reading those genres. Crave wasn't a horrible "vampire" story, there wasn't much to the whole vampire or witch aspect thought.

You'll get more of the romance genre with this. I did enjoy the romance parts, something that every girl can smile at or feel butterflies towards and Darnell does a great job conveying the feelings between Savannah and Tristan; their star-crossed lovers deal was disheartening but adorable. Even their character development proved well. They were both highly complex characters poised to emotions, their own voice was progressed nicely with their dual POVs, enjoyable dialogue, and relatable drama issues.

My only problem was that it took about 60-70% of the book to see any form of action or a fulcrum in the storyline. The character buildup that takes more than half a book, well, it's just not my forte of a read. The romance was cute and all but I was waiting for something to happen for quite some time and the disappointment was a huge buildup. 


First Line: I edged closer to my unconscious boyfriend cuffed to a chair nearby. 


Story: B


Cover: C

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)




Shadows Casted by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
*2012 Debut Author Challenge*

Publisher: Atheneum
Pages: 320
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult















Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet - especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the plague that is ravaging the rest of the world. 
Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe. Government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cass and her family, they flee to the Island, a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors, and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken Cass under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the spirit world is angry, and it has chosen Cass to be its voice and instrument...

Beautiful cover, the title surely drew me in, and the synopsis displays an original idea that backs away from the trends that have raged over the course of 2011. I can't wait for this one to come out! So tell me, what are you waiting on this wednesday?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

You Are My Only by Beth Kephart


Released: October 25, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Stand Alone Novel
Young Adult
Pages: 256
Genre: Contemporary, Family, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
Format: e-Galley
Source: Netgalley
Emmy Rane is married at nineteen, a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. 
Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the "No Good." One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that gives Sophie the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever. . . .
I enjoyed reading this book, coming back into contemporary settings is like a breath of fresh air for me. Kephart's narrative was engrossing and made time fly while I was reading. Though some of her sentence structure was choppy other lines were poetic, which gave it an airy feel. Even though this story is predictable from the beginning, the message and emotions that Kephart conveys kept me flipping through the pages.

The dual POV story tends to be common in young adult literature, going between two different characters and their personalities and narratives. I enjoyed reading Sophie's story more than Emmy's more for the fact of her innocence, curiosity, and the joy of watching her grow. With Emmy's story, though it is quite tragic, it was hard to settle in with her personality and the dialogue was tough to read at time.

The ending, though bittersweet, it just leaves you hanging. I was hoping for an epilogue kinda deal breaker but it just cut off. I had so many questions left unanswered and some emotions that couldn't I couldn't find closure for. The abruptness of it all was rather disappointing. 

First Line: My house is a storybook house.

Story: A

Cover: B



Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher


Released: May 3, 2007
Publisher: Dial Books
Series: Incarceron #1
Young Adult
Pages: 442
Genre: Adventure, Dystopia, Fantasy, Steampunk
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed -- Library








Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.
And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside - she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye, and escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know. Because Incarceron is alive.

I will admit that I was bought in by this cover. There are two things that would sell me completely and they are 1: Keys and 2: Pocket Watches. So without a second thought, I picked this up from the shelf on my library and scanned it out.

I hadn't merged with pure fantasy in a while so it was a tough transition going from contemporary and futuristic fiction. The beginning of the book was a slow paced read as you venture back and forth between the POVs of Claudia, the Warden of Incarceron's daughter, and Finn, a prisoner of Incarceron. It roughly took me a few tries and a motivational pep talk to get halfway through. The beginning was the toughest part to get through, it was like trying to fit into that pair of jeans that just quite didn't fit but after jumping around and doing the "pants dance" they went on snugly.

For the characters, the development of emotions and bonds were well progressed, but when it comes to my favorite story to read about it was Claudia. You'd think that reading about Finn, the prisoner trying to escape, would galvanize by interest but it didn't. Claudia's attitude, her spunky nature, and just the tight-knit bond between her and Jared, her tutor, grasped my attention and had me flying through her story. She was a character that I looked up to. 

I do recommend this book to true fantasy lovers hoping to dissolve themselves in a new world. Fisher does a wonderful job stitching together two different worlds in one universe. Though I wasn't bought in the beginning, by the end I was sold again and again. 

First Line: Finn had been flung on his face and chained to some slabs of the transitway.

Story: A

Cover: S

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (19): T-Minus 5 Days

In My Mailbox is a weekly Meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers take time to share the books that they had received that week.

Well the title is foreshadowing this Friday: November 18th. Why you ask? Well because that's my Birthday! 17 YEARS OLD! Oh gosh! And this is going to be my dedication Birthday In My Mailbox :D



--AUDIO BOOK--
Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast*

--VIDEO GAMES--
Final Fantasy VIII
Persona 2 Portable -Innocent Sin
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

-SWAG-
SENIOR SHIRT!!!!!!!

*Thank you Reading Vacation and MacMillian Publishers C:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


Released: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Young Adult
Pages: 452
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Format: e-Book
Source: Pulse It









Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

Mara Dyer is one heck of a roller coaster novel, I can tell you this much from experience. Now this is a book that most people are going to love or most people are going to hate. I definitely enjoyed The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer for three things: The hot, intellectual Noah Shaw that could be as yummy as soft-serve vanilla ice cream. Comedic genius dialogue that had me raving and rolling off my bed a few times. And Jamie Roth, Mr. "skipping-grade-intellect-parseltongue-learning-bisexual" friend who is not only cunning but lovable to where you wanna fistbump after everything he says. Oh, and the cover. Can't forget about that gorgeous cover!

Now there was only one thing that kinda put me off. All through the book you know there's going to be paranormal, and your waiting for it, and you just keep waiting, until FINALLY you figure it out. Except for Mara. Then you're thrown into her thoughts of "it was obviously a dream.... ..... .....RIGHT?" which put me through six or seven loops. And then during the final chapters you get this massive load of information which just added ten more hoops. So you get the paranormal buzzer going off and I'm just sitting there with  my eye twitched from that massive information and sensory overload. And then you have a cliffhanger which caused an epileptic seizure.

So all in all. Awesome characters. Mara "Don't-Step-On-Me-Because-I-Bite-Back" Dyer who's mind and narration you can't assume is the real deal all the time. Mr. Noah "I'm-Sexy-And-I-Know-It" Shaw who you wish was your legitimate boyfriend. Jamie "I'm-A-Cliché" Roth. And then you got your asshole characters such as Anna and Aiden who just make you wanna punch a wall and scream at someone to show them no mercy. Trust me, I did that all. 

Take the roller coaster ride. If that doesn't wanna make you read the book, then do it for the cover because it's just beautiful. 

First Line: My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something.

Story: S

Cover: XS


Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Hops (11/11/11)

Follow Friday (#2)


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!


Q.  In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.


A. Well a lot of my high school alumni have gone off to serve in Iraq and I'm praying for them everyday that they come home safe and sound. I miss them all and I know that they're kicking butt out there and doing our country proud. I love them all!






TGIF at GReads (#1)


Love-Hate Relationship: Which characters from a book do you love to hate?


-Oh Jeez this is going to be a tough one. Probably Eragon, some of the stuff that he does just irks me but other times I enjoy seeing him mature. So much Eragon!!! SO MUCH INHERITANCE LOVE!!!




Thank you so much for stopping by everyone! Please leave a comment with your link so I can follow you back! Toodles!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cover Reveal: For Darkness Shows the Stars, Darkness Before Dawn, Arise

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 384
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.
But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.
Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

 Darkness Before Dawn
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 272

This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won. 
Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters.... 
Darkness Before Dawn is a fresh new story with captivating characters, unexpected plot twists, a fascinating setting, and a compelling voice. Written under the name J. A. London by a talented mother-son team, the trilogy is perfect for fans of True Blood and the House of Night and Morganville Vampires series.

 Arise by Tara Hudson (Hereafter #2)
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together. 
Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. 
Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.

Tell me what you guys think!
I think these are all beautiful covers, especially For Darkness Shows the Stars!