Jill @ Breaking The Spine
This Wednesday I'm waiting on two young adult reads. Both are book #2's in a series and both of these authors happen to be beastie's, and I loved both of these authors books.
My first pick is A Darkness Strange and Lovely. It is book #2 in the Something Strange and Deadly series. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed the world-building and strong characters, especially Eleanor. See my review for SS&D HERE
A Darkness Strange and Lovely
by Susan Dennard
Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by HarperTeen
Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.
My second pick is Crown Of Midnight. One of my top picks for favorite YA books last year was Throne Of Glass. I love the whole series of novella's as well as TOG, so I'm highly anticipating this next installment to see our strong heroine, Celanea keep up with her rouse and fight as she always does, with strength and character! See my review for TOG HERE
Crown Of Midnight
by Sarah J. Maas
Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?