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[Stacking the Shelves] - #11

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      I am back, I took some time off to catch up on reading, get somethings caught up and maybe have some more time to spend and inform everyone that, is still paying attention. I don't know why you are. In the time I was gone I went to chicago, I got a few new books in, and I really didn't get as much reading as I would have liked to have gotten done, done. Anyways, here we go!

Sweet Evil
Rage Within
Confessions of a
Murder Suspect
The Diviners

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   Author: Wendy Higgins
   Format: Paperback
   Release Date: May 1st, 2012

     Embrace the Forbidden

     What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

     This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

     Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

     Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

      Sweet Evil, when I first saw it seemed like a rather good paranormal romance novel, and I was intrigued with how it sounded and what it entailed in general. I am still curious to see what kind of person Anna is, and than Kaidan. The whole no one warned Anna about the bad boy Kaidan and some sort of rebellion or teenage angst, whatever; I am just not sure if I buy into this all the way yet or not.

     Sweet Evil, has some potential to be a good romance, I'm just not sure if I'll buy into this all the way. I love the concept and the whole precipice behind them. Going into this book with an Open mind is going to be rather difficult, but I'll try my best. There is just a lot of good paranormal romances out there, and I'm not sure if they are all for me.

Title: Rage Within
   Author: Jeyn Roberts
   Format: Hardback
   Release Date: September 4th, 2012

     In this apocalyptic sequel to Dark Inside’s “well-balanced, realistic suspense" (Kirkus Reviews), four teens continue the struggle for survival as they face a world gone mad.

     Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population, and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now, they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of surviving teens, and trying to figure out their next move.

     Aries is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers, and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath, but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, even if he is still alive. Michael is still haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may be a danger to his friends.

     As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael will have to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.

     Here comes a powerful book, Rage Within being the sequel to Dark Inside is going to keep me on the edge of my seat for the entire book, I hope. Dark Inside, I haven't gotten around to, and again I hate to say it I can't really testify to how good this will be. Its on my list soon, so I hope to get around to this book soon!

   Author: James Patterson
   Format: Hardback
   Release Date: September 24th, 2012

     James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.

     On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

     James Patterson returns, The Angel family has suffered a rather large tragedy. When Tandy is suspected for the murder of her two parents and being one of the last few that have seen them. Tandy has to solve their person murder and who can she turn to, to trust.

     I am highly interested in cracking this book open. I have a few friends who are in police academy. This book focuses more on a teen vigilante that has to solve her parents murder. Not only does she have to clear her family name, but there is also risks to digging into her family past and what they are capable of.

Title: Fire
   Author: Kristin Cashore
   Format: Hardback
   Release Date: October 5th, 2009

     It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men.

     This is where Fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame, Fire is the last remaining human monster. Equally hated and adored, she had the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own.

     Then Prince Brigan comes to bring her to King City, The royal family needs her help to uncover the plot against the king. Far away from home, Fire begins to realize there's more to her power than she ever dreamed. Her power could save the kingdom.

     If only she weren't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.

     This book is a companion to Graceling and was referred to me by a friend. Kristin Cashore was claimed to be a good fantasy and adventure author, and Graceling was a good start to get into the genre. Fire expands, where Graceling leaves off, and expands on the story. Fire is a monster who is monster who is faced with a dilemma on who she wants to be, and what she wants to be herself. She is forced with a coming of age story that fills the Graceling universe. 

Title: The Diviners
   Author: Libba Bray
   Format: Hardback
   Release Date: September 18th, 2012

     Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."

     When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first

     The Diviners is another book that I picked up the same time I got Confessions of a Murder Suspect. This book, has the same type of investigation type aspect to it and drew me into the book. As well, Evie is in a different position, than Tandy in Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Evie seems to want to help the investigator. As well, Evie seems to possess a secret that could help catch the killer.

     This book is rather large, and is very intimidating. I just hope the story and the plot has a decent. I just don't want to spend time getting involved into this book and abandon it halfway through it. As well, the biggest downfall to this book, is how the murders are committed, the types of murder, but the main concern is how the plot moves. I hope the plot moves along rather decently, if the plot moves too fast or too slow, the book will lose it's potential.
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