What’s Next? (2)

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Here are a few I have to read soon! So. Which first?

Monument 14

Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

So Close to You (So Close to You, #1)

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.

When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.

Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices—and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them… and herself.

Monument 14

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Which should I read first??
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    Hannah Lorraine

    June 7, 2012

    Ooh I definitely vote for Hourglass! It was one of my favorite books last year and Timepiece is fabulous as well. It's an amazing series.

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    June 7, 2012

    I would choose so close to you, I have heard great things about it! Have an awesome day!

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    June 7, 2012

    Monument 14 looks great!

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    June 7, 2012

    i vote for Hourglass because the cover is kinda neat, and also because i have neen considering getting it!

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    June 7, 2012

    Hourglass! It is SOOO good, everyone I know who has read it loves it.

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    Jenea Whittington

    June 7, 2012

    Hourglass is Amazing… Hope you like it too…

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    June 7, 2012

    I vote So Close to You because I've heard good things. I Liked Hourglass, but I want to hear what you have to say about the other one lol.

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    ashelynn hetland

    June 7, 2012

    Hourglass! It is so good; I hope you enjoy it when you read it. :)

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    June 7, 2012

    Monument 14 sounds awesome!
    Daniela @ Ya Book Season

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    The Book Babe

    June 7, 2012

    Monument 14. It looks amazing! :)

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    June 7, 2012

    Monument 14

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    Addie R.

    June 7, 2012


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    June 8, 2012

    I say Hourglass because that is most likely what I am reading next. Lol

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    sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    June 8, 2012

    Hourglass is really good! I just read it a few weeks ago. I would love to know how So Close to You is so that is my vote. :)

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    June 9, 2012

    So Close To You – I've only heard fabulous things! :D

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    Sierra Abrams

    June 10, 2012

    How fun! Ok, so, this is a seriously hard list to choose from – but I'm going to go with Monument 14 because I met Emmy Laybourne on Wednesday and adored her! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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    Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog)

    June 10, 2012

    Monument 14

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    Maji Bookshelf

    June 10, 2012

    i've read monument 14 and hourglass, and i really liked them both.. so if you're looking for a survival novel then monument 14, if time traveling/paranormal/romance then definitely hourglass!. However based on your taste, i think you would enjoy hourglass, so i pick it!

    (phew, that was long!)

    – juhina