What’s Next? (3)

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Tuesday, I finished GOLDEN LILY by Richelle Mead. The ending left me hanging and heartbroken and I had a time choosing what to read next. But I got started on SO CLOSE TO YOU, because of your recommendations last week. Here are a few I have to (or want to!) read soon. So. Which first?

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?

The Vindico

X-Men meets The Breakfast Club in this darkly humorous adventure

The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they’re not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire–after all, how hard can it be to teach a bunch of angsty teens to be evil?

Held captive in a remote mansion, five teens train with their mentors and receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams. Struggling to uncover the motives of the Vindico, the teens have to trust each other to plot their escape. But they quickly learn that the differences between good and evil are not as black and white as they seem, and they are left wondering whose side they should be fighting on after all . . .

With fast-paced action, punchy dialogue, and sarcastic humor, this high-stakes adventure from a talented new YA voice pulls you in from the first page.

Secret Letters

Inquisitive and observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the mystery of her cousin’s ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed, Dora is left to rely on her wits–and the assistance of an attractive yet enigmatic young detective–to save her cousin’s reputation and help rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way.

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature.

Which should I read first??
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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Kapri (Book Fanatics)

    June 14, 2012

    I would have to vote for Hourglass. I really liked that book!

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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    June 14, 2012

    Hourglass! I've heard it's good, and would love to see what you think of it :D

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    Ilana Waters

    June 14, 2012

    I, too vote for Hourglass. Sounds like the most original of the bunch. Sorry I'm not leaving a link, but I actually have no trouble deciding what to read next! I do, however, love to give my opinions ;-)

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    June 14, 2012

    I vote for Hourglass. I enjoyed Hourglass a lot, but the sequel Timepiece was even better! Read Hourglass so you can read Timepiece!

    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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    June 14, 2012

    I vote for Secret Letters, I think that the plot sounds awesome!

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    June 14, 2012

    Hourglass! Read it recently and it was really good!!

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    Jenea Whittington

    June 14, 2012

    Hourglass for sure…

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    June 14, 2012

    The Secret Letters. Because it looks pretty… and sounds good… and if you like it, I'm buying it. (Plus I just like telling you what to do… which I can… cuz we're married…)

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    Addie R.

    June 14, 2012

    Hourglass! I've heard great things about it! I need to satrt reading it soon.

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    June 15, 2012

    I have to vote for Secret Letters! I finished it today, even though the first 100 pages were kinda slow, I ended up loving it!

    My WN: http://taysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2012/06/whats-next-2.html#comment-form

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    Sierra Abrams

    June 15, 2012

    Hourglass!! I'm so excited to hear your thoughts on it…haven't read it yet but I want to! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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    Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    June 15, 2012

    Oh no…I forgot about this feature this week!! I need to add it to my calender! I vote for Hourglass!