What’s Next? (15)

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Here are a few I have to (or want to!) read soon. So. Which first?

Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.

Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.

Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.

Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.

While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything… until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before

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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    Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books

    September 6, 2012

    Adaptation sounds thrilling, so that's my vote! Can't wait to see what you think of it when you post a review. :)

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    September 6, 2012

    Great books :) I want to read all of these, too, so it's tough to choose from them, but I decided to vote for The Raven Boys.

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    September 6, 2012

    My vote goes to Raven Boys, can't wait to read that one!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    Jenea Whittington

    September 6, 2012

    Adaptation get my vote. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    September 6, 2012

    Eve and Adam wins my vote! (Mostly because it's on my list, too!)

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    September 6, 2012

    The Raven Boys for sure :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts about this one ;)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    Kit Grindstaff

    September 6, 2012

    I thought Adaptation, till I read the Raven Boys synop!

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    Katrina Marie

    September 6, 2012

    The Raven Boys. I need to read this soon!

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    September 6, 2012

    Oooo you've got a tough decision Hafsah! I've read The Raven Boys and Eve and Adam and they're obviously super different. Eve and Adam is really fun and quick, and The Raven Boys is darker, heavier and much slower. Both I really enjoyed though:)

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    September 6, 2012

    Oh, wow, I want all three!

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    September 6, 2012

    Hmm … I guess Raven Boys. Although they all look awesome. Happy reading! :)

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    September 6, 2012

    Wow! All three of these sound awesome! Hmm…My vote goes for Adaptation!

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    Danielle D

    September 6, 2012

    Raven Boys, still need to read my copy :)

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    September 6, 2012

    I'm voting for Eve & Adam! I though that book was awesome =)

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    September 6, 2012

    Adaptation! Either that or Eve and Adam. I've read Eve and Adam and I loved it. The Raven Boys, on the other hand, wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't make it past the first 30 pages because it bored me to tears. :( I seem to be in the minority though.

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    Sabrina Beilharz

    September 6, 2012

    Those three are on my top list!!! I want to read bad

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    September 6, 2012

    The Raven Boys!

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    September 6, 2012

    My vote is for The Raven Boys! Adaptation sounds curiously like “The Birds”

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    Addie R.

    September 7, 2012