What’s Next? (17)

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

Don’t get yourself noticed and you won’t get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings–Peculiars–and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley–Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he’s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, “The Peculiar” is Stefan Bachmann’s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

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

assandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin… and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself

Which should I read first??
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    September 20, 2012

    My vote definitely goes to Venom this week. It sounds so good!

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    Megan Jackson

    September 20, 2012

    I vote for Venom.

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    September 20, 2012

    I vote for the Diviners, definitely! :) As soon as my sister is done with it, I'm borrowing her copy, LOL.

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    Written ByBrittan

    September 20, 2012

    I vote for Venom!

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    September 20, 2012

    I vote for The Diviners.

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    Bookaholic 007

    September 20, 2012

    I vote for The Peculiar! :)

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    September 20, 2012

    My vote goes to the diviners, I can't wait to read that one!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    Randi M

    September 20, 2012

    Great choices! I want to read all of these, but my vote is for Venom. :)

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    Katrina Marie

    September 20, 2012

    All of these are on my list, but would love to read The Diviners.

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    Jenea Whittington

    September 20, 2012

    I vote for The Diviners…

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    Rachele Alpine

    September 20, 2012

    The Diviners…I can't wait to read it and have heard nothing but amazing things!

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    sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    September 20, 2012

    Venom! It was so good, one of my favorite reads for 2012! :)

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    Maji Bookshelf

    September 20, 2012

    Venom for sure! I read The Diviners and REALLY didn't enjoy it


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    Bonnie R

    September 20, 2012

    If I had The Diviners in my hands that would definitely be first on my list. :)

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    Sara (of the Page Sage)

    September 20, 2012

    I vote for The Diviners! I'm reading it now and so far it's fantastic!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd

    September 20, 2012

    The Diviners!! Did you see what's under the dust jacket? it's gorgeous!

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    Kayla S

    September 20, 2012

    I vote Venom!!

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    Allyson Rida

    September 20, 2012

    The Diviners sounds good!:)

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    Addie R.

    September 21, 2012

    Venom :)

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    The Book Belles

    September 21, 2012

    Venom sounds awesome! :)