What’s Next? (18)

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

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . . The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

Alina has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

Quinn should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

Bea wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

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.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

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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    September 27, 2012

    All of these sound good, but I'm leaning more towards Breathe for some reason.

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    Written ByBrittan

    September 27, 2012

    I vote for Mystic City. It looks so good. I hope you enjoy whatever book you end up reading.


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    September 27, 2012

    I vote for MYSTIC CITY too! The cover is BEAUTIFUL & I started reading it, and that begging…GOD it's AWESOME! =D

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    September 27, 2012

    I vote for Mystic City, I really love the cover and am curious about it!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    September 27, 2012

    I vote for Mystic City, too! I really want to read it!

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    September 27, 2012

    The Peculiars! Looks really awesome!

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    Sam Kasbrick

    September 27, 2012

    I vote for Breathe.

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    Katrina Marie

    September 27, 2012

    I vote for Mystic City. I love the cover!

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    Ashelynn Hetland

    September 27, 2012

    Breathe. :)

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    Sarah A.

    September 27, 2012

    You've always got such great choices! I think I'd go with Mystic City.

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    Danielle D

    September 27, 2012

    Vote for Mystic City

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    Sierra Abrams

    September 27, 2012


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    September 27, 2012

    I'd go for Breathe!

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    Kayla S

    September 27, 2012

    Both sound great (the cover art for both is even gorgeous!) but I think I'd read Mystic City first! :)

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    September 27, 2012

    My vote is for Breathe!

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    My anxious life

    September 28, 2012

    Mystic City looks amazing!!

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    Rachel V

    September 28, 2012

    I vote for Breathe but Mystic City is a close 2nd!!!

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    Patrick Castro

    September 28, 2012

    Mystic City! It looks really good! :)
    Happy Reading Hafash! :)

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    Allyson Rida

    September 29, 2012

    Mystic City sounds great!