What’s Next? (21) — Breathless Reads Edition

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

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.
Friends didn’t.
Boys couldn’t.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they got to Serenity Point.

“The Innocents” is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power–brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished–and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past–and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Which should I read first??
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    Abbey Ann

    October 18, 2012

    I think you should read Black City. It seems really good.

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    October 18, 2012

    My vote goes to Black City I have seen some great reviews of it!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    Kim @ A Dutchie on Books

    October 18, 2012

    Black City! I can't wait to read that one myself :)

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    Jenea Whittington

    October 18, 2012

    Absolutely Black City….

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's What's Next

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    October 18, 2012

    I really want to read Falling Kingdoms, even with the mixed reviews it got so far, but I also want to read Black City, too, and so far the reviews have been great, so I vote for Black City!

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    October 18, 2012

    I vote for Falling Kingdoms!

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    Katrina Marie

    October 18, 2012

    Definitely Black City. I've heard a ton of good things about it!

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    October 18, 2012

    Black City! It's a great book so read it first and enjoy it now!

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    October 18, 2012

    I vote for Black City! It sounds so good!

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    October 18, 2012

    I vote Falling Kingdoms! It sounds amazing and I love fantasy!

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    Jenna D.

    October 18, 2012

    I vote Black City. It sounds more interesting than The Innocents, and it comes out before Falling Kingdoms. :)

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    October 18, 2012

    Black City! That sounds so interesting! :)

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    Allyson Rida

    October 18, 2012

    The Innocents looks great! ;)

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    October 18, 2012

    UM. all of them. But Black City first. :D

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    October 18, 2012

    The Innocents!

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    October 19, 2012

    Falling Kingdoms!

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    Enchanted by Books

    October 20, 2012

    Falling Kingdoms!!!!!!!

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    Gina @ My Precious

    October 22, 2012

    The Innocents looks different and interesting to me.