What’s Next? (33) — Storms, Assassins, and Crashes

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

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar’s standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina’s help to safeguard Russia, even if he’s repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived… and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye.

Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children, but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?

Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.

What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode…and nine body bags in the snow.

The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.

In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.

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    January 10, 2013

    I hear Crash is really good so I'm voting for that.

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    January 10, 2013

    I vote for Crash.

    Happy reading!

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    Maji Bookshelf

    January 10, 2013

    I read the gathering storm and im not a fan,, i cant wait to read shadowlands so i vote for that!
    – Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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    January 10, 2013

    I have heard some pretty awesome things about Shadowlands lately. I've heard it's a little creepy at times but the mystery is not something to miss out on! But… I'm a sucker for anything to do with Russia and so Gathering Storm sounds pretty awesome too!

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    Blythe Harris

    January 10, 2013

    I vote for Shadowlands!

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    January 10, 2013

    I say Shadowlands!! I have heard so many awesome things about it!!

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    January 10, 2013

    I vote for Crash! It looks great and I featured it as my WOW last week!

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    Jenea Whittington

    January 10, 2013

    I definitely vote for Shadow Lands…

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    Jaime Morrow

    January 10, 2013

    I vote for Crash! I hadn't heard of this one until today, but it sounds really good. Thanks for mentioning it! ;)

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    January 10, 2013

    I'd go for Crash :)

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    January 10, 2013

    I'm halfway through Shadowlands, and I'd vote for that (although I haven't read Crash.)

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    January 10, 2013

    I vote for Crash! I want that book so bad! The other two can so wait!

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    Ephrielle M

    January 10, 2013

    I have rather wanted to read The Gathering Storm. You will have to tell me if it is any good.

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    January 10, 2013

    The Gathering Storm – really want to read that one, it's set in Russia, and it just sounds so good!

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)

    January 11, 2013

    Umm…. Shadowlands obviously :P

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    ᘛ ᗰᗩᎶᎥᘓ ᘚ

    January 11, 2013

    CRASH or THE GATHERING STORM (i don't now why, but i love historical fiction! so far BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY is my favorite!)

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    Sara (of the Page Sage)

    January 11, 2013

    I've heard Shadowlands is great, but my vote is for Crash. It sounds SO good, but I've seen mixed reviews and would love to see your viewpoint!

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    January 14, 2013

    Honestly..I didn't like Gathering that much. I'm all for Shadowlands. :D