What’s Next (40) — Princes, Destruction, and Half-bloods

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

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic.Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don’t you? They’re the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses—Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose—to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms.

But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

Christopher Healy, author of the acclaimed The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, takes us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created for another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination—it’s all in a day’s work for the League of Princes.

Gripping original stories of dystopian worlds from nine New York Times bestselling authors, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.

The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few, and their courage is tested.

Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

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    Stephanie Verhaegen

    February 28, 2013

    Half-Blood! Half-Blood! Half-Blood! :D

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    Tanya Patrice

    February 28, 2013

    I haven't read any of the ones you mentioned, but I'm voting for Half-Blood, because it's on my reading list too :-)

    Tanya Patrice

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    Jenea Whittington

    February 28, 2013

    I vote for Storming the Castle. It sounds really good.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever' What's Next?

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    Bree Clarkson

    February 28, 2013

    I'm torn! I haven't seen Storming the Castle before (it's now on my TBR, though, lol)…but it looks like a lot of fun! On the other hand, I really want to read Shards & Ashes, and want to see more reviews of it…ACK!

    I'm siding with “fun”, I think…Storming the Castle gets my vote this week!

    Bree :)
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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    February 28, 2013

    I'm going to vote for Half-Blood. I've heard so many good things about it. It's on my TBR as well.

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    February 28, 2013

    I vote for Shards & Ashes :)

    Happy reading!

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    Emma M.

    February 28, 2013

    You definitely need to read Half-Blood next! It is a fantastic read and I was bummed that I had put off reading it for such a long time.

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    February 28, 2013

    Half-Blood!! :D It's absolutely amazing.

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    March 1, 2013

    Shards and Ashes

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)

    March 1, 2013

    Storming the Castle of course!

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    Alice M

    March 3, 2013

    I like this idea. I always have trouble picking what next to read. ;)
    I read 3 books at time. I always read 2 digital and one hardcover(or paperback). So I think I will let the readers help me chose the hardcover book.
    Any help in choosing is greatly appreciated!

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      Alice M

      March 3, 2013

      I vote for Half Blood!