What’s Next (43) — Apollyons, an Iron Key, and Furies

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

Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday–to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner… and so is Aiden.

If that’s not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time “training”–which really is just Seth’s code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time–she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed… and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate…

Eleven-year-old Holly Shepard wants nothing more than to seek adventure outside of her humdrum American life. She gets her chance at last when her family travels to England and Holly receives an unusual gift: an iron key that unlocks a passage to the dangerous kingdom of Anglielle, where magic is outlawed and those who practice magic are hunted. When her friend Everett and brother Ben are captured by Anglielle’s ruthless king, Holly must rescue them. But that means finding—and using—the magic within herself and learning which magical allies she can trust.

Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.

We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.

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    My anxious life

    March 21, 2013

    The Key and the Flame looks really good!!!!! I pick that one!

    Angela's Anxious Life

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    March 21, 2013

    Furious sounds great. My vote goes to this book. I hope you like it :)

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    Zachary Flye

    March 21, 2013

    I'm going to have to go with Furious mainly because I'm such a huge mythology buff.

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    Jessie Marie

    March 21, 2013

    I would vote for Furious. I heard that it's awesome and how original – a story about the Furies!

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    Dizneeee (Lisa)

    March 21, 2013

    Deity…times 1000! I win! hehehe

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      Angela @ Reading Angels

      March 21, 2013

      I'm going to X's this by double infinity and now NO ONE can beat us! ;) (It works in my house…)

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      Dizneeee (Lisa)

      March 21, 2013

      *high five* We win!

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    Sam Kasbrick

    March 21, 2013

    My vote goes to Deity.

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    March 21, 2013

    The Key and the Flame definitely looks cute. :)

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    Britney Gulbrandsen

    March 21, 2013

    The Key and the Flame! It looks so cute and fun!

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    Vi Nguyen

    March 21, 2013

    Deity all the way!!!!!!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    Maji Bookshelf

    March 21, 2013

    I read Furious and it was great!! but I would vote for Deity!!

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    March 22, 2013

    –<33333 Inky