Luke’s May-June 2013 Reading Round-Up

Warriors: The New Prophecy: Dawn, by Erin Hunter

Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, Stormfur, Tawnypelt and Crowpaw have returned from their long journey to tell their Clans that they have found a new home for them, but even if all four Clans agreed to leave the forest, there are dangers far more dangerous in the strange outside world. Just like the other books in the series, it has so many brave and wonderful cats, beautiful writing, and a strong plot. There were even bits that amused me.

The Temptation, created by L.J. Smith, written by Aubrey Clark

The powerful evil spirits of Cassie’s ancestors have possessed the Circle, and the only way Cassie can free her friends is to get aid from an unexpected friend. This is the final book in The Secret Circle, but I wouldn’t have minded if there were more. This is the best instalment in the series. Cassie was put in a much tougher situation than before, and it really showed how much stronger she has become. And the cross-my-heart-hope-to-dieending was great—I couldn’t be any happier.

Cross My Heart, Hope to Die, by Sara Shepard

Emma’s birth mother, Becky, shows up in Tuscan and recognizes Emma as Emma and not Sutton—Emma’s dead twin sister whose murder Emma is trying to solve—and Emma wonders whether it is a mother’s intuition or if Becky was the one who killed her twin sister. This is another thrilling and gripping instalment in The Lying Game series. I wanted to do nothing but read it when I picked it up from the library. I can’t wait to read the next instalment, Seven Minutes in Heaven, which is the final book in the series.

Mind GamesMind Games, by Kiersten White

Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage—and Fia must play by their rules, or Annie will be killed. Even though I haven’t read Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy trilogy as of yet, I definitely wanted to read Mind Games. This was definitely a heart stopping intense psychological thriller. The writing style was unique and gripping, making it hard for me to put it down. I can’t wait to read the sequel, Perfect Lies, out February 18th 2014.

Pushing the Limits, by Katie McGarry

Echo Emerson can’t remember the night she received the scars on her arms, only waking up at the hospital, but with the help of bad boy Noah Hutchins, who has problems of his own, she can find out what exactly happened. I have one word to describe this book—amazing! It was written brilliantly. I can’t wait to read Dare You To. Read my full review here.

Killer, by Sara Shepard

Aria hangs with Ali’s older brother, Jason, and discovers he’s hiding something. Hanna competes against her soon-to-be sister-in-law, Kate, for Mike, Aria’s younger brother. Spencer is stealing from her family. And Emily finds that her boyfriend’s mother isn’t so accepting of her. Killer, like the instalments before it, was thrilling and gripping. Long before reading this, Sara Shepard landed on my top ten favourite author list.

?????????????????????????Unbreakable, by Elizabeth Norris

Janelle’s world is being rebuilt and is resuming some kind of normalcy, but then Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up, asking for her help to find out who is running a human trafficking ring—and Ben, the boy who disappeared through the portal four months ago and who stole her heart, is the prime suspect. Unbreakable reached higher than my expectations were. It was another awesome adventure with Janelle, but sadly, it’s the last book in the Unraveling series.

The Luxe, by Anna Godbersen

When the Holland family’s welfare is in jeopardy, Elizabeth agrees to marry Henry Schoonmaker, who agrees to marry Elizabeth so he won’t be disinherited of his father’s fortune, even though she loves another. The Luxe has “mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, [and] humor,” as reviewed by Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series. She was right to say that it has “gorgeous, historically storm-bornaccurate details.” I can’t wait to read Rumors, the second book in the series, as well as the third and fourth book in the series.

Storm Born, by Richelle Mead

Powerful shaman Eugenie Markham is hired to find a teenager who was kidnapped to the Otherworld, and along with this, she becomes a target for creatures from the Otherworld due to the prophecy that her first-born will threaten the future. Since reading the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series, I wanted to try out Richelle Mead’s other books. I certainly enjoyed Storm Born, and it definitely means I’ll be reading Thorn Queen, the second book.

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