Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's Next (4)




What's Next is a new meme hosted by IceyBooks!
Here's how it works :
-Every Thursday select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!




Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.
Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can't ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.





My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins…
In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.
In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself, tending her garden and selling herbs and oils at the local farmers' market. But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth begins teaching Tegan the ways of the Hedge Witch, in the process awakening memories--and demons—long thought forgotten.
Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, The Witch’s Daughter is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches.Readers will long remember the fiercely independent heroine who survives plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality to remain true to herself, and protect the protégé she comes to love.




Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.



12 comments:

  1. I vote for Here, it's a really good book.

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  2. They all look good. I haven't read any of them, but The Witch's Daughter? I love historical fantasy type books.

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  3. Both Here & Bound sound interesting, but The Witch's Daughter sounds amazing, so I'm voting for The Witch's Daughter :) I hope you'll enjoy it when you get to it!

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  4. My vote goes to Here, I love the cover!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  5. I think I will vote for Here...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=2761

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  6. I vote for Here. It sounds really interesting!

    Katrina
    http://www.bookishthingsandmore.com/2012/07/whats-next-2.html

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  7. Definitely Here. Sounds really odd but really good.
    My What’s Next
    Liz

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    1. lol and I meant odd in a good way, like not your normal everyday book. I love refreshing new reads :)

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  8. I vote for Here. It sounds really interesting. I wonder why that guy is suddenly paying attention to her? My What’s Next Post
    -Melissa @HarleyBearBooks

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  9. I vote for The Witch's Daughter. :)

    My What's Next
    Randi - Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

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