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Thursday, May 16, 2013

TBR Thursday:May

Due to being behind I'm doing a whole post of the books on my TBR list releasing in May. Enjoy :)
Once Upon a Prince
Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck. Released May 7th.
Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale. Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life. The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love. Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s a ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation.
 I've meant to get around to this author's books for ages. Now seems like the perfect time with such a sweet story and beautiful cover :D I'm interested in reading this book and it's finally in at my library!! Yay! Picking it up tomorrow :)




The Originals
 The Originals by Cat Patrick. Released May 7th.
 A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived. 17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life... Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.
After reading Cat Patrick's Revived I've wanted to read more! The cover and the description are so interesting...I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Cloning? Along with romance and adventure? Sounds great :D
 Beauty
 Beauty by Nancy Ohlin. Released May 7th.

Looks to kill for... Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughter. And despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affection, she’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding school. At the Academy, Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls. Isolated and alone, Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desires. But when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous, just how far will Ana go to fit in?
With my love of retellings (I think this one is Snow White) I was happy to discover a new one :) I'm interested and hope that it will turn out good :D
Icons by Maragaret Stohl. Released May 7th.
 Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. She's different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy. Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths. Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.
I already have this one in fact...can't wait to start it. Margaret Stohl co-author of Beautiful Creatures? It's bound to be good. It sounds super exciting and I can't wait!!! Only I'm being forced to :/ Oh well. Definitely one that I've got some expectations in.

Towering by Alex Flinn. Released May 14.
At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on. Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying. Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her. Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again. Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Alex Flinn knows her fairy tales, and Towering is her most mind-bending interpretation yet. Dark and mysterious, this reimagining of Rapunzel will have readers on the edge of their seats wondering where Alex will take them next!
second in the Kendra chronicles.
Alex Flinn is such a good author and does wonderful retellings. Although I read a review that didn't like it so much I still have hopes that this will turn out to be wodnerful. The cover is just beautiful and I'm getting a copy from Goodreads (I won a first reads giveaway yay!)
 The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke. Releasing May 21st.
With her weak eyes and useless lungs that often leave her gasping for air, Nere feels more at home swimming with the dolphins her mother studies than she does hanging out with her classmates. Nere has never understood why she is so much more comfortable and confident in the water than on land until the day she learns the shocking truth—she is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world. But there are some big challenges ahead of her: no one ever asked Nere if she wanted to be part of a science experiment; the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the new Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim across hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean, relying on their wits, their loyal dolphins and one another to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids ... dead or alive. Fierce battle and daring escapes abound as Nere and her friend race to safety in this action-packed marine adventure.
This one sounded interesting when I saw it a while back. Hope it will turn out good whenever I read it :)


The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3)
 The Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross. Releasing May 28th.
In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken  When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives. With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin. Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine. To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has...
I read and loved the first two books in this series. I can't wait to find out what happens next and I'm missing my steampunk as I haven't read it in awhile. Hopefullythis book can cure me *winks*

Sky on Fire (Monument 14, #2)
 Monument 14:Sky On Fire by Emmy Laybourne. Releasing May 28th.
The world hasn't ended...yet. In this sequel to MONUMENT 14, the group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two. Most of the kids are making a desperate run on their recently repaired school bus for the Denver airport where they hope to reunite with their parents, be evacuated to safety, and save their dying friend. But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters, and not all the kids were willing to get on the bus. Left behind in a sanctuary that has already been disturbed once, the remaining kids try to rebuild the community they lost. But when the issues are life and death, love and hate, who can you really trust?
The first book in this series was very very good (with the exception of the end, it was off) it was a great dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. I just loved the world and the covers are so (haha) beautiful! The school bus is definitely a great touch and I am so excited to see what happens next!
A Simple Song
 A Simple Song by Melody Carlson. Releasing in June (oops there, before it had been set to release in May)
 Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina’s best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father’s health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents’ wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?
Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it’s over?

I read the first book in this sort of series and I really enjoyed it. Melody Carlson can write some good Amish fiction :) I'm hoping this one will turn out just as well! Plus Amish books calm me...it's weird.

I had fallen behind in TBR posts. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up better and won't have to do a month post again, haha.
Love, Sierra  

4 comments:

  1. Beauty sounds amazing! I'm so excited to read it. Towering also sounds great, too :)

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    1. It does! Well they both do, haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow! Girl, you have some great ones listed here. Enjoy 'Prince.' It was a jewel. :)

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    1. I will, it's waiting to be read right now...

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