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Spring 2014 reading list.
I'm going to list down 10 books I own that I hope to read this spring. I will look back at the end of spring to see how many books I’ve actually read.. It's going to be fun, because I'm not good with these lists.
1. Shannon Hale - The goose girl. I received a box set for this series for Christmas and I can’t wait to finally see what this is all about.
Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny.
2. Jay Kristoff – Stormdancer. This book comes with high expectations and it’s going to be interesting to see if it lives up to them.
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company.
3. Miriam Forster – City of a thousand dolls. I must admit that I bought this book for the cover and the fact it’s High fantasy.
Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.
4. Libba Bray – The diviners. This book sounds so ridiculous good!
Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
5. Laini Taylor – Days of blood and starlight. I really liked Daughter of smoke and bone and I can’t wait to see how the story continues.
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.
6. Sarra Manning – Adorkable. This is a ‘Debby’ book. Contemporary isn’t normally my thing, but it sounds like a cute book, excellent for spring weather!
They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?
7. Chris Colfer – The wishing spell. A middle grade fairy tale, yes please!
"The Land of Stories" tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
8. Phoebe North – Starglass. I haven’t heard much of this book, but the ratings on GR are promising.
Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.
9. Elizabeth Norris – Unravelling. I like the sound of the concept.
Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck.
And killed. Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life…
10. Cinda Williams Chima – The demon king. High fantasy!
One day Han Alister catches three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.
Let me know what you think guys. Any of these books you highly recommend?