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Friday, November 12, 2010

This Months Book

You have 3 choices and 3 days to decide.

Option #1: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Luce must spend her senior year at reform school after her boyfriend dies in a mysterious fire. She suspects that the dark shadows that have tormented her all her life had something to do with it. When she meets supernaturally gorgeous Daniel, she feels a familiar longing, making her believe they have met before. Although Cam is clearly interested in her, Luce only wants Daniel, who runs both hot and cold. He tries to keep Luce at a distance, telling her that the truth would kill her as it has many times before. The first chapter is gripping and foreshadows the supernatural elements to come. The plot revolves around lovers who find one another, only to lose one another over and over again in a story that spans centuries. Instead of vampires, though, these are fallen angels. Many elements are not resolved, such as the cause of the fire and why angels are at this school. Still, fans of supernatural romance will be lining up for this book despite its flaws, and begging for a sequel.

Option #2: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Option #3: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

You must vote before the sun sets on the third day.


StandsMom said...

No comments yet? I've already read The Scorch Trials. It would make Nov much easier for me. Fallen sounds interesting to, though.

Amanda said...

My vote is for The Scorch Trials. No time to think of something funny to say. Gotta go.

Memzy said...

Number one pick is Scorch Trials and numero dos is Fallen. Thanks Eeka!!

samandlysander said...
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samandlysander said...

Great picks! I've already finished and love all those books. I'll pick scorch trials too. It was hard not to talk about it in the last discussion!

Jenny ESP said...

I'll vote with the crowd, since I'm already 1/3 of the way through Scorched Trails anyway. And then I can just copy/paste my Maze Runner review.

Landee said...

"supernaturally gorgeous Daniel"

Tempting. But I vote Scorch Trials. I must see how Tommy gets outta this one. Plus, ZOMBIES!

Memzy said...

So what's the verdict yo?

Markie23 said...

Scorch Trials

Hot Pants said...

I'm going with Scorch Trials since I already bought it for Bailey for Christmas. I'll just have to read it when he's not around. And I guess I'll have to use a bookmark instead of bending the pages. And I guess I won't be reading it in the bathroom either.