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Friday, February 1, 2013

Most Wanted: Books of February

Hey guys and welcome back to another Most Wanted list. For those who may not know, this is where I list the top four of the the book I want most for the upcoming month that I haven't already received for review. At the end of the intro to the book I usually put why it's on my list.

1. The Indigo Spell (Bloodline #3) by Richelle Mead *International Giveaway*


Release Date: February 12, 2013
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Length: 432 pages

Summary from GoodReads:
"In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood."




If you have to ask why this is at the top of my Most Wanted list then you don't know me that well. Vampire Academy and Bloodlines are two of my favorite series of all time and with Richelle's promise that this book heats things up it's something that will begin at the top of my TBR list.

2. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer


Release Date: February 5, 2013
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 464 pages

Summary from GoodReads:
"Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner."



I'm in love with fairy-tale reinterpretations and so when I saw Cinder, a reinterpretation of Cinderella with a Sci-Fi twist, I knew it would be great. I may do a full review of Cinder later on, but basically there is no way that I'm not picking this up as soon as I can.

3. Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West


Release Date: February 12, 2013
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Length: 352 pages

Summary from GoodReads:
"Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without."



The thing that draws me into this book is the dual perspectives told on two strands of time. Or at least that's what I'm gathering from the summary. I think the concept is so amazing and new that it not only instantly draws my attention but looks to be a big hit.

4. Sever (The Chemical Gardens #3) by Lauren DeStefano

Release Date: February 12, 2013
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster BYR
Length: 384 pages

Summary from GoodReads:
"Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered."




So, to be perfectly honest I haven't read Fever, the second installment in this series yet, however I did love the first book Wither. I thought that the post-apocalyptic/dystopian mixed with the sister wives theme was brilliant. I cannot wait to read Fever and then dig into this one as well.

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So that's all the books I want most this month. What are your Most Wanted books leave them in the comments below and be sure to check out my Contests/Giveaways page to enter for your chance to win a signed copy of The Indigo Spell my #1 pick this month. It's International!

2 comments:

  1. Ooh, these are good! I haven't read the Bloodlines series, but everyone seems to love it, so I may have to change that soon. :)

    I'm definitely looking forward to Sever and Scarlet, and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi! I've heard nothing but good things.

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  2. I only read the first book in the Bloodlines series. I would like to keep reading them, but the wait at the library is forever.

    I can't wait for Sever - only a few more days!! I know how I would like it to end, but we shall see if it goes my way. Fever was really good - more exciting than Wither IMHO.

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    Krista @ Breathe In BooKs

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