Saturday, March 9, 2013

Most Wanted: Books of March

Hey guys, welcome back to another "Most Wanted" list. For those of you who are new, Most Wanted is a post that I do every month to highlight some of the (in my opinion) most anticipated novels coming in the featured month, and then I say a bit about why I'm excited for these releases.

1. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 19, 2013
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Length: 592 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. Be sure not to miss the special first edition, complete with an exclusive family tree."

I don't really need to explain why this is number one right? Pretty self explanatory. If you insist it's because I've fallen in love with Cassandra Clare's books and this is the final installment in her prequel steampunky trilogy. I absolutely cannot wait and if you want to WIN a SIGNED copy of this book feel free to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway on my Giveaways/Contests tab.

2. Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

Release Date: March 5, 2013
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Length: 391 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge."

Another end to another trilogy, I cannot wait to see where this story goes and to read this story from both Lena and Hana's perspectives.

3. MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Release Date: March 12, 2013
Author: Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Length: 480 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity-style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel."

I've always wanted to read more Sci-Fi as my only experience, other than Star Wars movies, is Cinder by Marissa Meyer which is amazing btw. So this book seems to be a great way to get more into the genre as well as read what seems to be an amazing novel.

4. Poison by Bridgett Zin

Release Date: March 12, 2013
Author: Bridgett Zin
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Length: 288 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?"

So this seems to be looking from the other end of the good/bad spectrum with an anti-hero murderer who's only goal is to save her kingdom from destruction. It seems like a book right up my ally and also, doesn't the cover make you think of Snow White meets Alice in Wonderland?

So that wraps up my Most Wanted for this month. As a reminder, in case you didn't see I'm having a giveaway to win a signed finished copy of Clockwork Princess my #1 for the month over on my Contests/Giveaways tab and it's International as well. I'll leave you with my book haul for the month of February which is especially late.

1 comment:

  1. I've read 3 of the 4: MILA 2.0, Poison and Requiem. All received a 3 from me. I loved the concept of MILA 2.0, but felt it was really slow in the middle and I didn't like the way it ended. Poison was cute but I feel the characters should have been younger and it should have been a YA book. Requiem, well, I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I was with this book. It makes me sad.