Audience: Young Adult/New Adult - Mythology, Fantasy
I was intrigued by the premise of this novel. I’ve read a few other novels based on Greek mythology and was excited to see what Eternal Night had to offer.
Eternal Night starts out with the apparent suicide of Nadia, the Goddess of Hope. After her death, other supernatural phenomenon begin to occur. The other gods realize that something big is coming and they must not only discover what it is, but stop it before it destroys human civilization.
Each Friday, Reading Lark is going to feature some new releases each week to help give you some ideas of what to buy next. This is not an exhaustive list of this week's releases - just some novels that caught our eye. Feel free to share what books you're excited about that came out this week in our comments section.
We're excited to welcome the author of Feuds, Avery Hastings, to Reading Lark today.
Andrea @ Reading Lark:If your novel were a cookie, what kind would it be?
Andrea @ Reading Lark:There seems to be a ton of science fiction and dystopian novels hitting the YA market these days. What makes Feuds stand out?
Avery:FEUDS is at its heart a classic romance, not a sci-fi or dystopian novel. That said, it touches on themes that are relevant now and will continue to be relevant in the near future (genetic experimentation/manipulation). It's a blend of old and new, literary and scientific. I tried hard in writing FEUDS to stay true to myself and my characters (who in other lives reside in a Shakespearean era) rather than follow a trend.
Review of Lola and the Boy Next Door I love Stephanie Perkins' work. I have often commented that I want to curl up and live in the pages of her stories. There is something about losing myself in the love story of a Perkins' heroine that eases my stress, lowers my blood pressure, and sends a euphoric shiver through my heart. Her stories are truly something special. I have been anxiously awaiting this one since finishing Anna and Lola early in 2013. I can say with total conviction that this one was worth the wait.
We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz
and stumbled on this meme while hanging out at one of our favorite blogs, A Book and a
Cupcake. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join
the fun. The Unread Reader features this meme on Wednesdays, but we figured moving
our participation to Thursday wouldn't hurt anything. We'd love it if you'd
leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book
boyfriends as well.
Book Boyfriend is. . .
from Magnolia by Kristi
For this post I've chosen Theo James as the face of Ryder. Because- duh- Theo James.
Facts about Ryder:
* He’s the star
quarterback of his state-champ football team
He plays piano- really well
* His mother and Jemma’s
have been plotting their children’s eventual nuptials since they were babies
This book is both Afterworlds and the story of how the book
came to be. It is your favorite seven-layer dip, with a layer of paranormal
romance, a layer of realistic contemporary, a layer of generic teen girl, a
layer of timeless teen Indian boy, a layer of Hispanic good guy, a layer of
young and innocent meets experienced and regretful, and layer of teen Indian
girl who likes girls. It sounds like it’s going to be a hot mess, but the
result is actually delicious.
True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors ofBeautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author ofShatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
Please Ignore Vera Dietz By: A.S. King Read By: Lynde Houck Published By: Listening Library Publication Date: April 26. 2011 Page Count: 336 (paperback) Source: Library Audiobook Audience/Genre: YA/Realistic Fiction Buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound.
I've struggled to write this review, not because Please Ignore Vera Dietz isn't fantastic (it is), but because I can't think of anyone who would do this lovely, complex, surprising, and emotionally raw book justice than Vera herself. She's lost her best friend without knowing why, and now he's dead and she knows how and why, but she can't tell anyone.