Through The Ever Night
Sequel of: Under The Never Sky
Why? How could you even ask that? Well, first of all, because Rossi doesn’t so much kick ass as an occupation – but as a state of being. Being awesome and badass comes as naturally to Rossi as does breathing. But mostly because I loved Under The Never Sky. It’s ones of those books I bought in hardcover and cuddle every now and again. When I’m sad, I press my face up to it, flattening my cheek, and make comforting cooing noises while I pretend they’re coming from the book. Aria and Perry have one of the best, most interestingly complex relationship is YA. I miss those crazy kids and their shenanigans. Oh and Roar – I miss him too.
Sequel of: Everneath
Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki’s boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it’s too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen – and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.
Everneath, along with Under The Never Sky were two of my absolute favourite books last year. They were also two of the most memorable. I’m still hanging out for the continuation of Nikki’s story – wanting to know what happened to Jack. What’s Cole up to? How is this all going to end? Ashton is the reason I don’t go screaming from love tripods. She’s the reason that, when confronted with one, I take deep, calming breaths and keep reading in the hopes that it might be done as well as it was here in Everneath. Now I need to know. I need to see if she’s kept it up. I need to feel that tension again. Damn it, Ashton! Why must I wait for this book!?
Sequel of: Cinder
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. [expand title=”Read More”]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.[/expand]
I can’t express the deep seated desperation for this book. Cinder left my on pins and needles with the burning question of: What happens next? How is this going to be solved? What is Cinder going to do? Cinder wasn’t the most perfect of reads – but in my opinion is was one of the more compelling. I already know I’m not going to be sated once I have Scarlet. I will be desperate for the next book – and the next book after that.
Days of Blood and Starlight
Sequel of: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a “must read” by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it “a breath-catching romantic fantasy.”
I made another list ARCs not too long ago that I probably won’t get but desperately needed. This one was right on that list too, because I heard that there won’t be any ARCs for this one. When I was done weeping and finally picked myself off the floor, I set about trying to distract myself. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of the most finely crafted Young Adult paranormal novels I have ever read. Karou and Akiva’s story was so compelling that I actually had a similar moment at the end of it as I did when I first read one of William Shakespeare’s plays – though I won’t name which one. That perfect sense that the thing you most wanted had just slipped through your fingers. So close to perfection and it all shattered while you watched in amazement. And the novel was all the better for it. The ending to Daughter of Smoke and Bone still haunts me sometimes. This book. In my brain. Now.
Sequel of: Unwind
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.
[expand title=”Read More”]Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.[/expand]
Unwind was one of the best books I’ve ever read. I loved it with a passion that is hard to describe – and I have been waiting on its sequel since I read it (published 2007). It is an amazingly compelling, thoughtful, evocative read and I am desperate to see how Shusterman will continue the story. What’s going to happen? How? Why? Where are all my favourite characters? Are they okay?
I need to know and I’d better find out soon!