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Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Thanks to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley!
Coming June 21, 2011!
What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?
Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams. Visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
Thanks to Lerner Publishing and NetGalley!
Coming September 1, 2011!
Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.
Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
I've seen quite a few Waiting on Wednesdays featuring Spellbound and it sounds like a really intriguing read. The hot-and-cold love interest thing is a bit overplayed, but I'm a sucker for anything involving past lives and star-crossed lovers, so I'm really excited to check this book out! As for Ultraviolet, it sounds AWESOME! I'm fascinated by these kinds of psychological murder mystery novels that seem to be becoming popular. She's in a mental institution? For murder? How often do you seen a YA heroine accused of murder? Yeah, exactly. Plus, there seems to be some kind of paranormal element going on with the girl disintegrating into nothing. I can't wait to see how this story plays out!
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