Sunday Showcase #1

So I’ve decided to add yet another feature to this poor blog, called Sunday Showcase. What’s this all about you ask? I’m going to use this day for one of two things. First and foremost, a chance to share the reading goodies which have come in. The thing is, the arrivals I receive are so sporadic, I can’t guarantee a mailbox post every week. To supplement and on Sundays I’m a sad little girl with no new treats, I’ll share some books I’ve read in the past and have enjoyed. Sort of a recommendation Sunday kind of thing. 🙂 Some may have been books I’ve reviewed here, others may just be oldies I’ve read and want to share. So that’s that.

This week, I was a lucky one. I signed up for Netgalley and was approved for three releases. Behold!

Savannah Grey needs to keep moving. She doesn’t know why, but she can’t let herself get tied down by too many people. It’s almost like she’s being chased by something. And now something strange is happening with her neck—with her throat.

Then she meets Reece—a guy who seems to understand her needs. He even knows about her neck. The same thing is happening to him. It’s as if their voices are becoming weapons, warming up for some kind of attack.

Nature has been preparing for battle with the universe’s ultimate monster for millennia. The time to fight is almost here. The weapon is Savannah Grey.

Why I picked this book: The cover art of this book caught my attention. Wasn’t quite sure what was going on with it. To be honest, it doesn’t look like my kind of read, but I decided to move on to the blurb anyway, just because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t passing up anything good… because like I said it did catch my attention. The first paragraph of the blurb was rather vague and NOT catchy, but the doom and gloom of the last paragraph seemed like my thing. I’m taking a chance on this one. Let’s hope this hops into the excitement, bad guys and all.

Available: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository

New York City’s spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from each other and into the cold comfort of technology.

Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. They’ve never met. Seemingly, they never will.

But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.

Why I picked this book: Okay… I’m totally eager to get more dystopia in my hands. And this looks like YA dystopia, right? RIGHT? And it seems so, so, so very weird. I’m really looking forward to this and hoping it’s a rockin’ book.

Available: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository

EVERY GIRL who has taken the test has DIED.

Now it’s KATE’S TURN.

It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess.If she fails…

Why I picked this book: Basically, I’m a fan of Greek mythology, especially the big names (Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, etc). Add Young Adult to the mix, and I’m stoked. Plus, it’s a modern take, which is totally cool.

Available: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository