Sunday Showcase #2

Welcome to the second edition of Sunday Showcase. I”m pretty sure I missed last week, but I’m too lazy to go check right now. I do know I’ve received two reads since my last post. πŸ™‚

Mercy in an exile from heaven with shattered memories of who she used to be. She’s doomed to “wake” repeatedly on earth in a new body, each time assuming a new life. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by her lost love, who pleads with her to find him.

But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old reeling from the loss of his twin sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped two years ago. Only Mercy and Ryan believe his sister is still alive. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose: she can help. So she doesn’t understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the mystery of Lauren’s disappearance, danger looms just one step behind.

Will Mercy be able to harness her extraordinary power in time?

The first in a dazzling new series, Mercy masterfully weaves romance, mystery and the supernatural into a spell-binding tale that readers will devour.

Why I picked this book: After reading Unearthly (see review here), my curiosity about YA books with angels has risen. It’s just that simple. πŸ™‚ I requested from NetGalley, and they approved.

Available: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository

β€œThou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power β€” and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

Why I chose this book: My buddy, Karen over at For What It’s Worth, recently finished the second in this series, Rage. Check out her review of it here. She mentioned it was a pretty decent read, so of course I was curious. πŸ™‚ But you know me, I start at the beginning of the series. Good ole Karen even hooked me up and loaned her copy out to me. I’m actually reading this right now. I read the blurb to my daughter and got her interested. We’ve actually been switching off with it over the last couple of days. I promised her I’d finish it tonight so she could take it to school with it tomorrow.

Available: Barnes & Nobles and The Book Depository