Friday, April 11, 2014

Just In... #AtoZChallenge

As I was going through and trying to decide what to do each day for the A-to-Z Challenge (since I knew I wanted them all to be book related), I came up with the idea of this for J, and thought I would share some books that were recently released that I hope to get my hands on very soon (or perhaps already have). As I continued to think about it, and even as I type now, I have decided this is something that I might do at least once a month. It seems like a fun thing to do, so I will see how that goes! There have been quite a few books that have released lately that I really want to own, so I thought I would share them with you!

Pointe by Brandy Colbert 
Goodreads Synopsis: Theo is better now.

She's eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn't talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn't do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she's been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

Why I Want It: First off, I LOVE the cover of this book. I think that it is just beautiful. Having done ballet for several years myself, I always love reading stories about characters that are ballerinas as well. Along with that, the synopsis sounds pretty great. There is obviously some mystery there, and I am looking forward to reading and figuring out what it is. I was very tempted to preorder this one on Amazon, and I think I will still order it from there. This one released today. 

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder 
Goodreads Synopsis: Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.

As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.

An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.

Why I Want It: This is another cover that I think is really great. I really like the font and the banner that it is going through. Along with that, I think that the synopsis sounds great as well. The idea of a road trip with best friends sound like it could be something great to read. 

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira 
Goodreads Synopsis: It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more; though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was; lovely and amazing and deeply flawed; can she begin to discover her own path.

Why I Want It: I have heard SO many great things about this book, and that is more than enough to make me want to get my hands on it. Look at that synopsis, too. I love the idea of getting to know this character through the letters she is writing to those people who are dead. I hope to get my hands on this one very soon. 

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell 
Goodreads Synopsis:
Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

Why I Want It: I have heard great things about this one as well, and I am completely intrigued by the whole thing. I don't think a teen serial killer as ever been written about, so I am interested to see how the whole thing goes. 

What new releases are you hoping to add to your shelves? 


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