Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
January 3rd, 2012
Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.
In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.
I am almost 100% sure that I am most definitely not the only person waiting impatiently for this book's release. I still have to read Wolfsbane (it's the next book I'm reading) but I still can't wait for the release of Bloodrose just so I can add it to my collection and have my shelf look all pretty with the three books.
Getting Somewhere by Beth Neff
January 19th, 2012
Four girls: dealer, junkie, recluse, thief.
Sarah, Jenna, Lauren, and Cassie may look like ordinary girls, but they’re not. They’re delinquents whose lives collide when they’re sent to an experimental juvenile detention program on a farm in the middle of nowhere. As the girls face up to the crimes they committed, three of them will heal the wounds of their pasts and discover strengths they never dreamed they had. And one, driven by a deep secret of her own, will seek to destroy everything they’ve all worked so hard for.
I haven't actually heard all that much about this book, I just saw it while looking through the Penguin catalogue but it definitely sounds really interesting. It also sounds really different from what I normally read so I am definitely looking forward to the release so I can read it.
Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it’s the only thing that makes him feel alive. He’s sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough—or cared enough—to ask. Ryan isn’t sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again.
I haven't actually read anything by Jennifer Hubbard but I have heard nothing but good things about this author. At any rate, Try Not to Breathe sounds really interesting and like a really great contemporary read and I can't wait until January so I get to read it.
So these are the Penguin titles that I am looking forward to in January. At the rate this is going, my wallet is definitely going to suffer come the new year. But what can I do, there are all these wonderful books waiting for me to come give them a lovely new home. Oh the downsides of being a major bookworm.