Top 5 Anticipated Books for 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
I can't wait until I can finally be able to get my hands on the first book in the Red Queen trilogy when it publishes in February.
The novel tells the story of the poverty stricken Reds, commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, among those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West
This made it onto my highly anticipated list because I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Romantic contemporaries are always a hit or miss with me, so I'm praying that The Fill-in Boyfriend will be more of a hit because it sounds like it could be a fun read.
When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. She's been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.
Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys) by Amy Spalding
April can not come quick enough! I am anxiously giddy to get my nose stuck into Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys).
Advertised as Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A, sixteen-year-old Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives when they catch their bandmates in a compromising position. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook. While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone's heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she's been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.
Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius Those who know me will know that I'm a big History nut. It's my favourite subject that I'm study, even more so than English Lit (but don't tell my lecturers!), so I am more than intrigued to read this modernization of the story of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. In this modern retelling Henry Tudor's a student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and is destined for a stunning political career just like his father's. But ever since the death of Henry's brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry's trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who's not Tudor approved. Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life. Anne is wild, brash and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both.
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