Friday, July 27, 2012

TGIF #1 Christmas In July

TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over @ GReads! Every week there's a question to answer. 

Q: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and "Graveminder," comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny.
I love her other books and this sounds like it would be great!

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

I have a never ending list, but her are just a couple that I can't wait to get.

*Photos and Summary from Goodreads*


Sherri Phennicie said...

I'm seeing Scarlet a lot! I should have put that on my list :)

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Heather said...

Great choices! I would choose Transcend by Christine Fonseca and Dragon Avenger by E.E. Knight.

Sasha said...

Scarlet is on my highly anticipated list for 2013! :) I absolutely loved Cinder. Great picks!

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Sarah S said...

I would definitely recommend Cinder, if you have not already read it.

I haven't heard of those books, Heather. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

The wait until February 2013 is killing me!

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Alexa said...

I am DYING to read Scarlet. I just finished Cinder last week and I'm still thinking about it - it was awesome! Can't wait to see where the author takes us next.

Sarah S said...

I know my thoughts exactly!


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