Have you ever wondered how being in the wrong place at the wrong time might change the course of your life? That is what happens to 16-year old Steve Harmon when he is arrested and charged with being an accomplice in a drug store robbery in which the drug store owner is murdered.
Now Steve is in jail and he is telling his story.
Steve, anamateur filmmaker, is trying to distance himself from what is actually happening to him. Part of the story is written as in a play with characters and text explaining the scenes in the courtroom. The other part of the story is written in journal form as Steve shares his experience in the jail cell. What happens to Steve? Will he be imprisoned for the next 25 years(or more!)?
I continue to enjoy the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. In this third book, Han finds out the truth about Rebecca. He discovers that she is Raisa ana'Marianna, heiress to the queendom of the Fells and the discovery leaves him disillusioned. Raisa's mother dies and there are efforts to place her sister on the throne. However, Raisa intends to thwart those plans and take her rightful place as queen. The question is will she live long enough to do so since there have already been several attempts on her life. Who can she trust and believe in? Read about Han and Raisa in this third installment entitled, The Gray Wolf Throne. Cover image from Follett Titlewave.
The Warlock by Michael Scott is the fifth book in the series The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The story continues with the characters of twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, who are battling to save the world. Josh has aligned himself with those who seem determined to destroy the world while Sophie is helping those who are willing to die in order to save the world. Will the monsters of Alcatraz be released to destroy the humans of San Francisco? Will Scatty and Joan help destroy the City of Atlantis so the world may continue? Will Sophie be able to convince Josh that he is helping the wrong side? Read The Warlock by Michael Scott to find out. The last book in this series is due to be released in the summer of 2012. Cover image from Follett Titlewave.
Kat Bishop scammed her way into an exclusive school to try to escape her dangerous family life and begin what she hoped would be a normal life. Unfortunately for Kat, her dad, known for art heists, is accused of stealing several paintings from an unsavory criminal who wants his paintings returned. Can Kat and her crew find the missing paintings and save her dad? Read Kat's story in Heist Society by Ally Carter.
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Nailer ekes out a meager existence by working as a ship breaker, which means that he scavenges copper wiring from abandoned oil tankers on the Gulf Coast. After surviving a hurricane, Nailer finds another survivor, Nita. He leaves behind his abusive father and the only life he has known to protect Nita and tries to help her find her family. Read their story in Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi. Cover image from Follett Titlewave
Author Michael Scott continues the saga of Nicholas Flamel with his book, The Sorceress. This book is the third in the series that began with The Alchemyst and The Magician. Life is getting perilous for Nicholas and Perenelle in this installment. The loss of the Book of Abraham to Dr. John Dee has caused the pair to age at a rather dramatic rate. Sophie and Josh are beginning to wonder if they are right to support Flamel in his quest to regain the Book. Will Nicholas and Perenelle survive? Will Sophie and Josh continue to learn magic? Read The Sorceress to find out.
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Cassia's life has been mangaged by The Society from the moment she was born. Now it is time for her to be “matched” with the person she is expected to spend her life with. However, Cassia's “match” to her child-hood friend, Xander, isn't the only “match” that Cassia seems to have. Who is this Ky that shows up in the video chip? Did The Society make a mistake? Have there been other mistakes? Read Cassia's story in Matched by Allyson Condie. There is also a sequel entitled Crossed. Cover image from Follett Titlewave.