Title: Toxic Heart
Author: Theo Lawrence
Published: April 8th 2014 (US)
A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed.
Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love?
Ever since rebellion broke out in Mystic City, pitting the ruling elite against the magic-wielding mystics, Aria has barely seen her boyfriend. Not surprising, since Hunter is the leader of the mystic uprising, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win freedom for his people—even if that means using Aria.
But Aria is no one’s pawn. She believes she can bring the two warring sides together, save the city, and win back the Hunter she fell in love with.
Before she can play peacemaker, though, Aria will need to find the missing heart of a dead mystic. The heart gives untold powers to whoever possesses it, but finding it means seeking out a fierce enemy whose deepest desire is for Aria to be gone—forever.
Urrrrh wow I don’t wanna relive this book. Urkay, so yah Toxic Heart was a major flop, if you haven’t read the first book Mystic City you can check out my review here:
Oooo shiny. A book that’s not yet released! I’m so excited!! Actually I honestly am to see how in the world this trilogy is gonna finish. I remember back in the day, waiting for Burn for Burn to be released cause I was cover obsessed. But after reading that, and Fire with Fire, I’m kinda like
Anywhos, I’m more than halfway there so why not finish off the trilogy? Ashes to Ashes comes out September 16th here in the US, so count the days I shall!
I love love love this cover, and I think it’s all about the lights. I mean they’re just so cute, and the design around the title, and the typography it just really all comes together and I lurve it. Let’s not forget the little wing shadow on the side, the gorgeous model, and that amaze red dress. Totally cover love worthy, sadly the story seems a bit dry. Points for the cutest cover I could find this week!
Author: Lisa McMann
Published: June 3rd 2014 (US)
After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing. She’s convinced that if the visions passed from her to Sawyer after she saved him, then they must now have passed from Sawyer to one of the people he saved.
That means it’s up to Jules to figure out which of the school shooting survivors is now suffering from visions of another crisis. And once she realizes who it is, she has to convince that survivor that this isn’t all crazy—that the images are of something real. Something imminent.
As the danger escalates more than ever before in the conclusion to the Visions series, Jules wonders if she’ll finally find out why and how this is happening—before it’s too late to prevent disaster.
A wild book appears!
And it’s awesome!
And this review contains spoilers for the first two books in the Visions trilogy by Lisa McMann. So if you’re not up to the last one, here’s my reviews on the first two!
Mystery is one of my favorite genres in the YA world, I love it soo much. So when I saw this little puppy I was all flavors of excited. It looks so creepy and cool and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Sadly, Trust Me I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer (phew! long name..) doesn’t hit shelves here in the US till October 14th, that’s like only three months away, I can totally handle that.
I don’t know why, but I really really like this cover. The book is Solitaire by Alice Oseman and I saw it pop up on my dash in a give away and just thought it was adorable. It’s the UK cover, and I never heard of this book before but I looked up the US version and this ugly duckling is what we get.
and may I just say
But, yeah the UK is totes gorgeous and I love it. And another reason to like move out of the US already cause these book covers are getting gross.
Title: Dear Killer
Author: Katherine Ewell
Published: April 1st 2014 (US)
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.
I have like so many mixed emotions right now. I haven’t written any reviews in a while so I’m going to apologize in advance for this hodgepodge of words and emotions, I honestly don’t know where to start. I finished Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell and it was just amazing I love love loved it and it tore me apart but I still want more. The story is about a girl named Kit, who had a rather rare life. She’s an only child like many kids are, she’s got an absent dad like many kids do. Blonde hair, brown eyes, a London local going to a fancy school living a manicured life, besides the fact that you know, she murders people as a hobby.
The thing though this isn’t some gory book with nasty blood scenes and people pleading for their lives. It’s a really really interesting story about a girl who was raised to kill. Her mother was a murderer too, not just a random psychopath but a thought out, planned, and trained killer. She lived by letters random people would write to her, requesting that she do their dirty work and kill their spouses, bosses, enemies and the like. She was basically a hit man, and she taught that to her daughter Kit.
Now Kit takes over the killing in her mother’s place, she follows the rules her mother taught her, is always careful and never kills on her own judgment. It’s what keeps her sane, she isn’t playing God, she doesn’t get a thrill out of ending peoples’ lives, she just follows out requests. Until she gets a note from a kid in her school, it’s a note that changes everything because suddenly it’s personal.
Why do I love this story so much? It’s interesting, it’s original, it’s thrilling and the characters are all amazing. There are about four main characters and I don’t even understand how Katherine Ewell could write something so amazing with literally four characters. I will be honest the ending left me in shreds, and I’m not sure if there’s a sequel but there has to be. This story is actually gorgeous in its character development and I think that Kit really tries to find herself and all the struggles just show how hard she works to keep sane. I just love love love it soo soo much, it’s fabulous.