Book Angel – Book Love List – February 2012

The are the books I would LOVE to read this month. So many good books so little time { : D }
Series: Fallen #3.5
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Doubleday Children’s
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

What makes your heart race a little faster? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s FALLEN IN LOVE, four wholly original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. FALLEN IN LOVE gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of FALLEN characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda.


I have been lucky enough to read this already. My review is scheduled for later this month. A brilliant addition to the series.

Title: Bloodrose
Series: Nightshade #3
Publisher: Atom
Publication Date: 21 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
The Ultimate Sacrifice. 

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.

I plan on reading Wolfsbane and Bloodrose together to get the full impact of the trilogy. Loved Nightshade (review HERE)

Series: A Touch Mortal #1
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
Eden didn’t expect Az. 

Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings.

Yeah. 

So long happily-ever-after. 

Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven.

She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else’s game. Her heart is her own.

And that’s only the beginning of the end.

ANGELS – I don’t need to say anything else [ : D ]
I have been waiting for this to come out in the UK or at least at a price I can afford so happy the paperback is out this month.

Series: The Iron Witch #2
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Donna Underwood is in deep trouble.An ancient alchemical order is holding her accountable for destroying the last precious drops of the elixar of life. Never mind the fact that Donna was acting to free her friend, Navin, from the dangerous clutches of the Wood Queen at the time. But what the alchemists have in store is nothing compared to the wrath of the fey. The Wood Queen has been tricked and Donna must pay. Get ready for all hell – quite literally – to break loose… 

Much anticipated sequel. Cannot wait to read it. The Iron Witch Review HERE 

Title: Forbidden
Author: Syrie James and Ryan M James
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Book Group (US)
Publication Date: 15 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
She should not exist. 
He should not love her. 

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

I just love the cover and premise *swoon* I have it on pre-order [ : D ] 
Author: Luisa Plaja
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
What if you could change your friends’ lives and loves through the settings of a computer game…? 

Lex Murphy’s group of friends have all dated, hated, ignored and lusted after each other for the last few years. If only there was a way of matching people perfectly to avoid all the unrequited love, dumping and drama! Then Lex’s friend George is given a mysterious Sims-like game by his software-testing dad which involves building character profiles in the categories of Life, Looks and Love. Lex and George populate the game with avatars for all their mates, making a few ‘wishful thinking’ adjustments to the settings – and find that the next day these tinkerings have come true! But how long can this new calm, loved-up atmosphere continue?

So lucky to have read this one. Review HERE
Series: Gods and Monsters #2
Author: Kelly Keaton
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
A power she can’t deny. A destiny she’s determined to fight. 

When Ari first arrived in the dilapidated city of New 2, all she wanted was to figure out who she was. But what she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare. Ari can already sense the evil growing inside her—a power the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess.

Desperate to hold on to her humanity and protect her loved ones, Ari must fight back. But Athena’s playing mind games, not just with Ari but with those she cares about most. And Athena has a very special plan for the brooding and sexy Sebastian.

Ari is determined to defeat Athena, but time is running out. With no other options, Ari must unleash the very thing she’s afraid of: herself

As much as I detest that cover *shudders* I really want to read it as part of Greek Mythology in YA I have the first book ready to go { : D }
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: 16 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy 


Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that’s just fine by her. She’s got her friends – the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She’s got her art – and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it’s hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they’re dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

Pretty in Pink was one of my favorite movies as a teenager. Just love the sound of this book. 
Title: Fever
Series: The Chemical Garden #2
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: 16 Feb 2012
Synopsis From Goodreads

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind. 


Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous – and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion…by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price – now that she has more to lose than ever.

I am hoping to read the first and second books together. 

Publisher: Walkers Children’s (US)
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.

I love the sound of this one. I discovered it when doing the individual book recommendations for a girl that loves photography. Hope to get this one in the school library for her to read [ : D ]  
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Every other day, Kali D’Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She’s human.

And then every day in between . . .She’s something else entirely. 

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.

When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she’ll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process. 

Love the sound of this one. Strong female characters YAY

What are you hoping to read this month?

Author: Book Angel Emma

Book List Obsessed – Alliteration Addict – Secondary School Librarian – Mother of Girls – Zumba Freak

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