Happy Monday! For those of you who are at work, have a wonderfully productive day. For those of you who are in school, study hard! Education is key.
In the months that I have been blogging, I think this is only my second Mailbox Monday. What a shame. I continue to get new books in the mail but just forget to post them! My bad, guys. I’ll start today with the books I received in the mail Thursday and Friday because I am very, very excited about them.
SCARLET by MARISSA MEYER
Author of the terrifyingly amazing book, Cinder, is back in action with her second book, Scarlet! And boy does this stunning book look intriguing! Not only is the cover beautiful but the synopsis is killer, and you all know how much I love to fangirl about homicidal synopses. After reading Cinder, I am thrilled to continue the story but the name of the book and the cover suggests that Cinder and Kai won’t even be a part of the story! Thankfully, I read the synopsis and found that Cinder (and likely Kai) will play a role in this story. All I can say is: Please! Please, Lord, let Cinder and Kai be a HUGE part of this story!
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.
Like I said, killer, right? I’m so, so, so excited about this book but when am I ever going to get time to read it? I’ve already committed to reading The Pledge so chances are I’ll finish that book before Scarlet but I’d be willing to bet that even if I started Scarlet first, I’d finish it last; have you seen how thick the book is?! 452 pages! I’ve read longer but it’s not an overnight read, trust me.
THIS SHATTERED WORLD by AMIE KAUFMAN
This probably sounds like a new title for you guys because I haven’t reviewed the These Broken Stars book yet but I assure you, it was an excellent read. I’ll probably be reviewing it later today so stay tuned! Anyway, as the author of the earth-shattering book These Broken Stars, This Shatter World is guaranteed to be a hit.
Like the style used in Scarlet, the previous characters seen in These Broken Stars will not be present in Ms. Kaufman’s second book in her series, which is a little disappointing because Tarver and Lilac? … Epic. I totally fell in love with their story of pain and misery and loss and you know what? Out of every book I have ever read, their story made me feel the most. I legitimately cried at the end of the book! So, needless to say, I am a bit disappointed that we will see nothing of Tarver and Lilac in This Shattered World, but never fear! We have two more amazing characters!
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.
Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.
Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.
Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war.
The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
First of all, the fact that Jubilee Chase’s name is abbreviated to simply Lee is amazing. I love it when girl characters adopt boyish nicknames.
Then we have the subject of Flynn Cormac’s name: Flynnnnn. No, there isn’t normally five n‘s in the name “Flynn” but there is in my imagination. Anyway, I just like the name.
I’m heartbroken that I won’t get to hear what actually happens in Lilac and Tarver’s story but at least I’ll get to read about the fantastical adventures of Lee and Flynn! Somewhere I vaguely remember reading that Lee is an older woman, something like 30, but who says that all the female heroines need to be twenty or younger?! Isn’t it about time that we get some amazing, kick-butt action from the older women! But don’t hold me to that … I’m not 100% sure that she is older but we’ll find out.
Okay, all! That’s it for Mailbox Monday. As said before, I’ll finish reading The Pledge very soon so that I can get to these other rockin’ books.
What’s on your bookshelf?