Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Books On My To-Read List

This, dear peoples, is the list of books I'm most looking forward to reading. I hunted them down based on their synopsis, cover, and theme.

1. This one was mostly because of the cover.

Firelight by Sophie Jordan
A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away;if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
Okay, so, the main reason I want to read this is because of the draki. They sound totally awesome. The thing that makes me kinda back off is the "forbidden/doomed love". It's been used so many times, and usually makes me sick when I read about how a girl throws everything on the line for a boy she just met. But the cover and the fact that dragons are involved sucked me in. It has potential.
2.
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost
Aheheheh. This book is the one I expect great things from. It has an amazing cover, a great blurby thingy, and there are sisters as the main focus. Two sisters who are extremely close and protective of each other. With powers. Awesome powers.
3. 
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water. 

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.

4.
Reboot by Amy Tintera
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Just read that last line:
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.
How awesome does that sound? 
Also, I know I'm a bit behind when it comes to reading this book. In fact, my sister borrowed it on Kindle and I still hadn't even opened it. She returned it already, and I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to burrow under my blankets, grab a bowl of ice cream, and get started.
So, yeah. There are loads more books on my list, but these are the ones near the top. Not in order, mind you. Just ones I most looking forward to reading and hogging.
Also, I have a list of books coming out in 2014 that I can't wait for.
Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Also, I forgot to put these books on my to-read list:
United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter (Queen of Spy Books)

Emerald Green (Ruby Red #3) by Kerstin Gier

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Later,
Tansie G.

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