Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Release Tuesday...The Ones I'm Psyched For [12]

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Days of Blood and Starlight #3) by Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy. 

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

I really enjoyed the first two books of the series and with the cliff-hanger that ended the second book, Days of Blood and Starlight I can't wait to read the third and last book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I think the whole series is very original and beautifully written. I'm usually not a fan of paranormal books but this series is one of the few that I truly enjoy.

Check out my review of books one and two.
Check it out on Goodreads.
Check out author Laini Taylor's website.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. 

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves. 

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares truly exceeded my expectations. It was a great mix of science fiction with some contemporary romance that is sure to appeal to many different readers. I was lucky to receive an advanced copy from the publisher via NetGalley and my review is linked below. I highly recommend picking up this great book!

Check out my review.
Check it out on Goodreads.
Check out author Ann Brashare's website.

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