Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Recommendations - Two for One!

Well, since I didn't give you a recommendation last week, and I've got another post planned for this Thursday, you get a double recommendation today! Yay!

Up first, You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

You Wish 

Blurb from Goodreads: "Kayla McHenry's sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla's secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin' do. Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year's supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla's wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend's boyfriend."

Pure. Awesome.

Let me tell you, if you are looking for a book that demonstrates the perfect character arc, this is it.  It's quick, it's funny, and it's just plain fun to read.  Kayla is a great MC, and you really can't help but feel sorry for her.  Especially when gumballs keep falling out of her pockets.  ;)

Definitely a must!


Second, we have Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (2nd book in the Hex Hall series)

Blurb from Goodreads: "Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers. But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?"
If you enjoyed Hex Hall, you'll love the second installment.  
Sophie is back, and this time, she's faced with even more danger than the terrifying Alice.  The Eye is out to get her, she's stuck in the Council's headquarters in London with her dad and two very creepy demons, and best of all, Archer keeps showing up.
I'm going to warn you, though.  CLIFFHANGER OF EPIC PROPORTIONS.  Just so you know.  lol  Now...when does the third book come out???  ;) 

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