Sunday, May 13, 2012

Showcase Sunday #3



Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky @ Books Biscuits and TeaThe point of this meme is to showcase the books you bought, received or downloaded in the past week.



Won:

InsurgentOne choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.




Review:



Intangible
Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.






The Altercation of Vira
The people of Vira have long awaited the arrival of their lost princess, Elve. Legend has foretold a season of great change in the dawn of her return. For the Maracans, she brings the promise of fortified control over their rival kindred. For the Cefans, a glimmer of hope in an existence filled with oppression.

The only problem is their princess is eighteen year old Ama Brown, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, who has no idea that she is about to be drawn into a world where an age old battle is brewing and nothing is quite as it seems.





Blackwood
On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.

Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.

Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.




The Guardian's Wildchild
Sidney Davenport is known as Wildchild to her Guardian mentor, Greystone. She rebels against rules. Wildchild is gifted in the paranormal, but carefully conceals her powers from the world. Even in the crises that threaten her life, she refuses to use her powers of telepathy, telekinesis, space/time travel. If her enemies discovered the truth of who she is, her Guardian people would be destroyed. She calls upon her spirit guides, Seamus and Celeste, to guide her through a mine field of the insane - Madame and Captain Butchart.

Sidney leaves her home on Hawk's Island to help the underground stop two people who are about to cause worldwide madness. Unskilled in esponage, she is arrested and sentanced to death. But, God help Sidney, she can't deny her attraction to the man who has orders to perform her execution - the tall, dark eyed Captain Waterhouse. He's meticulous, disciplined and lives by the strict rules expected of an officer of the American navy.

Captain Waterhouse is about to scrap his higher morals to bust out of his hell. When a female prisoner is delivered to his ship, he has no idea she is capable of turning his disciplined life into a storm of unimaginable experiences. His prisoner's enemies, he discovers, are also the ones who hold his life in the palm of their hands.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fast paced story woven with murder and magic.



Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth (hardcover)
Intangible by J. Meyers (ebook)
The Altercation of Vira by Kenechi Udogu (ebook)
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond (ebook)
The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone (ebook)




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14 comments:

  1. Awww, Insurgent and Intangible!! So so good!! Can't wait for insurgent!! I need to go home soon! ;P

    Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;)

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    1. Yessss! ♥ I'm overly excited about the books I got this week for some reason.

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  2. Insurgent, another one I need to put on my wishlist. Happy reading and enjoy your books.

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  3. Insurgent was AWESOME! Congrats on the win!!

    Here is this week's IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

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  4. Congrats on winning Insurgent and hope you'll enjoy reading Intangible!

    Happy reading!
    Michelle

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  5. I have Blackwood & Intangible in my Immortal TBR pile. Enjoy!

    Talk Supe 
    BB&B

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  6. I love the look of Blackwood that cover is amazing. And yay for Insurgent. I loved it!

    Happy Reading


    My Showcase Sunday

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  7. I'm so jealous of Insurgent! It's on my wish list! I want it so bad.

    Love the cover for Blackwood. I'm going to have to check that one out.

    ~Jess

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  8. Congrats on winning Insurgent! I still need to read Divergent though :p Blackwood looks great too!

    Happy reading :D
    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-sunday-2.html

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  9. Insurgent! :D You've got me all interested in checking out Blackwood now.

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    1. Just gotta start it at some point... :) Blackwood sounds awesome right? Got it from netgalley.

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  10. Ohh I received Insurgent as well! I also got Divergent as I haven't read that one yet. I'm really excited to start though.

    I have never heard of 'The Altercation of Vira' before now. And I am glad you posted a synopsis because I have a silly habit of judging books I have not heard of by their covers. Boy, am I glad I came across your showcase sunday post! Because that book sounds freaking awesome! I have just added it to my TBR pile!

    My Showcase Sunday

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