Ooo, shiny new books

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 25•11

Earlier this week I filled in a little online quiz thing, that wanted me to identify part of covers from upcoming YA novels. I did a little research on goodreads and found a few, but overall my book identification skills left something to be desired. The of course I go into work and half of them are just sitting there. Doh!

Anyways, that prompted me to find a couple new(ish) YA books to add to my reading list. I’m falling behind!

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano

What it’s about: Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden’s genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

Why I want to read it: I actually brought this one home from work today, I should be finished it by the end of the weekend. It caught my eye because the cover is stunning. I’m kind of in love with it.
The main reason I’m interested in this one though is that I’m a sucker for anything post apocalyptic. I’ve read a few with the same idea, and honestly this is probably the least plausible of the group but I’m willing to let it go. I’m also curious to see how the relationships between the sister wives play out. Anyways, we will see how it turns out. I’ll be sure to post a review.

Title: Gimme a call
Author: Sarah Mlynowski

What it’s about: Devi’s life isn’t turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn’t join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.
Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Why I want to read it: Okay, this one came out last year but I thought this sounded really cool. I’m actually working on a similar (well, sort of similar) story of my own so I’m curious to see this take on getting to change your own future.
I’m worried this one may be a little too boy crazed for my taste, but it could be really interesting. This one is probably five or six books down on my to read list and since I’m reading four different books right now… it could be awhile.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. EEV says:

    OMG, the cover of Whiter is amazing! I want to read the book just because of it!

    And Gimme a call got me some attention last year, but I didn’t read it, don’t remember why.

    Looks like your weekend’s going to be very nice! Have fun!

  2. Oh I just finished Gimme a Call not too long ago–it was a really different sort of book–very neat twist on such a simple concept, and a lot of learning for the MC. I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for swinging by the blog! I do have a bunch of transportation ones, FYI–school bus, pirate ship, taxi, spaceship …you name it. Just check the sidebar. Here’s one for ‘Old Pick Up Truck’: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2009/07/setting-thesaurus-entry-old-pickup.html

    Hope these help! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  3. I Haz Burger says:

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