Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #11

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake, review at Smash Attack Reads

In a world that is naturally filled with magic, it only makes sense that many of the non-magic folk (like humans) could use an edge. In this world, tattoo artists aren't just tattoo artists. They are also licensed potion stirrers. For the right price, they can help you get an edge. Need courage, love, or luck? A tattoo artist can stir a potion to be placed in the ink of a tattoo that can help you achieve those things.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, review at A Buckeye Girl Reads

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster, review at Addicted 2 Heroines

Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?

Ever since Vickers infected him with the craving, Blade has been quicker, stronger, almost immortal—and terrified of losing control of the monster within. Honoria could be his perfect revenge against the duke…or the salvation he never dared to dream of.

Legend by Marie Lu, review at Cuddlebuggery

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna, review at The Midnight Garden

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this. Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, review at Dear Author

Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson, reviews at Rabid Reads, Smash Attack Reads & Vampire Book Club

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama, review at That’s What She Read

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, review at The Midnight Garden

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, review at The Oaken Bookcase


The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby at Beauty In Ruins

Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson at Smash Attack Reads

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff at The Oaken Bookcase

The Taker by Alma Katsu at Under The Covers

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