Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday Finds and New Reads

Friday Finds and New Reads
This is where I talk about new books that really stand out to me or sound unique, and what new books I have to read or will be getting soon.
So this week I have a couple interesting finds I'd like to share with you. First off we have Everneath by Brodi Ashton:
Summary: Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

The cover for this absolutely enchanting, first of all. It was just revealed today and I am even more intrigued to read it than before. And from the description it sounds like a somewhat modern version of the story of Persephone, which is a... Greek myth! I'm sold. 

Next there's Shift by Nicole Maggi:

Summary: Based on the Italian legend of the Benandanti, sixteen-year-old Alessia Jacobs discovers she is part of the ancient clan of warriors who can shapeshift their souls into various animals, and is drawn into their centuries-old conflict with the evil Malandanti in order to protect the world's magical sites from their control. But as she struggles to maintain the balance between her duty to the Benandanti and her normal life, everything begins to fall apart and her two worlds collide with devastating consequences. SHIFT is the first book in the Benandanti Trilogy.

Since there isn't a cover yet for this one I went solely off of the description and it sounds absolutely fascinating. I'm already itching for it and it won't be out until next year. Old legends, shape-shifting, and magic... What could be a better combination?

And some new reads that I have or will be getting soon include:


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