Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

"Willa is freaking out. Is seems like she's seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It's almost as if someone--or something--is trying to send her a message.

Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles--a killed who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There's Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there's Reed, who's ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There's also Wyatt, who's super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer.

All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind...or her life."

If you liked this book, try these:

The Witch Collector Part I by Loretta Nyhan
The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Alive by Scott Sigler

Alive by Scott Sigler

"A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement--and finds she's not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don't even come close to the truth."

If you liked this book, try these:

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud
The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

"Every dawn brings new horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride every night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch...she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all."

If you liked this book, try these:

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

"Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There's only one problem: she's not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel's convinced she's found her solution--Roman, a teenage boy who's haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other's broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together."

If you liked this book, try these:

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

"In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side--while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. On that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive--and dashing--Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina's struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult...while its discovery could mean her very life."

If you liked this book, try these:

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor