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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Book Angel's Book Love List - March 2012

These are the books that are on my personal love list for this month. 

Title: The Rising
Series: Department 19 #2
Author: Will Hill
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter's life was violently upended when he was brought into Department 19, a classified government agency of vampire hunters that was formed to deal with a little problem . . . known as Dracula.
But being the new recruit at the Department isn't all weapons training and covert missions. Jamie's own mother has been turned into a vampire - and now Jamie will stop at nothing to wreak revenge on her captors. Even if that means facing down Dracula himself.

Utterly loved the first book Review HERE even if it was gory lol

Title: The Last Echo
Series: The Body Finder #3
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye...

Love this series. Jay <3 Review HERE and HERE


Title: Spellbound
Series: Hex Hall #3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

Another series I adore.Review HERE and HERE

Title: Forgiven
Series: The Demon Trappers #3
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: 1 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control: something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks…

OMG this series is soooo good and just keeps getting better. Review HERE

Series: Arcadia #1
Author: Kai Meyer
Publisher: Templar
Publication Date: 1 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Amazon

When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. How is handsome, mysterious stranger Alessandro involved? And why is Rosa so powerfully drawn to him, even though she knows he spells danger for her and her family? Simmering at the heart of the conflict is an ancient myth surrounding the vanished empire of Arcadia and its people, who - in the tales of legend - could shapeshift into animal form. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present? 

Intriguing [ : D ] 

Title: Spellcaster
Series: Spellbound #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 27 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Finding your eternal soulmate - easy. 

Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so much… 

After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems.'s not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain-especially since wealthy, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly close....

But something dark and hungry is using Emma and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in über-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own. 

Lucky enough to have read this. So GOOD review coming [ : D ] 

Title: The Pledge
Series: The Pledge #1
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Publication Date: 26 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all. 

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before... and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Based on how wonderful The Body Finder was, I'm willing to read anything Kimberley writes [ : D ]  

Title: Clarity
Series: Clarity #1
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: Feb/March

Synopsis from Goodreads

Don't close your eyes. Except when the truth is too dark to bear. 

Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.

And a curse. 

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case — but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother — who has supernatural gifts of his own — becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever.

Title: Fateful
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

A tragic tale about falling in love on the world’s most infamous ill-fated sea voyage as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets that lie beneath the doomed crossing… and a hidden brotherhood that threaten to tear her lover from her forever.

The RMS Titanic is the most luxurious ship ever built, but for eighteen-year-old Tess Davies it’s a prison. Travelling as a maid for the family she has served for years, Tess is trapped in their employ amid painful memories and family secrets.

When she meets Alec, a handsome upper class passenger, Tess falls helplessly in love. But Alec has secrets of his own… and soon Tess is entangled in a dangerous game. A sinister brotherhood that will do anything to induct Alec into their mystical order has followed him onboard. And Tess is now their most powerful pawn.

Tess and Alec fight the dark forces threatening to tear them apart, never realising that they will have to face an even greater peril before the journey is over…

Fabulous to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking. I don't care if it isn't true to life. I want [ : D ]


  1. Can't wait for The Rising! Clarity looks like it could be really cool as well. Some great picks there.

  2. Great selection of books! I just got The Last Echo in the post yesterday - dying to start reading it :)

  3. I really enjoyed Spellbound and I'm very much looking forward to reading Fateful. Great picks.

  4. Great picks! I have a proof copy of Arcadia Awakens if you wanna rea it :) xx

  5. These are some of my top picks for this year. I am reading The Last Echo which I couldn't wait for, same with Fateful and Spellbound I need to get x


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