Watched by Sharde Richardson
May 30, 2011 - Jolt
Mikayla doesn’t want much: just to rock out to her favorite band, become the next Kwiki Stop video gaming champion, and keep her Q-tip habit under control. What she does want is the sight of the sudden inexplicable dark auras around everyone to stop. Problem is, those auras are demons and Mikayla is the last trait holder with the power to ban them. Which is a total buzz kill.
To make matters worse, the town folk of Sulphur Springs don’t look the same, and her classmates are a little dark in the eyes. There are murders, suicides, reckless skinny-dipping, gratuitous use of Q-tips, and newfound powers that Mikayla must learn to control.
Her past becomes present when a shape-shifter tells her what her true identity is, and how to keep the demons of Hell from nipping at her Converse. Through him she’ll discover who to trust, who to kiss, and how valuable her abilities are to the right beings. Because the evils of Hell aren’t staying down without a fight.
Or without her soul.
Thoughts: Look at the beautiful cover... I think that's enough to explain why I want to read this!
My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
September 27, 2011 - Random House Books for Young Readers
Seventeen-year-old Breckon Cody is tormented by the sudden death of his seven-year-old sister, a death he considers his fault and can't forgive himself for. Every time he breaks makes it that much harder to keep going. The only person who knows the true extent of his pain, his constant witness, is someone Breckon doesn't know exists, someone who can't remember the story of her own life.
Thoughts: That cover is beautiful. Premise sounds so interesting too!
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