Sneaking Around Goodreads (13)

Friday, August 5, 2011 |
'Sneaking Around Goodreads' is a showcase of a few books in which is found from Goodreads.com. Each book is talked about briefly, usually about the cover and the plot. Books posted on here are books that are on my wish-list and my 'i-want' list. All of the books are pre-released.


Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
April 17, 2011 - Simon Pulse

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.

Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.

Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.
Thoughts: Love, love, love Hannah Moskowitz!



The List by Siobhan Vivian
April 2012

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction-and the price that's paid for them.

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.
Thoughts: I very much enjoy contemporary novels... especially when it has a high school atmosphere.


Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
February 14, 2012 - Blazer + Bray

To Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic and wholly unknown. But when her life in Brooklyn begins to fall apart, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where centuries of family secrets await her.

Once there, Rosa falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both fascinate and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.

Hidden caves, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a history of familial bloodlust mean that Rosa can’t trust anyone. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love…or run as far and as fast as she can.
Thoughts: Look at the cover... It's absolutely stunning! The premise sounds very intriguing too.

What have you been sneaking around Goodreads?

3 comments:

Mary said...

There are some fantastic books coming up, aren't there? I'm going to have to read even faster to get to all of them! What great ones you found sneaking around... (excellent meme, btw!)
Mary @ BookSwarm

Dazzling Mage said...

The List seems like such a good read! And the cover for Arcadia Awaken is so freaky! Thanks for posting about these books. =D

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