Happy Birthday to many, many, many books this week, Figsters! To check out some of the other Birthday Girls, visit our features page to celebrate The Gray Wolf Throne, The Fox Inheritance and Hades! Confetti-frosted cupcakes all around!
Lies by Caroline Bock (8/30/11)
It must be stressful to be called in for questioning about an assault performed by your significant other. Do you tell the truth, assuming he’s guilty, or turn a blind eye to protect the one you love? If it was the other way around, would he lie to protect you?
How will Skylar Thompson deal with the pressure?
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (8/30/11)
Is it appropriate to celebrate the birthday of a ghost killer? It seems a little tasteless. Happy DEATHDAY to Anna Dressed in Blood, a story about Cas Loswood, a boy who kills the dead, hunting down a spirit with a strange fashion sense.
As fall approaches, I start reaching for creepy, whispers-in-the-wind type of stories. This seems hauntingly perfect. I’m excited – and creeped!
Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry (8/30/11)
Is it weird to envy the teeth of a zombie? Because if this is a zom on the cover, I’m absolutely jealous of her non-deterioriating smile. The Undead have it good.
I haven’t read Rot and Ruin yet, and I actually have no idea why considering how awesomely violent it sounds. Hello, book-for-boys!
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
Listen, I’m not about to tell you that this book is like Harry Potter, but after finishing The Deathly Hallows I’m always trying to fill the lightning-shaped scar in my heart with books about witches. This story crafted in prophecies and family feuds is right up my alley.
Fun Fact: The author failed creative writing in college and has published a book today. Doesn’t that just give you hope, writers?
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
I’ve been really, really, really excited for this novel, and not just because Miles is BFF with Lauren Oliver. Greek mythology stories have always easily seduced me. And this one has teenagers playing judge, jury, and executioner. An eye for an eye, a life for a life, figminions.
Add it now to your To-Be-Read pile and then quickly shift it to your Read-and-Loved pile.