Happy Birthday to Books 10/9 to 10/15

Happy Birthday to books! Fun fact about the books this week – four out of five of them begin with the letter D! What does this mean? Not a damn thing, but it’s pretty wicked!

The Death Cure by James Dashner

The Gladers in The Maze Runner trilogy must be out of breath! They battled off monstrous Grievers and escaped a deadly maze in The Maze Runner, fought off Cranks and overcame betrayals in The Scorch Trials, and now—just when it looks like they might finally get a break—the gladers are offered the one thing they want most: their memories, but only if they accept one last mission. The Death Cure gripped me from the first page all the way to its explosive ending and will undoubtedly have the same effect on any reader who’s kept pace with the Gladers.

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Hartley could really do with a Dear Miss Maude post. Check out her situation: Her boyfriend cheats on her (terrible). Then he makes Hartley the number one suspect in a murder he knows she didn’t commit in an attempt to turn the blame away from himself (douche-tastic). And the cherry on this sundae of unhealthy relationship? He now expects Hartley to clear his name and bail him out (Say what?)!

Miss Maude, should Hartley let this poor-excuse-of-a-guy rot or what?!

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

I’ve been a fan of modern retellings since Alex Flinn hit the scene with her novels Beastly, A Kiss in Time, and Cloaked. So when I heard about this modernization of Tristan and Isolde, the Adam Interest Meter soared to the top. In Tris and Izzie, Izzie wants to hook her best friend up with Tristan, the new guy in school. She decides to use a little magic to get the job done, but a slight mix-up leads to Izzie falling in love with Tristan instead—but Izzie already has a boyfriend. AWKWARD.

David by Mary Hoffman

History remembers the artist but never the model–this changes with David. David is a novel about the model of Michelangelo’s famed statue, Gabriele. Gabriele is just a young, smokin’ hot Italian kid who gets hired for a modeling gig. Who could’ve known that posing for Michelangelo would lead to a world of spies, mystery, and murder?



Devoted by Hilary Duff

In this sequel to pop star Hilary Duff’s Elixir, our leading lady Clea has possibly lost her soul mate, Sage. Clea can’t turn to her best friend Ben since he betrayed her in Elixir, so she’s forced to team up with her enemies to get Sage back. Though lost love is never fun for the character, it can be great fun for the reader. Will Devoted have that Disney ending one would expect from a Hilary Duff novel or can it truly go the distance?

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