Monday, 20 May 2013

Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer #3 Elemental Series

Title - Spirit #3 in the Elemental Series
Author - Brigid Kemmerer
Genre - Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher - Kensington
UK Release Date - 1st July 2013
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learnt the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Monday, 13 May 2013

Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

Title - Demonic Dora
Author - Claire Chilton
Genre - Paranormal, Young Adult, Humour, Wiccan
Source - NetGalley
UK Release Date - 30th June 2013
Synopsis - She's finally managed to summon her first demon...
Dora Carridine is trying to summon a demon, but she's not very good at Latin and nothing ever works out the way she plans.
Her life is fraught with weekly exorcisms and having to watch her father’s fire and brimstone TV show every Sunday. So, when Dora finally succeeds in summoning an incompetent demon lord, she’s absolutely delighted when all hell breaks loose.
She thought summoning a sexy demon lord would be the answer to all of her problems, but her problems are only just beginning when her zealot parents try to burn her at the stake, and Dora is left with only one option—to escape and follow her demon straight into Hell.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Title - The S-Word
Author - Chelsea Pitcher
Genre - Mystery, Suicide, High School
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - Lizzie wasn't the first student at Verity High School to kill herself this year. But the difference is, she didn't go quietly.
First it was SLUT scribbled all over the school’s lockers. But one week after Lizzie Hart takes her own life, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s own looping scrawl. Photocopies of her diary show up in the hands of her classmates. And her best friend, Angie, is enraged.
Angie had stopped talking to Lizzie on prom night, when she caught Lizzie in bed with her boyfriend. Too heartbroken to let Lizzie explain the hookup or to intervene when Lizzie gets branded Queen of the Sluts and is cruelly bullied by her classmates, Angie left her best friend to the mercy of the school, with tragic results.
But with this new slur, Angie’s guilt transforms into anger that someone is still targeting Lizzie even after her death. Using clues from Lizzie’s diary and aided by the magnetic, mysterious Jesse, Angie begins relentlessly investigating who, exactly, made Lizzie feel life was no longer worth living. And while she might claim she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, her anguish over abandoning and then losing her best friend drives Angie deeper into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Screwed by Laurie Plissner

Title - Screwed
Author - Laurie Plissner
Genre - Young Adult, Family
UK Release Date - 31st May 2013
Formats - Hardback
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - A story of teen pregnancy, with a twist, in which a young girl’s “values” trump her parents’ hypocrisy

Thrilled by the attentions of the cutest boy in school, math whiz and honor student GRACE gets pregnant the night she loses her virginity. NICK wants no part of being a daddy; and when she follows her deeply pious parents teachings and opts for adoption over abortion, they throw her out. Taken in by an elderly neighbour, GRACE falls in love with the old woman’s nephew, who stands by her through the pregnancy and birth. GRACE proves herself more honest and faithful than her family, giving up her baby girl, attending a wilderness camp on scholarship and enrolling in college – confronting her parents with the ways they abandoned her, confessing her love for CHARLIE, who welcomes her home.