Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown ( released June 12, 2012)
Forget everything Disney taught you about mermaids! These mermaids survive by absorbing the energy given off by humans, and in doing so kill the humans. Taking place in the Apostle Islands, in the clear waters of Lake Superior, it is a long and sordid tale of revenge. Calder and his sisters are intent on killing the human who they blame for their mother’s death, Jason Hancock. They have waited many years for the chance to carry out their plan, but Calder is having problems following through. Why, you ask? Two words: a girl. I loved that the story was set in the Great Lakes and not in some tropical location. We have visited the Great Lakes on numerous vacations, but you can bet that I will be much more cautious swimming the next time!
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Burn Mark by Laura Powell ( released June 7, 2012)
Wow, I loved the premise of this story: It’s 2012 and witches exist, but the Government has total control over them. They must make themselves known, so that they can be “bridled”. If caught using their powers for illegal purposes, they will be burned at the stake.
The story follows two teens, Glory, who comes from a long line of witches and is eagerly awaiting her Fae to develop, and Lucas, who comes from 7 generations of Inquisitors, who, to the horror of his family, also develops the Seventh Sense. The witch covens are run much like the mafia ,with Coven Bosses and Boss Wives. It includes all the usual trappings of a MOB story; politics, pay-offs, bribery, and of course a jewelry heist. Lucas and Glory come from very different sides of the tracks, yet become friends when Lucas goes undercover into the Wednesday Coven, to break up a crime syndicate. You meet a lot of characters very quickly, which was slightly confusing until Lucas and Glory meet, and then everything falls quickly into place. The Author does a great job of making you want more even though the story concluded nicely. I can’t wait to see what adventures the two get into in the next book and if perhaps what was a spark might become a fire?
“Fae runs thicker than bloood, quicker’n water, and wild as wind”
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Endure by Carrie Jones (May 8, 2012)
At last the final book in the Need series, it’s been almost 18 months since we last got to enjoy the company of Zara, Nick and Astley. If you enjoyed the previous books, Need, Captivate, & Entice, you won’t be dissapointed in this final installment of the series. The beginning seems a lot like the previous books, Pixies have gone rogue and are wreaking havoc throughout Bedford. But it quickly escalates into a full-on war. I found it very interesting to watch Zara, a very vocal pacifist, thrown into the position of leading an army. The story is intense and quite emotional. Will it come down to Nick or Astley? Personally, I have been team Astley from the very beginning, and this book just reinforced why I like him so much. I love her take on Pixies and the addition of Norse mythology keeps it fresh and interesting. Who wouldn’t want a grandmother that can shape-shift into a Grizzly Bear? It’s an excellent conclusion to the series and I can honestly say that I will miss Zara!
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