Nov 19, 2013

Added to My List (#1)

I wanted to start highlighting books that I want to read (upcoming or already published) or books that I have gotten (either bought or from my library or mailed to me or egalleys).  So this is kind of a combination of In My Mailbox/Stacking the Shelves and Waiting on Wednesday.  I am not going to post every week and sometimes I might only highlight one book, I just want to celebrate the books that I think sound awesome (whether they are upcoming releases or ones I just discovered).

This week I added quite a few books to my Nook:

One of my most anticipated reads of 2014 is Dorothy Must Die.  This is the prequel to that and is only available as an ebook.  I haven't read it yet but was so excited to open my Nook Tuesday morning and see that copy waiting for me.  Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:

After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.

I have adored Beth Fantaskey ever since Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (plus, how great is that name? Fantaskey!)  I was excited to see this one on Edleweiss and was approved for an egalley.  Love a good mystery!  Here's the synopsis:
Putting the dead in deadline
To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper - and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

Millie's partner is gorgeous, smart-and keeping secrets
Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

She's starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.
Drama-and bodies-pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he's-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world's most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

Best-selling author Beth Fantaskey's funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies…but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.
Lastly, I loved Prep School Confidential last spring and was very happy to see the sequel up on Edleweiss.  I downloaded itthe same day!  Here's the synopsis:
Anne Dowling—a fresh, original, and funny new YA heroine whose knowing, irreverent voice will remind readers of Pretty Little Liars and Private—is back for her second semester at Wheatley Prep. Although things have settled (somewhat) since her roommate Isabella’s death, Anne's still kind of obsessed with the disappearance of Wheatley student Matthew Weaver thirty years ago, since she found a picture of him and his crewmates with the words “they killed him” scrawled on the back among Isabella’s things.

When Anne learns that her boyfriend Brent’s dad is one of the now-powerful Wheatley alumni who rowed crew with Matthew, and that the crew team continues to induct new members with a creepy-sounding ritual called “The Drop,” she knows further investigation could put her relationship with Brent in danger. Determined to discover the truth, she reaches out to Anthony, Isabella’s townie brother, who helps her delve deeper into the secrets in Wheatley’s past. Secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. As the school’s Spring Formal—and its notorious afterparty—approaches, Anne sees the perfect opportunity to do some off-campus digging into the lives of Wheatley’s VIPs in this thrilling, unputdownable read—but if she’s not careful, she’ll be the next student who never comes back.
What did you add to you TBR last week?

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