Saturday, 16 June 2012

Pondering Purchasing 16/06/12

Pondering Purchasing is a meme that myself and my mum (from JeanzBookReadNReview) have created which was inspired by Waiting On Wednesday at Breaking The Spine, and Future Favourites at Electrifying Reviews.

In this meme we will feature three books per post, one “Old” release, one “Recent” release, and finally one “Future” release.

Please note: Even though we may feature a book in Pondering Purchases, it does not necessarily mean that we will ACTUALLY purchase that book immediately, if at all. It just means that that book is on our “Wishlist” at that time.

Released: May 14th 2009
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When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the ├╝berexclusive Academy. If it isn't hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe's classmates are all descendants of the Greek gods! When you're running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!

I am Pondering Purchasing Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs because I have read both Forgive My Fins & Fins Are Forever, (which are also by Tera Lynn Childs), and I not only enjoyed reading them because of their amazing plots but also because I liked her writing style.

Released: May 22nd 2012
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Olive Corbett is not crazy. Not anymore.

She obediently takes her meds and stays under the radar at school. After "the incident," Olive just wants to avoid any more trouble, so she knows the smartest thing is to stay clear of the new girl who is rumored to have quite the creepy past.
But there’s no avoiding Miranda Vaile. As mousy Miranda edges her way into the popular group, right up to the side of queen bee Katie – and pushes the others right out – only Olive seems to notice that something strange is going on. Something almost . . . parasitic. Either Olive is losing her grip on reality, or Miranda Vaile is stealing Katie’s life.

But who would ever believe crazy Olive, the girl who has a habit of letting her imagination run away with her? And what if Olive is the next target?

I am Pondering Purchasing Shift by Em Bailey mainly because of the cover. It was the cover that first attracted my attention due to its uniqueness. I am also Pondering Purchasing Shift, because it reminds me a bit of Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson (because it seems to be bordering on the line between YA Lit & YA Paranormal).

Released: August 2nd 2012
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Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which somehow is managing to track their every move. Whilst Alex is determined to keep Lila safe and her ability secret at any cost, Lila’s only thought is of finding a way back to California so that she can rescue her brother and mother from the military base where they’re being held.

Struggling to control both her growing power and her deepening feelings for Alex, Lila decides the time has finally come to stop running and start fighting. Together with Alex, Demos, and the people she’s come to think of as family, Lila plans not just to save her brother and mother, but to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for. 

But the plan requires Lila to return alone to California, make friends with the enemy, and to risk losing everything - Alex, her family, and even her life.

I am Pondering Purchasing Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson because I have read the previous book in the Lila series, and I absolutely loved it! It was the perfect mix of YA & Paranormal without being over the top or too cliche.

What are you Pondering Purchasing?

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