Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Book Releases and Mini Reviews: Scintillate by Tracy Clark and Such,Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout

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Title: Scintillate (The Light Key Trilogy)
Author: Tracy Clark
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length: 304 pages
Release Date: February 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-62266-145-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-146-6
Imprint: Teen

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark


Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.
As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.
There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life. 

Advanced praise for Scintillate by Tracy Clark

 "A lush and atmospheric debut with a scorching romance and a metaphysical mystery. It had me hooked from the start."  -Suzanne Young, author of THE PROGRAM. 
"Beautifully written. Keep your eye on author, Tracy Clark. She's going places!" -Ellen Hopkins, New York Times Bestselling Author of the CRANK trilogy.

MINI REVIEW:
This book was addicting, sexy, mysterious and a total thriller! I totally enjoyed this story, and was totally enchanted by the characters, the writing and the whole entire myth of the Scintilla. It will leave you wanting more!
The full review will be up next week! And expect a Bookish Book Theories post as well!
 
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Title: Such Sweet Sorrow
Author: Jenny Trout
Genre: Teen Fantasy, Fairy-tale Retelling
Length: 304 pages
Release Date: February 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-62266-158-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-159-6
Imprint: Teen

Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…

But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure and the chance to avenge his father’s death.
In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants, and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price… 
MINI REVIEW:
Such Sweet Sorrow is a completely new take on the classic tragedies of Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare. Such Sweet Sorrow answers the "what if" questions often left by audiences at the end of each play, and throws in a lot of curve balls and Norse mythology. This story was literally sweet, smart and full of sorrow, but totally worth every minute of it! 
The full review will be up next week! And expect a Bookish Book Theories post as well!

 


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