Friday, June 10, 2011

Totally Random

I know. It really is totally random for me to post something this late on a Friday night. But hey--every party has a pooper and that's why they invited me, right? (Name that movie?)  The reason for my totally random post is because I am so excited I could literally burst. I got a new book today!! (Surprise, surprise) I read about it a little while ago on a blog and then completely forgot about it until it started to surface again in the past few days. It's called Possession by Elana Johnson.
Isn't it beautiful??
I honestly haven't seen such a simple cover in so long. Too long. It's refreshing. While I love so many of the in-your-face covers, I love the small picture and minimal color. It reminds me a lot of the cover for Ally Condie's books (Matched and Crossed). Anyway, here's what Possession is about:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Holy. Crap.
It seriously gives me chills.
I CAN NOT wait to read this. Please, pile of books beside my bed, DISAPPEAR! Tee hee hee.

The only book I may be even more excited about (Is that possible? Apparently.) is this lovely little number:
It comes out this Tuesday, June 14, 2011. If Amazon works its magic, it'll be on my doorstep that very day. If Amazon chooses not to comply with my wishes it will be a day or two later. Everyone cross your fingers for me! Want to know what Hourglass is about? Here you go:

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Hold on a second-- I think my heart just stopped for a second..............Alright. I'm okay now.

I have a feeling this is going to be the summer of AMAZING Young Adult books. It's already off to an fantastic start!

Just thought I'd share my mini-freakout-of-excitement with you!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Chaleese said...

Yay! I just bought Possession! Should be on my doorstep tomorrow! :D I SOOOO need to read Hourglass! Holy. Crap. That sounds good!! Now I want it!