The long weekend has officially started. Event though I already have great plans - including Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder - I wish that some of these books were on my shelf!
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
It’s 1950, and as the
French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old
Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals
as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life
than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a
mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation
that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and
Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine
underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling
temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
Cinder, the cyborg
mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling
Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if
she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out
there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the
grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters
Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's
whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably
drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery,
they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay
one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything
for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her
Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Mallory killed her
boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but
everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory
still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is
it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent
to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything
about her past.But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one
of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she
must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she
can prove her innocence-to herself and others.
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Fia was born with
flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always
exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around
her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.
in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for
corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over
between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking
each other’s lives by refusing to obey.