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So I want it noted that I am the first to say this.
Angels are so the new vampires.
Not that I don't love my vampire books, and I always will, but lately there has been a surge of books about angels, so first up we have:
Fallen by Lauren Kate
(Summary from goodreads. Release date December 8th, 2009. That's 5 days before my birthday. Just so you guys know.)
Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.
It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.
Why I want it: Umm, did you read that description? See that cover? I just wish it was bigger, but that was the best picture I could find. (Not that this makes me want it any less, because it's probably just a slip of the publisher/summary writer, but it really should be every 18 years. Because, you know, the whole nine months part. But no big deal.)
Evil? by Timothy Carter
(Summary from goodreads. Release date August 1st so it's already out, but I haven't see much about it, so I'm including it.)
Stuart Bradley knows there are a lot of reasons people in his small, conservative hometown might not approve of him. He's openly gay, he's mouthy in church, and he conjures demons in his spare time—the usual. So Stuart knows something is odd when his little brother catches him "self-pleasuring" in the shower and, before he knows it, an angry mob is chasing down every teen who ever had an "impure" thought.Stuart soon discovers that the new preacher in town is more than he seems. He's a fallen angel-fallen because he became too obsessed with a certain harmless adolescent activity. If Stuart and his demon sidekick don't stop him, blindness is going to be the least of anyone's worries.
Why I Want It: Isn't that the most interesting cover? I don't think I've ever seen one sideways like that, have you? Plus it sounds incredible. And the author is Canadian! I try to read as much Canadian fiction as possible and I like doing stuff about it here so you all can find out about books you might not know about.
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
(Summary from goodreads. Release date October 13th, 2009. It's close but so far away.)
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Why I Want It: Okay, I know this is borderline fangirling, but I don't care, so shush. (Normally I'd say hush, but that'd look odd.) I want this one soooooo badly. I might even make someone get it for me for my birthday/Christmas :P Plus it honestly does go with my theme here.
Covet (Fallen Angels #1) by J. R. Ward
(Summary from goodreads. Release date September 29th, 2009.)
Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that—until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
This one isn't isn't YA, but it still fits with my theme. Plus I, um, sorta like the cover a wee bit.
Alright, that's all I have for now. Have I convinced anyone I'm right? And do you guys know any other angel/fallen angel books that have recently come out or are soon to come out? Just out of curiousity.
I'm off to type up my Fun Friday post and then hopefully a review.
Peace and cookies,