Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - To be released May 31st, 2011
How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Nantucket! That's just fun to say. And lots of dirty jokes start with, "And there once was a man from nantucket..." etc. So besides the awesomeness of the sound of the summary, I like that it's set in Nantucket.
Also. Is it just me, or are there a LOT of books with the title Starcrossed or some variation of that? I can come up with like 3 different books. Strangeness there.
What We Keep is Not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell - To be released June 8th, 2011
Fifteen-year-old Angie never used to think much about God—until things started getting weird. Like the statue of St. Felix, her secret confidante, suddenly coming off his pedestal and talking to her. And Angie's mother, who's busting up her third marriage for no apparent reason. Then there's Jesse Francis, sent home from Afghanistan at age nineteen with his leg blown off. Now he's expected to finish high school and fit right back in. Is God even paying attention to any of this?
Against the advice of an increasingly vocal St. Felix (who knows a thing or two about war), Angie falls for Jesse—who's a lot deeper than most high school guys. But Jesse is battling some major demons. As his rages start to become more frequent and unpredictable, Angie finds herself losing control of the situation. And she's starting to wonder: can one person ever make things right for? Someone else?
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: It sounds different. Interesting, and different. Plus I adore the cover.
Well, I have nothing interesting to say here.
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