Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's Next? #2

 What's Next? Hosted by IceyBooks
What's Next is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks!
Here's how it works:
-Every Thursday select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.


Hereafter
by Tara Hudson

Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life--or her actual death--she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but "will" him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, "Hereafter" is a sensation you won't want to miss.


The Future of Us
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler


It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn't been invented yet. And they're looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right - and wrong - in the present.



All These Things I've Done 
by Gabrielle Zevin

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

What should I read next?

16 comments:

Jenea Whittington said...

I vote for Hereafter. It is fantastic...

Jenea @ Books Live Forever
http://booksliveforever.com/?p=2761

Aleksandra said...

Anna Dressed in Blood :) I loved it, Anna is one kick-ass ghost :)

Liz said...

Anna Dressed in Blood! That was my favorite read for 2011 and I def plan on rereading for Girl of Nightmares release.
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Katrina Marie said...

Anna Dressed in Blood. It's going to be on my reading pile soon!

Katrina
http://www.bookishthingsandmore.com/2012/07/whats-next-2.html

@HarleyBearBooks said...

The Future of Us. I didn't really enjoy Anna Dressed in Blood =/ My What’s Next Post
-Melissa @HarleyBearBooks

Brittan@Written By Brittan said...

I vote for All These Things I've Done. Vote on my what's next: http://writtenbybrittan.blogspot.com/2012/07/whats-next-3.html#comment-form

Randi M said...

All these Things I've Done. :)

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Randi - Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

Lisa Nguyen said...

I vote for Hereafter!

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Lisa @ Shatterbooks

Kapri (Book Fanatics) said...

I really enjoyed All These Things I've Done, so I'm going to vote for that one.

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Kristin said...

My vote goes to Anna Dressed In Blood, just listened to the audiobook and loved the MC Cass

Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

D.L.T. (Delaney) said...

Anna Dressed in Blood because it looks like something you would enjoy. Then, after, you should read All These Things I've Done. :)

Millie Bookshelved said...

Voting for Anna Dressed in Blood.

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Annie Roach said...

I've only read All These Things I've Done and think that you would really like it, I read it at the end of the school year and it was really interesting. If you end up reading it and like it then that author (Gabrielle Zevin) writes a few more really good YA books! :)

Erika Anderson said...

I only got Anna Dressed in Blood today because I didn't see any of the other ones!

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