The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Published: October 13th 2015 By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR

Series: The Young Elites#2 Also Reviewed: The Young Elites #1

23846013Genres: Young-Adult, Dystopia, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Magic

Format: Kindle Source: Library My Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

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Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

Publication: October20th2015 by: Balzer+BrayGenres: Young-Adult, Historical-Fiction, Espionage, Thriller, MysteryMy Rating: 4 Stars Find It: Goodreads | Amazon

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Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?

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Waiting On Wednesday #14 Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between

New WoW

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that showcases upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

It shouldn’t be a secret what I’m waiting on this week. Jennifer E. Smith has found a spot on my favorites list and I just have to read her next book. I still need to read the others, so now my to-buy list just got bigger.

23369370Publication September 1st 2015 by Poppy

Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they’ll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

I can’t wait to read this book, and had I known what an amazing writer Smith is, I’d have requested this book via Netgalley when it first appeared. Nevertheless, I went and found it, just to request it. I know my odds aren’t great now that it has been up a while but it doesn’t hurt to try. I am still buying it whether I read it before it’s release or not. I have a feeling that I’m going to love this! What book are you waiting on this week?