Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rival by Sara Wealer

Kathryn and Brooke seem to be opposites. Kathryn is petite, quiet, has only one good friend, and dresses in homemade clothing. Brooke is the most popular girl at school, a fashion plate and has brothers who describe her as an Amazon. But despite their differences the two girls share the same passion for singing and a desire to win a local contest that provides a stepping stone to a professional career. For a short while they were best of friends but for the last year they have been sworn enemies but no one except Kathryn and Brooke know what has happened to break up their friendship.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Haven has dreamt about Ethan all of her life. Her nasty, controlling grandmother has convinced Haven that something is wrong with her so she has tried to suppress her dreams for several years. But her dreams have returned and are beginning to cause her to black out. When Haven sees billionaire Iain Morrow on TV she is certain that he is the reincarnation of Ethan. She also learns that her father believed that Haven was having visions of a past life and had begun to correspond with the Ouroboros Society, a group that supports those who believe they are remembering previous lives. With the support of her best friend Beau, Haven decides to travel to New York to try to meet Iain. When he recognizes Haven as well it seems that the soulmates will finally be able to spend a lifetime together but others have different plans for them.

The Unidentified by Rae Mariz

Kid and her friends live in a world where schools have failed and have been replaced by social networking and games at the malls. Students work their way up the levels hoping to become "branded" by corporate sponsors. Hanging out with her friends one day Kid witnesses a dummy being thrown over a high railing in a fake suicide scene staged by a group protesting the constant surveillance of all the teens. Only Kid is disturbed and interested enough to investigate who might be responsible for the protest. Her interest attracts the attention of both the Unidentified and some of the sponsors who think Kid might just lead them to the next big thing.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Ethan has been experiencing haunting dreams featuring a beautiful girl he's never met - until she moves into his small town to live with her reclusive uncle. Ethan and Lena are drawn together by their shared dreams as well as by their odd relatives who are trying to keep them as far apart as possible. The more time Ethan spends with Lena the more he becomes aware of her special powers and abilities until she finally reveals that she comes from a family of Casters. What's more, she is living under the shadow of a centuries old curse that will determine her ultimate fate on her 16 birthday, just 152 days away and counting...