I think my format for my IMM is different every time I post. Oh well! This week I only bought/won three books, but they are good ones! I cannot wait to read them.
Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm. (GoodReads)
Sasha (Sash & Em) recommended this to me. Unfortunately, I missed Karsten Knight's appearance last weekend in New York at Books of Wonder. However, I enjoy watching his hilarious YouTube videos. Although I haven't read a book with a mythology element in quite some time, I am sure Wildefire will not disappoint. I just love the book jacket; it is beautiful and intriguing.
Of Fire and Brimstone and Buckshot by William Frank
The Vernon family had a lot of problems before their mother died. Now
they're a train wreck. Reunited for the first time in years, Jeremiah and his children must face the realities of mixed ancestry, their mother's sexual past, and the history of physical and mental abuse that originally split the family apart.
Told in seven different narrative voices, the family and its drama come to life with bittersweet clarity.
Due to the graphic nature of some content, parental discretion is advised. (GoodReads)
One of my classmates, Bill, just self-published this book. I want to promote this as much as possible, as a classmate and a friend. Keep in mind that this is NOT a YA book. There is a lot of language and controversial content. I am really looking forward to reading it!
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. (GoodReads)
Tahereh Mafi is so awesome! I won Shatter Me via a Twitter contest Tahereh was holding. I am super excited about receiving this book because everyone has been raving about it. The synopsis definitely has me interested. The new cover looks awesome as well.
What’s in your mailbox?