Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Goodreads' description: "When Vee is picked to be
a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online,
she discovers that the game *knows* her. They tempt her with prizes
taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy,
sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating—Vee and Ian’s fans cheer
them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a
twisted turn. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, and the prize
might be their lives."
This one sounds kind of edgy and disturbing...I'm interested to see how far things get taken. I don't know if this is straight-up contemporary or if there's a futuristic/dystopian element, but whatever the case it looks like it'll be a creepy and exciting read!
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Goodreads' description: "In Pushing the Limits,
two teens, brought together by their court ordered therapist, work
together to learn the secrets of their case files, but neither foresaw
the shattering consequences of learning the truth regarding their
families or of falling in love."
I've been a fan of the premise of this book from the start. Meeting through a court-ordered therapist, and falling in love? Sounds fantastic. I'm hoping it'll have a nice blend of grit, drama, and romance, without going over-the-top. The blurb above doesn't tell us that much, but there's a short excerpt on the author's website that has me wanting to read more:
"'I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise.' Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins?
His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. 'You didn't do that — did you? It was done to you?'
No one ever asked that question.
But they never asked."
What books are you waiting for?