Thursday, June 4, 2015

What's Next: The Strange and Unbreakable Winner

What's Next is hosted by Iceybooks.  Click here to be taken to their blog and join in on the fun.  This weekly meme offers readers the chance to vote for what book should be read next (or very soon).  The three options this time are ones that I have had as the first book in a series for over a year.  I really need to get to all three of these, but I don't know which one to start with.

Something Strange and Deadly
Philadelphia 1876. The Dead are rising. A zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor Fitt. Whoever controls the Dead Army has her brother. She avoids her mother's choice of husband for the lab of Spirit Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel. The situation threatens her reputation, and the lives of everyone in the city.

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia. 
I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.
When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.
Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.
Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.
The Winner's Curse

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... 
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. 
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. 
But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. 
Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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  1. I am currently reading Something Strange and Deadly. I love Susan Dennard. She's amazing and wonderfully helpful to upcoming authors. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's really good.

    I read The Winner's Curse and I'm addicted to the series. I don't think you could go wrong with either of these. But since I've already finished it, I'll vote Winner's Curse.

    1. Oh yay! Super excited to start them both, but I think Winner's Curse is exactly what I need to read. Thanks for stopping by and voting! Can't wait to get to the book.


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