Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was.
Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
Releases: October 1, 2012
Poison Princess centers on 16-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene, a privileged teenager from Louisiana. When an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes the hallucinations she'd been having for the past year were actually visions of the future — and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to re-enact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side…
Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara West
Releases: May 1, 2012
It began in the graveyard. Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there—Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags. And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death….
Breathe (Breathe #1) by Sarah Crossan
Releases: October 2, 2012
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .
The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.
has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.
And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?
The Kill Order (Maze Runner 0.5) by James Dashner
Releases: August 14th 2012
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares seared the earth and mankind fell to disease. "The Kill Order" tells the story of that fall.
“The prequel is something that has churned in my mind since before "The Maze Runner" was even complete. It's been hard to keep it a secret! I'm excited to finally share the news and I can't wait for my readers to see how it all began," shared author James Dashner.
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
Releases: November 13th 2012
Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent, and the coal is running out. Plus, there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome, or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome's way of life. But Alex's final words are haunting. "The sky is blue."
What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome, and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.
Starglass by Phoebe North
For five hundred years, passengers on the generation ship Asherah have lived a regimented lifestyle meant to ensure they reach their destination across the stars. Jobs are selected by the High Council; unmarried citizens find themselves matched; every couple has two children–one boy, and one girl–created for them in a lab. This is how their population has remained steady, and rebellion has been suppressed.
But this rigid life doesn't work for everyone on the ship. It certainly doesn't work for sixteen-year-old Terra. She lost her mother to cancer years ago. Now she's working a job she hates, while her father pushes her toward marrying a boy she knows will never love her back. Terra's done her best to swallow her lumps and be good, like the generations that have come before her. But when she stumbles across a murder in the ship's long-abandoned engine rooms, she gets sucked in to a plot to murder the ship's captain.
The rebels know that Terra has nothing left to lose, but they don't know that she's starting to fall for the boy she's meant to kill. Soon Terra learns that "doing your duty" isn't as simple as it seems.
That's it for us, monsters. Got any great discoveries that you wanna share?