July 30, 2013

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Anna lives in 1995 Evanston, IL while Bennett primarily lives in present day San Francisco although he can travel back and forth in time at will.  Bennett likes taking his sister with him into the past to 90’s alternative concerts.  It’s during one of these concerts that Bennett ‘falls’ back to his present 2012, leaving his sister behind in Illinois.  He must travel back and stay for an extended period of time in order to find his sister and bring her home.  This is when he meets Anna, the first person he trusts enough to share his secret with outside his immediate family.  Anna has longed to travel period.  Her dad bought her a map of the world so she can track her travels with red push pins.  She has one push pin and it’s in Michigan.  Lucky for Anna her new boyfriend can take her exotic places but at a cost. 

July 29, 2013

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I just finished an advanced reader's copy of Crown of Midnight and could not be more pleased!  Maas' first book Throne of Glass was amazing and I think this one is even better.  I love when that happens!  Celaena Sardothien has won the brutal contest to become King of Adarlan's personal assassin and has begun working towards her freedom by killing the King's enemies.  Although it would appear so, Celaena's loyalties do not lie with the King.  She has been faking her targets' deaths and helping them flee.  The King's next target must be killed for starting a resistance group against the King's "plans". Celaena feels she must find out more information about the resistance and these so called plans before acting.  All the while her relationship with the Captain of the Guard keeps growing, along with her intrigue of the Glass Castle's secrets.  I can definitely see this as the next big YA series.