I just pre-ordered my own copy of Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, and after adding it to my cart, those deadly "suggestions-based-on-your-selection" links popped up.. Gets me every darn time, this one being no exception, and I swear they are going to be the death of my bank account.
What book made me *cave* this time? The Hunt by Andrew Fukada.. Let's go over the checklist of what makes this book sound up-all-night worthy...
~ From a guy's PoV - There just aren't enough YA paranormal books from the male perspective. It offers a much-welcomed change from the typical lost-female-meets-mysterious-yet-ohsohot-guy-who-saves-her story.. Not that those aren't swoon-worthy, but it's refreshing to encounter something a little different..
~ A unique world where humans are an endangered species.. - So this is a pretty sweet switch.. imagine a world where humans are the rarity and must hide their identity? So many vampire stories focus on either vampires trying to keep their existence a secret OR revealing their truth and trying to "mainstream" into a world where they are shunned...(Except the movie Daybreakers, but let's not go there...) Excited to see what this world would look like :)
~ Survival - I love a good story about a character doing whatever it takes to survive.. these characters are usually strong, determined, complex, and highly admirable.. Not to mention, this guy is pretending NOT to be human.. How the heck can he manage that? Can't wait to meet Gene and see how he pulls off this stunt...
~ Did I mention vampires? - Um, HELLO, how can you not be intrigued by that little element? I haven't read a vampire story in a LONG while.. I've been on a werewolf, zombie, and Fifty Shades kick, so it'll be a nice little change-up..
Interested yet? How can you not be? Can't wait to get my hands on this freakishly awesome-sounding novel...
Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.
When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
Need it now?? Don't blame you ;)
Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~