Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sneaking Around GoodReads (1)

"Sneaking Around Goodreads" is a meme started by Mavie at The Bookologist that showcase of a book or two in which is found from Goodreads.com. Each book is talked about briefly, usually about the cover and the plot. Books posted on here are books that are on my wish-list and my 'i-want' list. All of the books are pre-released.

In searching for debut author releases for 2011, I came across these two books.

ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
Author: Kendare Blake
Release Date: Tor, September 2011

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

Thoughts:   I like ghost stories and this one has an interesting twist which makes me ask "Why is he killing the dead? And why does she spare him?"  The cover is also cool.  Can't wait to read this one in the fall.


THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: Simon & Schuster, September 27, 2011


Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a
hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember
that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.

She definitely doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been
through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong.

Thoughts:  The cover of this book intrigues me.  Not sure how it fits into the story yet, and can't wait to find out. 

3 comments:

  1. These both sound great! My tbr pile is growing. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  2. Okay, once I saw this title on my dashboard, I TOTALLY screamed! :)

    LOVE both covers and they sound so intriguing! THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER has such a stunning cover and the premise sounds so cool! ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD seems intense! And, that cover is just so beautiful as well. Love the post!! And, thanks for the finds! :)

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  3. Lisa - I have such a large TBR pile I just hope it doesn't fall on me. :-)

    Mavie - Hope my first "sneaking around goodreads" did you proud. :-)

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