New To Me

This is a post about books that aren’t necessarily newly published or released but books that I haven’t heard of. These newly discovered books  will be added to my To Be Read list. Not that it needs more books but the more the merrier! Right?! Let the actual post begin!


Royal House of Shadows (Series)

I found out about the last book of the series from HyperAboutBooks. So thank you to the lovely Sumaira (and her blog) for her favourite quotes because without it I wouldn’t have googled The Lord of the Abyss and learnt that it was part of a series.

Series Synopsis:

Once upon a time … The Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden.

To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance.

Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs… and time is running out…

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

I also learnt about this book from a book blogger this time it is from Caught Read Handed. Thank you to Stephanie for the great review on the book. Your love for Simon is so great it reached me, which is all the way to South Australia.

simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agenda-23-1425823636Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Read Between The Lines

Does anyone ever see us for who we really are?

That’s it. That was all it took when I saw its release being advertised on YA Central.

Synopsis:

read-between-the-lines-27-1427228559Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a “big girl,” she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.

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