Ruby’s Bookish Bundles is a new feature I’m starting here on the blog. In it, I’m going to post about three books:
- Want Now: One recently released or already published title I’m lusting after.
- Want Soon: One upcoming title I’m looking forward to, based on things I’ve heard, the cover, and the description.
- Want Someday: One upcoming title I’ve heard about that sounds like it could be interested but is so far off into the future it doesn’t even have a cover yet.
I love discovering new books, and I love sharing about the books I discover. However, I’ve been wanting to do something a little different from (and more involved than) a WoW post, so I created this new feature for myself. Anyone is welcome to participate, or to share their own wants. If you do so on your own blog, leave a link so I can visit!
I love Teen Thrillers, even though they’re rare enough these days. I’m not talking about thrilling Dystopians or creepy paranormal mysteries, but straight up thrillers. No ghosts involved. (Not that I don’t appreciate a good ghost mystery.) So, I did a little digging and came up with some titles I think sound pretty exciting.
London! That, and the terrifically moody cover are enough to send me into a tizzy of desire. Plus it’s labeled as a “romantic new mystery series.” Swoon!
May 22, 2012
When Rose was twelve, her mother and stepfather went out for dinner and never came back. Now seventeen, she lives with her grandmother and goes to school in London. She’s always wondered about her stepbrother, Joshua, whom she only lived with briefly and who was also relocated after their parents’ disappearance. When Rose and Joshua meet again, they find they have much in common, including a desire to uncover the mystery surrounding their parents’ disappearance . . . and a mutual attraction to each other. But when Rose witnesses the murders of not one but two of her classmates, she must uncover who is behind these violent crimes. And when she and Joshua discover that a much larger conspiracy is underway, both of their lives will be in danger. From international bestseller Anne Cassidy, this first in a fast-paced and romantic new mystery series will keep readers guessing.
Add Dead Time to your Goodreads wishlist.
Again with the moody covers! This one takes place in Alaska, which is kind of interesting, and features an MC suffering from macular degeneration, which adds a serious twist to investigating. I expect this one to be appropriately “thrilling.”
October 23, 2012
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.
Add Blind Spot to your Goodreads wishlist.
This appeals me to on the basis of it taking place at a private school in Manhattan. It reminds me a little of the Samantha Jellicoe
books by Suzanne Enoch. For teens, obviously!
Also Known As
by Robin Benway
ALSO KNOWN AS is the story of Maggie, a gifted teenage safecracker, who works alongside her parents as a spy for the mysterious entity known as the Collective. When she’s assigned to infiltrate a private Manhattan high school, she’s forced to make friends, investigate the mysterious Jesse, and solve the case, all without blowing her cover.
Have you heard of any teen thriller new releases, or do you have an old favorite to recommend? Or, maybe you’ve never read a teen thriller before…would you like to start?