Sunday, August 11, 2013

Siesta Sunday (1)

Sunday is the day of rest. Siesta Sunday is a meme created here at Ladybug Literature where we sit back, relax, and discuss books we have recently added to our TBR.

In all the memes I take part in (and I do take part in a lot), none of them are simply about discussing books we have discovered by new authors or even well known authors producing a new series. Most are about books we have actually acquired. I may WANT to acquire these soon enough, but I haven't. Doesn't mean they don't deserve a little shout out, yes? Let's get started.

It is amazing the stuff you find on Goodreads when you are perusing their lists. Some of these books have been released for a while, some are newly released, and others have yet to be released. It's a fine mix. If you have heard of any of the books listed, or simply want to tell me you added them to your TBR List too, leave a comment below. Give me some suggestions for books you have heard about that you would recommend! This is a completely relaxed meme. Make it your own!

Accession by Tarah Eden
Series: The Sarath Web #1
Publication date: December 2013
Genre(s): Fantasy / Paranormal / Witches

Sixteen-year-old Amelie Thompson was trained to rule a coven. For centuries, her family has served the high Queens on both sides of the Atlantic. But when Amelie's youngest cousin vanishes without a trace in the Atlanta courts and no one wants to investigate, Amelie decides to step into the darkness on her own.

She soon discovers that nothing, especially in the Witch Courts, is as it seems. When she accidentally opens a rift in the search for her cousin, Richard LeCross decides that Amelie is more trouble than she's worth.

He determines that this mortal, dangerously close to becoming a Queen, needs to die. But killing Amelie is easier said than done. For a young girl who's always believed in right versus wrong, she's about to go head over heels into the dark side.

Can Amelie trust her friends to help her find her young cousin? And can she solve this crime before any more young women disappear?

Katana by Cole Gibsen
Series: Katana #1
Publication date: March 8th, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in that mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings.

While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese weapon that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
Series: Court of Annwyn #1
Publication date: July 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Fantasy / Paranormal Romance

Caspian Mort can feel the history in anything he touches, a gift he inherited from his father, the Crown Prince of Annwyn. Devastated over his ex-wife's infidelity, Caspian has withdrawn from human contact except when working as an antiques dealer.

While assessing the contents of the historic Callaway House he encounters the beautiful Lydia Callaway and senses that her home is haunted by a banished fairy. But what does the dangerous exile want? Unbeknownst to Lydia, she's the owner of the last remaining portal to Annwyn--a mirror hidden somewhere in the house. To keep Lydia safe, Caspian will have to divulge the secrets of his heritage, and risk losing his heart again.

The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen
Publication date: August 6th, 2013
Genre(s): New Adult / Psychological Thriller

"My past was never more than one thought, one breath, one heartbeat away. And then, on that particular October evening, it literally arrived at my doorstep."

Eight months after dropping out of Tarble, an all-women's college, twenty-two-year-old Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year--a year marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that not only caused her to question her own sanity but prompted a failed suicide attempt.

And then a mysterious paisley print suitcase arrives, bearing Ruby's name and address on the tag. When Ruby tries to return the luggage to its rightful owner, Beth Richards, her dorm mate at Tarble, she learns that Beth disappeared two days earlier, and the suitcase is the only tangible evidence as to her whereabouts.

Consumed by the mystery of the missing girl and the contents of the luggage--a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, the book on which Ruby based her senior thesis, and which she believes instigated her madness--she sets out to uncover the truth, not only about Beth Richard's past but also her own. In doing so, Ruby is forced to reexamine the people from her past: the professor who whisked her away to New Orleans and then shattered her heart and the ghosts of dead women writers who beckoned her to join their illustrious group. And when Ruby's storyline converges with Beth's in a way she never imagined, she returns to the one place she swore she never would: her alma mater. 

Of course, there are probably several more books out there for me to discover, but these are just a few. What are some books you have recently discovered or have recently added to your TBR on this lazy Siesta Sunday?

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