Those Who Wish Me Dead
I first became acquainted with this author when I read So Cold the River (which was a great book), so I was excited to see he had a new one. Jace Wilson witnesses a murder, while trying to prep himself for a normal teenage dare, and ends up a wanted witness. He is put into witness protection, to save him from the two killers--named the Blackwell Brothers. Unfortunately for Jace, they have someone on the inside and he senses they will find him, despite being sent into the wilderness with a guide for troubled boys. As the story unfolded, I was intrigued by the storyline but also by the Blackwell Brothers themselves, who were creepy enough to belong in a Cormac McCarthy book.
Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy)
Lily Proctor is a teenage girl living in modern day Salem, afflicted by mysterious allergies and fevers. Then in a fit of anger, she finds out that she can't live in her world because she isn't meant for her world. Transported to a different Salem, Lily finds out that there is another Lily who goes by Lillian and rules with fierce magical power. I read this one because the librarian asked me to screen it for the shelf, and I definitely enjoyed it. It was kind of cheesy teen romance in parts, but overall, the story was engaging and I could shut my brain off to read it.
The Young Elites
Adelina is a survivor of the blood fever, which swept her country a decade ago and left countless dead and others forever marked by the disease. It begins to emerge that some of the children who survived the blood fever were left with… otherworldly powers. Called young elites by some, malfettas by others, these children are both worshipped and feared. Taken in by the Dagger Society, a group of young elites forged to overthrow the king, Adelina struggles with her loyalty toward her former family and her new one. I liked the Legend series by this author, and I can't wait to see where this series goes next.
What are you reading?