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What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the spiritual consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition. Whether you are God fearing individual or an atheist, LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds.
-Now we all know I don't like really depressing reads or horror stories. BUT I'm absolutely intrigued by all the topics addressed in this novel plus the author's bio mentions that he used his knowledge of international relations to help him write this novel. I want to study international relations! How could I refuse? Thank you Mr. Goodman!
What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
Release Date: March 2011
Seventeen-year-old Marisa Moreno has smarts and plenty of promise, but she’s marooned in a broken-down Houston neighborhood—and in a Mexican immigrant family where making ends meet matters more than making it to college. At school, it's another story. Marisa's calc teacher expects her to ace the AP test and to get into an engineering program in Austin—a city that seems unimaginably far away. When her home life becomes unbearable, Marisa seeks comfort elsewhere—and suddenly neither her best friend nor boyfriend can get through to her. Caught between the expectations of two different worlds and carrying a dark secret, Marisa will have to decide what can't wait.
-My first ARC of a book being published in 2011, huzzah! Also my first 2011 book by a debut author of color, two huzzahs :) I'm curious at how vague the summary is, can't wait to dig in. Thank you Carolrhoda Books! Summary from author's website
Release Date: January 3, 2011
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.
The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.
Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.
-Received as part of a Traveling to Teens blog tour. Thank you TRT and Ms. Bell! I requested to join the tour because the author mentioned that the love interest in the story (the trickster) is based off of a Native American trickster spirit. That piqued me interest.
What new books did you get this week??