Tuesday, May 21, 2013

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

1.  Entwined by Heather Dixon: A fantastic retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. 
2. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock: An interesting werewolf tale. I liked it but didn't love it. 

3. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis: A retelling of the Princess and the Frog and some other fairy tales mixed in. It got a little confusing at times but I still loved it. 
4. Friends and Foes by Sarah M. Eden: One of my favorites from this author.  I love that the main character isn't perfect.
5. The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen: I absolutely love Julie Klassen's books. This is slighty Jane Eyreish. Great story and I loved the cover. 

Emily's Picks:

6. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth. I was on a slight hang over from all the dystopian novels I had read, and wasn't sure I wanted to read another one.  And low and behold, loved it. Plus, this cover catches your eye.  I like that it didn't have another girl in a long pretty dress. Don't get me wrong though, I love long pretty dresses. :)
7. Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers. This book took me on an adventure.  Plus, strong female lead, and she is a trained assassin.  I can't complain about that.  And I loved the cover, and yes, it's a girl in a long bold dress. 

8. Always A Witch (Witch #2) by Carolyn MacCullough. If you like witches, and love, and spells this book is for you.  It's the second book in a two book series.  I picked the first book up on a whim, and loved it. I loved the second book as well. The main character, Tam, I thought was a wonderful lead. Plus, the cover is dark, yet beautiful and haunting. 
9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by: Michelle Hodkin.   Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital with memory loss and she doesn't think life can get any stranger. And it does, increasingly.  I'll admit, this wasn't my favorite read of the year last year.  I had a hard time with this book.  I might have to try it again some time.  But look at that cover!  It's disturbing, and beautiful at the same time.  Got give them props for that one. 

10. Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks.  Emma doesn't know she is any different from any one else on the beach until she meets Galen. And so the story begins.  I love this cover. It's haunting and beautiful and captures the idea of the ocean and mermaids without being obvious. 


  1. I love underwater shots - Of Poseidon made my list too!

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  2. Amazing covers, we share a few! The rest are still on my TBR pile.

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  3. The Unbecoming made my list, too. I love the covers of Entwined and Of Poseidon. Great list!
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