There are a few recent books that have been getting absolutely rave reviews. We knew you would want to know about them, so here is a quick lowdown:
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone (especially herself) from the Dark Forces.Is love a great enough power against evil? This is a planned trilogy.
What if it’s not in: Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Fallen by Lauren Kate, Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens, Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle, a being from another world who was swapped with a human child when he was a baby, struggles with his allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground and wants desperately to live like a normal teenager, and when his crush Tate’s sister disappears, Mackie sets out to find her and gets a chance to find his rightful place in the world.
What if it’s not in: Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler, Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link, The Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld, The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding,
An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy–Louis Charles, the lost king of France.
What if it’s not in:The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson, Illyria by Elizabeth Hand, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Zombies are becoming more and more popular (as if you didn’t know). Rot and Ruin is set in a zombie infested post-apocalyptic America and the main character has just gotten an apprenticeship as a zombie hunter.
What if it’s not in: The Enemy by Charlie Higson, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon, How to Be a Zombie by Serena Valentino, Generation Dead by Daniel Waters