Jul 5, 2012

What's Next? #1

What's Next is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks.

Every Thursday, select 3-5 books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first. 

Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.

At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.

For more info, visit the introduction post HERE!

To participate, go HERE!

Ok, so I need help choosing what to read next from my galleys, because I'm really behind with them. 

My picks this week are:

1) Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown 

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

2) Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel 

Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she’s never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health. Callie is left alone when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west": California.

Along the way she meets Jack, a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company — there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn. And there’s also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very much aware of the role this half-mortal, half-fae teenage girl plays in their fate.

3) Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

A romantic and empowering book about bullying.

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself--and for the love that keeps her holding on.

So, what do you think, which of these I should read next? 
Have you read any of these & what did you think about them? 

Leave me a comment & help me decide What's Next?!


  1. Lies Beneath was really good. That's my pick for sure. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Keep Holding On is my pick!!! It's on my list of "want to read, but where are all of the hours in the day going?!?!" list. hehehe

  3. My vote goes to, Lies Beneath, I haven't read it yet but I have heard some great things about it!

  4. I vote for Keep Holding, I have yet to read this one but I love Susane Colasanti's books.

  5. LIES BENEATH! I have a copy of it and I'm debating whether to read it or not. Thanks for participating!

  6. I vote for Keep Holding On!

    ~Allison (Good Books & Good Wine)

  7. I vote for Lies Beneath! I also tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award http://brandisbookmusings.blogspot.com/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html Participating is strictly voluntary.