Aug 30, 2012

What's Next? #9

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!

My picks this week are:

The Midnight Palace (Mist #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery...

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life. . . .

Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere’s sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night - and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.


Preordained (Preordained #1) by Kelly Libsack

Left alone in this world when her father dies, eighteen-year-old Faith Beshert learns that he took an ancient truth to his grave, a truth that would have explained the history of her bloodline and the role it plays in a wager between God and Satan.

Faith isn't spiritual or religious. In-fact she doesn't believe in any of it. However, when two angels disguised as gorgeous young men enter her life and steal her heart, she's exposed to the existence of the other side and a responsibility she's meant to fulfill.

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals #1) by J. L. Bryan

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.


Besieged (The Outcast Chronicles #1) by Rowena Cory Daniells

Sorne, the estranged son of a King on the verge of madness, is being raised as a weapon to wield against the mystical Wyrds. Half a continent away, his father is planning to lay siege to the Celestial City, the home of the T'En, whose wyrd blood the mundane population have come to despise. Within the City, Imoshen, the only mystic to be raised by men, is desperately trying to hold her people together. A generations long feud between the men of the Brotherhoods and the women of the sacred Sisterhoods is about to come to a head. 
With war without and war within, can an entire race survive the hatred of a nation? 
Rowena Cory Daniells, the creator of the bestselling Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin, brings you a stunning new fantasy epic, steeped in magic and forged in war.

So, what do you think, which one of these novels I should read next?

 Have you read any of these & if you did, what did you think about them?

Leave me a comment & help me decide!


  1. I haven't read any of those, but I´m voting for The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

  2. I would go with Jenny Pox, I have been wanting to check that one out!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  3. The Jenny Pox! Sounds a lot like Rogue from x men, and I do love that character. Here's Ours

  4. I vote for Jenny Pox. :)

    Thank you for voting on mine.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. I vote for Jenny Pox. Thanks for voting on mine.


  6. I vote for The Midnight Palace. That's for stopping by and voting on mine!

  7. Jenny Pox. I've heard great things about it.

  8. I think I vote for The Midnight Palace too!

  9. I think I'd pick Besieged -- the girl on the cover looks like she can kick a lot of butt!

    Here's my What's Next post!

  10. I have Jenny Pox sitting on my kindle right now. I'd say go with that one! It definitely looks interesting! :)

  11. I vote for Jenny Pox :)

    Allison @ Good Books and Good Wine

  12. I haven't read any of these, but Besieged sounds really fun!