Since I am the resident YA paranormal girl at BT, I thought I would share with you what I’ve been reading lately in this particular genre.
Everyone here loves the Outlander series from Diana Gabaldon, I thought I would do a “shout out” to another time travel series, the Hourglass series from Myra McEntire that I loved. I recently read the last book Infinityglass, and thought it was outstanding! Tamie wrote a great review for the first book Hourglass, back when it was first released here. It’s the reason why I put the books on my TBR list back in 2012.
I loved all of the books in the series, but I think Timepiece is my favorite. The series is an interesting twist on time travel and has an X men feel to it, with everyone having special powers. The location is in the south, and I think that makes it more unique. All of the characters are great, but Kaleb is my boy. He’s yummy. 🙂 Aren’t the covers beautiful!?!?
I give Hourglass and Infinityglass 4 very cool stars and Timepiece 5 favorite stars. The whole series went on my “top shelf outstanding reads” shelf on Goodreads.
First love can be brutal. Sometimes it can be Fatal.
Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old…and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead, he had no memory of his former life. Grayson desperately wants to recapture his lost humanity, and he’s been told that there is one person in this world who can save him from his current fate before he begins to decompose. One person whose life must be sacrificed for his.
Cori Abbott has a million things to worry about. She’s the new girl in a school that’s a fraction of the size of her old one. Her antisocial tendencies are crippling her ability to make new friends. And then there’s the recent, sudden death of her father, the only man who ever understood her. The last thing Cori wants is the attention of a strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. A guy she can’t stop thinking about.
Will Cori break through Grayson’s cold exterior and find the human within, the boy who can love and understand her like no other? Will Grayson sacrifice Cori to rid himself of his undead curse, even if it means losing her forever?
So the premise of this book does remind me of very popular YA books where the young brooding leading man doesn’t want to fall in love with the ONE girl who could save his “life”, but there is a twist in the last part of the book that I really enjoyed. While the author doesn’t really explain how or why there are zombies hiding among us, I still found the ending interesting enough to keep reading.
****I was given an ARC from the publisher for an honest review. Thank you Omnific publishing!***
I give this book 4 brooding is sexy stars, and put it on my “middle shelf interesting reads” shelf on Goodreads.
There is a prequel coming out in the fall called Brutal, where we get the answers there were missing in the first book. I am looking forward to hearing more about Grayson’s backstory.
Is there anyone out there reading some great YA paranormal books? Please share in the comments.