What's Next?

It's been a little while, hasn't it?  I've still got a lot of books to read, though.  Thanks to everyone who weighed in last time.  God Save the Queen and Unspoken were the winners, and you'll be seeing reviews of those shortly.

Check out this week's selection of books, both new and old, and tell me which one you think I should bump to the top of my to-read pile!

Ironskin, by Tina Connolly

Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin.

When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation"—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

Poltergeeks, by Sean Cummings

15-year-old Julie Richardson is about to learn that being the daughter of a witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. When she and her best friend, Marcus, witness an elderly lady jettisoned out the front door of her home, it's pretty obvious to Julie there's a supernatural connection.

In fact, there's a whisper of menace behind increasing levels of poltergeist activity all over town. After a large-scale paranormal assault on Julie's high school, her mother falls victim to the spell Endless Night. Now it's a race against time to find out who is responsible or Julie won't just lose her mother's soul, she'll lose her mother's life.

The Twisted Window, by Lois Duncan

The new guy at Tracy’s school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help—but there’s something about him that isn’t quite right.

High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can’t help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy’s help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems.

The Doomsday Vault, by Steven Harper

In a clockwork Brittania, Alice's prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale-towards a clandestine organization, mad inventors, life-altering secrets, and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing airship pilot.


  1. I vote for The Twisted Widow. Vote on mine: http://writtenbybrittan.blogspot.com/2012/08/whats-next-8.html


  2. I vote for Ironskin for sure. Thank you for voting on mine too.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. I'm gonna have to go with Iron Skin mainly because it's the only one I've actually heard about. The rest look pretty interesting though! :)

    Amanda Marie @ Booklove101

  4. I was going to vote for Ironskin until I saw The Doomsday Vault - a book that I loved, so I vote for The Doomsday Vault, and I hope you'll enjoy it when you read it :)

    Thanks for voting on mine.

  5. I vote for Ironskin. I really want to read that book. Thanks for stopping by and voting on mine!

  6. Ironskin! Love the cover, the concept and it is popping up all over. <a Thanks for stopping by ours!

    1. Thanks! I'm really excited about reading that one.

  7. I vote for Twisted Window, I got it from netgalley and I remember reading Lois Duncan books when I was younger and I loved them, so I am wondering how they will be now that I am all grown up, all amazing choices!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

    1. Thanks! That's pretty much the same thought I had - would love to see how I feel about her stuff now.

  8. My vote is for The Twisted Window :)

    Allison @ Good Books and Good Wine

  9. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by! The cover is definitely one of the things that drew me to that book.

  10. Ironskin! Looks really good! :)

    Mine: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/08/whats-next-2.html

    Patrick @ The Bookshelves


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