Tuesday 28 February 2012

Dusty Reads (#8)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Xpresso Reads featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our shelves for some time. To participate and more information, click here.

Jess's Dusty Read
by Josephine Angelini

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

Jess's thoughts: Rah. I've had this on my shelf forever! It's not even the cover, I have an ARC version with a white cover, I plan on changing that. But yeah, it's been sat on my shelf for almost a year now, and I haven't even touched it yet! I'm probably the only person in the world that hasn't started this yet. Fail.

Donna's Dusty Read

by Carrie Jones
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.

Donna's thoughts: I've had this book on my shelf for ages...and I mean ages probably like nearly 2 years. I've also go the next two books for review which I still haven't managed to get too. Thing is I'm not to sure why I haven't picked them up. So....I will one day but I'm not quite sure when that will be. 

So that's our Dusty Read's for this week! Don't forget to leave us your thoughts below. 
Happy Reading!


Debbie said...

I loved Starcrossed; it was one of my favourites of last year. Need sounds pretty interesting, so I might pick that one up soon :)

Rachel said...

I enjoyed both books although Starcrossed a tad more! Loved it and that ending----eeee, oh it's evil! Hope you give these a go =D

Wee Shubba said...

I really need to buy starcrossed! Lol. And Need I have had for no idea how long I've had it and still not read it.

Giselle said...

I'Ve been really wanting to read the Need series it sounds so good and creepy.

Ning said...

I haven't heard of Need but I've had Starcrossed for a few months now. Haven't got to it yet either.

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

Starcrossed is a dusty read for me as well!! I keep looking up at it but haven't picked it up to read yet... Need was okay but wasn't one of my faves. Great post :))

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I wasn't a huge fan of Need, but Starcrossed was a great book! I hope you can read it soon. :)

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