Every Monday, I’ll be posting about books that I’m looking forward to reading. Most will probably be YA fiction, though some romance novels and general fiction will pop up every now and then.
Both of the books I’m featuring this week are bloody amazing (pun intended). From the depths of Pandemonium to the mystery of a serial killer’s family, the characters of these stories will keep you up all night.
Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped – and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.
November 15, 2011 from Penguin Razorbill
The dark thriller, described as Dexter meets The Silence of the Lambs for teens, tells of a boy who uses his killer instinct, inherited from his serial killer father, to help solve a series of murders.
2012 from Little, Brown
I’ve actually already read The Space Between, thanks to the awesome Penguin Razorbill team at Fan Expo Canada, but I’m so excited to have the finished copy! It’s a brilliant and unique story that will haunt you for months. On the other hand, Barry Lyga has quickly become one of my brother’s favourite authors and after reading Goth Girl, I can see why he loves Barry’s work.
What books are you anticipating?