Thanks to BEA, I'm running late with my Best of the Bunch again this month. It was definitely worth it!
This month I reviewed the following:
- Seeress by Ednah Walters | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Flare by Paul Grzegorzek | Review | Rating 4/5
- Shadow Fire by Kimber Leigh Wheaton | Review | Rating 3.5/5
- Sucker Literary, Volume III by Hannah R. Goodman | Review | Rating 4.5/5
- Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor | Review | Rating 4.5/5
- Renegade by Debra Driza | Review | Rating 5/5
- Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson | Review | Rating 5/5
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Review | Rating 4.5/5
- Nova & Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorenson | Review | Rating 4/5
- Time Trap by Micah Caida | Review 4.5/5
- Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin | Review | Rating 4.5/5
- The Only Boy by Jordan Locke | Review | Rating: 3/5
- Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen | Review | Rating 4/5
- Taking Angels by C.S. Yelle | Review | Rating 3.5/5
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | Review | Rating 5/5
- Starcursed by Nandini Bajpai | Review | Rating 5/5
- My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal | Review | Rating 4/5
And my May 2014 Best of the Bunch winner is . . .
It was a tough call this month because I really loved this book and the runner-up, but I decided to choose These Broken Stars because it just had so many different elements going for it - a touch of sci-fi, awesome romance, lots of mysteries ... the list could go on!
Summary: It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.