Books to Pine For (7)

Books to Pine For is a meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren, and it's to show you books, old and new (and upcoming) which I'm pining for! I know I haven't done a "Books to Pine For" post in a while guys, but photoshop is literally KILLING ME, so I'm presenting this without the fancy border things around the books.

The Essence (The Pledge, #2) by Kimberly Derting

January 2013  Goodreads

**No Blurb Present**

[I can't WAIT for this one. I'm a huge fan of Kimberly Derting's books, The Body Finder series and The Pledge. I'm interested to see how this goes, because the first book actually tied up well in the end, and I didn't think there was any room for continuation. Oh, well. We'll just have to see, won't we?]

Black City (Black City Chronicles, #1) by Elizabeth Richards

November 13, 2012 Goodreads

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable--they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash's long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they're caught, they'll be executed--but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton

January 24, 2012 Goodreads

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

October 16, 2012  Goodreads

Sixteen year old Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah, but she knows he also secretly struggles with addiction. So when Micah doesn’t come home one night, Rachel panics.

Then Rachel gets an anonymous note telling her that Micah is a few hours away—and on the brink of destruction. Accompanied by Micah’s best friend Tyler, Rachel sets out to find her brother. With no concrete leads, Rachel and Tyler spend hours wandering the streets. But before Rachel can move on, she must confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie

November 1, 2011 Goodreads

Rules Are Different Outside The Society

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his sure death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of a rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever.

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

August 3, 2011 Goodreads

Rule #1: Do not show fear.
Rule #2: Do not show pity.
Rule #3: Do not engage.
Rule #4: Do not let your guard down.
Rule #5: They lie.

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

And that's all for today! If you've read any of these, tell me how they are. And if you're pining along with me, feel free to squeal about it here in the comments.

What are you pining for?


  1. I love the cover of The Essence, I wish I had liked The Pledge more!


  2. OH WOW! I have Everneath and Black City but I really want POSSESS TOO! It sounds so good :D These all look awesome! New follower :D

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads

  3. You should definitely read Everneath, it's really good :) I'm also pining for Black City, it sounds so awesome!

    Kim @ A Dutchie on Books


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