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Saturday, October 1, 2011

October BOM.COM

BOM.COM is not a website. Well, actually, it might be. I don't know. You can check if you want, but that's not what it is over here at BookBreather.

BOM.COM is a new feature on the blog that means Book of the Month . Cover of the Month. Basically, I pick two books that are coming out this month. One for which I am looking the most forward to, and the other one is a book that I think has the prettiest cover!

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Publication date: October 18, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
There are multiple reasons that I selected BEAUTIFUL CHAOS as my October Book of the Month, many of which I cannot even put into words. When I bought BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, the first book in the Caster Chronicles, I bought it because it was on sale and I had a limited amount of money left on my Barnes and Noble gift certificate. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with the intricate world of Casters, tunnels, and southern history. These two ladies know how to write and the dark tone and originality of their stories immediately captured me. I picked this book for everything that it is. This series has been fantastic so far and I have no doubt that these ladies will exceed my expectations with the next installment. I'm buying this book the day it comes out.

On the Fringe by Coutney King Walker

Publication date: October 19, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.
My reasons for picking ON THE FRINGE as my October Cover of the Month are slightly less passionate than my reasons for picking my Book of the Month. I had never even heard of this book until I searched what books were being released in October, 2011. But for some reason, my eyes were inexplicably drawn to this cover. It's strange. I love the way the sun is shining through the water, the contrast of the colors, the way the bubbles are rising from the girls mouth. I suppose I love the simplicity of it.

That's what I picked for October. What do you think? Do you disagree with my selections? Agree? Do you have better selections? I'd like to hear them!

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