Title: The Silence of Six
Author: E.C. Myers (Twitter)
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: November 5, 2014
“What is the silence of six, and what are you going to do about it?”
These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend, Evan: Just moments after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school, he kills himself.
Haunted by the image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.
Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances, and virtual identities — all while hoping to find the truth behind the “Silence of Six” before it’s too late.
Why I Picked It: Definitely the book trailer. One of my favorite vloggers, Christine @ polandbananasBOOKS, recommended the book and I'm just itching to get my hands on it. Also, I love dark covers and hoodies—no brainer.
Author: The Blackcoat Rebellion, Book #2
Author: Aimée Carter (Facebook | Twitter | Blog)
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy
Released: November 25, 2014
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.
But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.
As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?
Why I Picked It: It's gorgeous. I love concept and it's beautifully executed.
Series: Elemental Trilogy, Book #3
Author: Antony John (Facebook)
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy
Release Date: November 13, 2014
The finale to the dystopian fantasy trilogy James Dashner called "fantastic" has a daring escape from pirates, life-or-death rescue missions, and a heartbreaking romance.
Thom and his fellow colonists are in danger of paying the ultimate price to secure their homeland in this last book of the Elemental trilogy. After the shocking discovery that his mother is still alive and on Roanoke, Thom is determined to return to that island. However, the island is still under pirate control, and a mysterious boy in possession of a dangerous element appears. With the help of an unlikely ally and the newly discovered ability to combine elements, Thom must summon the full extent of his power to end this battle for their home once and for all.
Why I Picked It: It's just bursting with color. I love the weird, metallic ball/object floating behind the text.
Title: Empire of Shadows
Series: Bhinian Empire, Book #2
Author: Miriam Forster (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: YA, Fantasy, High Fantasy
Released: November 4, 2014
Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her—a school where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire’s capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could’ve imagined. More shocking still, she finds the boy she thought she had lost forever outside the gates of her new home.
Mara knew her life in the dizzying Imperial city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake?
Empire of Shadows will take readers on a spellbinding journey into the world Miriam Forster first introduced in City of a Thousand Dolls—a world with a divided society, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and deeply laid conspiracies.
Why I Picked It: I'm into books with symbols and I want to know what each means. Is it categories in a society, representative of magical skills? This inquiring mind must know. Also, I love the gates on the water, and how the whole cover looks like a rainbow.
Title: The Last Changeling
Series: Faerie Revolutions, Book #1
Author: Chelsea Pitcher (Facebook | Twitter)
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Released: November 8, 2014
Elora, the young princess of the Dark Faeries, plans to overthrow her tyrannical mother, the Dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do is convince her mother’s loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a “young leader of men.”
A Dark Princess In Disguise . . .
To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal—at least, by all appearances. And infiltrating a high school is surprisingly easy. When Elora meets Taylor, the seventeen-year-old who’s plotting to overthrow a ruthless bully, she thinks she’s found her offering . . . until she starts to fall in love.
Why I Picked It: It's not my most favorite book cover and honestly, I'm not 100% sure why I like it. I just do.