What’s Hot?

Happy Sunday, fellow book-lovers! 

We here at The Book Hookup hope you’ve managed to squeeze in a great book or two this week, but maybe you haven’t had the chance. Perhaps you’ve been too busy, possibly the books we rec’ed this week didn’t quite catch your eye, or just maybe you’ve been having trouble deciding which lucky one gets to earn the coveted currently reading slot on your Goodreads shelf.

Never fear, though; we’ll always be here to whisper in your ear and put you on the perfect path to the right book. To help you along, each Sunday we’ll spotlight a particular genre or sub-genre and tell you about few books that are flying off the racks (real or virtual) at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

This week’s What’s Hot Spotlight is:

Werewolves and Shapeshifters

  • At B&N: 

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)  by Maggie Stiefvater

***Bestseller for Young Adults***

From Publisher: Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.

The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine #3) by Bree Despain

***Bestseller for Young Adults***

From Publisher:A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle.

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.

With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan’s death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace’s shoulders.

The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace’s love story to a breathtaking conclusion.

Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer

***Bestseller for Young Adults***

From Publisher: Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything – including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

  • At Amazon:
***Bestseller in Young Adult***
From Publisher: Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a tribe of mysterious beings lives hidden from the everyday world. Beautiful, savage, and graced with the ability to shift from human to vapor to lethal predator, the Ikati are bound together by ancient bloodlines and a code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death. Half a world away, on the sun-drenched shores of Southern California, Jenna Moore’s past is shrouded in mystery. She spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone?or something?her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her mother’s sudden death, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. But when the handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears out of the blue, promising her the answers she so desperately wants, Jenna takes a leap of faith. She agrees to accompany him to England in return for the truth about her origins, never suspecting the shattering revelations that await her there. For once among the Ikati, Jenna faces an extraordinary birthright she never dreamed possible?and a dangerous, sensual destiny she may not survive to see.

Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan

***Bestseller in Young Adult***

From Publisher: An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

Outsider (Outsider Series, Book 1) by Micalea Smeltzer

***Bestseller in Young Adult***

From Publisher: Everything is about to change for Sophie Beaumont. Sophie has moved her entire life; never staying in one place too long. She didn’t understand why… until now. Sophie is a shifter. A wolf shifter and she has a lot to learn. About being herself, being a wolf, and being what she needs to be to protect her pack. On top of that, her intense feelings for the pack’s Alpha, Caeden, threatens to ruin everything. Especially if the rival pack, the Grimm’s, find out that Sophie is not the human she claims to be.

  •  Here’s a book that barely missed the cut for this post, and it’s CURRENTLY FREE for your KINDLE and NOOK.

Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves #1) by Quinn Loftis

From Publisher: Jaque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don’t realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul. The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas. Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane’s mate and complete the bond between them?

 Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check back in tomorrow to find out which books kept the Litbrarians company this weekend. 

Happy Reading!

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About Christina

Full of giggles, flails, snark and Southern endearments. Avid Reader. Lover of swoony boys, kickass heroines, yummy kissing scenes, and pretty prose.
I like to draw hearts in the sky (eternal optimist) and wish on stars (forever dreamer). Documentaries, sweet tea, sleep, and brightly colored knee-socks are a few of my favorite things. ♥

Comments

  1. Celeste says:

    Great list, Christina. I usually shy away from “wolf” books, but I have read the Shiver series and just loved, loved, loved them so maybe I should smarten up since many of these others look so good! And a freebie to boot!! woot!

    • Christina says:

      I really enjoyed the Nightshade series (although I still have Bloodrose, book #3 to read) & I liked the Mercy Fall series, too. I also have books 1 & 2 of the Firelight series, and it’s about a group of people that shapeshift into dragons, I believe. I just remember everyone saying how good they were. I’ve also heard great things about the others, & the freebie has excellent reviews on goodreads.

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