What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks.Every Thursday, select 3-5 books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!
Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.
My picks this week are:
Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley
For Missy Keiser, returning to Anna Maria Island, Florida, means two things: her mother made another poor decision with men, and Missy will have to reenter a world where she’s known as “Messy,” a social pariah who dared to have a crush on Sam King, the most popular boy in school.
But much has changed in the three years she’s been away. Missy’s next-door neighbor is no longer an elderly woman but Josh, an intriguing boy who seems genuinely interested in her. At school, she’s surprised to find few people remember who she once was. And any remaining taunts of Messy are silenced when Sam King gives her his nod of approval.
Just as things seem to be perfect, Josh’s sudden distance, her mother’s latest relationship implosion, and her brother’s strange behavior threaten to ruin it all. Missy is forced to decide between the boy she’s always wanted, a boy who is intent on trying to save her, and the brother she’s known all her life. And her decision could have consequences she can never undo.
The Blue Door (Threshold #1) by Christa Kinde
The summer promises to be hot and boring for Priscilla “Prissie” Pomeroy, the fourteen-year-old heroine in book one of Christa Kinde’s angelic Threshold series, The Blue Door.
Prissie’s friend is miles away and has been acting strange, her five brothers are rowdier than ever, and the highlight of her day is getting the mail from her long-time friend, Milo, who has recently started stirring some rather strange emotions within her.
But everything changes one day when she makes her way to the mailbox and comes across a young boy sitting in a tree, watching her. What he reveals turns Prissie’s world around in this new supernatural series involving angels, demons, spiritual warfare, and a strange door.
Prissie discovers she can see angels, beginning with Koki, a young Observer directed by God to watch over her. Milo the mailman is another angel who’s protecting her, which quickly changes how she feels about him. Why does she need protection? And how is she suddenly able to see angels everywhere?
She soon learns she can also see Thresholds, like the Blue Door, which lead to places she never imagined.
How can she see what others can’t? Is her sight a blessing, or something else? As Prissie wrestles with her newfound abilities, she longs for the days when life was less complicated. Will the angels be able to help her navigate her new circumstances?
Kinde offers young readers a sense of hope by delicately penning a mystical yet grounded read that will open their hearts. YA lovers will especially love the twists, turns, and suspense of an ominous battle brewing.
A gripping debut, The Blue Door will capture readers’ imaginations from page one.
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown - in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?