I haven't done these in a while!
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future.
Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility.
Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
Harper Madigan: Junior High Private Eye by Chelsea M. Campbell
7th grade detective Harper Madigan works alone. He doesn't need the vice principal assigning him a new partner to keep him in line, especially a stuffed-shirt wannabe-journalist who totally cramps his style.
And he especially doesn’t need his troublemaker ex-girlfriend showing up out the blue and asking for his help. She’s accused of attacking the star of the school musical, and with her less-than-sparkling track record, she’s only one suspension away from getting expelled.
Only Harper believes she’s innocent, and now it’s up to him to prove it, even if it means making an enemy of the PTA mafia, risking his agency, and confronting the mistakes of his own dark past. But when his new partner insists on doing everything by the book, and his old nemesis–the one bully he can’t catch–starts harassing his clients, it’s going to take more than just detective work to solve the case.
These are a couple of books that I got recently, and they look pretty good, don't they? I'm about fifty pages in, and A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS is getting intriguing. There are secret passages, and the supporting characters relationships are really fun to read about.
HARPER MADIGAN is a Middle Grade book, and I'm going to try this based on the strength of THE RISE OF RENEGADE X. (It has a sequel coming out!)
What did you get this week? Any books for me to stare all puppy-eyed at?