Amanda Leon Friday, June 27
Title: The Treatment (The Program #2)
Author: Suzanne Young
Release Date: April 29th 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
Amanda Leon Wednesday, June 25
Author: E. Lockhart
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Amanda Leon Sunday, June 22
Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
Author: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill (Illustrator)
Release Date: September 1st 2004
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London, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions.
In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin ( the Invisible Man) form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Amanda Leon Wednesday, June 18
Title: Stained (Stained #1)
Author: Ella James
Release Date: September 14th 2011
Publisher: Barkley's Books
Source: Sent for review
After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie - Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.
Amanda Leon Monday, June 16
Title: Saga, Volume 1
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
Release Date: October
Publisher: Image Comics
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life
into a dangerous old universe.
From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are
wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.
This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make."
Collects Saga issues #1-6.
Amanda Leon Wednesday, June 11
Miami is quite the conundrum lately. It's a place known for its sunny weather, and now that summer has rolled around, it's just raining all the time. You don't know how many times I've been on my way to the beach with friends when it just starts pouring out of nowhere!
Amanda Leon Thursday, June 5
Here at Reads By Amanda, we love authors. How could you not? From our favorite series, books, moments, scenes and characters, there's a writer who created all those moments and decided it had to be written down and shared with the world.
Click on to read my interview with Brina Courtney!