West of Want (Hearts of the Anemoi, #2) by Laura Kaye
Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a love strong enough to be trusted…When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Recently divorced over her infertility and gravely injured, Ella still fights to survive. Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t saved him from betrayal and loss—worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt leads him to save her, but he vows not to get involved. Ella’s honesty, empathy, and unique calming influence attract Zeph like no other, and he finds himself wanting…everything. Ella knows Zeph’s different and fears rejection, but falls for his otherworldly masculinity and ancient, sad blue eyes. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want—a love that can be trusted.
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So, if last week’s release list represented a wide range of books, this week’s represents quite a bit of Young Adult material. Those range from urban fantasy to sci-fi to contemporary romance and realistic fiction. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman? Gorgeous cover and a story about dragons…sounds like a winner to me. ^_^ Of course, there are several *very* notable new releases in adult genre fiction. Karen Marie Moning has another book out (set in the Fever series world–wow!), this time heavily illustrated. Laura Kaye’s latest paranormal romance is now available, and the beloved Susan Elizabeth Phillips adds to her Wynette, Texas, series with another contemporary romance. And I’m personally excited about the latest installment in Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueenseries (about a kick-butt werewolf/vampire).
Tell me: What’s caught your eye this week (if not the book itself, then the cover)? If you *don’t* usually read YA, how often do you read such books?