Books Michelle Covets: Champion by Marie Lu and Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves

Why I covet this book: Because book 1 and 2 was freakin' excellent and I'm DYING to know how the series will conclude. All I gotta say is that Day and June better end up together, together. And the author won't pull a "cop out" (i.e., Mockingjay, Requiem, etc.) sort of ending.

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The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy!

He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Champion will be released on November 5, 2013 (I already have it pre-ordered! EEeeepp!!). For more info and news about the novel, visit check out the author's website. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

And the other book I covet is--

Why I covet this book: I was going to stay far, far away from Covet even though I LOVED On the Island because there's a very strong hint that there's gonna be cheating (ARGH!!!) but after reading this review on Goodreads, I think I will read it after all.

I didn't think I was going to like On the Island but I ended up loving it so I'm going to trust that the author will work her magic and I'll end up liking (maybe even loving?!) Covet.

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island.

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together.

Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.
Covet will be released on September 17, 2013. For more info and news about the novel, visit check out the author's website. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here every Wednesday. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 

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