Monday, January 9, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Jan 9)

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It was a great week of reading here at the blog! I actually finished what I wanted to, plus a little bit more. But enough talking. Let's see what's what with this bibliophile.

Finished Reading:
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens (3/5 rating) - Review
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (4/5 rating) - Review
Pure by Julianna Baggott (5/5 rating) - Review to come closer to release!
Borrowing Abby Grace: The Shadow by Kelly Green (3/5 rating) - Review to come
Saving June by Hannah Harrington (4/5 rating) - Review to come

Not bad! 5 books in 7 days. I'm on track to get to my reading goal this year. By far my favorite books were Cinder and Pure this week. Two to check out!

Currently reading:
Almost done with this one. It's....manly.
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad-ass bounty hunter dead in its sights…

Ever since a monster murdered his family, Deacon Chalk hunts any creature that preys on the innocent. So when a pretty vampire girl “hires” him to eliminate a fellow slayer, Deacon goes to warn him—and barely escapes a vampire ambush. Now he’s got a way-inexperienced newbie hunter to protect and everything from bloodsuckers to cursed immortals on his trail. There’s also a malevolent force controlling the living and the undead, hellbent on turning Deacon’s greatest loss into the one weapon that could destroy him…

Also reading this week:
Reading this for review this week. Looks interesting!
In a time when a live Human specimen would fetch a king’s ransom on the black market, being a smuggler seemed like the perfect front to search for her people. But the cost of Dezmara Strykar’s operation has forced her to win each smuggling run she enters. Now every smuggler is gunning for her top position, and her rare black Zebulon star freighter makes her an easily recognizable target.

But dodging jealous smugglers, safeguarding her Human identity and solving the mystery surrounding who she is will become harder than she ever imagined.

On the lighter side.
Piper, Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. And they've always agreed on one goal: to get out of tiny Paris, Texas, and see the world. The school's foreign exchange program seems like the perfect escape: Piper will go to the original Paris; Mei will go to China; Cassidy will go to Australia; and Izzy, unable to afford the program, will stay at home. To add spice to their semester away, and to stay connected to their best friends, the girls start The International Kissing Club, a Facebook page where they can anonymously update one another and brag about all the amazing guys they're meeting. After all, these girls are traveling abroad: amazing guys abound at every turn! But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don't return from abroad the same person you were. Will the girls' relationships-and their friendships-be able to survive?

And finally. Excited about this one!
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine

-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

So that's it for me this week!

What are YOU reading? 


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