Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb 20)

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I'm sticking right to what I've been planning to read. In all honesty, only setting myself 2 or 3 books per week to read has massively lowered my stress over this blog. After all, this is my passion! I don't want it to turn into a job instead :). Here's what this bibliophile's week looks like!

This Week's Reviews:
Slipping Reality by Emily Beaver (3/5) - An original concept that was executed fairly well!

The Nightmare Garden (Iron Codex #2) by Caitlin Kitteredge (4/5) - Pretty fabulous second book! Same amazing world building, so that is really what drew me in.

Trafficked by Kim Purcell (4/5) - A gritty and realistic look at human trafficking and modern day slaves. You can also win a copy on my blog this week.

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2) by Yvonne Woon (4/5) - Great second book! Slow start, but picked up pace and help my attention!

Oh my gosh guys! I actually reviewed all the books I read this week! *happy dances*

Currently Reading:
I'm liking this now, but it started so slow that I almost put it down. There are a lot of monotonous parts in this story. Now things are happening and I'm liking it much better!
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Also Reading:
I'm reading this for a tour and it sounds amazing! It sounds...ominous.
Marley Claviger is just trying to get her life together. Stumbling into an ancient conflict between celestial forces is going to make that a whole lot harder...

When Marley wakes up to a phone call from a pair of terrified children, she doesn’t expect to be pulled into a secret war. She rescues them from an empty house and promises to find their missing uncle. She even manages to feed them dinner. But she barely feels competent to manage her own life, let alone care for small children with strange, ominous powers...

And when a mysterious angelic figure shows up and tries to claim the girls, it all falls apart...

Plagued by visions of disaster, Marley has no idea what she's gotten herself into, but she knows one thing: magical or not, the kids need her.

Callie Kingston asked me to be on her tour and I happily obliged! The fact that there are mermaids makes me smile!
Marissa can’t wait to leave behind her mom and the traumatic life they shared. With Drake, she has it all figured out--until she discovers his betrayal. She flees to a desolate beach on the wild Oregon coast hoping to escape her pain where, overcome with exhaustion, she dozes off beside a log. When the first icy waves strike her, it is too late: a rogue wave drags her out to sea.

Somehow, she survives. Perhaps that gorgeous merman she dreams of each night rescued her? Determined to discover the truth, her obsession deepens until she again risks her life in the unyielding sea. Will the creature Marissa seeks save her? Will she be lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or will Jim, her new boyfriend, keep her from falling into the abyss?

That's it for me! What are you reading this week? 


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