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Sunday, October 2, 2011

IT'S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? {4}, MUSING MONDAYS {6}




It's Monday! What Are You Reading... hosted by Book Journey, is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!








What I Read This Past Week
Slayers
CJ. Hill
Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?



Slayers is a fun, fantastical read. I gave this book 4/5 Cupcakes. You can find my review here


Remembrance
Michelle Madow

New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet. 


Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

My review of Remembrance will be up later this week, along with an interview with Michelle Madow and a ebook giveaway!

Savor (Warm Delicacy #1)
Megan Duncan
When Claire Miller turned eighteen all she wanted to do was celebrate her birthday, but after a night on the town with her best friend she awakes to a visitor she never expected. The rulers of her region, a vampire royal family, have chosen her to be turned as their new heir and vampire princess. Claire quickly discovers the royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed

The Savor blog tour will be stopping by my blog on Oct. 8, when you will be able to read my review and win some awesome prizes! So come back next Saturday and check it out.




What I Hope To Read This Week

Fangs For Nothing
Adrianne Ambrose
Grab some garlic and start sharpening your mother's wooden spoons because there are vampires living in the most unlikely of places.

I’ve always wanted to meet a vampire. Not to stake some poor bloodsucker as he sleeps in his coffin or have some sexy vampiress bite me on the neck, but just to see a creature so rare and infamous. What can I say? Some people want to sail to Easter Island, others want to fling themselves out of an airplane, I want to shake hands with a vampire. Well, maybe I should prioritize getting a girlfriend first, but a vampire sighting is pretty high up on the list. Trust me, a lot of kids my age dream about it. Like my two best friends, Rini and Xander. We spent half the summer searching the most notorious cities in the United States for the undead, but so far, no luck.

That’s why it came as a total shock to discover a living, breathing vampire in our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. (Okay, so he’s more undead and not breathing, but you get the picture.) At first we were kind of excited, but then pretty freaked because it turns out our new fanged friend has a hold on the city's teenage population and a specific thirst for their blood. Which, in a word—bites.


Whirl
Emma Raveling
Seventeen-year-old Kendra Irisavie is an ondine, a water elemental caught in the middle of an ancient war with the Aquidae, immortal dark demons who will stop at nothing to destroy the fragile balance of the Elemental world. 

Fierce and independent, Kendra has always played by her own rules. Gifted with the powerful magic of Virtue and trained to be a deadly fighter, she has spent her life breaking hearts and getting into trouble.

When her life explodes one violent night in a northern California city, a dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past. Alone and with no one to trust, she must now navigate through a dangerous new world, face the temptations of a forbidden romance, and remain true to her duty and destiny.

All while the Aquidae continue to hunt her down, in the hopes of eliminating her forever… 




MUSING MONDAYS is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic




This Week's Question
What are you most excited about reading, right now? (can be a book you’re currently enjoying, or a book that’s yet to be published, etc.)

Right now, I'm very excited about reading the two following books:


Carrier of the Mark
Leigh Fallon
Their love was meant to be.
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRís.
But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

This book has gotten rave reviews and it sounds just amazing. I actually won a signed copy of this book from its lovely author Leigh Fallon and I'm hoping it will arrive this week.



The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

This is another book that I've heard nothing but awesome and wonderful things about. It sounds so haunting and beautiful! I can't wait for my copy to arrive.


WHAT ABOUT YOU?! WHAT BOOKS HAVE YOU READ RECENTLY? WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO READ THIS WEEK? WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU SUPER EXCITED TO READ?

8 comments:

inlibrisveritas said...

I'm interested in Carrier of the Mark myself, and I've thought about reading Slayers and Rememberance.

My musing: http://inlibrisveritas.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/monday-memes-9/

Priya said...

I have heard so much about the Carries of the Mark, and I love the cover design; I might read it too! Happy Reading

http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/10/musing-mondays.html

claire said...

nice choices! I like both the covers. enjoy reading :)

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

HERE's my Musing Mondays post. :)

Amy said...

Great choices! :)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is on mine too, it looks great. I haven't heard of Carrier of the Mark, but it is now being added to my TBR list!

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/10/monday-musings.html

Amy said...

Very cool choices! I hadn't heard of Whirl and it sounds very cool. Thanks for sharing :D
Amy's Monday

ladystorm said...

Some really cool sounding choices.

http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

pussreboots said...

What is keeping me from finishing the books I have going? A new kitten! Come see what I'm reading.