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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Musing Mondays (15)

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
What is/are the first book(s) you’re reading for the new year?

My first reads of 2012 will be...

Under The Never Sky
Veronica Rossi
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

Don't Fear the Reaper
Michelle Muto
Grief-stricken by the murder of her twin, Keely Morrison is convinced suicide is her ticket to eternal peace and a chance to reunite with her sister. When Keely succeeds in taking her own life, she discovers death isn’t at all what she expected. Instead, she’s trapped in a netherworld on Earth and her only hope for reconnecting with her sister and navigating the afterlife is a bounty-hunting reaper and a sardonic, possibly unscrupulous, demon. But when the demon offers Keely her greatest temptation—revenge on her sister’s murderer—she must uncover his motives and determine who she can trust. Because, as Keely soon learns, both reaper and demon are keeping secrets and she fears the worst is true—that her every decision will change how, and with whom, she spends eternity.

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster children for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol...



Melissa Wiebe said...

I guess you are moving right along with the Hunger Games series! I am planning on reading the first book before the movie comes out this coming March.

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Cat said...

I have yet to dive into the Huger game series. Don't fear the Reaper looks great I might just have to check that one out. :)

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Anonymous said...

Nice choices. :)
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Amy said...

Great reads! Under The Never Sky is definitely being added to my TBR list, I can't wait to read it - thank you for sharing! Happy New Year! :)

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Cathy De Los Santos said...

The Never Sky I'm hoping to get that book. I hope you're enjoying The Hunger Games series, it was great and I can't wait to see the movie. Here's my Musing.

caite said...

Catching Fire was a good one, no doubt.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love those covers and blurbs! Enjoy!!


Amy said...

I am almost half done with Notes to Self right now, so that will be my first full length novel read in 2012. My first read of 2012 was Never to Sleep the Soul Screamers Novella. My next one will probably be Bloodrose.

Paul said...

I really like the sound of Don't Fear The Reaper, I will have to add it to my every growing TBR pile.

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TP said...

I loved The Hunger Games Series - definitely a good book to start off the new year. My 1st book of the year is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

Leah Marie said...

Under the Never Sky recently made it on my to be read list, so hopefully I'll be getting to that soon as well.

Catching Fire is a GREAT book!

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Anonymous said...

I can't wait to finally start The Hunger Games! I feel like everyone's read it but me.