Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 12, 2010

It's Monday, What are you reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I had a good week. Here is what I read and reviewed:
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway is the third in the Garnet Lacey series. Garnet is a witch who hosts a goddess named Lilith. In this episode she is newly engaged to a vampire who goes missing. And she is starting a new coven but one of the members wants to steel Lilith from her.

The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy is a humorous story of a cosmetics saleswoman who is accidentally bitten by a werwolf and who has a very hard time adjusting to the idea that werewolves really exist and that she is now one herself.

Blood Song by Cat Adams is an urban fantasy with a human bodyguard turned into a partial vampire who, because of her mixed nature, becomes a target of demons and demon fighters.

Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaugh is the next in this series. Kitty, a werewolf and pack alpha, is called in when some werewolf soldiers cause problems. They have lost their alpha, don't know much about being werewolves and are suffering from PTSD. Kitty tries to help.

Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzie is another urban fantasy based on Greek mythology. The main character is a fury and her significant other is a warhound. This was interesting because of the unusual kinds of paranormals in it.

Magic Below Stairs by Caroline Stevermer is a middle grade novel in the Sorcery and Cecelia world. It looks at magic from the outside in the person of an orphan serving boy.
Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch by Douglas Rees was a YA/MG book that was more a coming-of-age story than a paranormal. Kestrel is a self-proclaimed witch who is living with her aunt after her father's heart attack. She has to deal with the usual problems that a nonconformist has to deal with in high school.

Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh is the next in the Psy/Changeling series. This one focuses on the Psy side in the person of Sophia. She is a powerful Justice Psy whose shields are shredding and who knows she doesn't have long to live. She and Max, a human police detective, are working on a couple of cases together. They fall in love.

I am currently reading:

The Search by Nora Roberts which tells the story of a woman who trains search and rescue dogs and who is the target of a serial killer.

I am still reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. I have gotten to Chapter 23 of 30. I am trying to read (or average) a chapter a day.

Next week I am taking part in the Once Upon a Time Read-a-thon from Monday through Wednesday. I will be choosing books from my stacks that excite me. I think that these will be included.
Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill is the first in their new YA series.
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman tells the story of a unique lending library.
Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill is the next in her Chicagoland Vampires series.

Before you go, I am holding two contests at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. US & Canadian readers can sign up for a CSN Stores $60 gift certificate and followers who live where the Book Depository ships can win a set of Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Click on the links to learn more and fill out the forms. Both contests end on July 23.

That was my week. What did you read and do you have planned?


  1. I've just started reading The Search, I bought it on my Kindle and so far I'm really enjoying it. We have a new puppy so I think I might even pick up some training tips. Have a great week!

  2. A Short History of nearly Everything is amazing. I don't normally read any type of non-fiction but I couldn't put this book down and I laughed the whole time! I will look forward to seeing what you think of it

  3. Another Kitty book. I've to hurry up and read the last one. Great collection of titles you got here. Enjoy your week.

  4. Romancing The Dead looks funny good. I would like to read that new Nora Roberts one and The Grimm Legacy. Great choices!

  5. Wow, you had a great reading week! Half of those books I want to read it! Have fun with the read-a-thon! I'm participating, too! Happy reading!

  6. Wow! What great books you read last week and your current list is great too! I loved The Accidental Werewolf! And if you are going to read Marjorie Liu, I suggest you start with 'Tiger Eye' the first in her Dirk & Steele paranormal romance series! (Not that I don't love the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy books). Hari and Dela will grab tightly to your heartstrings and won't let go! And the other characters you are introduced to in the book make you want more! Liu delivers every time!

  7. See I know why we get along over half those books up there are on my TBR list or already list LOL Great week girl!

  8. Oooo I so want to read The Grimm Legacy. It looks so intriguing! And I need to read the Chicago Vampire series. You read a ton of great books last week!

  9. Looks like you had a fantastic reading week! Lots of books there I hope to read in the future! :)

    And I'm really enjoying reading the Morganville vamp books all in one go, it helps with the little things you usually forget when you read them futher apart :)

  10. These look good. I am especially intrigued by Red Hot Fury. I love Greek Mythology, and I've never thought of a fury as a protagonist.

  11. Blood Song has such an amazing cover. So haunting.

    Megan @ Read It, See It


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