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.
This has been a good reading week for me even though I have been felled by a terrible cold. I have gone through a box of Kleenex and a bottle of cough medicine so far and I'm still not over it.
I decided to begin with two books that I had received for review.
I got The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. It was a nice historical romance with interesting and quirky characters. My review is here.
Siren Song by Cat Adams was another gritty urban fantasy. The main character is Celia Graves. She was a bodyguard but, after being attacked by a vampire, she is now part vampire and part Siren. Neither is an aide to living a safe life. My review is here.
Even though I should have switched to young adult book, I couldn't resist reading these new arrivals.
Alpha by Rachel Vincent is the final volume in the Shifters series. Faythe has to defend her Pride from a megalomaniac Alpha and sort out her own love life. She is in love with two wonderful men but has to choose. My review is here.
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews is the second book in the Edge series. This is a fascinating fantasy world that exists between our world and the paranormal world. This was an excellent story with two very strong and interesting main characters. My review is will be published on Oct. 4.
I received Radiance by Alyson Noel for review. This is the story of Riley Bloom. She is the younger sister of Ever from Noel's Immortals series. She is also a ghost getting used to the afterlife. My review will be posted on Oct. 5 at Ms. Martin Teaches Media.
Plain Kate by Erin Bow is a wonderful book by a YA Debut Author. It might be my favorite book of the year so far. It is a fantasy with many fairy tale-like qualities. My review is here. I will be donating this copy to my HS Media Center but I will be buying a keeper copy for myself too.
I am currently reading an ARC that arrived in my mailbox as a surprise. Matched by Ally Condie is also by a 2010 YA Debut Author. This is a dystopia where young people have their futures planned for them and their future spouses chosen by The Society.
Next week? Well, my stacks are going down and, currently, I am further behind on my adult books than my YA books. However, I know that I have at least six new books arriving on Tuesday. Something there might jump to the top of the list.
Young Adult Books
That was my week. How was yours?