Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (May 23, 2011)

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.

Whew! I just got back from the Cities where I finally got a chance to meet Richelle Mead and have some books signed. She was scheduled to come in December but got snowed out. She was due in the same day that the Metrodome roof collapsed. Today the skies were threatening thunderstorms but we managed to get there and back with just a few rain showers. The signing was great!

I am finally catching up on all of my review books and can start whittling away at my TBR mountain.

Here is what I read last week:
I had Trace of Fever by Lori Foster from NetGalley. It is the second in the trilogy. I read the first for Lori's recent blog tour and really liked the story. This one was also great romantic suspense. My review will be posted on May 28 and the book comes out May 31.

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris has been calling my name from my TBR stack. I couldn't resist reading that one this week. My review will be posted on May 26.
Mercy by Rebecca Lim was a young adult paranormal that I got from NetGalley. This one features an angel who has lost her memory and finds herself waking up in other bodies frequently. I really liked it. My review will be posted on May 26. The book is available now. 

Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly was an other young adult book I got from NetGalley. This one also featured angels but these angels acted more like vampires. It was another great story. My review will be posted on May 28 and the book will be available on May 24.

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky was still another young adult book I got from NetGalley. This one is a dystopia about a society where everything is done on computer. It was interesting and entertaining. I could see that sort of society grow from our society today. The book comes out on May 23 and my review will be posted on May 25.

I am currently reading Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. This is her young adult debut novel. This one is about magic. I am really enjoying it and can't wait to find some more reading time to finish it. This has been described as a "dark and disturbing paranormal romance."

Next week, I have two more review books to catch up on.
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross is a young adult steampunk novel. Here is the product description: 
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young is a young adult dystopia coming out June 11. Amazon says: "Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story."

Beyond those two books, I don't know what I'll be choosing next week. I do plan to alternate one adult book with one young adult book since both piles are really tall now.

What was your week like?


  1. I'm going to tackle The Girl in the Steel Corset next as well!! Hope you like Blood Magic! Hearing good things about it and thinking I need to add it to my list!

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  2. I picked up The Girl in the Steel Corset from NetGalley and really want to get to it. My week can be found here:


  3. Looking forward to your review of Mercy -- sounds good. The Girl in the Steel Corset could be awesome, too!

  4. Ooh! Trace of Fever looks absolutely delicious, and I really need to make time to read Dead Reckoning. I'll be back to read those reviews.

  5. i really want to read the girl in the steel corset.:|

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