Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 18, 2013)

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 thought this was going to be a slow reading week since I had only finished three books by Thursday evening. However, extra reading time and books I just couldn't put down made Friday evening and Saturday into my own three book readathon.

Here are the books I read last week:
Three Sisters by Susan Mallery is a book I received so that I could be part of the blog tour. It was an excellent story which combined romance and some women's issues. It tells the story of three women who live in neighboring Victorian Houses on Blackberry Island outside of Seattle. My blog tour stop is March 28.

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman was a thriller. I got the book as part of Minotaur Books early review program through NetGalley. I thought the story was well-done but I had difficulty understanding some of the choices the main character made which made her a little unlikable for me. My review will be posted on March 21.
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch was a young adult contemporary story about a girl who had been kidnapped by her mother and who, after nine years away, had been found and returned to her father. Carey was a wonderful character who triumphed over massive difficulties. I will be looking forward to other books by this debut author. I got my eARC from NetGalley. My review will be posted on March 23. 

Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson is the concluding book in the Jenna Fox Chronicles. I really liked it. This science fiction story explored what makes someone human by creating wonderful characters in an interesting world. My review is here
Buried: A Bone Secrets Novel by Kendra Elliot is the third book in her Bone Secrets series. I read the earlier books. So when the author emailed me and asked if I wanted to read this one, I jumped at the chance. These are romantic suspense titles. In this one, an investigative reporter and elementary school principal get together when he looks for her to find her brother who was the only survivor of a kidnapping of a busload of school children. His brother was one of the kidnapped children. Now the bodies have been found but his brother's is not there. The kidnapper is looking for the brother too because he needs to kill him to tie up all the loose ends. It was very suspenseful! My review will be posted on March 23.

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza is a young adult science fiction story that I got for review through Amazon Vine. I liked this beginning of a trilogy about a girl who didn't know she was an android and now has to avoid being recaptured by the evil General who is the head of the project that created her. My review will be posted on March 21.

I am just getting ready to begin reading Pivot Point by Kasie West. I got this young adult review book from Amazon Vine. I loaned it to a friend who said it was really good. 

These are the next four books that I want to read.
Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede and 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma are the next young adult books on my review stack. I got Crossfire from the author and 17 & Gone from Amazon Vine. 
With a small gap in my review schedule, I plan to fit in one from my adult TBR stack next week. I chose Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb because I really like these futuristic mystery series and need my next Eve-Roarke romance fix. 

Another romance—Always on My Mind by Bella Andre—will be my other adult read this week. I recently read the rest of the books in the Sullivan series and can't wait to read Laurie's story. 

Besides Fox Forever (link above), here are the other reviews I posted this week:

What was your week like? What are your plans for the coming week?


  1. Haven't heard of these! Hope you enjoy them all and Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Three Sisters is going on my list to be read! Have a great week!

  3. Three Sisters looks like a good read. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I haven't read the Bone Secrets series. This latest one sounds like a good suspense. Thanks for visiting me at The Key to the Gate. Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,

  4. I had a great week too. I love those personal read-a-thons :)

    Have a great week!

  5. Wow, you have a great list of books! Pivot Point has an awesome cover, so of courser I want to read that one day. Same thing goes for Mila 2.0! I hope you enjoyed all, and will continue enjoying!

    My Monday Post :)

  6. Great books and I've now added to my to read pile :) I'm most interested in reading If You Find Me and Buried and the Three Sisters sounds like some nice light reading.

  7. Ooh! Love the idea of a futuristic mystery. Very cool.


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