Sunday, March 30, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 31, 2014)

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.

Last week was filled with meetings and an author signing. We also ended the 3rd Quarter of our school year. So there was grading to do and planning for the last quarter. It was hard to fit in any reading time until the past weekend.

It was a fun trip to the Red Balloon to see D. J. MacHale. I bought a copy of Storm - which is the sequel to SYLO - but won't be reading it until the final book in the trilogy is published in October. MacHale is a master of cliffhanger endings!
This coming week will be a lot quieter. I have no meetings or travel plans and can concentrate on reading. I am really looking forward to some quiet time.

Read Last Week
I finally got a chance to read Wild Things by Chloe Neill. As the ninth book in this series, I don't recommend it as a starting place but I really liked seeing how the various threads begun in earlier books were being continued. My review will be posted on April 5.

Notorious by Allison Brennan was an excellent thriller which had a unique, somewhat unlikable main character. I loved the fast pace and the engaging writing. My review will be posted on April 3.
I read Plus One by Elizabeth Fama from my YA review stack. I enjoyed this futuristic story which had a well-drawn main character and a nice romance too. My review will be posted on April 3.

Sekret by Lindsay Smith was also an engaging story. This one takes place in Russia in the 1960s and is the story of a a bunch of teenage psychics who are being manipulated by the KGB. It is steeped in distrust and secrecy. My review will be posted on April 4. 

I am currently reading Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong which is a fantasy. I am enjoying the story so far though it is very different than her Women of the Otherworld series. 

Next Week

These are on the top of the stack for next week.
Adult Books
 I hope to finally get a chance to read Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost which is the final book in that urban fantasy series.

I have The Chance by Robyn Carr on my review stack from Amazon Vine. This romance was released in February.

Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick is also a review book. I got this one from Penguin's First to Read program. I love the author and can't wait to read this one.
YA Books
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa is on my YA stack for the week. I have been following the Blood of Eden series and can't wait to read this concluding story which will be released on April 15.

House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple is also an April 15 release. I chose this one from HarperTeen on Edelweiss because I loved the title. I also like that this is a contemporary paranormal.

Reviews Posted

I hope to have a good reading week so that I can rebuild the cushion I had. I would like to be a couple of weeks ahead on my blog posts to take off some of the pressure of reading and posting. I also need to build a cushion because May needs to be a massive reading month if I want to meet my review commitments.

What was your week like?


  1. Like your mix of reads. Enjoy your reads and have a good week.

  2. I loved Up From The Grave even though it was the last Cat and Bones novel. My daughter loves Allison Brennan, I am behind on her books. Have a great week.

  3. Have fun reading this week! :)

  4. Nice photo there, good idea to save all books till they are out if you can do it! Lots of books on your list that appeal to me, and I usually enjoy an Amanda Quick novel, but haven't read one for a few years now.

  5. Great photo! Love your mix of books. Is that a new series for Kelley Armstrong? I've got the last 2 Cat & Bones books to go, really don't want it to end lol. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. Queit time is always good. Wild Things sounds fun, I haven't read this series so don't know a lot about it, but like the idea of vamps living amongst us and all that. Sounds like a fun series.

  7. Yay for Robyn Carr! I tried to build up a blog "cushion" while I was on break, but it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. Oh, well!

    My post is HERE. Happy reading!

  8. Oooh Sekret sounds interesting. Happy reading! :-)

  9. I'm looking forward to reading the Blood of Eden Finale too.

  10. Yay for author signings!! So can't wait for Sea of Shadows myself! Hearing lots of good things! Happy Reading!

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  11. Next week is the library conference. Can't wait!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  12. I loved House of Ivy and Sorrow. You have a lot of good books on your list. Sekret sounds really interesting.

    Author signings are fun. I haven't read anything by DJ MacHale but I know his books are popular at my library.

    Have a great week!

  13. I read my first Robynn Carr and reviewed, really enjoyed it. Nice variety.

  14. I'll have to look into Sea of Shadows. I enjoyed the Women of the Otherworld series. Looks like some great reading -- I hope you get as much down time as you hope for to do it!

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  15. I'm so behind on the Chicago Vampire series. I have enjoyed it I need to catch up. I'm curious to see what you think of the newest book. Sea of Shadows in on my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing this week. I hope your able to read all your books and enjoy them.
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  16. I haven't read a Jeaniene Frost book, but always see that they get high praise, maybe I should look into it. Notorious on my wishlist and I hope to get it soon! Enjoy your week.

  17. I need to read something by Jeaniene Frost. She does signings at my local bookstore pretty frequently. Enjoy your week!


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