Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? August 23, 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 finally finished my Lois McMaster Bujold this week and dove into the TBR stack to read some new things.
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold sees Miles Vorkosigan on a mission from Gregor to a planet where few people die. Most choose to by cryo-frozen until some specific future. The cryo-corpses are managed by large corporations and now one corporation wants to set up on Komarr. Miles uncovers a number of plots there. (I'll be reviewing this one when it is published in October.)

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel was a book I should have been sent from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. My  copy went astray but I purchased one anyway. This is a different take on the usual vampire story. A vampire wants to be human again and through a combination of magic and sacrifice becomes a 16-year-old girl 500 years outside of her time.

Kiss Me Deadly edited by Trisha Telep contains 13 paranormal love stories of one sort or the other by some of the leading writers of YA paranormal literature. Most of the stories were interesting and all would be good samples of an author's style and voice.

Jealousy by Lili St. Crow is the third in the Strange Angels series for YAs. Dru Anderson should now be safe at a school that will teach her about her new powers as a half-vampire but she is under attack from both outside and inside the school. She doesn't know who she can trust.

Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway is the first in her new YA paranormal series. Ana is having a really bad 16th birthday. Her mother wants her to perform magic to be inducted into the coven of witches that her mother belongs to but she can't do magic. She meets her father for the first time and discovers that he is king of the vampires. There is bitter rivalry between the witches and the vampires.

Shadow Zone by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen is a thriller. Hannah Bryson who designs underwater vehicles is testing her newest creation and helping a friend explore an ancient civilization under water. They discover the cause of the end of the civilization and it looks like it could be used as a weapon of bioterrorism. She needs to keep it out of the hands of a villain who will do anything to get it. (Review to be posted later on Monday.)

I am currently reading Death's Excellent Vacation edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner. This contains stories by a number of author's in the paranormal genre all having something to do with vacations. 
What's next? I really haven't decided yet. I will continue to choose from my most recent TBRs and try to alternate between YA and adult titles. 

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto is getting a lot of attention on the YA blogs I follow. I won this ARC about three angels who come to Earth and how one of them falls in love with a human.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore has also been getting attention. I understand that a movie will be made of this one. Aliens are among us and still other aliens are trying to hunt them down. This is the story of the fourth alien to be hunted who is currently a 15-year-old boy in a small town in Ohio.

Veil of Night is the most recent book by Linda Howard. This is a murder mystery where a wedding planner and detective team up to find out who killed the bridezilla.

The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King is the latest in the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series. This one should be good and it has been sitting on my TBR stack for too long unread.

That was my week. This is my last week of summer vacation. I am hoping for a nice relaxing week before the school year begins.

What did you read?


  1. It looks like you have some great choices-personally I think I Am Number Four looks the most interesting but Halo looks pretty good too.

  2. I just put up a review of I Am Number Four today...I really enjoyed it, despite the mixed reviews. I can't wait to read Halo :)

  3. I've enjoyed the Holmes/Russell series -- but I think I have the last 3 just stacked on a shelf somewhere waiting to be read. So many books, so little time!

  4. Great reading week. I see a couple to put on my TBR list. Looking forward to your thoughts on Shadow Zone as I have that on coming.

  5. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to read Halo! I love Iris Johansen, but I haven't read the new books with her and her son collaborating, but I can't wait to get started! Jealousy was amazing and I can't wait for Defiance!

  6. I have read some good things about I Am Number Four - I look forward to reading your review.

  7. I Am Number Four sounds really interesting. I have Halo but I haven't had time to read it yet. I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to read this week.

  8. Great books! I think I'm the only person who hasn't read Infinite Days. LOL

  9. I came thisclose to taking Infinite Days home from the library then remembered I currently have 22 books checked out and only 28 days to read each one. I love the cover of Halo and want to get it for myself. I'm looking forward to your thoughts about it.

  10. That's quite a list! Shadow Zone sounds great - I'll have to go take a look at your review. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

  11. Infinite Days sounds like it's a good read :)

  12. I really liked Infinite Days. I posted an interview with Rhode this past week.
    I would go with I Am Number Four, although Halo is on my to-read list as well!

  13. Some great books. I finished Infinite Days this week and I would love to read Shadow Zone. I have always loved Iris Johansen's books. I also really want to read Halo and I Am Number Four. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads.

  14. I recently finished God of the Hive but I still need to write and post a review.

    My textbooks are here along with some fun stuff. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  15. Looks like some great books were read and that you have wonderful ones waiting for you!

  16. Just found your blog through A Simple Love of Reading. Love your blog name!

  17. Halo looks so good and I am hearing great things about I AM Number Four!


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