Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Jan. 24, 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.

I had a mostly YA reading week this week. I managed to read three books that I had for review and two from the stacks.

My review books were
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. This was an eARC from NetGalley. It was a very nice paranormal that reminded me a lot of the first seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My review is here. Look for the book on Feb. 15.
  • Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann is a mystery that creeps over the edge into horror but isn't too scary for younger young adults. The main character has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that causes problems but also lets her solve the mystery. My review is here. Look for the book on Feb. 8.
  • You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin was a mystery written like the old noir movies. The main character is a 17-year-old hard boiled detective. The story is rife with double crosses and triple crosses. It is also wildly satiric and humorous in a black humor sort of way. My review is scheduled for Jan. 27. Look for the book on Feb. 1.
These were from my stack (also known as TBR Mountain).
  • Hexbound by Chloe Neill is her second book in her Dark Elite series. This one is action packed. It is a paranormal boarding school story. My review is here.
  • Awakened by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast is the eighth in the House of Night series. It was a good entry into the series and will be gobbled up by fans. There was lots of danger and excitement. My review will be posted on Jan. 26.

I am currently switching up and reading a book from my adult stacks. Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks is the seventh in her World of the Lupi series. I really like these urban fantasy stories with werewolves. dragons, and others with paranormal abilities.

Next week is completely undecided at this time. I haven't read anything on my Kindle for a while. I have some great 2011 Young Adult Debut Author books on the stack. My adult stacks are tall enough to be in danger of toppling over too. I'll just have to wait and see what kind of mood I'm in.

That was my week. What was your week like?


  1. Hope you have a great reading week....I'm curious about Cryer's Cross.

    Here's my Monday:

  2. Hope you enjoy your reading week.

  3. Cryers Cross is still on my wish list! I just want to read that one! Have an awesome week Kathy! Hope you are staying warm!

  4. I'm starting Angelfire this week. I can't wait to read it.

  5. All of those titles are new to me. Have fun choosing books for this week. My Monday:

  6. My upcoming weeks are always undecided except for assigned (school) reading. I finished my Cybils reading and posted a lot of nonfiction reviews. Come see what I'm reading now.

  7. Oh I am so wanting to read Angelfire it is one of my most anticipated books for 2011. I also want to read Cryer's Cross as I love creepy stories and this one sound fabulous. I read your review on HexBound and am so glad you liked it. Another book I want to read. Great week, great reads!

  8. Another great list I found this monday.

    I think I also should request Angelfire from NetGalley.

    I hope the local publisher also buy the right of Cryer Cross. As they have translated the trilogy books of her

  9. My week wasn't too bad. Shadowfever took me a little longer than my books usually take me, but oh well!

    Here's my wrap up post

  10. I'm looking forward to your review of You Killed Wesley Payne. The oxymoron of "17-year-old" and "hard boiled" made me laugh.

    Thanks for visiting me:

  11. Very nice week, Kathy! Have a wonderful week....

  12. That Eileen Wilks book looks neat. I've been on a bit of a paranormal/urban fantasy kick lately, so I'm going to have to check that series out.


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