Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (June 13, 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'm all settled here at my summer home in Duluth and looking forward to getting a lot of reading done. The weather has been lovely but a little bit cool which makes it perfect for reading.

Last week I read:
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong -- This is the first of her young adult Darkest Powers series. It introduces a girl who doesn't know she is a necromancer, a boy who is a sorcerer, and a boy who is a werewolf as the main characters. They are all sent to a group home because they have "mental problems." After some other kids at the home disappear and Chloe visits with a few ghosts, the kids decided to escape to look for the boys' father. Check my review here.

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong -- This is the second book in the Darkest Powers series and concerns the kids' journey to find the boys' father with lots of danger and adventure along the way. Check my review here.
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong -- This one concludes the Darkest Powers trilogy. The kids have lots more adventures and deal with some unexpected betrayals before they finally manage to find the boys' father. My review will be posted today on Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

After Midnight by Lynn Viehl -- This is Viehl's young adult debut novel. It is a paranormal concerning vampires and vampire hunters and features star-crossed lovers. The characters were well drawn and the story was entertaining. My review will be posted on June 18.
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh -- This latest in the Psy-Changeling series features the long-anticipated romance between Sienna and Hawke. The war between the Psy is also heating up and involving the various shifter clans near San Francisco. Check out my review here.

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews -- This is the latest in the Kate Daniels series. Kate and Curran are mated and Kate has set up her own detective agency. She gets a case to track down a missing inventor who has created a doomsday machine. It eats magic and kills anyone with even a touch of magic. Check out my review here
The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon -- I got this moody, complex mystery from Amazon Vine. I enjoyed the story with its depth of character development and lush descriptions. My review will be posted on June 16.

The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane -- This is an historical romance that I also got from Amazon Vine. While it didn't break any new ground, it was an entertaining and romantic read. My review is here

I am currently reading:
The Emperor of Nihon-ja by John Flanagan -- This is the 10th in the Ranger's Apprentice series and sees our characters taking off to the land of Nihon-ja to rescue Horace who had gotten himself involved in a rebellion. 

Next week:

I'll be choosing something from these. These are the baskets I brought home for the summer.

But don't despair for me. I won't run out of reading material. Amazon knows where I live. I think I have already gotten three packages in the 6 days I've been here.

What does your week look like?


  1. Lovely reads!

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  2. Lovely Choices!

    I love that you brought them home in laundry baskets. I would never think of that!

    Here is my Monday Post.

  3. I need to read those Kelley Armstrong books.


  4. Good list. I need to read some of those books.

    Have a nice week!


  5. OMG!!!! Look at those piles of books!!! LOL Great choices!

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  6. I love that someone else has stacks of books they brought home for the summer! I brought home 28 YA books

  7. Your stacks of summer reading look about as big as mine....

    I'm not surprised that you found Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders tempting. :-) It's a pretty good series...but no worries if you want to jump in with the Vampire one. You don't have to have read the previous ones to enjoy the story.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. You had a great week and I hope you enjoy your vacation, I know me and my easy chair are spending some quality time since school let out. Have a great week!

  9. Looks like you had a great week reading! I will have to add those Kelley Armstrong books to my list. You will definitely not run out of reading anytime soon!! :0)

  10. Kelley Armstrong and Ilona Andrews - two very good series.

  11. Enjoy your books.

    I celebrated 24 years of keeping a book diary. The flu kept me from reading at my usually insane pace but I did finish some books. Come see what they were.

  12. Wow look at that pile of books! Looks like some great reads!

    I really enjoyed reading the Kelley Armstrong series!

    Enjoy all your books!

  13. Those are some nice baskets of books. And I loved the Kelley Armstrong books! Have a great week.

  14. What a great week! I'm jealous of how much reading you got done :)


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