Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Nov. 14, 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 pretty good reading week last week. Two of the three books I finished were real page-turners. I just had to keep reading until 1:30 AM for one of them.
In Her Sights by Robin Perini is the one that kept me up late. This was an extremely fast-paced and suspenseful novel about a woman who has a hidden past and who is currently the only female sniper on the Jefferson County SWAT team. She faces opposition from inside the police force and from an old enemy and has to turn to her former lover - an ex-Army Ranger turned investigative journalist - for help. This was one of my Amazon Vine books. I will be posting the review on Nov. 17.

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting was also a compelling read. This one was a young adult fantasy novel the had a well-built world and very likable characters. It also had a very scary villain. I got this one from Simon & Schuster's GalleyGrab program. Here is my review.

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh was a fantasy romance in the Harlequin Nocturne line. It was the concluding novel in a four book series. This was the only one of the four books I read. I liked the story and thought it was an interesting twist on Beauty and the Beast with our heroine in the role of the beast. My review is here.

I am currently reading Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debby Viguie. This is a young adult novel and is the first book in the Wolf Springs Chronicles. I am not very far into it but it has a likable main character and lots of other mysterious characters. She comes to live with her grandfather in a small isolated Arkansas town after her mother dies. Weird things are happening! If this one has werewolves, they don't seem to be the human, sexy ones. There is a real sense of danger and tension in the story.

Next week I have quite a stack of young adult review books to read. But I would like to read a couple of new books that have arrived recently. I may alternate these with some adult books just for some variety.

I got Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon from the author. I read a sample and thought this young adult contemporary story (with horses) sounded like an interesting read.

In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton is the second in her Goblin Wars series. I liked the first one and chose this one as one of my Amazon Vine picks this month.

Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis was also pitched to me by the author. This is a young adult paranormal.

Singled Out by Sara Griffiths is the last one in my NetGalley queue. I have had this one since last Spring and the publication date is right around the corner now. This is also a young adult contemporary novel. I was intrigued by the sports theme. I really like baseball.

What are your plans for the coming week?


  1. I will have to check out your review of The Pledge. I have that one from GalleyGrab too but I don't think I will have time to read it before it expires. I really wish I could read it on my Kindle. I liked your review of Cinder & Ella too. Have a great week!

  2. Sooo can't wait til next week when Unleashed releases!! Been looking forward to this one!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


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