Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Dec. 26, 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.

Christmas Break has given me a chance to read more than usual. It also helps that three of the books I read this week were short and one was almost microscopic. Here is my list:
8 by Michael Mullin was the microscopic one. It was only 7 pages long. It is a novel (very short story?) in verse. It tells the story of a previously unknown 8th dwarf who saved Snow White from three different attacks by the Evil Queen but who got no credit. It was entertaining and very creative. My review is here.

Winterling by Sarah Prineas is a middle grade fantasy in a new series. I really liked the strong female heroine and thought that the story was very adventurous. This is realistic fantasy. Fer travels from her own home in middle America to the land of faerie where she has to defeat the evil Lady who killed her parents. My review will be posted on Jan. 29.
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder is also the first book in a new fantasy series. This one is for adults or young adults. Again we have a strong, sympathetic main character acting in a well-drawn fantasy world where healers are blamed for causing a devastating plague. My review for this one will also be posted on Jan. 29.

Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh is the most recent in her Breeds series. This one concerns lion Breed Lawe and his destined mate Diane. They are both fighting the mating. Diane wants to continue to be a warrior and Lawe wants to protect her from all danger. This was a good entry in the series. My review is here
Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews was a free novella that was offered on their website as a Christmas gift to their fans. This is about a dinner date between Curran and Kate that has some very unexpected occurrences. My review will be posted on Jan. 28.
I am currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is her debut young adult novel and is a retelling of the Cinderella story with a science fiction twist. I am enjoying it so far.

Next week I plan to alternate young adult books and adult books and review books with books from my TBR mountain. Here are the top candidates:
Future Perfect by Suzanne Brockmann is a reprint of one of her contemporary romances from the 90s. I think I missed it when it came out and look forward to catching up.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey is a young adult review book that I got from the Amazon Vine program. It is the sequel to Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side which I enjoyed.

Only Forever by Linda Lael Miller is another one from my mountain. Again this is a reprint of one of her earlier contemporary romances that I seem to have missed the first time it came out.
Human Blend and Earth Blend by Lori Pescatore are young adult review books that I accepted from the author. These are sitting on my Kindle. 

Those are my plans for my week off. What do you have planned?


  1. I arrived in Melbourne on the 23rd and the library is closed till the 28th. I am literally panting for a book!

  2. I'm very curious about Cinder. Hope you enjoy all of your reads.

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  3. Looks like you've had some good reading and have some enjoyable ones coming up. There are so many good books from good authors - it's hard to get to them all.
    Have a great final week of 2011.

  4. I love these covers, looks like awesome reading.

  5. Except for Cinder I haven't heard of any books. I'm still on vacation but I've caught a cold. I've been too sick to get much reading done. Please come see what I'm reading.

  6. Looks like some good reading. The cover of Touch of Power is so pretty. So is Future Perfect in a completely different sort of way.
    Joy's Book Blog

  7. I just got Cinder with some of my Xmas money. And I love the idea of 8! :)
    Here’s my It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?. :)

  8. Jessica's Rules for the Dark Side looks really cute :) I have it on order at our library!

    Happy New year!


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