Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 4, 2013)

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 got a lot of reading done this week considering that I was going to bed before 9 PM all week because the cold I managed to catch was sapping all my energy. I am feeling much better now and eager to do some more reading.

I spent the day filling out my blogging calendars to slot in all the books on my review spreadsheet. I do this a couple times a month because new review books don't always add themselves neatly to the end of the stack. I really do try to read a book near its publication date but sometimes I don't receive a book until after it is published or receive too many that will be published the same day. March 12 and April 30 are apparently days when lots of books I want to read are being released.

Here is what I read last week. All of them are review books which is not unusual but all of them are young adult books which is.
Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut is her middle grade debut. I liked the strong relationship between Finn and his Master Gideon and I liked the emphasis on Irish myth. My review will be posted on March 6 for this March 12 release.

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen is the sequel to The False Prince. This heroic fantasy was a story filled with adventure. I like the main character who is brave, stubborn, and very tricky. My review is here.
Unremembered by Jessica Brody was an entertaining story. I liked that it was science fiction which I feel  is an underrepresented genre for young adults. I didn't think the romance was as successful as the science fiction though. My review is here for this March 5 release.

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson was a reimagining of the Bluebeard fairy tale set in pre-Civil War Mississippi. It was very atmospheric and filled with all sorts of gothic elements. I loved the main character who was a realistic combination of dreamer and practical heroine. My review will be posted on March 7 for this March 12 release.

I am currently reading Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron and am loving this adult urban fantasy title. I love shifter books and have always loved archaeology. This book combines both and has a heroine who is very realistic. It will be released on March 12.

I have these four books on my stack for next week:
The Best Man by Kristan Higgins is a contemporary romance. It was released on Feb. 26.  I need to have my review posted by March 14 for the blog tour.

Six Years by Harlan Coben is a thriller. It will be released on March 19.
Hysteria by Megan Miranda was released on Feb. 5 but my stop on this young adult book's tour is March 14.

Poison by Bridget Zinn is one of my March 12 releases. I got this young adult fantasy from NetGalley because I thought it sounded good. 

That is my schedule. What did you read and what are you planning to read next? Leave me a link and I would be glad to visit.


  1. OOh very nice! So cannot wait for Strands of Bronze and Gold! I was turned down for a review copy at Netgalley. :(

    Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Looks like a good reading week! Hope you enjoy your reads this week.

  3. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck with all that reading, looks like you have quite a week ahead!

  4. Strands of Bronze and Gold is on my tbr list. I will have to check back and see what you thought!
    Have a great week. :)

  5. Lots of great titles, my review for Hysteria goes up tonight and I'm a Harlan Coben fan, can't wait to read Six Years. Off to check out your review of Unremembered. Happy reading :)

  6. I hadn't heard of Seven Kinds of Hell yet (unless I forgot, lol) - so I went to Amazon and read an excerpt because you have the book listed as reading. It seems interesting, with a good narration - from what I could tell by the excerpt. Might get a copy of it. :) Thanks for the heads up on this (one of the reasons we visit each other's blogs - finding new reads.)

    Enjoy the coming week!:)

  7. Seven Kinds of Hell sounds great. I'm really looking forward to the new Harlan Coben and Poison.

  8. Some really great books there, I'm really looking forward to getting Strands Of Bronze & Gold and you've reminded me I really need to read The False Prince!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and hppy reading :)


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