Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 25, 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.

First of all, congratulations to Amanda who won the book of her choice in my Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway. She chose Divergent by Veronica Roth and it is on its way to her. Great choice!

I read five books this week:
I read three young adult books from my review stack. 

Pivot Point by Kasie West was released on February 12. I really enjoyed this story about a girl who can see her future paths and can choose the one that is best but this time both choices have huge costs. My review will be posted on March 28.

Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede was released on January 29. The author sent it to me because I read and reviewed the first book in the series. I liked this one but really recommend reading the first book before starting this one. I liked the characters, the adventure, and the romances. My review will be posted on April 4.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma was released on March 21. I got this ARC through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I had read anything about this one before I began it. I went into it expecting one kind of book but it became something unexpected. The language was lush, the descriptions were vivid, and the pacing was slow. I recommend it. My review will be posted on March 30.
These two books were my adult choices. 

I got Always on My Mind by Bella Andre from a publicist. I recently took part in her Sullivans Blog Tour and was excited to read the story of the eighth sibling. This was another great romance by a master of the genre. My review will be posted on April 4.

Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb is the latest in her In Death series. I bought this one. It has been tempting me since its arrival and I had to read it this week. This was a great book that emphasized the mystery rather than Eve and Roarke's relationship. I thought it was well-done. I always enjoy catching up on each latest episode in this long-running series. My review will be posted on March 30.

I am currently reading The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig. I got this review book from NetGalley. The book will be released on April 9. This one is an historical fiction/family saga story which is a genre I don't usually read but I enjoyed the one previous book I read by the author enough to buy the rest of that series (even though they are still on TBR mountain). I read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.

We are still in school through next Thursday (darn snow days!) before we begin our Spring Break. So I just picked the next four books on my stack for next week's reading. I do hope to be able to read a couple of extra books while I am on break though.
This set presents something of a dilemma. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs has been calling my name since it arrived in my mailbox. I love this series and want to read this latest adventure. However, Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka is a review book that just arrived and will be released on April 2. I hope to read both before continuing with the fifteen other review books on my stack for April.
Next on the young adult review stack are The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé which will be released on April 2 and Furious by Jill Wolfson which will be released on April 16. Both are paranormals. The Sweetest Dark introduces the author's Drakon to a young adult audience in this historical paranormal. Furious adds Greek mythology to the paranormal as three modern girls become Furies.  

I am expecting a quiet Easter weekend here at home. The questionable weather and short break are going to keep me from traveling this year. I should have lots of quality reading time. What does your next week look like?


  1. Like the look of The Ashford Affair.

  2. I want to read The Ashford Affair. I like the Pink Carnation series though I need to get caught up with the last book.

    I wish that we didn't have to have snow storms at the end of March! The schools in this area are on spring break. Those poor kids! I have travel plans this weekend for Easter and hope I will still be able to go visit my family.

    Have a great week!

  3. Awesome reading week for you. I've got Caculated In Death on my stack tempting me! Gotta check out the Lauren Willig book.

  4. I have 17 and Gone and I am looking forward to reading it!

  5. Is it snowy there now? Or do you just have to make up some days that you missed earlier in the year? Out spring break isn't until next week, after Easter. Happy reading!

  6. You have some really good books in your selection here! I forgot to mention Frost Burned in my It's Monday post :( I can't believe it! I guess it's because I went crazy in the free e-books section on amazon this weekend :D

    Have a wonderful week.

  7. OOh nice! Pretty much all are new to me except for Briggs!

    Happy Reading!

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  8. I adored The Sweetest Dark, a favourite for this year, hope you love it too. Pivot Point & 17 & Gone appeal to me. Have a great week, enjoy the Easter weekend and happy reading :)

  9. 17 & Gone does sound good! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy!


  10. I want to read Pivot Point so bad, and I need to read The Sweetest Dark, I've had the ARC for a while!
    Happy Reading!
    Here's what I'm reading

  11. I got the Bella Andre book, too, but have only read books 1-4, so that will be waiting to be read until I get caught up. I did the same you did - I read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and then bought the next 5 books in the series when Borders was going out of business. So far, I've read books 1 and 2 and the others are just sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read them.

    Have a great week and I hope you'll come see what I've been reading at Always With a Book.

  12. Great list of books. I have not read any of them. Maybe latr.

  13. I can't wait to see what you think of The Ashford Affair. I love the cover and really like family drama saga reads!

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed 17 and Gone. Sometimes it's really nice to read a book without knowing anything about it.
    I hope you get a lot of reading done over the break!

  15. Thanks for coming to my blog. You got some interesting books. A lot that I haven't heard of. Look forward to seeing what you think of all your books.

  16. Isn't Bella Andre fun? She's so darn cute and her stories are so delightful.

    Have a lovely reading week :) What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

  17. Oh my goodness... how can you guys read so many books in one week??? I'm lucky if I get through 1 0_0


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