Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 22, 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 woke up to another snowy morning here in SE Minnesota and am really wondering when Spring is going to arrive. Other than that, I had a great week. I managed to read an amazing eight books.

Adult Books Read
I finished Sharp: A Mindspace Investigations Novel by Alex Hughes which is the second in an urban fantasy series. I liked this one as much as the first and look forward to more. My review is here.

Behind the Lies by Robin Perini was a heart-pounding romantic suspense title that grabbed me and didn't let me go until the last page was read. My review is here.
The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick was a fun historical paranormal. I always love Quick's characters and romances. My review will be posted on April 24.

Young Adult Books Read
One + One = Blue by MJ Auch was a middle grade title about friendship and family narrated by a boy with synesthesia (he sees numbers as colors). I enjoyed the story. My review will be posted on April 25.

The Rules (Project Paper Doll) by Stacey Kade was an entertaining science fiction story with engaging young adult characters but the adults were really nasty people. My review is here
I finally finished The Madman's Daughter (Jan. 29 release) by Megan Shepherd. I enjoyed the gothic atmosphere but had some trouble with the science in this science fiction story. This was an OK read. I'm not sure if I'll be reading more in the series. My review is here.
I also read two books in Kathleen Krull's Giants of Science series to support a unit I am teaching my fifth graders. I really enjoyed Krull's writing style in both Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton though I don't intend to review either of them. I liked them so much I bought the rest of the series to read and donate to my elementary media center. 

Currently Reading
I am currently reading Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse by Dorothy Ours. I am finding it readable but not particularly memorable. I like the glimpse I am getting of the horse world of the 1930s.

Next Week's Review Books
Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann is a collection of novella and short stories featuring the characters from Troubleshooters, Inc. It will be released on April 30/

Bare It All by Lori Foster is the first book in a new romantic suspense series. It will be released on April 30 byt my blog tour post is scheduled for May 15.
Sketchy by Olivia Samms is a new YA paranormal that sounded really good when I was browsing NetGalley. It will be released on April 30.

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa is the second book in her Blood of Eden series. I have never read anything by the author that hasn't been amazing. I can't wait to start this April 30 release. 

What was the past week like for you? What are you planning for this week?


  1. I've not read anything by Kagawa either. Looking forward to your thoughts.

  2. Nice! I looooved The Eternity Cure! My review of that goes up this week. Hope you enjoy it too!

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  3. You have a great stack of books! The Madman's Daughter is on my list.


  4. Sketchy looks good, send me a review link when your done? I am off to find the Lori Forster review in a sec, because I love her earlier stand alone titles, the humour in them just cracks me up! It's a shame that Battleship isn't more 'memorable' because the premise sounds great. Hope you have an excellent reading week! :-)

  5. That was a big fail... because you have yet to review 'Bare It All' lol. But I did check out the Amazon synopsis, yummy! :-)

  6. I have a copy of The Madman's Daughter to read but it's not currently high on my TBR mountain! Love the sound of the other YA titles you mention here.

    And a new one from Kagawa! I am sooooo behind, I haven't read any of her books yet though I have two of them. Lots of catching up to do there (always helps to hear how much other people love her work!).

    Have a great week!

  7. Both your YA titles look good, Sketchy caught my eye ... back to NetGalley I go lol
    Thanks for visiting my blog and in answer to your question Barefoot Season is the 1st Blackberry Island novel, I liked it too :)

  8. Just finished reading Knots and Crosses and started Haunted Ground.


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