Monday, May 12, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 12, 2014)

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.

Last week was a good one. I got lots of reading time and made a trip to The Red Balloon for an author signing. I came home with a signed copy of A Creature of Moonlight for my high school media center and an origami dragon that I made. It was fun.

This coming week looks pretty quiet too. We haven't quite got to the end of the year panic stage despite having only 18 student contact days left. Maybe it's just me but I'm not feeling any need to rush to complete anything yet. I hope I'm not forgetting to start some big project that needs to be done before the school year is over.

I have finished reading all of my May releases except the one I got on Friday which I will probably read this week.

Read Last Week
Blur by Steven James was a mystery that had some paranormal aspects. I enjoyed it and plan to read the rest of the series when they are published. My review will be posted on May 24.

The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross was a nice finish to that series. I loved the characters and all the steampunk gadgets. My review will be posted on May 24.
The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst was an intriguing contemporary fantasy. I liked it very much and will be looking for more in that series too. My review will be posted on May 29.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu was a very compelling story about the power of gossip. It also painted an interesting picture of teenage life in a small Texas town. My review will be posted on May 29.
I re-read Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach this week. I have the third book in the series for review and needed to refresh my memory about what had gone on before. Here is my review from October 2013

I am reading Honor's Knight by Rachel Bach which is the second book in the Paradox trilogy. 

Next Week

It's back to review books for me this coming week.
Adult Books
Fatal Affair by Marie Force (Feb. 25)
 Heaven's Queen by Rachel Bach (April 22)
YA Review Books 1
Take Me On by Katie McGarry (May 27)
Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel (June 3)
YA Review Books 2
Hexed by Michell Krys (June 10)
On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor (June 10)

Reviews Posted

That was my week. Leave me a link so that I can check out your.


  1. I really need to catch up on the Katie McGarry series. I read and really enjoyed the first book. Can't wait to see your review!

    Have a great week!

  2. All new to me and quite a haul. Enjoy them all.

  3. The Lost and The Girl With the Clockwork Heart look great. I'm glad you are getting in some reading time before the craziness starts!

  4. Vivian Divine is Dead, the title with her name in it makes me feel that it's important to know what happened to her. Like your books.

  5. Lost has been a popular read, I hadn't heard of Blur but it sounds good!

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. You had a great week. Happy reading!!

    Here is my post!!

  7. Blur and The Lost both sound good. Will look for your reviews of both... Hope your week stays quiet!

  8. Best of luck with the new reads.

    Thanks for checking out what I'm reading

  9. I did not know Steven James wrote a YA. I am excited as I love is Bower's series. Looking forward to Take Me On too. Have a great week.

  10. You are so impressively organised! Hope we both enjoy Take Me On, it's been a great series. Have a good week and happy reading :)

  11. It's crazy around our school and I think we have the same number of days left! Glad your folks are staying sane.

  12. You've got a crazy amount of good books coming up on your reading list. I'm excited for your upcoming reviews of last week's reads.
    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  13. Kathy
    I hope you like Fatal Affair - I read like an addict through the series until I had read them all. Very slight touches of the In Death series, but really different too. Easy and enjoyable reading.


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