Sometimes, I’m just really grateful for a semi-chill week. Only one 12 hour work day last week AND I’ve been making an effort to read my Kindle during my lunch break. Plus, last week was filled with good reading. I read two books about vampires – The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle and Dracula by Bram Stoker via audio (FYI if you click the Dracula link, I’m pretty sure you can get the same version I was listening to for free because of the Whispersync promotion, it’s really very well done). It’s really getting me in the Halloween mood. How about you? Are you reading any Halloween books lately?
Right, so the books you all came to see! FYI I got this new app on my phone where you can screw with the colors and make space pictures so I thought I’d play with it for the mailbox post.
Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Kindle) – Flora Segunda was one of the Amazon Daily Deals this week and as it’s a fantasy about a house with eleven thousand rooms and Nafiza gave it a good review, I plonked down the $1.99, hey the price was totally convincing.
Ask The Passengers by AS King (Netgalley) – I am not even sure how to describe this. It’s GLBT about a girl sending her love to planes, but she also has a crush on a girl. Her family life sucks. Anyways, I am so excited to have this on my kindle, as I love a good contemporary book and I’ve heard AS King is great and I trust those recommendations so much that for my sister’s birthday, one of the books I ended up purchasing for her was Please Ignore Vera Dietz, so I am beyond excited to FINALLY read about book by AS King.
The Angel by Tiffany Reisz (unsolicited) – I actually already got a copy of this two weeks or so ago, but it was a bound copy and not like a nice finished copy like this one. I guess I should probably read this and The Siren soon.
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum (unsolicited) – Apparently this is the Terminator meets 1984. One word: EXCITED. Also? I made Tony come look at it this morning because it totally seems like a book he’d like. It’s one of those Alloy books, but again, Tony did enjoy the Pittacus Lore books, so chances are he’d like this. And yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to read it too.
Everbound by Brodi Ashton (unsolicited) – I was surprised by how much I loved Everneath, so getting Everbound in the mail was a FANTASTIC surprise and I cannot wait to rip into it and find out what happens with Nikki and Cole and Jack.
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (unsolicited) – I still haven’t read Under The Never Sky, I know, FAIL. However, I did say last week I hadn’t read Incarnate and felt bad about getting Asunder, so then, I ended up reading Incarnate during the week. So, I am thinking maybe next week, I’ll read Under The Never Sky.
Prophecy by Ellen Oh (unsolicited) – Okay, let’s be real, even if this did not come unsolicited, I would TOTALLY be ordering it. The blurb says Graceling meets Eon. HELLO THOSE ARE TWO APRIL BOOKS AND THIS IS SUCH A ME BOOK AND I AM JUST FLAILING ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH EXCITEMENT. AHHH.
Wonder Woman: Power Outage by Michael Teitelbaum (unsolicited) – Yay another DC comics Choose Your Own Adventure! I did finish the previous one I had gotten in the mail this morning, Batman: Super Villains Strike, so I am optimistic about this one as well.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
Yesterday, I decided to be proactive about my TBR piles and have a 10 Book Weekend. Right now as of 3:30 p.m., I am 54 pages away from finishing book four! Yay!
I fangirled ALL OVER The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson in my review and contemplate learning to hack.
Rae Carson stopped by to answer a few questions AND gave a teaser for THE BITTER KINGDOM.
In which I attempt a Western-flavored romance and review Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels, a book I got for free on my Kindle in May 2011.
Turns out, I actually loved The Diviners by Libba Bray more than A Great And Terrible Beauty. Looks like miracles do happen.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn totally messed with my mind and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE.
Allison recounts the Top Ten Bookish People she’d like to meet in real life. Note: Can we please just have a Hawaii retreat? Yes?
I guess Allison and I are both fangirls for gamers. Allison reviews Insignia by SJ Kincaid and gives it a glowing review.
I’m pretty sure I will always love books about fictional rodents, as observed in my review of Malcolm At Midnight by WH Beck.