Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Monday: What are you Reading?

It's Monday: What are you reading? is a weekly meme from Book Journey.

I've finally got back into the reading zone. For a long while, I just wasn't in the mood. I blame school, even though I've been finished with my Masters program for over a year. Still, I've been reading a ton lately and it's been great! So many fantastic new discoveries!

For more reviews, plus a lot of awesome, check out my blog posts with our Meg-A-Rae vlog episodes! The Adult Programming Librarian and I discuss various genres and other things we geek out on (like tea and Doctor Who), then we review some amazing Adult, Teen, and Tween titles!

What I'm reading now:
I just started Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) this weekend. So far, so awesome! It's kind of a present day Gothic. Kami lives in a small village in England called Sorry-in-the-Vale, where the Lynburn's estate towers menacingly over the town. The Lynburns have just returned after 17 years in America, and Kami, a budding journalist, wants the deets. And the fact that everyone in the town is acting all mysteriously silent on the issue just makes her even more curious. Add to that the fact that everyone thinks she's kinda weird because she's had an "imaginary friend" talk to her as long as she can remember...and then she meets him in real life - create some added excitement in her life. That, and someone's trying to kill her. I'm not terribly far into the book, but I can already tell that I'm going to love it!

What I've recently finished:
Sooooo, while I've been reading up a storm, I haven't really had the same drive to write my book reviews. I'm catching up, though, so here are the books that I've recently finished, both the one's I've reviewed in this blog and the one's I haven't had a chance to review quite yet!

A Spy in the House (A Mary Quinn Mystery #1), by Y.S. Lee - Four Stars!
Team Human, by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (of the previously mentioned Unspoken) - Four Stars!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1), by Laini Taylor - Four Stars for the audio book!
Hourglass (Hourglass #1), by Myra McEntire - Four Stars, and I can't wait to read the sequel!
Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1), by Jonathan Maberry - Four would have been Five, but I don't like zombie or post-apocalyptic novels. That being said, it was really well written and definitely worth reading, whether it's your preferred genre or not!
Croak (Croak #1), by Gina Damico - Five Stars! Soooo good!

Here are the books that I've finished and have yet to review:
Scorch (Croak #2), by Gina Damico - Gina will break your heart to pieces, then immediately glue them back together so you think you're ok...until she does it again. I need book #3. NOW!
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer #1), by Lish McBride - this book is just as great as it's title! Can't wait to get my hands on Necromancing the Stone (I loved that movie...)
White Cat (Curse Workers #1), by Holly Black - two words: Magic Mafia.

Yeahhhh...there seems to be a bit of a paranormal theme going on with my reading lately. What can I say, I love it!

What I'm going to read next:
Oh boy. I don't know. I never know until I see it in front of me and have to have it. Books that are calling my name and may be next on the list include Timepiece (Hourglass #2), Necromancing the Stone (Necromancer #2), Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe #1)and The Last Dragon Slayer (The Last Dragonslayer #1).

1 comment:

  1. I loved the audio of Daughter of Smoke & Bone too. And I recently finished Rot & Ruin and really liked it - I plan on continuing with the series. Hope you enjoy all your reads this week.

    Tanya Patrice