Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Monday what are you reading? #21

It's Monday What are you Reading? Is a weekly bookish meme where we get together to share what books we've read in the past week, what books we're currently reading and what new books we're planning on reading in the coming week along with any reviews or interesting posts. It's hosted by Sheila @One Person's Journey through a World of Books

Finished and Reviewed:

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassie makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his sure death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous canyons.  On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion.  But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises  from Xander may change the game once again.

The Stakes have never been higher for the young Blue Bloods of Manhattan.  After their brief yet beautiful bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force depart for Egypt, desperate to find the elusive Gate of Promise before Jack must face his twin, Mimi, for a blood trial.  A blood trial that one one of them can survive.  But everything Schuyler thought she knew about the gate turns out to be a lie, and they soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly battle against the demon-born.  Schuyler and Jack take up arms, only to realize that there is a much graver threat simmering in the Kingdom of the Dead.
Meanwhile, determined to the save the only vampire she still loves, Mimi has followed Kingsley Martin into Hell.  With the help of her new human Conduit, Oliver Hazard-Perry, Mimi makes a bargain with the Queen of the Dead that she may soon regret.  When the time comes to choose between love and revenge, both Mimi and Oliver will learn the true meaning of sacrifice.
Confronted by danger, betrayed, and loss at every turn, the Blue Bloods must find the will to fight--and love--another day.

When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning...

Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.

In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, readers witness Link's heart-racing transformation.

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Finished Not Reviewed Yet:

On What Grounds by: Cleo Coyle:
Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse...

Clare arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, Clare can't help wondering...If this was an act of murder, is she in danger?

Currently Reading: 

Beautiful Chaos by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl:
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town.  But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home,have taken on new meanings.  Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming.  Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected--and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire.  As time passes, one question becomes clear: What--or who--will need to be sacrficed to save gatlin? For Ethan, the chaos is frightening but welcome distraction.  He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn’t by Lena--and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life.  Even worse, Ethan is gradually loosing pieces of himself--forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories.  He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too afraid to ask.Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice.  Sometimes there’s no going back.  And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

The 58th Keeper by: R.G. Bullet (Book Tour):
The 58th Keeper is the story of a boy called Archy Bass, who stumbles upon a mysterious and powerful relic. The moment he touches it, two warring forces race to find his whereabouts. One side thinks he’s simply too young and too inexperienced to keep it, and the other just want him dead. Hold on to your seats! The 58th Keeper is a roaring trip that takes the reader on the most wonderful and hair-raising scenes imaginable. R. G. Bullet pulls out all stops in his debut novel to deliver an incredible journey with unforgettable characters. This book will resonate with you for ages past the last line. 

Up Next to Read: 

I've been taking a page out of what others have said about tackling their to be read list, mine is so high if I don't begin it now it will fall on me I think. So I'm going through my tbr list on goodreads and tackling them one book at a time.  Right now I'm focusing on mysteries, taking a break from young adult books.

6 shout outs:

heather said...

I can't wait to read Crossed.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

You've had a busy reading week. I am trying to decide what to read over the Thanksgiving holiday since we aren't traveling this year.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have seen a couple people reading Crossed tonight! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

You have some great books listed - the Coffeehouse Mystery series is one I would like to read

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

The Brunette Librarian said...

The To Be Read list is hard to tackle sometimes, isn't it? :) I just keep adding to mine...sigh!

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. I have a bunch of books going at once. A lot of them are library books that are due soon. Please come see what I'm reading.

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