Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Week in Books (#10)


Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review
ANGELFIRE
(Angelfire #1)
by Courtney Allison Moulton
 
Released: February 15, 2010
 
This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.
 
When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember. 


THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK
by Sarah Smith
 
Released: November 2, 2010
 
Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.
 
Law Walker knew Katie Mullens before she was crazy. Before her mother died. Law knows Katie’s crazy now, but she’s always been talented. And she keeps filling sketch pads even though her drawings have gone a little crazy as well—dark, bloody. What Law doesn’t know is that these drawings are real. Or were real. Katie draws what she sees—and Katie sees dead people. People who have died—recently, and not so recently—in accidents, from suicide, even a boy who was trapped in a house that burned down more than 100 years ago. And it’s this boy who makes Law want to get to know Katie all over again. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl? So what if people think Katie is dangerous? The ghost boy is hiding a secret that Law needs to know—and it’s much bigger, much more shocking than anyone ever expected.



BLOODTHIRSTY
Flynn Meaney

Pale skin? Check. Strange-colored eyes? Check. Lanky body and brooding demeanor? Check and check. Paranormal abilities? Not quite.

Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame is the sensitive guy who never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his new school are obsessed with the vampire book Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to exploit his lack of pigmentation and become a vampire. Or at least fake it . . .  to get a date.

Bloodthirsty is a hilarious send-up of today's pop-culture infatuations and a pitch-perfect portrait of a lovably neurotic teenage guy on a quest to be cool.



Books bought
 
Haunted by Your Touch Blood Trinity (Belador, #1) Highborn (Dark Redemption, #1) Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) Touch and Go (Harlequin Blaze) Shadow of the Sheikh (Silhouette Nocturne)


What I read this week




Angel (Angel Trilogy, #1) Book of Revenge (Knight Angels, #2) Angelfire (Angelfire, #1) The Other Side of Dark Dead After Dark (Includes: Dark-Hunter Novella #17.1) Bloodthirsty


Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)


Delirium (Delirium, #1) The Host Blood Trinity (Belador, #1)

3 comments:

  1. bloodthirsty is hilarious!! i really liked it. great books this week--enjoy :)

    if you have time, check out our IMM here

    happy halloween!

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  2. I'm dying to get my hands on Delirium. Can't wait to see what you think!

    My IMM vlog- http://perpetualpageturner.blogspot.com/2010/10/imm-pathetic-book-buying-ban-attempt.html

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  3. Thanks, Amanda!

    Any of you in the Boston area, come to the publication party for THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, Nov. 4, 5-7 PM at the Brookline Public Library (Main branch, Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St., Brookline).

    And if you're not, check out the FB page and events for THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK:
    http://www.facebook.com/SarahSmithBooks

    Thanks and happy reading!
    Sarah

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