Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Week in Books (#9)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

(Night Runner #1)
by Max Turner

In this thrilling follow up to Night Runner, Zack Thomson is back with his friend Charlie, searching for answers all the while being hunted by a creature most deadly...

While Charlie struggles with his vampirism, he, Zack, and their friends are pulled into a conflict with the mysterious Mr. Hyde, a creature who hunts vampires. As the story unfolds, and the ties between Zach and his girlfriend Luna intensify, the network of support around them collapses, forcing them to redefine their notions of good and evil and find a way forward. 

by Robert Paul Weston
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
His son, that's who.

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.

Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.

Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

(Knight Angels #2)
by Abra Ebner

New characters, New world, but old enemies. Emily struggles to ignore a new friend with emotions that temp her, Wes delves deeper into his past and family while finding friendship isn't reserved for the human race alone, Jane finds out her dear Max isn't what he seems, Gregs friendships cost him more than he expected, and Max forgets that the truth is best. But then again, someone always has to be the liar...

Emotional baggage, begrudged enemies, and the bitterness that comes when the honeymoon of their friendship fades...

Will the love survive, or as it all just a game?

by Stacey Jay

Released February 3, 2011

What if you got a second chance to fix your worst mistake?

What if you found out miracles could happen?

What if you found out that sometimes, miracles are curses in disguise...

One girl, two boys, and one very scary piece of jewelry.

Books bought
  The Compound Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) Into the Forest The Declaration The Resistance Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1) Unwind (Unwind, #1) The Bomb

What I read this week
The Scent of Shadows (Sign of the Zodiac, #1) The Replacement Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love Virals Stork Night Runner End of Days (Night Runner #2) Dust City The Locket Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

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

Delirium Angel The Host


  1. Wow, you read super-fast! Dust is in my book order. It looks amazing. I really enjoyed The Compound and Unwind was super intense. Love Shusterman. Have you read his twist on Red Riding Hood? Red Rider's Hood? Very clever and scary and fun.

    Love your colors and layout. I'm going to put your blog into my RSS feed.


  2. I'm glad you've got good things to say about The Compount and Unwind - November is going to be a dystopian month, and those are both high up on the reading list. I haven't red Red Rider's Hood, but it's definitely going on the list, so thanks for the tip! If you liked that, you may like Dust City by Robert Paul Weston - it's from the point of view of The Big Bad Wolf's son, very cute. Thanks for the follow! Heading over to your blog now. :)

  3. I want to read The Replacement !
    Can't wait to read your review about it :).

  4. My review of The Replacement will be up at the end of this month. It was a fantastic read! Sort of a young adult version of Seanan McGuire's October Daye books.

  5. Lots of interesting book. I bought The Replacement this week. I'm glad it sounds like you liked it!

  6. Amanda! I saw your comment in my contest blog and I had to come say hi. That's so cool you're in Michigan and grew up in Troy! Not too many books are set in Michigan so I had to do it ;-) I'm from Lansing but my boyfriend and most of my best friends are all from Bloomfield Hills/West Bloomfield area. What a small world! Well if you ever read Angelfire, I hope you like it! Did Richelle Mead have an event at the Borders in Birmingham last year? I was going to attend that but crap came up. If you're around next February, you'll have to come to my launch party!


  7. Thanks, that’s so sweet! I got a copy of Angelfire yesterday from a blog tour, but I have to finish another tour book that really needs to be sent out first. Hopefully I will be starting your book later today or tomorrow. (Yay!) Yes, Richelle Mead had a reading/signing at that Borders. It was a lot of fun – if you get another chance to go to one of her events, take it! Where is your launch party going to be? I would love to come! :)

  8. wow Amanda, you read super quick! :) I am next in line for End of Days on the tour, so I have to read Night Runner lol. I just picked it up from the library today :)

  9. Sarah, I hope you like the Max Turner books! Night Runner and End of Days are both quick, easy reads, but still very cute. Enjoy!