Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Week in Books (18)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review

THE FLOATING ISLANDS
by Rachel Neumeier
Released: February 8, 2011


Courtesy of Star Book Tours


The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajuraihi, men who soar the skies with wings. Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands his passion is Araenè, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araenè has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl can never attain.


Trei and Araenè quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined – and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands . . .


Lyrical and engrossing, The Floating Islands captures a world of great beauty, great bravery, and great danger.


THE LATTE REBELLION
by Sarah Jamilia Stevenson
Released: January 1, 2011

Courtesy of Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tours

"Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world!"
- from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto

When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel-head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion to raise awareness about mixed-race students.

Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. But as their simple marketing plan takes on a life of its own, Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, while her friendship with Carey hangs by a thread. And then the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing. Facing expulsion, Asha must decide: how much is she willing to risk for something she truly believes in?




Books bought

I had a great week at the local used bookstore! I was able to fill in a few series that I am planning on reading in 2011. (Yes, I am that nerd who (a) likes to read series in the correct order and (b) needs to own at least most of the series before starting in case it's unputdownable.)

Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian, #2) Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian, #3) The Darkest Kiss (Riley Jenson Guardian, #6) Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian, #7) Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian, #8) Dark Victory (Rose Trilogy, #2) (Masters of Time, #4) Dark Lover (Rose Trilogy, #3) (Masters of Time Series, #5) Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #2) Forbidden Magic (Magic Series, #1) Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) Love Bites (Argeneau, #2) Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau, #4) Chick with a Charm (Babes-on-Brooms, #2)

I also loved Gena Showalter's Alien Huntress series so much that I went out and bought the first few books in her Lords of the Underworld series, as well as one of her single titles.
Into the Dark (Lords of the Underworld, #.5 & #3.5, Plus Bonus Material, Atlantis, #5) The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3) Catch A Mate


What I read this week


My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) Slayed Shadow Walkers Nerd in Shining Armor (Nerds, #1) The Nerd Who Loved Me (Nerds, #2)


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

Nerd Gone Wild (Nerds, #3)

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're interested in reading THE LATTE REBELLION! Hope you enjoy it. :)

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