Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Week in Books (30)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

by Moira Young

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Galley Grab
(Yay for finally getting an invitation!)

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. 

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

by Megan McCafferty

Courtesy of NetGalley

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

Books bought

I had to buy books to go to the Dark Days of Supernatural tour stop at Anderson's:

Afterlife (Evernight, #4) Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)

Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

What I read this week

I seem to have gotten into a bit of a reading funk this week. Normally, spring break means lots of reading time! But I couldn't get past all of the assignments that I needed to work on, so it was incredibly stressful. (Wah, wah, I know, sorry!)

It hasn't helped that I'm in a weird reading space right now. I need some time before going back to a certain series, but nothing else seems to be good enough. Very frustrating. Does that ever happen to you?

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

Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) While I Live (The Ellie Chronicles #1) The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1)


  1. Great reads! I'm really excited to read Bumped.
    My IMM

  2. Hi! New follower! I can't wait to read Blood Red Road! Great mailbox! Enjoy!

  3. I really want to read Bumped! It sounds like it could be very interesting!