Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Week in Books (36)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

by Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Penguin
Released: July 26, 2011

I traded everything but my firstborn child for this ARC, but I am in love with this cover and wanted to have a copy for my collection! :)

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Books bought

Waking The Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) The Dead (The Enemy #2) Rosebush

Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
(I'm waiting for the second and third Savannah books to come out before reading this, but Amazon had it for a great price this week.)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
(Had to buy this after reading the audio version! LOVED it!)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The Dead by Charlie Higson
Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
(Keep hearing about this one - can't wait to read it!)

Hold Still The Haymeadow Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia (Kingdom of Xia, #1) Fury of the Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #2) Imaginary Girls

Hold Still by Nina LaCour
The Haymeadow by Gary Paulsen
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
(Such a beautiful cover! I adore Asian books.)
Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
(I thought this looked strange, but there are so many good reviews out there that I had to check it out.)

Pre-order arrivals

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2) Witches of the East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) Haunting Violet Dead Rules A Need So Beautiful

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
(Got the audio at BEA - just as good as the first in the series!)
Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (!!!)
Dead Rules by Randy Russell
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

Have you read any of these? What would you recommend?

What I read this week

Embraced By Darkness (Riley Jenson Guardian, #5) The Darkest Kiss (Riley Jenson Guardian, #6) Esperanza Rising Marisol and Magdalena Samir and Yonatan 

Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan*
Marisol and Magdalena by Veronica Chambers*
Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi*

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian, #7) Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian, #8) Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee*
Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur
Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur

* = for my children's literature class

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

Haunting Violet

Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey**

** = for my YA lit class


  1. Hey!

    You have some amazing books. I'm very jealous. Happy readings.

    Here's my IMM

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  2. You've got a great selection of books this week!

    I hope you enjoy them :)

    I'm a new follower!:D

  3. So Many pretty books. Your IMM is full of awesomeness!

    - Enjoy & I'm now following.

  4. Wow, you got soooo many great books this week! I hope you enjoy them! Here's My IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  5. What a great week! I'm so jealous that you got Wolfsbane. The Stanford Wong book was very cute. You should read the two companion books as well.
    My IMM

  6. Thanks, everyone! Alison - Stanford Wong was one of my favorite books for the kid lit class. I will definitely be reading the other two soon.