Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Week in Books (40)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

by Karen Healey
Publisher: Little, Brown
Source: Blogger trade
Release date: September 5, 2011

"If you want to find out who murdered your brother, follow me."

Seventeen-year-old Keri likes to plan for every possibility. She knows what to do if she breaks an arm or gets caught in an earthquake or a fire. But she isn't prepared for her brother's suicide, and his death has left her shattered with grief. When her childhood friend Janna tells her that her death was a murder, not a suicide, Keri wants to believe her. After all, Janna's brother died under similar circumstances years ago, and she insists that a visiting tourist, Sione, who also lost a brother to apparent suicide, has helped her find some answers.

As the three dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up: One boy is killed every year, all were older brothers, and all had spend New Year's eve in the idyllic town of Summerton. But when the teens' search for the serial killer takes an unexpected turn, suspicion is cast on those they trust the most.

As secrets shatter around them, can they save the next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

Award-winning author Karen Healey (Guardian of the Dead) has created a story filled with suspense and horrror, spun with a unique magical twist, that will keep readers guessing until the final, thrilling pages.

Books bought

Alien Tango by Gini Koch
Alien in the Family by Gini Koch

I can't help myself with this series! My local Borders finally got book #2 back in stock, so I raced to grab up #s 2 and 3. :)

Pre-order arrivals

Rip Tide (Dark Life, #2) Dark Parties The Girl Is Murder Ripple

Rip Tide by Kat Falls (Aaah, so excited!!)
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Rebirth (Aftertime, #2) Dark Souls Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, #3)

Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink (The 1st book was SO GOOD!)

Lastly, a friend sent me her ARCs of . . .

Displacement The Big Crunch

Displacement by Thalia Chaltas
The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman

What I read this week

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) The Scorpio Races The Magic Sewing Machine The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale Llama Llama Red Pajama

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Magic Sewing Machine by Sunny Warner
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

I also have a slight, completely inexplicable obsession with kids' Halloween books . . . even when Halloween is still months away.

Bright Baby Touch & Feel Spooky (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) 13 Rooms of Halloween Funny Faces Haunted House (Funny Faces) Halloween Lift-the-Flap Shadow Book (Lift the Flap Shadow Books) Halloween Night

Spooky by Roger Priddy
13 Rooms of Halloween illustrated by Saxton Moore
Haunted House by Roger Priddy
Halloween Lift-the-Flap Shadow Book by Roger Priddy
Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray

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

I start books as a reader's version of a nervous tick when I've got a big assignment (exam, whatever) coming up and am not quite sure how it's going to turn out. Strange, I know, but what can I say! Anyway, I turned in my paper late last night, so now that the hell is over these will all hopefully be finished next week.

Blood Magic (Blood Journals, #1)  City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Wolf at the Door (The Others, #1) Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Alien Tango by Gini Koch
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead


  1. I've heard awesome things about Forever and The Scorpio Races. Looks like you really racked up this week!
    Happy reading :]

  2. Forever and The Scorpio Races were both great, but I have to say that Scorpio completely blew my expectations out of the water. If you get a chance to read it, I highly recommend it!

  3. I haven't heard of those, but they all seem great! I hope you enjoy them! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

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