Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?


Happy Monday everyone! This event is hosted by Book Journey and it's purpose is to give bloggers the opportunity to showcase what we have/will read and link up with fantastical fellow book bloggers. If you participate, don't forget to sign the Linky and visit some of the websites listed!

Don't forget to enter my two giveaways:




Here's what is coming up next:



Genre: Mature YA
Blurb
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.



Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Blurb
Following the sudden disappearance of treasure hunter Ben Sanders in Mexico, beautiful archaeologist Suzy da Silva is snatched from the cloistered environs of Oxford University and thrust into a deadly maelstrom of intrigue and discovery. Joining forces with astrophysicist Tom Brooking she crosses four continents, to unlock the dark secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb, the Holy Sepulchre and the mysterious Mayan Temple of Inscriptions to reveal a mysterious truth. Together they risk their lives, pursued by martial assassins and renegade special forces, fighting the forces of evil to discover hidden knowledge so precious that it has lain dormant for over a thousand years.






Still Reading:

Genre: Fantasy
Blurb
When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins.
Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies—Druids, Elves, and humans alike—remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.


What are you reading this week?

29 comments:

  1. My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. Looks like a good book. :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned but they all sound amazing! And love the cover for Beautiful Disaster.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I love the BD cover too! Very unique...I've heard a lot of mixed reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  3. Beautiful Disaster turned up in my mailbox last week so I will be reading it soon


    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I feel like I've been waiting to read BD for a while now! Looking forward to comparing our thoughts. :)

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  4. Beautiful Disaster is one of those books you either love or you hate - dont' know why but it definitely brings out strong feelings either way. It didn't work for me at all but hopefully you enjoy it :)

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. Oh no! I'm a little nervous now...:) Hopefully it'll hit the right spot for me. Thank you for coming by!

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  5. I'm in love with the cover of Beautiful Disaster! Gorgeous :)

    Have a great week of reading!
    http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com/

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  6. Loved Beautiful Disaster! I just got the Tom Bane book today!!

    Happy reading this week!!

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    1. The Tom Bane book is definitely a different genre for me - but I'm looking forward to the read. And I'm so glad to her that you loved BD! So many mixed reviews from the blogging community!

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  7. I loved Beautiful Disaster too! I'm going to start The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

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    1. Awesome! Another *love* of BD! So happy to hear it. :)

      The Wild Ones looks great. Thanks for stopping by Nette!

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  8. Beautiful Disaster looks really good. It reminds me of 40 days and 40 nights, but perhaps more from her perspective. Either way, it looks really good. :)

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    1. I'm looking really forward to this read. :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. I loved Beautiful Disaster & hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Another lover of BD! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  10. I am interested to read Beautiful Disaster due to a few reviews I have read.

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  11. I like the look of Masks of the Lost Kings, and I've never read Terry Brooks, though my dad is a big fan.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. My pleasure. :) And I am giving away a copy of Masks of the Lost Kings with the review so I hope you come back to check it out. :)

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  12. Those sound really good. I've been hearing a lot about Beautiful Disaster.

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    1. Me too! I suppose it's a great time to add to those reviews. :)

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  13. I've already finish Beautiful Disaster- I loved it!
    Hope you do too!

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    1. Loving that you enjoyed it too! :) YAY! :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  14. BD wasn't for me, but I hope you enjoy it.

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