This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This meme is where people talk about the books they have read last week, the books they are currently reading this week, and what they hope to read next up. I decided it would be fun to participate in this meme because I thought it would be a fun way to keep my TBR pile in order. Books I finished last week: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Hardcover) Heist Society by Ally Carter (Hardcover) Switched by Amanda Hocking (e-book) Books I am reading this week: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (paperback) The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (paperback) The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (paperback) Books I will be reading next: The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson (hardcover) A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (paperback) The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Hardcover) I know that I switched the order of my books around, but the mood struck me to finally read… Read more »
Heist Society by Ally Carter Hardcover, 287 pages Published February 9th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected. Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.For… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. All books in this week’s IMM were purchased by me. (book buying will be the downfall of my grad school budget, but I can’t help myself) The Border’s near me was having a buy one, get one 50% off sale for select YA books, so that is where all these books came from. The Iron Queen (iron fey #3) by Julie KagawaWhite Cat (curse workers #1) by Holly BlackThe Dead Tossed Waves (the forest of hands and teeth #2) by Carrie Ryan Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie SageFlyte (Septimus Heap #2) by Angie SageIncarceron (Incarceron #1) by Catherine Fisher That’s everything I got this week. What did you get in your mailbox?
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare Hardcover, 424 pages Published April 5th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he… Read more »
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 390 pages Published August 24th 2010 by Scholastic Press Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding. ———————————————————- My Review: This is the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Wow! Just Wow! I finished this book last night, but I am still thinking about it. This book is amazing! I love this trilogy, I really love it. It is my favorite trilogy of all time, if not some of my favorite books of all time. I have loved other books, but those are mostly for a character or romance that I loved. The Hunger Games I just love all around…. Read more »
I just ordered a Kindle!! I am so excited! I cannot wait for it to get here. Currently I have a few e-books and I have been reading them on my kindle app on my iphone. It is a pain in the butt to read books on that tiny screen, so I am super excited to upgrade to a nice slim kindle! Please Mr. mailman, bring my kindle right now!!
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 391 pages Published September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull’s-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. ————————————————————– Review: This is the second book in the dystopian series The Hunger Games. I COULD NOT put this book down! And trust me, I tried. Im sick and I have a major assignment due in Law school, and still I could not manage to do anything except read this book. It was that good! *there will be spoilers* if you have not read this trilogy though, go do it. Right now, don’t even bother to turn your computer off. Just run to the nearest store/library/e-reader and start reading! You will not regret it!… Read more »
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 374 pages Published October 1st 2008 by Scholastic, Inc. Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. ——————————————– My Review: There are… Read more »
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer Paperback, 208 pages Published January 4th 2011 by Feiwel & FriendsSource: Bought What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever… Read more »
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Wildefire by Karsten Knight (link to Goodreads) Hardcover Expected publication: July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Every flame begins with a spark. Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one… Read more »