Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #50, May 21st

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #49
Teaser Tuesday #58
WWW Wednesday #58
WOW #54
Will the Time Come #50
Third Sentence Thursday #41
Random Reads #25
First Lines Friday #46
Follow that Blurb Reading Challenge Update 47
A-Z Book Challenge Update 20
The Reward Challenge Round 42 Part 2
Follow Friday #28
Last Letter First Letter Reading Challenge Update 8
Wrote That Review Update 1
2012 Dystopian Reading Challenge Update 18
In My Mailbox #49
I Have An Update #48

Week 20 Reviews:
You are So Undead to Me
Small Town Sinners
The Twilight Before Christmas
Oceans of Fire
North of Beautiful
Angel Burn
Never to Sleep
Strange Angels

77 Days in September: Review

Bout of Books:
Update 1
Update 2
Mini Challenge 2
Mini Challenge 3
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Mini Challenge 4
Update 7
Mini Challenge 5
Update 8
Update 9
Update 10
Mini Challenge 6
Update 11
Wrap Up

Some Interesting/Exciting Book Tweets
Wrote That Review
We Have a Title for The Chemical Garden #3!!!
Guess Who's Birthday It is? Suffocate's!

OK, so I got 52 posts in 7 days, which is mostly because of the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon, which is a good thing, must get more posts! And write more reviews! What about you guys, what did you do this week? Oh, and happy reading!

So this week I want to read A Storm of Swords, The Darkening Dream, Sleeping Tigers, Spectra, The Last Plea Bargain, and No Safety in Numbers. Well, A Storm of Swords is over 1100 pages long!

Currently Listening To: Days Go By by Keith Urban
Currently Reading: The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin
Currently Watching: Awake! Almost caught up, like 3 episodes!

The Darkening Dream is the chilling new dark fantasy novel by Andy Gavin, creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Even as the modern world pushes the supernatural aside in favor of science and steel, the old ways remain. God, demon, monster, and sorcerer alike plot to regain what was theirs.

1913, Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Engelmann’s life is full of friends, books, and avoiding the pressure to choose a husband, until an ominous vision and the haunting call of an otherworldly trumpet shake her. When she stumbles across a gruesome corpse, she fears that her vision was more of a premonition. And when she sees the murdered boy moving through the crowd at an amusement park, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle she does not understand.

With the help of Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant who knows a startling amount about the undead, Sarah sets out to uncover the truth. Their quest takes them to the factory mills of Salem, on a midnight boat ride to spy on an eerie coastal lair, and back, unexpectedly, to their own homes. What can Alex’s elderly, vampire-hunting grandfather and Sarah’s own rabbi father tell them? And what do Sarah’s continuing visions reveal?

No less than Gabriel’s Trumpet, the tool that will announce the End of Days, is at stake, and the forces that have banded to recover it include a 900 year-old vampire, a trio of disgruntled Egyptian gods, and a demon-loving Puritan minister. At the center of this swirling cast is Sarah, who must fight a millennia-old battle against unspeakable forces, knowing the ultimate prize might be herself.
Jordan O'Malley has everything she ever wanted: a job she loves, a beautiful home, and a dependable boyfriend. When her life unravels after a breast cancer scare, Jordan decides to join her wildest childhood friend in San Francisco and track down her drifter brother, Cam, who harbors secrets of his own.

When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests—and truths—about love and family that she never could have imagined.

Funny, heartbreaking, and suspenseful, Sleeping Tigers reminds us all that sometimes it's better to follow your heart instead of a plan.
Light years away from Earth a mining exploration crew makes an amazing discovery...intelligent life comprised entirely of energy. This living energy is so pure and unique, it could provide proof of the existence of the human soul. Those exposed to the entities gain unimaginable cognitive abilities but at a terrible cost.A rogue scientific group will do anything to maintain their mind-enhancing gifts, even if it leads to the destruction of the peaceful beings. Only two people stand in their way, and they will sacrifice everything to end the slaughter.Could the quest for the secrets of life lead to the creation of true evil; one so dark it threatens to tear down the walls of sanity and redefine our very existence?
Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she's never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.


  1. no safety in numbers sounds so awesome!!!

  2. Oh, and if you want to check mine:

  3. Just added Sleeping Tigers and No Safety in Numbers to my list, thanks!

    Here's My Monday

  4. Yeah :) Great week to have all except A Storm of Swords as a review book week :)


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