"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's Monday. What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

It has been forever since I've done a It's Monday, What Are You Reading Post?  Life really got in the way towards the end of 2011, and I had a hard time getting back on track.  But its a new year, and I'm starting fresh!

This past week I only read and reviewed one book, but it was a good one:

(Clicking above photo will take you to review)

This coming week I have quite a few good ones lined up that I'm really looking forward too:

Hollowland - Amanda Hocking

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door." Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams

Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.

All Megan wants is to be normal and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.

Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party the bloody kind.

Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life and more importantly, homecoming depends on it

Wither - Lauren Destefano

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.

Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it?

Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself


The Brunette Librarian said...

Love me some Dark Lover! I wish I was just finding that series - Your gonna love 'em! The first three are exceptionally good.

Happy 2012!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!
Some great books on your list!

Wishing you a great reading week.

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

Happy 2012!

I love the cover of Wither. I loved The Mixed Up Files way back in the day but I don't remember a thing about it. Enjoy your week!

Majanka said...

I love the premise of You're so Undead To Me. I want to read that book as well now. Also, Wither is amazing. I loved it. Enjoy reading!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Mixed-up Files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler looks intriguing...hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Paul said...

I have Wither on my TBR pile. I really like the sound of Hollowed.

Here's mine

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Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

Some great books you are going to read, hope you enjoy them all

Unknown said...

Hollowland looks awesome. I shall be adding it to my TBR list! Happy reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Starting the new year with Zombies. That's fun! I think you would like Shiver and Linger was even better.
Happy New Year and Enjoy your reading!

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