So it is Monday again and time to talk about what I am reading this week. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by A Book Journey where we talk about the books that we are reading and have read this week.
Got my read on this past week. Finished The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond and
then started on Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb.
This book made a nice change of pace from what I have been reading lately as it is an historical paranormal type book and I will be reviewing it in the next couple of weeks.
I had fully intended to read All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry next but I finished Witchstruck earlier than I anticipated and as I did not have ATTTIM on hand (it's a paper back),
I purchased and read The Darkest Minds by Alexander Bracken in preparation to read book 2 in the series, Never Fade for review.
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
I LOVED this book and cannot wait to post my review later this week. I finished this book in less than 24 hours and again as I did not have ATTTIM on hand went straight to Never Fade even though it's not due to be read till November.
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
I have to say so far I adore this series. It has been a while since I became this invested in a series and I am really looking forward to seeing where this series is going to go. I don't regret picking up either book.
I swear I am going to pack ATTTIM in my bag tonight for work this week so its on hand to be the next book I start but it is actually kind of interesting that i have been reading most e-books lately as generally I prefer print books to e-book and would usually choose to print over e-book when I had a copy in both, which is more than I care to admit :-P. May be its because my bag has been full and I worried about ruining them or maybe because its just easier to pull out my ipad or kindle on the train. I think it is also that I like print books, especially print books with pretty covers to keep, but more and more i am loving the ease of the e-book and the lovely (but kinda dangerous) fact that if you finish a book that you love and the next book has already been released you can be reading it minutes after you finish the first after a quick jaunt to your favourite e-book site. I may or may not have been guilty of this recently... :-P
Anyhew if i get a chance later this week, I am also looking to read Indelible by Dawn Metcalf, which I received for my birthday yesterday. Once finished, its back to my TBR list I go
Some things are permanent.Indelible.And they cannot be changed back.Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.Somewhere between reality and myth lies…THE TWIXT
It's Monday! What are YOU reading? Don't forget to let me know in the comments.
Have a great week!