Friday, May 21, 2010
New library loot!
I finished my book this morning (Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, which was very enjoyable) and because I wasn't *excited* to read anything else on my TBR pile, I thought I'd take a trip to the library. The library nearest to me with the best YA section was open today, so I was in luck and picked up the following books...
When I Was Joe by Keren David - I can't really remember how this book first popped up on my radar, but it did and I started reading Keren David's blog and I was really happy to see this book on the shelves today. It sounds like a thrilling read. And longer than I expected it to be..
Beautiful Dead: Summer by Eden Maguire - Ah, I just keep coming back to this series. They have such pretty covers too. Third book in the series about pretty zombies. It makes giggle a little bit just thinking about it. But once I start reading it, I'll get sucked in again.
Strange angels by Lili St. Crow - I've seen reviews of this one around. The shininess of the cover sort of appeals to me, even if the basic premise doesn't immediately grab me. I will try it anyway!
Fallen by Lauren Kate - It's funny how other people getting excited about books makes me want to read them. News of an ARC of the sequel to Fallen has been spotted on a few blogs and yes, I like to feel included. Before the book came out I was a little excited to read this one, until some mixed reviews starting showing up. In any case, I thought I'd better read this one, make up my mind about it.
The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti - I keep hearing Deb Caletti's name around. Someone recommended a different book of hers to me, said they weren't that impressed with this one, but it's all they had at the library. So I took it. Anyone else read anything by Deb Caletti?
Killing God by Kevin Brooks - This book and Kevin Brooks was recommended to me by a friend. I feel like it's going to be really gritty and kind of horrible to read, but I shall give it it's chance. I felt the same way about The Road of the Dead, but it was also really beautiful at the same time.
And finally, we have Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynn Jones - I haven't read many books by Diana Wynn Jones, but the ones that I have I really loved. And this one has a pretty cover! And a lot of the books I picked up seem a little dark. With zombies and violent attacks and all. I felt like I needed to tip the balance a little bit.
And that's all! What great books have you picked up lately? Have you read any of these books?
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Looks like an excellent stack! I've been meaning to read Strange Angels for a while, but it keeps slipping my mind. I also really like the cover of Beautiful Dead - must be the UK version, cause the one in the US didn't grab me.ReplyDelete
Good loot. I read Fallen and it wasn't bad. I didn't realize the second book was out already.ReplyDelete
Lots of good loot! Fallen's on my tbr list too.ReplyDelete
All of this loot looks really good!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy Fallen more than me. I found it took a long while to get going.ReplyDelete
I like the sound of the Beautiful Dead series.
I dont know how I missed this post on Friday. Great set of books. I adored Summer and the story of the Beautiful Dead is really hotting up.ReplyDelete
You have a few others that I have on my wishlist. Looking forward to your thoughts on them ;)