Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! -

What Are You Reading?

is hosted weekly on Mondays

by Sheila from"One Person's Journey"
Post the books you read last week,
books currently reading,

and books you plan on finishing this week.
Books I Read Last Week:

Last Breath by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires Series 11)
With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town-a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire-or something else entirely?

What I Plan On Reading This Week:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
 After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Haven by Kristi Cook
Destiny brought them together. Now it will tear them apart.
Violet doesn’t understand why she feels drawn to the Winterhaven School, she just knows it’s the right place for her. When she discovers the school’s secret, it all makes sense: everyone at Winterhaven has psychic gifts. For the first time in her life Violet doesn’t have to hide her visions. She’s always seen them as a curse, but now she can hone her ability and try to control it.
But she’s thrown completely off balance when she meets the most alluring—and most mysterious—boy in school. She’s never connected with anyone the way she does with Aidan, and the intensity takes them both by surprise. But as their relationship deepens, she begins to have visions of Aidan’s death—and sees that she’s the one who’s fated to kill him.
Violet’s never been able to prevent her visions from coming true. But this time she’ll do whatever it takes... even if it means sacrificing herself for the boy she loves.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
(Hollows Series #1)

From Barnes and Noble

"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.


First and foremost I am a sucker for anything with Zombies. I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead and I have zombie dreams at least once a week so when I found this book I was super excited to pick this up and read it. The book opens with the the government quarantine where Remy resides getting taken over and burn down to try to stop another zombie outbreak. Remy along with another girl escapes the attack and they set off to find Remy's little brother. Remy eventually meets up with two other boys where the travel through what is left of America. As they travel across America, Remy finds it more and more difficult to seperate herself from others emotionally and physically. She doesn't think that she can care about anyone and stay alive. She will soon find out if she's wrong or right. Another thing I liked about this book was that they zombies weren't your traditional from the grave zombies. They had some form of rabies that cause their mind to turn to mush and to turn them into flesh seaking monsters. Remy's relationship with Lazlo was a little suprising to say the least. I expected her to end up with Blue but I guess when almost all of the population has been killed you take what you can get. All in all this book was pretty good. Was sort of slow in some parts but overall a very good read.