Sunday, 29 May 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

This week I read:




In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.
 
 
Right now I am reading:
 
 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
 
 
This week I hope to read:
 
 
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
 
'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!'
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

9 comments:

  1. I adore Sense and Sensibility, I hope you enjoy it as well. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-41.html

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  2. Ironside and beautiful Creatures - you are reading some awesoem books!

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  3. This coming week is my last week off before summer session. I have a few books I want to finish before school begins. Come see what they are.

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  4. Sense and Sensibility is on my "to read next" pile. I am supposed to return it to the library so I have to hustle through some other books if I hope to get it done before it is due.

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  5. I loved Sense and Sensibility. One of my favourites.

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  6. I will have to look for Ironside. I think the story sounds great. I really liked Beautiful Creatures and hope you do too. I have never read anything by Jane Austen. I tried Pride and Prejudice and just couldn't get into it. My Monday Report is here. Have a great week!

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  7. Holly Black is an author I've been meaning to read...enjoy your books!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  8. Ironside and Beautiful Creatures both look fantastic!! I am going to have to add both series to my reading wish list!


    http://quixoticmagpie.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-is.html

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  9. i love Beautiful Creatures, but i love Beautiful Darkness even more!

    http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/book-review-caster-chronicles-2-beautiful-darkness-by/

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