Sunday, 19 June 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:

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?


Right now I am reading:

Legacy (Legacy #1) by Cayla Kluver
The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.
Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.

Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.

This week I hope to read:

Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?

The first book in a trilogy,Lost Voicesis a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.

SARAH PORTER is a writer and artist.Lost Voicesis her first novel. Sarah and her husband live in Brooklyn.

Nerd Girls: The Rise of the Dorkasaurus by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Maureen, a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed dork-a-saurus, is totally addicted to cupcakes and hot dogs and thinks that her body looks like a baked potato. Allergy-plagued Alice can’t touch a mango without breaking out in a rash, and if she eats wheat, her vision goes blurry. Klutzy to the extreme, Barbara is a beanpole who often embarrasses herself in front of the whole school. These outcasts don't have much in common—other than the fact that they are often targets of the ThreePees: the Pretty, Popular, Perfect girls who rule the school.

But one day Maureen discovers that the ThreePees are planning to sit next to Allergy Alice in the cafeteria and eat peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches on whole wheat toast with mango marmalade for lunch. And Maureen decides that it's time to topple the eight-grade social regime. She joins forces with Alice and Barbara and the Nerd Girls enter the school talent show, determined to take the crown from the ThreePees. Will their routine be enough to de-throne the popular crowd? Or will their plan backfire and shake their hold on the bottom rung of the social ladder?


  1. Legacy is on my to read list. I look forward to reading what you thought about it.

  2. Enjoy your week and your books. I look forward to reading your reviews.
    My Monday:

  3. Ooooh, I loved Catching Fire! And I've been wanting to read Legacy, I hope you like it! :D

    I hope you have an awesome week, and Happy Reading! :D
    My "It's Monday, What Are You Reading?" Post

  4. I have the lost voices book on my reading list too. But I am not sure when I will get to it. I hope you will enjoy it :)

  5. I have always been captivated by mermaids. Might have begun with Hans Christian Andersen. I've never read a book by Sarah Dessen. Shame, shame, shame. I luv your blog.

  6. Those books sound great. I'll add Lost Voices to my tbr list.

  7. I don't know if Nerd Girls is any good but I hope they do topple the threepees.

  8. I loved Legacy! And Catching Fire is my favorite out of the trilogy.

    Some fun reading going on by you, and my younger sister absolutely adores Sarah Dessen.

    Here is my Monday!

  9. I loved the Hunger Games series, one of my favorite reads last year. Lost Voices sounds interesting!

  10. I read 'Lost Voices', it was really nice, although it ended a bit abrupt! I always wanted to read the Hunger Games!! I'm a new follower, hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  11. Looks like a nice selection of books for this week. This was a rare week for me in that I finished a lot of review books. Come see what I finished.

  12. You are so lucky to be experiencing The Hunger Games series for the first time! I devoured all three in the series last summer. Enjoy Catching Fire!

  13. I know the Sarah Dessen book is high on my daughter's wish list. That is her favorite author.


  14. Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here and don't forget to link your Outdoorsy book reviews on Read My Review, hosted on my blog.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

  15. I need to read Lost Voices. I'm glad u posted it.
    I'm following u now.