Sunday, 26 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:

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.

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

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.

Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances.
Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss. Darina,Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head! And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina.
Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings. Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth.Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?

This week I hope to read:

Honestly, I just hope to finish Legacy. I've been reading it for a couple of weeks now and I'm still only about 90 pages into it. The reason it's taking me so long isn't because it's not good, so far it's really interesting, it's just that I'm reading it on NetGalley and I have to stop for awhile after a few pages or I'll get a migraine. It's too hard on my eyes reading it that way, but I want to read it so bad that I just keep trying. Hopefully I will finish it this week. Wish me luck. :-)

Oh, and I should mention, in case you missed my post earlier, that I'm really sorry there hasn't been any reviews in the last week or so. It will probably be the same this week. Between migraines, normal headaches and getting the flu, I am so far behind in my reading and reviews it's kind of ridiculous. I am going to be reading as many books and writing as many reviews as I can in the next little while to try and catch up. Everything should be back to normal (3+ reviews a week) starting in July. Sorry again guys. I really appreciate all of you and hope that you stick around. Have a great week and read lots of awesome books.


  1. Enjoy your books and your week. My Monday:

  2. I have a few books going that I really want to finish this week. Until Sunday I had only finished four books, a fifth of what I was reading during spring semester. Then two things conspired to make me read more. Come see what happened.

  3. I feel ya. I have to read my eBooks on the computer and after a while it gets uncomfortable.

  4. I'm the same, Ive been reading Fury on my PC after grabbing it from Simon and Schuster alley grab but its taking me ages to read as its not comfertable reading on a PC. But then I think FREE BOOKS and I realise it's not sooo bad.

  5. I have legacy to read too. I hope you are enjoying it.

    Have a great week! :)