Sunday, 3 July 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:

Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1) by Eden Maguire

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?


Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


Right now I am (STILL) 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.



This week I hope to read:

Once again I hope to finish Legacy. I have decided to suck it up and read it. I am honesly enjoying it so far but like I said last week, using NetGalley equals migraines. I have also decided that no matter what, I will not start another book and only read Legacy. Last week I read Jonas and for some reason picked up Across the Universe. I will read nothing but Legacy this week until I finish it. I will get through it. I really need to start getting through what I have on NetGalley.

7 comments:

  1. I have Across the Universe waiting on my shelf since the last few months. I need to get to it soon!

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  2. Wow, all of them have stunning covers! I bet you'll be able to finish Legacy in a sec!

    Happy reading!

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  3. I really need to get through my Netgalley books too!

    My keeper shelf

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  4. I'm reading a book on the writing of Jean Rhys, having finished a collection of her novels and all.

    I'm also reading Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson and hope to begin The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy today or tomorrow. Next up are a couple of books for a young adult summer reading challenge in which I'm participating, the last of the Anne of Green Gables books, and probably Sylvia Plath's journals.

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  5. My reading list consists of a lot of picture books read with my children, as well as the manga I've been reading with my oldest. Come see what I read.

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  6. I keep seeing Across the Universe, maybe I ought to give it a try. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-46.html

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