It’s Monday! What are you reading? August 27, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Uncategorized.
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This Monday meme is held by the The Book Journey. Feel free to join in and tell us what you’re reading!
Title: Girl of Fire and Thorns
Author: Rae Carson
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.
I’m really enjoying this book. The style of writing is easy and free. Elisa is a very likable character. The setting is exotic and the plot is entrancing. I even had a hard time putting the book down to post to the blog. That’s a sign of a really good book! Hopefully it won’t lose it’s head of steam. I hate anti-climatic endings. Although I also hate horrible cliffhangers!
Author: Chuck Wendig
Miriam is trying to keep her ability—her curse—in check.
But when Miriam touches a woman in line at the supermarket, she sees that the woman will be killed here, now.
She reacts, and begins a new chapter in her life—one which can never be expected to go well.
Title: The Lost Girl
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.
From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.
After The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I’ll read Mockingbird and The Lost Girl. They both come out tomorrow and I love reading new releases. There’s something about them that feels sparkly and fresh. It’s silly I know.
Mockingbird is the second book in Miriam’s adventures. Blackbird is the first book. I really loved the first book so I can’t wait to read the second book. Miriam is such a kick ass heroine. I love reading about her.
The Lost Girl just sounds like a stupendous book. The fact that it takes place in India really intrigues me. I’ve read one other book that takes place there and it really added an exotic element to the book. Add to that the whole idea of replacing someone after they die. It sounds like it could be a winner. I think it’s been done before but it still could be refreshing.
That should be my week of reading. What are you reading this week?