I was so excited that the review book I was waiting for arrived this week. And I got another book I’d requested plus a surprise ARC. So I’m totally happy with my mailman. Even though he is way overburdened with parcels already. Poor dude.
I have not yet received my goodies for the EPIC Newbie event but I’m sure they’ll show up early next week. And I can’t wait. Because I am almost done with my ANGELFIRE Read-Along and I can’t wait to read another series back-to-back-to-back.
[Credit for mailbox sharing goes to The Story Siren]
I am on the tour for THE DEAD AND BURIED in January and so I was totally thrilled to get the printed ARC from Scholastic this week. As it will be releasing early next year I definitely plan on devouring this book immediately. Plus it looks ahhh-mazing so I can’t wait to read it.
I also got the most awesome package from HarperTeen this week with the book I just had to break my request ban with and that was SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray. And there was just a little something extra in the envelope – Patrick Carman’s PULSE, which has the most gorgeous cover.
While I won’t be reading either of my two new HarperTeen books this week, there is an awesome book from that publisher that I will be reading this week, along with the other book I received in the mail. And so….
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(December 16 – December 22, 2012)
First up on the pile is THE DEAD AND BURIED by Kim Harrington. I received the ARC this week from Scholastic for the book tour I’m on in early January. And while my stop isn’t a review stop, I’ve been pining for this book for ages and ages, so of course I have to read it now.
I loved the author’s CLARITY series and I can’t wait to read this story about “a haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost.” I am so excited to finally be meeting Jade this week and this boy with the “dreamy blue eyes.”
But I’m even more excited to meet this this ghost who’s seeking answers and vengeance.
I love the way this author crafts her mystery stories. I am always hugely successful at guessing whodunit… well, I was until I read CLARITY and was totally clueless. So I can’t wait to be kept in the dark without the first clue while I read THE DEAD AND BURIED. Because I love a good mystery and I just know this author will keep me on my toes.
Next up on the pile is SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE by Courtney Allison Moulton. I received an ARC from a trade awhile back and as I’ve managed to get way too far ahead on the read-along, I can’t possibly stop now. Even with a stack of review books screaming at me.
Because I forgot just how torturous that ending was in WotW. And now that I have SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE I can’t make myself wait for one more second to see how things end.
Even though I hate to say goodbye to series. Even though this one will be especially hard for me to let go of. But I must know what happens with Ellie and Will. I must find out whether Cadan makes it to the end.
I’m terrified of just what might happen to Ellie in this book, but I’m equally upset about what might become of Will.
And while this is listed as the second book on the pile this week, I will be reading it first…. I’ve actually started it and there’s no way I’ll be able to set it aside until it’s done.
Wishful Thinking reads:
The urge has not gone away. I really, really, really want to re-read SILVER by Talia Vance. After having read GOLD just a couple of weeks ago, I’m more desperate than ever to re-read SILVER and see if the warning signs were there. And no, I won’t say what those warning signs are.
But I’d also love, love, love to be able add FORETOLD by Jana Oliver to the pile this week. I actually started reading the beginning, just out of curiosity, and I practically sobbed when I had to set it down so I could read the books I needed to be reading.
Those left behind:
I have not yet finished reading INDIGO AWAKENING but I did start reading it. And I hope to finish it early this week before I am slated to pick up THE DEAD AND BURIED.
I did end up absolutely devouring WINGS OF THE WICKED. And it was even better on the re-read than it was on the first read. So, as you might imagine, I’m dying to finish that series before I embark upon a new one.
I did read, for Monday’s tour stop, the first episode in A.R. Kahler’s THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS. And while I will refrain from saying too much for fear of revealing my entire short review a couple of days early, I will just say that I’m DYING for the next episode.
I did manage to finally finish my review for BITING COLD by Chloe Neill this week. And while this particular blog was review-free, not all my blogs were. So that, to me, is a win.
Now I just need to finish SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE and write my review before nerves get the best of me. And I think that I can make it happen really, really soon. But that all depends upon just how much the ending to the series kills me. And I have a feeling it’s definitely going to kill me. So we shall see.
Anyway, I hope to get back to OPAL and CARRIER OF THE MARK this week, but with so much going on these days, it may have to be just after the holiday season.
NetGalley Pile Adds:
I checked out NetGalley this week and noticed from Penguin Australia that NAMELESS by Lili St. Crow was being offered. Of course I hadn’t seen the publisher name before I clicked the request button. But yes, it is reserved for Australian bloggers. So if that’s you, this looks like a MUST request!
GOING VINTAGE by Lindsay Leavitt is now available and it looks super cute! Though I didn’t request it for myself.
And neither did I request Heather Anastasiu’s sequel, OVERRIDE, which is also now available for request. So those who have read GLITCH, I think it’s a must check out!
Karen Mahoney’s THE STONE DEMON is another title that looks super cool – I’m fighting the urge to request it right now – as does CRIMSON FROST by Jennifer Estep. And for those in the UK, Maureen Johnson’s THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH is available.
Rachel Hawkins’ next book, SCHOOL SPIRITS, is available for those who have pre-approval status from Disney before the “no bloggers” rule.
And just a few other titles that look awesome are Alyxandra Harvey’s BLOOD PROPHECY, Maureen Johnson’s THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH, Rebecca Lim’s EXILE (a Disney title),
I may have gone a little request crazy, but I didn’t request all the books I named above, so that has to be a good thing. But I’m not sure just how often I’ll be doing a search through NetGalley. I think not every week going forward or I could potentially grow my TBR pile in ways I really don’t want to.
I have been having the hardest time trying to blog this week because I haven’t wanted to tear myself away from the books I’ve been reading. I’m also still plugging away at my NaNoWriMo WIP which is now close to 93,000 words.
And I seem to be continuing to run into that small problem where I fall asleep really, really early. And even though I’ve been waking up and blogging through the night, I never seem to find enough time to do what I need to do.
But I’m trying to find that balance. Especially with all these year-end posts coming up and the extraordinary number of tours I managed to book myself on in January. As always, I’m ever hopeful.
Of course I’d love to know what you’ll be reading this week. Or if you got something for your book collection that’s to die for. Feel free to leave a link to your post so that I can check it out!
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?