As expected, I didn’t receive any new books in the mail this week. Well, at least as of Thursday, as I didn’t end up checking for Friday’s mail due to the terrible weather and the fact that I was much more interested in reading my current read than checking a mailbox which was likely very, very empty.
Though I did receive the three SIGNED copies of A TOUCH MENACING by Leah Clifford that I had ordered back in February. But as I never share personally inscribed book pics here online I didn’t include a photo with this post.
And as the other two copies are for some very good blogger friends – Jaime of Two Chicks on Books and Alba of BookPics – I didn’t want to post images of their personally signed copies without consent. So no snaps.
Anyway, I’d already read A TOUCH MENACING and hope to post my review on Wednesday. If I can manage to redact all spoiler-y WTH just happened comments by then. That remains TBD.
And while I am behind on reading and reviews, I couldn’t resist adding a couple of new reads to the pile and so…
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(March 17, 2013 – March 23, 2013)
First up on the pile is THE ETERNITY CURE by Julie Kagawa. I kind of went off-pile this past week and finally read THE IMMORTAL RULES and I just had to read this next book in the series. I just had to continue Allie’s story. I just had to know what was going to happen with Kanin. And I’m so glad I have an eGalley from NetGalley courtesy of Harlequin Teen so that I don’t have to wait.
Even if reading it early means I’ll have to suffer a super long wait for the next book in the series… that is, if there is a next book in the series. I’m too terrified to find out this is only a duology and not a longer series.
But I cannot wait to read on and discover what this new strain of Red Lung virus means for both the humans and the vamps. And I am anxious to find out just what heartbreak Allie will have to face.
I am totally not ready to leave this gritty and seriously, seriously awesome world the author created. And as devastated as I know I’m going to be when this second book in the series comes to an end, I cannot resist adding it to the top of the pile this week.
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.
Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.
Next up on the pile is CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare. While it hasn’t released yet, as it is releasing on Tuesday, I will be ready and waiting for it to download so I can dive in and find out how the author concludes this amazing trilogy.
After having just read the most recent two books in the author’s The Mortal Instruments series, I am even more excited about diving into this series’ final book and finding out exactly what happens with Tessa, Jem and most especially Will Herondale.
The description mentions that “danger intensifies” and that there is a ticking clock and that “everyone must choose.” And it has left me utterly terrified about how these characters’ stories will end.
Even though I know I’m going to have my heart broken, even though I know it will be well over a year before the author’s other series will release its next and final story, I just have to know right now how The Infernal Devices will conclude. I have to discover it for myself. Before I happen upon any spoilers. Which means that I will be reading this just as soon after Midnight on Monday as it downloads to my Kindle.
Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Timesbestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.
Wishful Thinking Reads:
I don’t really have any wishful thinking reads except for all those books that had previously been left behind that I’m still dying to read. Books like UNBREAKABLE by Elizabeth Norris and INFATUATE by Aimee Agresti.
I am ever so hopeful I will be able to read them during my vacation-slash-staycation. But I suppose it all depends on just how lured in I am by those other books on the TBR pile.
Those Left Behind:
Once again I went off pile for my reads… well, my one read… this past week. As I was still caught up in my “Supernatural” television marathon, I didn’t get much reading done. So the two books from last week are getting shifted to later this week after I’ve devoured the two books listed above. Which will not be left behind.
In last week’s reading pile post I mentioned just how tempted I was by THE IMMORTAL RULES. Well, I caved. I gave in to temptation. And I devoured that book last weekend. Yes, it was a long book. But it didn’t feel long. I blazed through it. Which is why THE ETERNITY CURE is at the top of the pile this week.
And as I’m completely caught up with “Supernatural” I have no reason not to read or write those long-overdue reviews for SPELLCASTER, MILA 2.0 and A TOUCH MENACING. At least two of which I hope to post this week. I’m just relieved that I finally finished and posted my review for PIVOT POINT, a book I read and love, love, loved, back in February.
Talk about a review dry spell.
And while I anticipate finishing at least three of the four books I plan on reading this week, depending on how much CLOCKWORK PRINCESS makes me sob, I have no idea how many of those books I’ll be reviewing this week.
That, as always, remains TBD.
NetGalley Pile Adds & Finds:
When searching on NetGalley I fell in love with the cover for THE ROSE THRONE by Mette Ivie Harrison. And when I saw that it was a “Read Now” title, I just had to click that button to add it to my eReview pile.
THE ROSE THRONE by Mette Ivie Harrison (Egmont USA, May 14, 2013)
I actually did read the description and it does sound fascinating. But it was cover love that drew me to this title. And I am so excited to check it out some time next month to see if the story is as amazing as its cover.
And while I didn’t find too many books on NetGalley this week, the ones I did find all look awesome…
THE DEEPEST NIGHT by Shana Abe (Random House, Aug 13, 2013)
DEAR CASSIE by Lisa Burstein (Entangled Teen, Mar 5, 2013)
SOME QUIET PLACE by Kelsey Sutton (Flux Books, Jul 8, 2013)
I really didn’t mean to add another title to my NetGalley review pile. Which is why I resisted the urge to request Shana Abe’s THE DEEPEST NIGHT. I still have the first book in that series on my TBR pile and so I didn’t want to get greedy by requesting book two before getting the chance to read book one. Besides, it is listed as one of the most requested titles on NetGalley so I’m not entirely hopeful I’d have been approved.
Even though DEAR CASSIE released on March 5th, it’s showing as recently added to NetGalley, so I included it here just in case.
And oh my gosh the cover for SOME QUIET PLACE is stunning and the description sounds wicked awesome. I just wish I was farther along with my eGalley review pile or I totally would have requested it this week.
I definitely am on track with the number of books read. In fact, I may be slightly ahead, even with my huge obsession with “Supernatural” getting in the way of my reading schedule. I just need to get a few more of those read books reviewed to be on track for 25 reads and reviews by the end of March. Try nine more reviews. Never gonna happen.
At the very least I hope to get close to that number. We shall see.
There are so many amazing books releasing week after week and so many titles that sound like they will be amazing that I have waiting for me to read. I just wish I had the kind of time to even tackle a small fraction of them. That is not my life.
I really want to dive into THE ETERNITY CURE and not wait for Sunday to start on this week’s pile. Maybe, just maybe, if I read that on Saturday I can sneak in that read of UNBREAKABLE before CLOCKWORK PRINCESS releases on Tuesday.
As always, I am ever hopeful. And as always, happy reading!
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?