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My Reading Pile #59

My mailbox was empty this week. Not one book arrived for me. Well, except for a couple books I purchased, but I never talk about those or the list would be too long. But next week I anticipate four books I’ve been waiting for to arrive.

One of which I’m just dying to read. One of those drop everything kind of reads. Yep, one of those books. Curious? Well, if it arrives next week, I’ll be sure to take a snap and reveal it here, if I don’t go all fangirl-y on Twitter first.

So, the pile this week may change if that particular book arrives on my doorstep. But for  now….

Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

(April 29 – May 5, 2012)

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First up on the pile is Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London. I received an ARC through a trade because I was just dying to get my hands on this book. I had instant cover love and the premise sounded like it would be an incredibly entertaining story.

I am a huge fan of vampire stories. Still. And forever. And this one sounds a bit darker and grittier than some of the more recent books I’ve read. The setting is dystopian and the characters are most definitely paranormal and it takes place after a war between vampires and humans where it appears that the vampires have won. Which makes this book so very intriguing.

According to the description, which doesn’t reveal too much about the plot, humans are trading their blood for some measure of safety, the main character, Dawn, acts as some sort of delegate to the ruling vampire in the area, Lord Valentine, and she may or may not fall in love with his son, Victor.

I am so super curious to visit this bleak future, to see what life is like for the humans in a vampire-controlled society and to meet Dawn and find out just what happens with her and Victor in this first book of  this new trilogy.

Next up on the pile is Until I Die by Amy Plum. I received an ARC through a trade and I’ve been dying to read it since the moment it landed in my mailbox. I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Die for Me, and have been desperate to get this book on the top of the pile ever since.

I can’t wait to see what happens next with Kate and Vincent. I want to see just how they tackle some of the issues they face, like trying to live “a normal life” when being a Revenant is anything but normal.

And I can’t wait to find out just who – or what – this new enemy is and whether Vincent’s immortality is truly lost.

I’ve been waiting for months to get this on the pile and I’m so glad I can finally devour this sequel.

Wishful Thinking reads:

My wishful thinking read this week is one of the books headed my way. But until it’s in my hands I don’t want to even name it here in case the mailman does something to it, like lose or destroy it. Knowing my luck….

But if I could read any book this week, it would be this book. And if it does show up as I hope it will, it will go from wishful thinking to currently reading in an instant.

Those left behind:

I did not get to read Endlessly by Kiersten White as I’d hoped last week. After reading Insurgent, I couldn’t pick up another book. I tried but failed with each attempt. Even attempting to re-read Divergent was a fail because I really wanted to re-read Insurgent. It was just that good.

I still have a few books from older piles to either finish reading or write reviews for, but Endlessly is the only recent add to the pile that has officially been left behind. I hope to pick it up next week, but if not it will be a back on the pile add closer to release date.

NetGalley Pile Adds:

I have managed to hide from NetGalley for yet another week, which is a really great thing. Even when the craze for Timepiece by Myra McEntire hit, I refused to head over to request an eGalley. As much as I’m dying to read this sequel, I must catch up on all those other NetGalley requests first. And of course I must read Hourglass.

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I am so glad I finally finished and posted my review for Masque of the Red Death. That means one less review I’m behind on writing. I hope to catch up on one or two more this week, but if that secret book shows up, I will be reading that no matter what.

It seems as if there are a million and one books releasing in May, many of which I have pre-ordered. I hope to at least get to read a few of them before the end of the month or that TBR pile will be even more insane. As always, I am ever hopeful.

Anyway, I hope you received something amazing to read and I’m curious to see just what you plan on reading this week. Happy reading!

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Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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