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Posts tagged “weekly book meme

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers a chance to share with readers the books they’ve recently bought or received or borrowed.

 

Thanks to gift cards and Amazon’s prices I received six books in the mail this week. I have already started Magic Study and plan to move on to The Scorch Trials next. Lots of heroines faces on the covers in this batch and receiving them together made me realize that the covers of Magic Study and The Iron King are very similar. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is my favorite cover in this bunch (shiny :P) and XVI is my least favorite cover.

The Iron King

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Magic Study

XVI

The Scorch Trials

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Also in my mailbox this week, though not book related, some new DVD’s and a case for my IPad 🙂


Good week!


Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden’s genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

 

 


Teaser Tuesday (1) Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m going to post a snippet instead of just two sentences.

“A failed mission, Roze’s cold thoughts stabbed my mind. Yelena should have been killed, not rescued. She’s too old to learn.

Yelena’s linked to me. She can hear your thoughts. Irys’s annoyance was clear.

Roze gazed at me with her amber eyes. I don’t care.

Unflinching,  I stared back. Your mistake.”

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder


It’s Monday! What are you reading? (1)

A meme in which we all pretend to like the fact that it’s Monday.

Just kidding. (Sort of.)

Actually, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. It’s where you share the books you’ve read recently, are reading now, and are about to read.

Reviews to come when my brain has woken up.


Read:
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Reading:
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger


To-Read Next:
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers a chance to share with readers the books they’ve recently bought or received or borrowed.

This is my first time participating in the meme so here we go!

I bought these from Amazon and thanks to Amazon Prime (free for a year if you have a student email adress, fyi) they came within two days. I have started The Water Wars and am finding the story a little slow and the characters a little flat thus far which is a shame since the dust jacket is so beautiful.

Here are the GoodReads links to these books. I’m excited to get to them all.

The Maze Runner

Graceling

The Water Wars

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How I Live Now