Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon 2012

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Mini Challenge #1:

Reading List:

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Hardcover, 320 pages
April 24th 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Everything is in ruins.
A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.
But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Havoc (Deviants #2) by Jeff Sampson
, 1st Edition, 352 pages
January 24th 2012 by Balzer + Bray

Emily Webb thought life would return to normal after the death of the man who attacked her and her fellow “Deviants.” Or as normal as it could be, after discovering that she has nighttime superpowers . . . and she’s a werewolf. But when Emily awakes one night to find an otherworldy Shadowman watching her, she knows the danger has only just begun.
So Emily and her pack-mates set out to find the people who made them what they are, and why. But as they get closer to the truth, they realize they aren’t the only ones in town with special powers: The most popular girls in school might just have a secret of their own–and they might just have it out for Emily.
With shadowy beings stalking them, a mysterious company doing all it can to keep the truth hidden, and the secrecy of her new identity in jeopardy, life threatens to spiral out of control for Emily. Soon these dangers will come together in one terrifying confrontation that may force her to make the toughest choice of her life . . . so far.

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Paperback, 350 pages
July 26th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .



Beverly said...

Just stopping by all the blogs I follow to say hello and check out what is up at your blog today! Happy reading.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Welcome to the read-a-thon. Thanks for joining me this week. Be sure to link this post at the starting line when you start reading. I'm working on the post right now and it should be up around midnight or so please (Monday, 1/23 at 12:00am CST U.S. time) Have fun reading!

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Oh, that's a nice selection of books! :) I'm sure we're going to have lots of fun this week!

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Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

Oooh, I look forward to learning what you think of the Masque of the Red Death!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Hope you're enjoying the read-a-thon so far! Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the mini-challenges, giveaways, and the prize page.

Ann Summerville said...

I stopped by your blog today.

DMS said...

These books look interesting! I can't wait to hear what you think of them!


Patricia said...

Oh I thought about reading the first Deviants novel, b ut then decided against it. Was it good? Have you reviewed it? :O

Sarah said...

Hi Raelena,

New Follower! I just found your blog.
I'm a book blogger as well and was wondering if you would be interested in doing a button or link exchange?

You mention a lot of titles I've missed.
I should really add Masque of the Red Death to my reading list as well.

If you're interested in doing a trade just leave me a note at Sarah's Reviews

All the Best!


Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Christina Farley said...

Great book list! I just finished Cinder which I really enjoyed.