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What am I reading? 26 Feb 2011

26 Feb

What am I reading? 26 Feb 2011

26 Feb

I didn’t finish any of the books I talked about last time but I did start on a couple of new ones.
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, Book 2) by T. A. Pratt
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, Book 2) by Sara Shepard
[sample] Why me? By Sarah Burleton
[sample] Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
 
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, Book 2) by T. A. Pratt
I read the first book when it was put up as a free sample at Suduvu a couple of years ago. I later got my hand on this second book but never found the time to read it.
I have started reading it yesterday after I didn’t know what I wanted to read. The book is once again fast paced with lovely characters.
Marla is a kick-ass woman with foul-rag-and-bone-shop magic (as she describes it). Unlike most other sorcerers she never really specialized in one kind of magic which makes her a wicked combination of powers.
I’m not far into the book yet, only page 61, and it starts out great.
First a “reweaver” (someone who can rework reality, both physical and memories) escapes from a sorcerers mental institution and then she has to deal with a slow-assasin, someone who doesn’t just kill but will stalk the victim for a longer period of time making the victim really uneasy as they will not know when they are killed. And on top of it all she has to deal with a lovetaker, someone who perfected the skill of seduction. I’m very curious what her sexually over active sidekick will do when he meets this lovetalker but I can imagine some fun scenes coming up.
Overall I’m looking forward to reading this. The book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Finished this book in under a week. I will put a longer review up in a bit but for now I can only say WOW. I really liked it. Found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, Book 2) by Sara Shepard
The second book starts out as interesting as the first one. Everything was always about Alison and still is, even years after she disappeared. I’m not that far into this one as I only finished the first book last night. I do like the way this second one starts out and the reviews for this second book are as promising as the first.
[sample] Why me? By Sarah Burleton
I downloaded a sample of this book from amazon and it grabbed me immediately. It starts out with why the writer chose to write the book and then how the narrator looks back on what happened to her the day the Challenger exploded. It is a solid question for a first chapter, people always ask “where were you when this or that happened” and I think it is a nice way to start the book.
For me it is quite shocking to read how a small girl simply accepts the fact her mom hates her. I found the writing to be quite descriptive and full of feeling. A lot of the time I felt wrong for the way the girl described herself or the way her brain worked. Inwardly she knows a lot of truths but outwardly she spins her world with lies. I feel quite sad and think I will buy and read the rest of the book later.
The full book can be found on Amazon (UK) and Amazon(US).
[sample] Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
The title of this book caught me immediately, thinking that it might be the book to the old movie. But I soon discovered otherwise. It was about two boys, brothers in fact, in sticky situations but it has nothing to do with their gender.
Dante is waiting for his A level results to get into university but instead of the postman Melanie, his ex-girlfriend, is ringing the doorbell. With her she has a baby and a beige-pink piece of paper. The piece of paper shows that Melanie is the mom of the baby and as Dante is trying to process that bit of information she dumps the second bomb on him, he is the dad.
Adam, Dantes brother wakes up with a headache and as this is not the first time in weeks he had a headache the equivalent of a migraine his dad insists on taking him to the doctor. Well at least it wasn’t the hospital, which he dreads even more.
It starts out good and the writing is fact paced. There is some British slang in it but nothing major.
I really think I will buy this one later on too. This book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
More and more books are lining up for me to read. There is more out there than I can experience but I’ll try anyway.
Happy reading!
Kia

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