Friday, August 2, 2013

TGIF Weekly 16


T . G. I. F.  Weekly  

For those of you who don't know, TGIF Weekly is a Friday post where I share 3 books I have sitting next to me that I want to read soon.  My goal was to always work on at least 1 of these books before the next Friday. 
Now YOU decide what book I read first.  Leave a comment saying which book you think I should focus on and next TGIF post I will share a short blurb about what I think of the book. The blurb will only be for the book most voted for in comments.  Plus I will work on pushing the review out that much sooner.    *Please note that if a book is not read one week in may be on the list the following week*

Last weeks top vote:

Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) 
I am really enjoying this one so far.  I am about 2/3 through the book right now.  I actually messed up in a way since I read the graphic novel first which covers half the book (and very well too) but thus far I an enjoying it.  Very different from her Y.A. books, Richelle Mead is doing great branching out.  She played it well staying in the same genre.  but this book is definitely for mature readers.  Eugenie 'Odile' is well done. Although I do wish there was more action in the book.  Full Review to come when I finish.

 
The Books for the coming week:
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Shadows of the Realm
This is an epic fantasy adventure book with lots of action, intrigue, creaturas and dragons, for young adult to adult.

Bronwyn and Blayke are two strangers being drawn into the same war. Their world is facing invasion from the Third Realm. While they move unknowingly toward each other, they are watched, hunted, and sabotaged. When the Dragon God interferes, it seems their world, Talia, will succumb to the threat. Can they learn enough of the tricks of the Realms before it’s too late, or will everything they love be destroyed?

The young Realmists’ journey pushes them away from all they’ve known, to walk in the shadows toward Vellonia, city of the dragons, where an even darker shadow awaits.

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The Catcher in the Rye 
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins:
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them." 

His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
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Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such mega successes: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.
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So what do you think?  Which should I look into this week?  Also, new poll on the right for future TGIF reads!
What are you planning to read soon? 

Also, don't forget to check out the giveaways!  Links are in the upper right! 

4 comments:

  1. I definitely vote Shadows of the Realm, it looks right up my alley!

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    1. So this one wins! I will post a blurb on it this Friday! Thanks for voting!

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  2. I also vote for Shadows of the Realm! I haven't heard of it before and I love epic fantasy so I want to hear your opinion :) the other two books are also on my to-read list, but I've already read a lot about them.

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    1. Just started it today! Be sure to catch my blurb thoughts for in this Friday!

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