Friday, August 30, 2013

TGIF WEEKLY 20



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:
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
 
  
This was better than I expected!  Although, I must admit I didn't have the highest of expectants.  Still, this was a fast-paced, time-travelling game of cat and mouse!  It is very well played out.  The boy, Riley is an awesome kid.  I  have actually already posted the review earlier today so I will keep this short and you can see my review here

The Books for the coming week:

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City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
 Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
 


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The Black Shard
Kristina's stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it's all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester's cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it's actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can't refuse. Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends ... and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn't get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the "Black Shard," Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it's in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.



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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
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So there they are.  I had to deviate from some other books that I originally planned to have on here and I could not use the  poll but that is because my library changed there checkout times, even on books already checked out.  So instead of have 3 weeks for these, They are now due in 1.  Yikes!  

So what should I focus on?  What are you reading?

Don't forget to also vote in the poll (to the right) for the next 2 weeks of TGIF possibilities.  Also, check out the giveaways up over there.  I am trying a weekly giveaway (Monday Madness)  for some simple books but if I do not get more participants, I will not be continuing them. 

4 comments:

  1. The Black Shard!! I just finished The Magic Warble (which I won here) and I'm really excited to get a look at the sequel!

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    1. If you liked the Magic Warble, keep a close eye out in a couple weeks here (*hint*hint)

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    2. It is up! Be sure to enter to win the next book!

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