Friday, September 13, 2013

TGIF Weekly 22

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 Summer I Became a Nerd The Summer I became a Nerd was quite a fun, relaxing read.  It was like taking a trip down memory lane with the comic store and roleplay friends (although I never did do live-action).  Now I miss it and want to go play again!  Maddie is a typical, stuck-in-her-own-world teenager and is easy to relate to as almost everyone has been in her situation (hiding some part of themselves from the world).    A perfect read for the summer end!
The Books for the coming week:
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Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine, #1)It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.
 
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Darkwater
What would you sell your soul for?

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her one hundred years and the means to accomplish her objective--in exchange for her soul. Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, a fifteen-year-old boy who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School but doesn't believe he has the talent. Until he meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?

This is smart fantasy mixed with elements of horror from master storyteller Catherine Fisher. She says, "Darkwater Hall is an image of the power and knowledge we all desire. But what will we pay for them, and are they worth the price?"
 
 
 
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Dark Souls (Dark Souls, #1)19-year-old Emily desperately wants a name for what she is. For what is consuming and torturing her. For what is changing her.

But she’s not crazy like her mother. She’s not.

Emily may not be as crazy as she thinks, because her body is no longer her own. Something is stirring inside her. It is soft, seductive, and tells her what to do to survive. As Emily learns that her world has been infected by demons that consume human souls and fit seamlessly into the bodies they empty, she must also accept that she is one of them. Yet, she is different from the rest, because her darkness didn’t inhabit her, it was awakened. And it doesn’t just want the humans.
 
 
 
 
 
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So there they are!  My top 3 books to read this next week.  What would you like to see me read most?
 
Also, new poll is up for helping me pick future reads (see the right hand column)!
 
Don't forget to check out all the giveaways happening right now!  Lots of chances to win here (See the right hand column for full links)!!!
 

1 comment:

Comments are welcome and appreciated!
I love to know what you think!