Friday, August 16, 2013


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:

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)

So far, this is a decent book, but it hasn't grabbed me as much yet as Richelle Mead's other books have.  However, I still have a long ways to go and the book still holds potential but I doubt this will be a particular favorite of mine.  Mae is an interesting character thus far.   I wish the beginning did a better job creating the setting.  When I started reading, I wasn't sure what was going on the first few chapters.  Otherwise, not a bad start! 
The Books for the coming week:

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Rosario+Vampire, Vol. 8 (Rosario+Vampire, #8)Aono Tsukune is so hard up on luck, that he can't even get admitted into high school. His parents finally find him a school with no tests required for admittance, out in the middle of nowhere. He finds out the school is a youkai (monster) academy, Just as he is about to resign himself and get back on the bus home, he bumps into a beautiful girl. Turns out this beautiful girl, Akashiya Moka, is also a vampire who bites him right off the bat. They become friends and Tsukune is ready for a happy school life with her, until he finds out that if a human is found on the school grounds, he or she should be killed. Now Tsukune must conceal his identity from the rest of the monsters at school, while at the same time being a ready snack for Moka when ever the urge takes her. What effect will this have on Tsukune and will Moka be able to keep him out of harm's way?
WHEN YOUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MAKES YOU PLAN A SCHOOL FESTIVAL WITH A CHARISMATIC LEADER OF THE STUDENT BODY WHO HAS HIS OWN PERSONAL SHIKIGAMI, YOU HAD BETTER...a). not trust him as far as you can throw his one-eyed demon b). follow his lead blindly c). decorate the gym with colored toilet paper?
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Defy the Dark 
Defy the Dark, an all-new anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell. Coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen!

It features 16 stories by critically-acclaimed and bestselling YA authors as they explore things that can only happen in the dark. Authors include Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hawkins, Carrie Ryan, Aprilynne Pike, Malinda Lo, Courtney Summers, Beth Revis, Sarah Ockler, and more.

Contemporary, genre, these stories will explore every corner of our world- and so many others. What will be the final story that defies the dark? Who will the author be?

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Kiss of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) 

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell... 

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So, what is it to be this next week? Vote by commenting and don't forget to check out the poll on the right for next week's book options.  

Also, I would love to know feel free to use this to let myself and others know what you are reading.   Just add your name to the linky list. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hmm...none of these ones really appeal to me (I swear to god I must be the only one out there that isn't super into Rachel Caine's series). I get easily distracted by short stories, but the authors listed are pretty awesome, so if you review it and like it I might check it out!

    1. There are popular series that I am not into as well so it is okay :) Sorry none of these struck your fancy. Hopefully some better choices will be up next week.

  2. I would love it if you read Gameboard of the Gods because I'm still a bit iffy as to if I want to read this book because many people have hated it and some have liked it so I would love to read your take on it. Awesome idea for a meme I will have to do that sometime.

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

    1. I might get back to this (or something similar) this coming fall. It has been awhile and it was fun.


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