Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Whatever Wednesday

I haven't done a Whatever Wednesday post for some time now.  It's past time.

My middle daughter broke my camera so I don't have any new pictures to share so I'll stick with books for this post, too.

I have decided to make more time for reading since I've not been writing much lately.  Time and circumstances (constantly loud kids all around me) just hasn't allowed for much of anything lately - except laundry.


Someone asked me for reading suggestions and I gave the poor gal a huge list of books I've read and liked as well as a bunch that are on my list to be read.

So, for this post I'm going to list books that I'm currently reading, read in the past and plan to read in the future. All cover pictures should be links to the books at Amazon, if anyone wants to go buy their own copies.

Currently, I'm reading The Venom of Vipers by K.C. May and I'm really enjoying it.  
 
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In a future where humans teeter on the brink of extinction, hope lies in the genetic experiments of Katie Marsh. A brilliant young scientist, Katie is hard at work perfecting a new species of humanoid resistant to the devastating virus afflicting mankind. But not everyone wants Katie to succeed.

Confined to the lab that created him, Ryder Stone wants to live as a free man. But Ryder, whose unique physiology may provide the cure for this viral malady, must tread lightly, for in his world, friends can sometimes be foes, and the helping hand of people close to him may very well turn out to be... the venom of vipers.

I hope to have this one finished before this post goes live.  I'll use my psychic powers to say that I really liked this book.  I'm about 25% into the book and am completely engrossed, so I'm thinking my psychic guess is going to be pretty accurate.

My favorite books of 2011 were The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and The Demon Trilogy (though not yet complete) by Peter V. Brett.

The cover picture a link to the full set of books!


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The stunning Hunger Games trilogy is complete!

The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful e-book trilogy edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!  



 

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As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.


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BONUS: Now with twenty pages of bonus material, including an exclusive interview with Peter V. Brett, and an excerpt from Peter V. Brett's The Daylight War.


The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is the return of the Deliverer just another myth? Perhaps not. Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the desert tribes into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown—that give credence to his claim. But the Northerners claim their own Deliverer: the Warded Man, a dark, forbidding figure. Once, the Shar’Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends. Now they are fierce adversaries. Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent—and deadly—than any that have come before.

I'm really looking forward to the books that are next on my list.  Actually, this is a VERY long list so I will just do a brief overview of a couple of books.  A lot of the books on my TBR (To Be Read) list will be posted on my blog this month in a Featured Book post, so you may have already seen these.



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Author Cassie Ellis wants to meet her boyfriend's father, even though he thinks it's a bad idea. For the past nine years, Detective James Whittaker avoided contact with his father after a city-wide scandal made the elder Whittaker retire from the Baltimore Police force in shame.

When Whittaker's father is suddenly accused of killing the very police officer that exposed his past crimes, Cassie risks her own reputation -- not to mention her life -- to solve the murder.

This novel is the sequel to "Dead to Writes". 

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Jenny's touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't control her power, so she devotes her life to avoiding contact with other people in her small Southern town. Her senior year of high school, she meets the one boy she can touch...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the "Jenny pox" inside her to survive his devious, manipulative girlfriend, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

Not recommended for readers under eighteen.
                                        

 
I might do some more posts like this one when I get a few more books under my belt for the year and to help alleviate the guilt I feel for reading so slowly.

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