Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Looking, looking...

So a week today it's my birthday, and while generally speaking hate my birthday, I'm really looking forward to it this year. For one simple reason: I get to buy books. My birthday pressie from my parents is some money for a book shopping spree, which I've known for a couple months, so I've really restricted my book buying habits for a while, and I can't wait to splurge again. I keep looking through my wish list on amazon thinking 'that's a must have, so is that, should that be one too? Hmm...' and so on. So ahead of time (cause when I get them, I'm sure to lose myself in them all for about a week) I thought I'd share some of what I'm planning on getting, so the reviews you can expect to come. If anyone has any comments on any of this list, I'd be more than happy to hear them :)

A couple must haves for me, having read Perfect Chemistry last week, are Simone Elkeles' Rules of Attraction and Leaving Paradise. Both contemporary young adult fiction. Likewise, having really enjoyed Evermore by Alyson Noel, I'm intending to get books 2 and 3 of the Immortals series, Bluemoon and Shadowland. On recommendation from Jess at A Great Read I'm getting Soulless by Gail Carriger, a 19th century set story with vampires and werewolves (I think? lol). And having seen a contest for this (and the second in the series) on Karen Mahoney's (who's debut YA book will be out next year and I'm really looking forward to) blog, I'm getting Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. I thought they sounded interesting, so I'm giving it a try!

Also planning on getting Evernight by Claudia Grey (YA UF), Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland, the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward 'Dark Lover', Valiant by Holly Black (YA UF) and Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.

Then there are the others I'd like to get, if I get given enough money (or simply decide to not save at all this month): Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk, Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, Firespell by Chloe Niell, The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay, Inside Out by Maria V. list goes on, and on, and on, and on...

Right now, I'm also currently reading two books, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, which I'm almost halfway through and can't decide if I'm liking it or not, and Kelley Armstrong's Tales of the Otherworld. Hoping to finish both by Friday, so expect reviews for them soon!


evilqueen21 said...

All Good Choices!!! I happen to love all the books on your to buy list! Curious to see what you think of the BDB books but all the others I'm pretty positive you'll really like! I've never heard of Simone Elkele so I'm going to look her up since you love them!...and I've seen Jess's recomendation of Souless around but never really looked at it, don't know why maybe the cover? (I really need to stop judging!) anyways after reading the description it sounds awesome! I've added that to my to buy list too! Though not sure when I'll get to it! Anyways as always let me know what you ended up buying! =)

Jessica said...

I still have to get my copy of Tales...this weekend. Loved The Reckoning!

My opinions, of course read Soulless! That was awesome. I plan, in theory, plan on read Changeless next, so I'll let you know how the sequel goes.

Magic to the Bone was really good. The whole series is phenomenal. Firespell was really good too! Very interesting with several twists and turns and not in an annoying kind of way. At the end you have several questions, which I liked because it makes me look forward to Hexbound which comes out in January.

Inside Out I LOVED! Of course I LOVE everything Maria writes, she's a fabulous writer and a wonderful person!

Mark of the Demon was really good, I read that based on another rec. from the Pride.

Been contemplating Dark Fever myself, so if you do read that, let me know how it goes. I thought it sounded like an interesting series, but still have a rather tall stack of books to read right now. Let me know what you think of it if you do read it eventually down the line!