Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Best of the Bookshelf -- March

Pretend this is the BoB graphic.
I can't seem to find it on my computer today...

Smarty Pants is reading: Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Oxford historian Diana Bishop is a witch by birth, but not by choice. But as hard as she might try to shun that part of her, it manages to get out and set a chain of events in motion that brings other witches, demons and the sexy vampire Matt into her life. An interesting take on the typical mythology, the book is both dark, yet contemporary. I look forward to finishing it.

Angel is reading: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

I actually haven’t had time to read this month, so I thought I’d share the book I plan on being my reward for a month’s worth of hard work! I’ve read all of the Breed series so far, and they are excellent – unique in a plethora of paranormal romances and filled with emotional charge. This is Lara’s first journey into hardback, with the story of Sterling Chase. He’s been a tortured hero throughout the series, and I’m excited to read his book. Chase is looking for redemption after a lifetime as a Breed law enforcer that didn’t allow him to see the war below the surface. Now his addiction is pulling him toward the darkness, and the only thinking keeping him back is Tavia Fairchild. She’s a witness from one of the previous missions, and apparently holds some kind of secret that could make or break the war. Can’t wait to read this!

Instigator is reading: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones.

This is the third installment in her Charley Davidson Series and I absolutely devoured it. The only thing I don’t like is when each book ends. They never last long enough and I always want more. Wit, sarcasm and an amazing sense of humor combine to make Charley a wonderful main character. Looking forward to the next one!

Playground Monitor is reading: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Everyone’s raved about it. The movie is poised on the brink of release (and parts of it were even filmed in my hometown). I’ve seen the movie trailer and finally took the plunge since several folks suggested it would be best to read the book before seeing the movie. I don’t want to give any spoilers for folks who might still want to read the book or for folks who haven’t read it but will be seeing the movie. I’ll just say it’s an interesting concept and my first dip into dystopian fiction. And there may come the day my granddaughter wants to read it, and I’ll know what she’s talking about when she mentions Katniss and the Capitol and Penam.

Problem Child is reading: Melt by Natalie Anderson

The disclaimer is that Nat is a friend and line-mate of mine, but Melt is a departure from Presents EXTRA norm that still has her flirty, fantastic voice. And who knew that Antarctica could be such a sexy backdrop? This novella is short in length but long on all the important stuff.

Instigators's winners from last week are Mark and Laurie G. Email kira@kirasinclair.com to claim your prize!

1 comment:

Laurie G said...