Tuesday, December 6, 2011

To Be Read

December is now in full swing. My Christmas decor is up, I have a large amount of baked goods in my pantry, and NaNo is over. I only had the chance to get through one book in November - Come Back to Me, by Melissa Foster.

To say the least, my TBR pile has been growing. Here a few books I hope to down this month (and maybe even review.)

Currently Reading - Servant of a Dark God, by John Brown:

The Blurb:

Young Talen lives in a world where the days of a person's life can be harvested, bought, and stolen. Only the great Divines who rule every land and the human soul-eaters, dark ones who steal from man and beast, know the secrets of this power. In Talen's land the Divine has gone missing, and soul-eaters are loose among the people. But this time it's not just a handful of humans using outlawed magics.

A being of awesome power has arisen, one whose diet consists of the days of men. Her Mothers once ranched human subjects like cattle. She has emerged to take back what is rightfully hers, including Talen. Trapped in a web of lies and ancient secrets, Talen must struggle to identify his true enemy before the Mother transforms him into the very lord of the human harvest.

On My list:

Variant, By Robinson Wells
The Blurb:
Thanks Jenny!

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
He was wrong.
Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.
Where breaking the rules equals death.
But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.

Become, by Ali Cross

Thanks Nisa! (The book launch for this was AWESOME, BTW)
The Blurb:
Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

Paranormalcy and Supernaturally by Kristen White

The Blurbs:

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. 


Thanks Ali!

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.

So there you have it! I have even more books, but I don't think I can read more than this in December. What are you reading?


Joanne said...

With the busy-ness of the holidays, and working on my own writing project, I'm currently between books. I'll definitely have to line up a few for January ...

Cortney Pearson said...

This is the third post I've seen this morning that has Become by Ali Cross in it. It's got to be good, I'm adding it to my TBR pile!! And I really liked Paranormalcy. It was was a lot funnier than I expected it to be from the cover. I'm waiting to get Supernaturally from the library. Great list!

Leigh Covington said...

Apparently we have the same taste because every ONE of those is on my list - except for VARIANT which recently passed to the "read" pile. I just started INHERITANCE last night. Very excited about it!

Nisa said...

Quite the list! I've read three out of five of them. The first two are on my list though. Enjoy all those baked goods!

Isabelle Thornton said...

OHHHH they looks so interesting! I love this kind of books!
I am not reading anything. I tried but could not find anything interesting. I will check some of those at the library.
Thanks for saying hi. Thanks for your calling and what you do for the boys...Oh you rock!


Angela Cothran said...

Except for Paranormalcy (which I've read), every one of these books is on my TBR list. We must be soul sisters :)

Angela Brown said...

With the exception of Servant of a Dark God, I have all of these on my TBR list.

Right now I'm reading the ARC for a steampunk novel by Brooke Johnson titled The Clockwork Giant. A good read so far :-)

L.G.Smith said...

I want to read Variant. Waiting for my new Christmas Kindle (which I'm not supposed to know about, shhhh) so I can download it. :)

Laila Knight said...

These all sound like awesome books. These authors really came up with some original ideas. :)

Emily R. King said...

Become is awesome. I've never read Paranormalcy or Supernaturally, but they sound great!

Deana said...

Every one of these are on my list too! I can't wait to get some time and have a reading binge!!!

Joshua said...

New reads on the pile. Excellent.