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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Okay guys, it is storming something fierce right now so I thought I would share some books that are on my TBR list. After all, isn't a thunderstorm the best time to sit down with a good book? Thankfully, April is bringing some wonderful books along with all of the rain. I know I should be writing, but I'm not even sure if the power will stay on long enough for me to finish this post, much less have time to work on my own novel!

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instrument series) by Cassandra Clare

This is the fourth book about Clary, Jace, and Simon. At first I was worried about this book, because originally The Mortal Instruments were intended to be a trilogy. The last book wrapped up a lot of loose ends, and I wasn't sure I could stand the torture of extending the love story between Clary and Jace. I won't say anymore than that because I don't want to ruin the series for any of you. But, I should have known that I couldn't fight the pull of Ms. Clare's writing. She has released little tidbits here and there that have made me crave even more. Jace is one of my favorite book hero's. He is strong, sexy, damaged and has a huge heart. Perfect combination!

 Look for CoFA on April 5th!

The next book that I am really looking forward to is Defiance (Strange Angels, book 4) by Lili St. Crow.

Dru Anderson is one of the toughest heroines in Young Adult books that I have come across (And I have serious passion for Young Adult books). Dru has always been odd, moving from place to place with her father who hunts things that go bump in the night. Things take a definite downhill turn in the first book when her father comes home one day- as a zombie. From that moment everything changes for Dru: she is alone, scared, and being hunted. The series grows momentum with each book, and I can not wait for Dru to finally 'Bloom'.

Defiance will be available on April 19th.
(Seriously, if you haven't read these books, run don't walk to your nearest book store and get your copy!)

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong

You may recognize Kelley Armstrong from her adult series about The Otherworld. She also has another YA series, Darkest Powers, which is how I found her books. I love that all of these books are set in the same world, yet the different characters have such a wide range of reactions and understanding about it. I am hoping that some of my favorite characters from her other books will make an appearance in the new series, and Kelley has hinted that it is a possibility! Yay!

And of course *drum roll, please* A Tale of Two Goblins, by H.P. Mallory

This is the second book in the Dulcie O'Neil Series and boy am I excited about it! This book is out right now (So go, go now people and buy it!) but I haven't read it yet. I am saving it as incentive to reach 60k words on Mortal Obligation. I know that once I start this book, I won't be able to stop it until I finish. H.P. has a way of making these wonderful realistic characters. The kind of characters that you can imagine hanging out with on a daily basis. I can't think of better incentive to reach my word count goals than to have this book waiting for me. And have I mentioned Knight? The yummy, delicious Knight that will leave the readers wanting... more!

Okay, I think that is enough books to keep you guys busy for a little while! I am off now to try and work on my novel for a little while since I still have power at my house. (Which is amazing, really, considering that I good stiff wind will sometimes leave me without power for several hours. Gotta love living in the country!)

Do you guys have any books to recommend that I didn't mention?


  1. I never heard any of these, except HP's of course, but I think MY TBR list just got a little longer. ;)

  2. Good list! I ahven't read any of these except HP's books so it looks like I have more to add to my reading list.

  3. Thankd for the book suggestions...Happy reading!

  4. I've heard of Cassandra Clare. There was a big stink about her being a fan-fic writer and stealing ideas from people. I definitely want to read HP's book and the Gathering looks good! Thanks for these suggestions. :)

  5. Thanks for reading! I remember there was stuff about Cassandra Clare being a fanfiction writer. I think she wrote, Harry Potter Fan Fic? I'm not sure... I can't say that I noticed anything in her novels that were directly from anyone elses writing.

  6. I stumbled upon your blog by accident but I am so glad I did! I look forward to following you and keeping up with your progress. Thanks for all the great reviews in today's post! My TBR pile grows ever larger. ;-) I am trying to start an online book club. If you have a minute, please stop by my blog and check it out. I would love to have your feedback.

  7. I've been wanting to read the City of Fallen Angels, and of course I've read HP's wonderful book, but I haven't heard of the others. I'm familiar with Kelley Armstrong, but I haven't seen this book. More to add to the pile! ;) Thanks for the great suggestions!


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