Thursday, November 1, 2012

Watcha Been Reading?

So coming back from getting hit by a car is pretty boring. Everyone tends to make my life seem glamorous because of what happened to me, it's not. It's really really boring. Imagine being stuck at home, without a car, with limited energy, lots of aches and pains, and no one to talk to. So I've spent a lot of time doing some really important things.

I usually don't get out of bed till around 10. I don't sleep well so trying to get out of bed earlier than that is almost impossible.

I've spent weeks watching entire series, important ones to. I tried to get Mojo to watch them with me-he did for a few episodes but after the 100th sarcastic comment I finally stopped asking him.

I go to physical therapy sometimes, at least I used to. Then I went on vacation, and had surgery, and I have yet to call and make more appointments for therapy. I should probably get on that tomorrow. 

What I do most though is read, read, and read some more. So I thought I'd share some of my new favorite books. All of these books are young adult fiction-I can't get enough of young adult books. Maybe one day I'll grow up and read a book for my own age-but I don't see that happening anytime soon. 

 When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again. {source}

I LOVE this series so much! I've read it 3 times now and I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the third book. If your looking for a fantastic other-wordly story set in the most beautiful city in the world this book is for you. It has a unique twist on the zombie concept and a group of characters you can't help but love. 

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies. {source}

If the usual brain eating zombies are your thing then this book is for you. I can't watch zombie movies (too gory for me) but I'm all for a good zombie book and this is one of the best. Remy is one tough chic and there's plenty of action packed suspension to keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole book.

 It's always been  just Kate and her mom--and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess. {source}

I just finished this series and holy cow! It is SO good. Kate is a heroine that everyone loves and Henry is the perfect tortured soul that you want to root for. If you do read this series I highly recommend reading the "in-between" books-they help add an extra level of character development that makes you love these books even more. 

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever. {source}

My blogging friend Marrissa from Rae Gun Ramblings suggested this series to me and I can not thank her enough. I read the entire series in a week and thinking about re-reading them, they were just that good. Rose is the perfect tough chic and she and Dimitri make my heart melt. These aren't your average Twilight vampires.

I get most of my book recommendations from Goodreads, it's a free site with thousands of books in any genre. If your a member I'd love to connect with you over there-visit my profile.

What books have you been reading lately?



Smallgood said...

Currently, I'm reading Life of Pi because the movie trailer looked pretty dang cool. Not sure what I'm going to read next.

Jesseca said...

I need to get back into reading... I'm glad that you shared a few books. I'll have to start a new one soon! (PS- vampire diaries has become an addiction with me too! Netflix will be the death of me...)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

So glad your back to being the reading queen I know. And wahoo for getting through VA told you they were awesome! And I've read book one of the revenants so I'm excited you like die for me. And I've been wondering about goddess test so I'm glad to hear your take :)

4 You With Love said...

Wow, what a great selection of reads! I've recently stopped by Goodwill to pick up some cheap books and have been reading some Nicholas Sparks books, Water for Elephants, and A Time to Kill...all oldies but good! :D