It's Monday! What are you reading (42)

, by Kt Clapsadl






It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.






Here's what I read this past week:

Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, Book 4)MatchedThe Vampire Narcise (Books of the Regency Draculia)Angel Burn


Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep (Review)
Matched by Allie Condie (Review)
The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason (Early Review)
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly (Early Review)

Tangled Threads, the latest installment in the Elemental Assassin series was everything I have come to expect and then some. I really love Gin, the former assassin with a moral code. The rest of the characters are really great, and make the books what they are. I love the sense of loyalty and family between them, even when that loyalty comes at a great risk to themselves. If you haven't checked this series out yet, what are you waiting for?

Matched by Ally Condie was enjoyable, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations of a book in the dystopian genre. The "threat" just didn't feel real enough as the people were pretty happy and well taken care of. I mean of course they had no free choice, but they didn't seem to mind it. I do have a feeling thing will escalate in the next book as Cassia's eyes have now been opened. The love triangle frustrated me a lot in this book as well since she seemed to only want Ky since he was forbidden. She almost instantly forgets about her life long friend and match, Xander, just because of a glimpse on a screen. Seems a little ridiculous to me.

The Vampire Narcise definitely wasn't what I was expecting. However, that is a good thing as what actually happened was MUCH better than what I had pictured. I really like how the books in this series all intertwine into each other with each one only moving forward the timeline just a little bit. Definitely makes for an interesting read.

Finally I read Angel Burn by LA Weatherly. I absolutely loved this book as it kept me enthralled from start to finish. Think Vampires meet the Fae and you'll get an idea of what the Angels are like in these books. If you like Paranormal YA Romance, then you will definitely want to check this one out. There is one thing to note however, the rotating first person perspectives can be jarring at times as there isn't a clear transition. It just hops from character to character. Otherwise, Angel Burn is an excellent book.

My Upcoming List:

I'm coming up on a two week period of reviews of the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin. The final book, The Deadliest Bite, comes out in June. I wish I had found this series sooner as I greatly enjoyed reading the books. It is so sad that there will not be any more books due to the author passing away last year. My heart goes out to the family.

Cinderella Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan
Giveaway of both books ^^
Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin
Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin
Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

4 comments:

  1. It looks like you are going to have a great reading week!

    Here is my Monday post:
    http://www.handsandhome.ca/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-9.html

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  2. Hope you like Jen Rardin's books! I've read all of them and they're very good!

    Here's my Monday wrapup

    Have a GREAT reading week!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  3. We agree on Matched. It wasn't quite what I was expecting either. I'm glad you like Angel Burn because I hope to get to that one really soon now. Enjoy your Jaz Parks week too. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

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  4. I will need to look at your thoughts on Matched. i started it and put it down and have not picked it up again yet.

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