What Did You Read This Weekend?

Happy Monday!

We hope you had a great weekend and were able to get some reading in. Here’s what books we have on our nightstands right now:

Celeste: I’m reading Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1) by Sherry Soule. Shiloh lives in Whispering Pines, a community that has dealt with way too many disappearances. Shiloh can see wraiths and demons, both which keep trying to tell her something she can’t understand yet, and also doesn’t want to understand because it seems like some want to kill her.  She still tries to be normal and takes on a summer job at the supposedly haunted Ravenhurst Manor where ridiculously smoking hot Trent has moved in with his father. Things are heating up on all fronts and I can’t wait to finish. Make sure you stop back for the review and blog tour for book 2 in the series, Midnight Mayhem, on July 24.

Ana:  I’m reading Billow by Emma Raveling.  This is the second book in the Ondine Quartet series. I enjoyed the first book, Whirl, (you can see theBillow - Cover review here) and have been transported back to Kendra’s world with all its mysteries and magic once again.  As prophesied, Kendra must not only get involved in this war between the Elementals and the Aquidae but she must also be the one to bring it to an end!  And, she must do this, while protecting her family and friends.  As I expected, the adventure began right away in this book and has not let up…humans are disappearing and characters thought gone are reappearing.  I can’t wait to see what will happen next!!

Christina: I’m reading Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. This story is told in alternating point of views between Echo Emerson- once upon a time jock-dating popular girl to now social pariah with “freaky” scars on her arms- and Noah Hutchins- leather jacket wearing, stoner bad boy with a violent history who may also have a softer side. I haven’t gotten very far, but I was pulled in from the beginning. Echo doesn’t really remember the night that sent her social life into a tailspin and Noah has been shuffled from one foster home to the next ever since his parents were killed. There’s a ton of mystery surrounding both of their lives, but something tells me that when everything comes to light, my heart might hurt a little. At this point, these two definitely don’t give each other (nor me for that matter) the warm and fuzzies, but I’m eager to see when and where they’ll find a common ground and possibly a budding relationship.

Jag: At about 12:30am last night, I realized I wasn’t going to be sleeping anytime soon.  So I pulled out my kindle and looked for something to read. I was between books so I could’ve really picked anything but I was drawn to The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I’ve been reading a lot of fantasty lately and thought a little vampire fic might be fun.  GAH! I read until 2am (reaches for coffee) I was sucked in (haha pun intended) quickly and had to force myself to put it down.  In a world where vampire or masters rule the world and people are no better than cattle, Allie refuses to give in and become a ‘registered’ human (or food source) for the vampires.  Instead she chooses the life of an ‘unregistered’ filled with danger and the constant threat of starvation. GAH! I’m stopping there. So far, I am enthralled and intrigued. Looking forward to reading today :)

How about you? What’s on your nightstand? We want to know! :)

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About Celeste

mom to 2 girls, wife, huge dog lover, vegetarian, book lover...and I have a ridic celeb crush on Alexander Skarsgård

Comments

  1. Jill says:

    The book currently on my nightstand, which I almost finished reading this weekend, is Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough. It is pure WIN in so many ways.

  2. Candice says:

    Hey, I’m participating in the Midnight Mayhem tour (July 18th)! Glad to see good things about Beautifully Broken; I need to get on reading it today! Also The Immortal Rules was FANTASTIC!!!

    This weekend I did a ton of reading – finished Insurgent, read Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, and started The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. All are fantastic!

    • Christina says:

      Wow, busy lady! I’m hoping to eventually work my way around to Insurgent (It seems almost blasphemous that I haven’t already devoured this seeing as it’s been begging me to read it for months. It’s probably that I’m terrified of the dreaded second-book-curse, and it won’t live up to Divergent. I loved that book.) and The Immortal Rules.

      • Candice says:

        I didn’t find that Insurgent was cursed with the second-book-curse, but I did find that since it’s been a little while since I read Divergent I’d forgotten a lot of stuff that happened. But never fear! It was just as good as Divergent, but a lotta new stuff goes down in it, making it a little darker and more serious than Divergent (if that’s possible!). Oh, and The Immortal Rules is great too! :)

      • HeidiForReal says:

        Oh, Insurgent is fantastic. It’s as good as Divergent and the first thing I did after finishing Insurgent, was go back and read Divergent. I just couldn’t leave the characters quite yet. You have to read it!

  3. JKKirchoff says:

    I read Flat out love which was a nice change from my constant fantasy novels. It was a must read and was loaned to me by a friend. Interesting story that kept me wanting more. It was funny and I laughed often.

    • Christina says:

      Hmmm, I know this is on my TBR list, and I’m pretty sure I even have the eBook. I’ll have to check on that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. HeidiForReal says:

    This weekend I’ve been reading The invisible Bridge bu Julie Orringer. It’s absolutely heartbreaking and the sad part is that it’s based on a true story. :( We follow a young jew during the years prior to and during WW2. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and would have given it more if I could have. Here’s what I wrote yesterday when I had just finished it:

    This book.. It’s awful!! It rips your heart out, tears it apart, and then stitches it together, but you’ll never find all the pieces again. And it’s among the best books I’ve ever read. I have a headache now, because I’ve been reading for too many hours in one stretch. Have my kids eaten and gone to bed? Oh. Yeah. They have. Well, good for them.

    This book never gives you any peace. You never now what’s going to happen. You’re never safe. And you’re left with a deep sorrow, a profound feeling of loss, when you’re finished with it. If you read this book, you’ll neer again think of WW2 the way you used to. Because now you can actually relate. You can relate to the jews and the way they were treated. The torture. Their loss of freedom, homes, loved ones. Nothing is hidden, your feelings aren’t spared the gruesome details.

    Everyone should read this book. It will hurt, but it’s not something you can regret.

    Wow.

    (Yes, this probably doesn’t make much sense, but my mind is on overdrive AND I’m Norwegian, so it’s sometimes hard to describe my feelings in English words.Now, go read!)

  5. sherrysoule says:

    I am thrilled that you are enjoying the first book in my YA series, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN. :-D

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