June 25, 2012

No matter how big our TBR lists get, we’re always looking for more great books to read! We’ll share with you if you share with us!!
Here’s what we’re reading here at the Book Hookup…  

Ana: I read Dante’s Girl (The Paradise Diaries) by Courtney Cole.  This contemporary romance is a departure from the books in Courtney’s wonderful Bloodstone and Moonstone series, but it’s a great new direction.  This is one of those books that once you start, you’ve got to finish it (as evidenced by the dark circles under my eyes) because the story touches your heart.  Reese, the main character is spunky and has some wonderful internal monologues…our hero, Dante, is definitely swoon-worthy…and their situation, although not a new one as far as books go, sucks you in and makes you remember how your heart beats at double-time because of first love.  Be on the lookout for my review…it’s coming soon!!

Celeste: I am reading The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass. This book was a gift to me from my friend, the very lovely Michelle, who was kind enough to send me a signed copy!! (see pic). So far some parts remind me of the tv reality show The Bachelor, but this is a dystopian novel so I’m assuming there are lots of twists and turns are around the corner. The setting for this novel is a caste system with very distinct levels in society. Our heroine, America Singer, is on the lower end, but now has the chance of a lifetime to move up.  I’m already a little heartbroken and get the feeling a fab romance is in store. I can’t wait to see what happens!

Christina: I just started Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. When I first heard about this novel, it was being proclaimed as the Young Adult version of Game of Thrones. Having read the first book and seeing the entire first series of Game and Thrones and enjoying the debauchery in both, I was all over this book. Luckily, Net Galley allowed me to few this title (I was so excited about it, too.). This is about 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien who has been imprisoned, expected to serve her time doing hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier. Her crime? Only being the most kickass assassin ever. (Seriously, how much does that rock?!) So imagine her surprise when she’s dragged from the mines and lands at the feet of the Crown Prince. Furthermore, Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. I haven’t gotten very far into it yet, but with the blurb that promises battles, corruption, and possible romance, what is there not to love?

 …so what did you read? We’d love to know


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