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06 July 2010
Manic Monday: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
I haven't been posting any entries related to my own reading lately. They have all been fillers. Part of the reason is my sewing machine is holding my computer captive, and I am doing all my internetting from my phone (naughty sewing machine! LOL this is Rage Against The Sewing Machine! I started a blog of that name, but because I haven’t been using either my computer or my sewing machine it is practically empty! ;-p Anyhoo...). Basically, because my sewing machine is fighting for possession of my computer (I think they have a wild passionate affair brewing, personally. That is one possessive sewing machine!) I haven't had time to review any books, or update my reading lists. Most of my books are written down on paper, and the rest are stacked waiting to be added. I will spam you with those later. But right now, I thought I would start a new segment. Hopefully I should be able to do this on weekly, but don’t hate me if I miss one. I thought I would do a Past/Present/Future Reading Post - which I will call Manic Monday (because I love that song!)
What I just finished reading
Storm Watcher by Lillith Saintcrow
All Mariamne Niege wants to do is finish her thesis and get a job. Unfortunately, her life isn't that simple. She's a Guardian now, and her visions of the future have grown so intense she is literally blind to the world while in their grip. Not to mention that her Watcher, Hanson, is sleeping on her couch and scaring her roommates when he's not shepherding her through the visions and calming her progressively worsening nightmares. Then the earthquakes start, warning of an even bigger disaster approaching—a disaster that could level her beloved city and claim both hers and her best friend’s lives. A disaster that her visions say could be triggered by Hanson.
Hanson has his own problems. He joined the Watchers to atone for a life of lies, but it seems the only way he can protect Mari is to use some of his less than honest talents. She is the only witch who can ease the agony of being a Watcher, and the only woman in the world he wants. But the distance between them grows daily, and the entire city is uneasy as the earthquakes start. Then Mari's house is broken into and her roommates slaughtered by the Dark. In order to save Mari from the evil that hunts her, he's going to have to become more of what frightens her. It's a hell of a choice, and one he isn't sure he can make...
What I am reading now
Wicked Lovely by Mellisa Marr
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty-especially if they learn of her Sight-and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. His is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything.
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
What I am reading next
I am not completely sure! Nalini Sing has Bonds of Justice just released, and I will try and buy that at my PnR book club at Galaxy on Thursday night.
I have a big bag of books that I bought at Galaxy's EOFYS sale - 16 for $16. Total bargain! The last four books I have been reading have been from there. Some I chose, but others I asked my friends from book club to suggest for me. It should be interesting to see if I like them all!
Lifeline is having a big book sale in Sutherland next weekend, and I am going with Bonnie and Sarah, and maybe Maria. I am taking my car, and a lot of money. Hopefully I will find a number of books I haven’t read by authors I love!!! That reminds me, I need to sit down and figure out which David Gemmell, Raymond E Fiest, Mercedes Lackey and Nora Roberts I own so I don't double dip! ;-p
Ironically, I am posting this on Tuesday. I had this typed up last night but didn't have time to send it. Unfortuately when I arrived home I realised I can't blog from my phone, and so I had to hit Publish today.
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