Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21st Blue Monday and It's Monday what R U Reading now??

Joining Smiling Sally for the Blue Monday meme but I don't really have any pics to share this week except the blues in the covers of the books I am reading.
It's been a busy day. Took my daughter to the doctor and then went to a retirement
luncheon for my oldest sister, Sue. It was fun and she was so happy. We are still
waiting anxiously for our first grandbaby to get here. If my daughter
does not have the baby by 2/28 they will induce her on 3/2..poor girl is miserable.
I also post with Sheila's blog meme at , Book Journey it is time for "It’s Monday! What Are You Reading" This week I am reading two books. One in print form
and one on my MP3 player. Still not hooked up with my NOOK yet ...
So I am reading two that are part of a series. One is YA..young adult, from P.C.
Cast, called Awakened and the other is part of the John Corey detective series
that I started last week. I will say that this House of Night Series by Cast
is a little sexually explicit in my opinion for the young teen crowd.
Hope you all have a great week!

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

From Publishers Weekly
John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and star of DeMille's Plum Island, is back in this breezily narrated high-octane thriller about the hunt for a Libyan terrorist who has set his sights on some very specific targets--the Americans who bombed Libya on April 15, 1986. The novel begins with a tense airport scene--a transcontinental flight from Paris is flying into New York, and no one has been able to contact the pilot via radio. On the flight is Asad Khalil, a Libyan defector who will be met by Special Contract Agent Corey, his FBI "mentor" Kate Mayfield, and the rest of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. But when the plane lands, everyone on board is dead--except Khalil, who disappears after attacking the ATTF's airport headquarters. Has he left the country? Not if John Corey's right--and we know he is, thanks to gripping third-person chapters detailing Khalil's mission alternating with Corey's easy-going first-person narration. And by making Khalil, who lost most of his family in the 1986 bombing, as much of a protagonist as Corey, DeMille adds several shades of gray to what in less skillful hands might have been cartoonishly black and white. If anything, the reader ends up rooting for the bad guy, Khalil, with his mission of vengeance, is a more complex character than John Corey, who never drops his ex-cop bravado (thus trivializing a romance that moves from first date to proposal of marriage within the few days the plot covers). But as usual, DeMille artfully constructs a compulsively readable thriller around a troubling story line, slowly developing his villain from a faceless entity into a nation's all-too-human nemesis. Agent, Nick Ellison. 500,000 first printing; major ad/promo; BOMC main selection; 12-city author tour; Time-Warner audio. (Jan.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


SmilingSally said...

I'm reading Words, and I'd bet you'd love it.

Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Blue Monday, Joy! And so neat how you share the info about books...that is awesome!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Awakened looks good - cant wait to hear about the baby :)

Marie said...

I always enjoy recommendations for books to read -- not that my TBR pile *needs* to be any higher :-)

Mary said...

Thanks so much for sharing your reviews with us. I hope you had a great Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

Diann said...

Hi Joy!
I just picked up "Untamed" from the night House series at Borders yesterday in their clearanced book section. I started it last night. I have read other P.C.Cast books in the past. i didn't realize this one was part of a young adult series. now, i will have to go to the library and pick up the first four! LOL