28 Apr 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (5)

(It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Each Monday participating blogs post about which books we are currently reading and our reading plans for the week. You can sign up at Book Journey by clicking here)

Last week I finished:

Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin.
I posted a review yesterday (ha-ha), which you can read here.
I really enjoyed this book and rated it 4/5 stars, and I'm looking very much forward to the sequel. Anyone who loves action- and adventure-filled apocalyptics/post-apocalyptics/dystopias will enjoy this one.

It was not a productive reading week, I'll be honest, but I'm midway through Scrap by Emory Sharplin (e-galley), which I am enjoying immensely -- fans of Tamora Pierce's novels and Morgan Rhodes' Falling Kingdoms will love this one!.

Apart from Scrap, this week I plan to read:

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Steampunk Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast is the best way to describe this novel (the first in a steampunk fantasy series). I started this last night and so far it's great. I've never read Jane Eyre and I don't see myself ever doing so (just never been a fan of the 'classics' - fought my way halfway through Pride and Prejudice before giving up entirely), but for those like me, I can assure you it is not necessary. It's the steampunk fantasy parts that drew me to it.
Expect a review on this one for sure.

Click for Goodreads blurb.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (e-galley)
I plan to read this one once I finish Scrap. The Testing is due out June 4th and sounds really interesting:

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

So I'm hoping this week will be more productive than last, especially since I really need to start making a dent in my TBR pile. The fact that I buy a few books a week certainly doesn't help! It's a disease, I tell you. But not one I want cured.

So what are you all reading this week?
And if you've read any of the above, let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts (the non-spoilery ones, of course). Leave me your link to your IMWAYR in the comments and I'll be sure to return the comment love <3


  1. Replies
    1. It is! I highly recommend :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ironskin sounds interesting!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Great review of Yesterday, it's on my wishlist now :) Love your reading choices so I'm now following your blog. Have a great week and happy reading :)

    1. Thanks! :) I am following you as well. Happy reading to you also!

  4. Ironskin looks amazing - I have to admit I am judging this one by it's cover lol!
    Hope you enjoy this weeks reads!

    It's Monday @ The Reading Realm

    1. Cover judging is something I just can't help but do, haha. First impressions!

  5. I have been thinking about reading Ironskin! The steampunk aspect is what interests me too. I will have to read it!

  6. Oh I loved Ironskin when I read it last year, hope you enjoy it! Happy reading this week :)

    What I've Been Reading!

  7. I want to read The Testing and Ironskin. I loved Jane Eyre and I'm curious as to how the story will be told. I'm glad to hear that you like it so far.

    1. I'm so looking forward to reading The Testing next <3
      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Yesterday looks good, I will need to read it.
    Have a great week.

    -Whit @ Whit's Book World

  9. Ironskin sounds fascinating. I don't read a lot of fantasy, but I like the sound of a beloved fairy tale getting an updated twist!

    1. I've a weakness for fairy tale retelling as well. Thanks for stopping by :)


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