5 May 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (6)

(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:

Ironskin (Ironskin #1) by Tina Connolly
(see my review here)

Scrap by Emoty Sharplin
I absolutely loved this book, and I'm hoping the sequel happens, because it left it way open for one. If you love fantasy, you will love Scrap. The main character, Tucker, is great. Kick ass female with a fun and amazing attitude. She was so fun to read about, and the other characters in her life were great as well. The plot was so intriguing and the book was full of adventure.
Full review to come closer to release date.
Look out for this one coming May 17th (my review will likely be up the same day).

This week I am reading...
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
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.

I'm only a few chapters in, but am already loving it!

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

This one sounds like such a fun read, and I'm already loving Dante - even though he's coming off as a complete jerk and someone I honestly don't know if I'd want to interact with in real life (this might be a lie). ;) The writing already is witty, and I can't wait to finish this post so I can read more!

And that's about as far ahead as I've planned. Look out for a review of Scrap coming in a few weeks, and expect a review on both The Testing and The Collector in the near future (The Testing's review to be posted closer to release date of June 4th).

What are you guys reading this week? Link me in the comments!


  1. I've seen The Testing on a couple of blogs this morning. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  2. Scrap sounds really good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. I have The Collector on my stack but haven't gotten to it yet. Come see what I read and happy reading!

    1. Scrap was so great. An easy 5/5 stars from me :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love fantasy! I am definitely going to read Scrap now. And I love that the heroine's name is Tucker - I love unusual names like that for females.

    Have a great week!

    1. I think you'll love it! It's a great fantasy. I hope stores will carry it when it comes out. I checked my company and they don't have it listed at all :/ Might have to be one of those buy from the publisher books until there's some buzz

  4. Oh, Ironskin! I'm interested in how it tackles the Jane Eyre plot. Read your review - the book didn't sound awesome, but not bad, either. I'm interested in how I perceive it since I have read Jane Eyre.

    1. Yes, I wonder if it is more enjoyable for those who have read and enjoyed Jane Eyre. I did like most elements the story; I just ended up focusing on the not-so-great parts in my review


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