It’s Raining Books, Hallelujah!

Hi, fellow book junkies! What a great feeling it is when a bunch of great books suddenly come raining in. By mail, library, and Netgalley, all of the following books arrived this week, and I’m like a kid in a candy store gazing gleefully at the pretty stack they make on my nightstand.  😀

The Reader by Traci Chee –Lushly told YA fantasy about a girl living in a world where reading is forbidden. Read an excerpt here.

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Timekeeper by Tara Sim Netgalley ARC – Gay clocktower mechanic boy. Magic clock mysteriously missing 2 o’clock. I’ve had my eye on this book since hearing about it almost a year ago, and I’m so grateful to have been approved for the ARC.

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My Lady Jane by Hand, Ashton, & Meadows –This lighthearted historical YA novel apparently gets a bit experimental (or maybe just plain cheeky?) The authors occasional break the fourth wall and have their Victorian characters lapse into 21st century slang. I’m intrigued.

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge – Blogger friends tell me the writing in this is so good. Then when Cover2Cover Mom mentioned The Lie Tree also has a dark edge, I ran right out and got it. Oh, and then the librarian told me it won some kind of award. Bonus.

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Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu – Legend was such a fun read that I had to find out what Day and June get up to in the next book, Prodigy. A prodigal investigator vs. a prodigal criminal–June and Day’s dynamic is incredible.

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Currently reading:

Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle. Eloquent prose–check. Pleasant Irish setting–check. Intriguing plot idea–check. However, the story doesn’t really catch fire until around page 160. I hear there’s a good plot twist, so I’m hanging in there.

Last but not least. . .

Dear book-loving friend, for taking the time to read all the way down to the end of this post, here is a little treat for you. (Remember to replace the word “men” with “books.”)  XOXO Eve Messenger

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16 comments

    1. I started it last night and, to be honest, at first I was a little nervous that it was going to be too goofy, but it’s turning out to be well-researched–in a goofy, smart kind of way, if that makes any sense. All in all, it’s pretty fun so far.

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  1. I’ve read both Prodigy and the Accident Season! The first took me forever to get around to, and I still haven’t read Champion… But I did enjoy it! The Accident Season was interesting but a tad confusing. The rest of these are on my TBR, so I hope you like them! 🙂
    -Amy

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    1. Hi, Amy. 😀 Yes, the Accident Season had a bit of a confusing story. I would have preferred if it veered more toward fantasy, not the symbolic psychological stuff. And I wanted to beat my head against the steering wheel (I listened to the audio book version) every time I heard the words “not my brother.” No joke, it was probably said three dozen times!!

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