Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Weekend Reading Ambitions

This weekend I will be finishing:


Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.

Bonesaw.

Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days.

It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

And starting:


Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

I've heard some great things about Unspoken and
I can hardly wait to get started!

What about you?  What are you reading this weekend?

10 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read both of these! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on them. :)

    This weekend I'll be finishing off Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would! :)

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    1. Velveteen is going okay. Most excited to get to Unspoken.

      Can't wait to hear about Something Strange and Deadly - love that title!!
      xoxo

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  2. I have both of these ARC's but have them scheduled to read at a later date. I just finished an urban fantasy called Embers and I will be reading Dark Companion, Cicada and Shadow of Night this week.

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    1. Those sound great! I'll be excited to compare notes on these ARCs! ;D

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  3. jimmy marie!!!! he was tiny, but he was my first. INVISIBLE FRIEND!!! hahah (secretly, I think they exist. we just "grow up" and they're left behind. it's tragic, really. sadface.)

    I just love how you try out all these genres!! and then pull me in!! xo

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    1. Hahaha! Oh, Jimmy Marie! Maybe tragic... maybe not... have you seen the previews for the movie Ted? Just no. LOL!

      Love youuuuu! xoxo

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  4. OHHHHHHHHHHH! These sound so good!!!!!! Unspoken sounds sooooooooo cool! I want to finish This is Not a Test and start Perception but I have been quite busy!!!!!!!! Great post! Looking forward to your reviews :)

    Following your blog! Feel free to visit mine!
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    1. Those are some great titles, too! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. I am so very curious about Velveteen! I have a review copy, of course, but I've been trying to resist since it's not out until October. I also have a copy of Unspoken but the reviews have been all over the place and I'm not sure that it's my thing so I'll just wait to read yours and then decide. No pressure, though. :D
    Happy reading.

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    1. Haha! No pressure, indeed! I'll do my best for you! ;) I'm actually enjoying Unspoken more than I did Velveteen, though it had its moments also. Thanks, Maja!

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