The Story Siren to share all our new books from the week. I didn't remember buying this many books until I looked just now to prepare for this post, but I ended up with more new choices than there are days in the week! Oops! Oh well, I can never have too many reading options. Who knows what I'll be in the mood for next? Or if I'll have some unexpected expenses pop up that prevent me from buying more books. So, I might as well splurge while I can! :) Now to finally get on to what books caught my eye this week:
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep is the second book in this children's series about a half-mermaid, half-human girl named (you guessed it) Emily. Read my review for the first one by clicking here. I've been on a bit of a mermaid kick lately, so please leave me a comment if you know of any others for me to try, thanks. (^_^)
here) I was eager to read more of these kinds of books by Carl Hiaasen, so I bought Flush. Hiaasen apparently does another style or set of companion books that don't really look like my type, but these animal/ecology-themed ones seem great if Hoot is any indicator. I look forward to reading this one.
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer has been recommended to me first by Nick from the Teen Reads B&N Book Club and I put it on my wishlist. Then, one-by-one everyone else started reading it and expressing the same sentiments about it, saying how funny it was and what a great read it was. So, I realized I was missing out on something really worthwhile and I better get on board! Now, I finally own it and I just have to fit it into my reading schedule sometime.
Wolf-Speaker is the second in The Immortals Series, by Tamora Pierce. I had seen her books all over the place and never read any, so I purchased the first one awhile ago and once I finally got around to reading it, I was enjoying it so much that I just went ahead and bought this one now too. It has someone with the ability to communicate with animals and if you read my review of The Light of the Oracle, by Victoria Hanley then you already know how cool I think that is! I haven't finished the first one yet, but I will post a review as soon as I do! :)
here) and since I liked it so much I went ahead and bought...
Shrimp, by Rachel Cohn. I look forward to continuing the Cyd Charisse novels, but (as those of you who are familiar with my reading habits already know), I like to switch up my reads and get a nice variety throughout the week, so I'm not sure when I'll read this one.
Extras, by Scott Westerfeld anyway since I'm not planning on reading Specials right away and I want my covers to come as close to possible to matching as they can. I don't think Pretties (read my review for that by clicking here) matches the rest of them, including the first one: Uglies (read that one right here), but what can I do? *sigh*
I Was a Teenage Popsicle, by Bev Katz Rosenbaum and I wanted to know more. This is definitely one of my favorite genres: YA/sci-fi/dystopian/fantasy/chick-lit or whatever you want to try and categorize it as... lol. Anyway, it looks good and the cover makes me want to go swimming and enjoy summer again. This winter was pretty mild here in Colorado, but I look forward to the return of flowers, green grass, hot sun and warm breezes!
The Devouring will satiate my needs! I love the cover and it has good reviews, so I'm really looking forward to this one. It is part of a trilogy (or there are only three so far perhaps) and the other two covers are equally stunning and maintain the beautiful theme of a face, some colored smoke and the black background. I hope the words are as beautiful as the cover art though, because it's such a letdown when I don't even want to buy the next books after the first one in a series. Here's hoping! *crosses fingers*
Okie-dokie! That was my huge IMM this week. I definitely bit off more than I can chew, but that's ok. I am really happy with my choices and I think I got a good variety too. So, ttyl everyone and post a link to your IMM if you want me to come check it out! :)