Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (26)


"It's Monday! What are you reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

Currently Reading

Cursed by Lizzy Ford
This is the first book in the Voodoo Nights series.
Provided by NetGalley for Review.


The Red Man is coming...

Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father's home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of the curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse... the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?

The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations--a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn't believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he's compelled to for more reasons than her beauty.

He's not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.

Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil's siren song?


Weekly Reading Options
Little Known Gems


Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié
This is the first book in the Crusade series.
Bought from Gohastings.com.

The ultimate battle. The ultimate love.

For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained as Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself and her heart.

Rule by Jay Crownover
This is the first book in The Marked Men series.
Provided by publishers for book tour.


Opposites in every way... except the one that matters.

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess--and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules; he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw--even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love... or each other.


Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody
This is a stand-alone novel.
Provided by publishers for review.

Will Scarlet is on the run.

Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen.

Will flees the only home he's ever known into neighboring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. Among them are Gilbert, their cruel leader; a giant named John Little; a drunkard named Rob; and Much, an orphan girl disguised as a bandit boy.

This is the story of how a band of misfit outlaws became heroes of legend--thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.

I am always open to recommendations. What books have you read lately that you would think I'd be interested in? Leave a comment and let me know! Happy Reading! :)

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