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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #1


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at A Book Journey. The idea is to plan out your reading week and see what others are reading as well.

In an effort to create something going on with this blog, at the moment (leading up to writing like a maniac), I am resorting to a meme! I know it’s not exactly content rich, but it’s a bit of fun. And you never know, you might find something new to read or a new blog to follow. I think it might also be a good way for me to keep track of what I’ve finished when because days just blur together too much!

Finished in the Last Week

Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette

In the ever present dusk of Inbetween, Kara Hart wakes up dirty and alone with the memory of a girl named Dylan. She remembers meeting Dylan and how her heart beat when Dylan touched her face, but nothing else. When Kara is sent to Demitar, the evil ruler of Inbetween, the truth is revealed. She is Dylan’s Guardian and neither of them are who they thought they were.

Set in a darker version our own world, Morning Rising follows Kara as she tries to save Dylan from Demitar’s clutches. She is given three days to find Dylan and get her out of Inbetween before she belongs to Demitar forever. Memories must be regained and powers restored if they have a chance of escaping. Each memory and sighting of Dylan helps Kara remember the love they once shared. If only she can help Dylan remember before it’s too late.

I don’t have a review up yet because I am so behind, but I loved it for anyone who wants to know. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. Oh, I love finding new authors to follow… It makes me so happy.

Age of Giants: Awakening by Rob Reaser

Four generations have passed since the giants of old, the Nephilim, returned to dominate the world with an iron fist. After eliminating three-quarters of the human population with an engineered plague, these sons of the fallen angels have enslaved mankind to satiate their lust for power, gluttony and sexual avarice. Yet hidden among the rubble and decay of a vanquished civilization are scattered bands of survivors, raiders, who press their fight for freedom and the ultimate annihilation of the race of giants who once again threaten to lay waste to the earth.

Nora is a tall and beautiful young woman whose skills in guerrilla combat have earned her a position as leader of a small team of raiders. While away on a mission to destroy an outlying Nephilim communications post in old New Mexico, Nora’s clan is nearly wiped out in a Nephilim attack. The survivors, including Nora’s father, are taken for slave labor deep inside the Kralen Dominion. Nora sets out to rescue her father, but along the way she’s held captive by a secretive resistance group, and uncovers a dark secret that puts her in the center of the war against the brutal giant overlords.

This is more of a slower build up, not the more action packed style. The type adrenaline readers probably wouldn’t appreciate as much. That’s not a bad thing though.

Currently Reading

The Cause by Clint Stoker

The only way to fix the system is to break it.

Long after the government falls, one city is founded in it’s place. Residents of the city are granted bodies that never age or grow tired. During the day, residents work to reach new potentials and, since sleep isn’t needed, celebrate all night. But living in Utopia does have a catch.

Guilt is a crime punishable by death.

Air Dressler’s new job description lands him on the city’s firing squad. He finds it impossible to enforce the law without breaking it himself. Through long-forgotten memories and a group of reluctant rebels, Air learns how to break the city. But if he is really going to carry it out, he will have to choose between friends and ideals all the while fighting his own guilt.

I’m only just starting this one so I really don’t know what to make of it yet, but I’m always excited about reading dystopia. I can’t seem to get enough of the genre. Ever! Even after several years of it… I’m intrigued by the tag line ‘Utopia’s Darkest Secret Lies Within It’s Basement.’ What on Earth could that mean? Who Knows! You’ll just have to read it and find out, like I’m going to.

Up Next

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything with a prophetic aspect to it so I’m looking forward to this one.


Author: Bonnie

Between a blogging addiction, hosting reading challenges, reviewing, writing novels, and overcoming a neuro-immune disease, Bonnie attempts to do as many awesome things as she can and has a good dose of daily bunny cuddles. She resides in Western Sydney with her rabbit, Winston.

15 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #1

  1. Busy week 🙂 “The Cause” looks good. Dystopian is really getting to be popular – I’ve really only read “Hunger Games” so I need to find some new books. 🙂

  2. These are all new to me. Have a great week.

  3. Some interesting books – I hope you enjoy them!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  4. All new to me too. Your comments on Morning Rising have me interested – I’ll watch for your review.
    Have a lovely week!

    • I was just editing the review too! I’ll have it up on my other blog over the weekend. I recommend it if you like YA faerie style fantasy mixed with LGBT.

      Thanks Martha, you too, and thank you for stopping by.

  5. These all sound great. And they are all new to me. My Monday report is here. Happy reading!

  6. Sheila’s Monday Meme is a great way to keep track. Morning Rising sounds good and I love Dystopian so I’ll keep an eye out for The Cause. I’ve seen Far Sighted on a couple of blogs too, hope you enjoy it.
    Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  7. I love Dystopia, too, and The Cause looks like it has some interesting twists. Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your reads.


  8. These look like some great reads – look forward to your reviews!

  9. I loved Farsighted, gave it 4.5 Stars. I hope you like it too, it has a cool unique voice. 🙂

    Come see my Monday! And have a GREAT week!

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