Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's Monday! What are YOU reading?

It's Monday! What are YOU reading? It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! This is my first week participating in this meme, my thanks goes to Sheila at http://bookjourney.wordpress.com for coming up with such a great idea. After you have listed your reads for the past week, and the anticipated reads for this week, go to the bookjourney site and add your link, visit other sites on the list and share in the chance to win a great prize. Here are the marvelous books I have read and reviewed in the past week.


Life held little interest for Jacob...until he found death. Abused and neglected, Jacob's only solace comes when he is alone in the woods or in the arms of his new girlfriend. But when he stumbles across a hidden bunker filled with human skulls, he learns what true suffering is. Drawn to examine the skulls, he finds there is more than just empty blackness behind their lifeless stares. Through their eyes he watches them die. With every glance, he witnesses another murder, the memories of the dead playing out inside his mind until reality becomes a blur. A primal cruelty awakening, Jacob returns to the morbid comfort of the skulls, over and over again. But when he happens upon a fresh skull, a victim tortured and slain for his amusement alone, he knows his time has come. Face to face with death, Jacob must choose whether to resist the darkness that dwells inside or condemn himself forever, murdering his innocence on the edge of an axe. SUPERTECH by Greta Van der ROL The Fleet invested in her education but did they train her for ... this? Ensign Morgan Selwood is a Supertech, bioengineered from birth, fresh out of the Academy and tasked with designing a control system for an experimental fighter. The job seemed like a dream come true and a real career booster. She's up for the challenge but the specs and modules tell only part of the story—what Morgan discovers can put not just her career, but lives at risk. THE FIGUREHEAD by BILL KIRTON. Aberdeen, Scotland 1840--Return to an age where sail was being challenged by steam, new continents were opening, and the world was full of opportunities for people to be as good--or as evil--as they chose. When the body of a local shipwright is found on the beach, neither the customers and suppliers he cheated nor the women he seduced are surprised. But the mystery intrigues wood-carver John Grant, who decides to seek out the murderer. His work and his investigations bring him into contact with William Anderson, a rich merchant-and his daughter Helen. Commissioned to create a figurehead that combines the features of two women, John eventually uncovers a shocking tale of blackmail and death as he struggles to resist the pangs of unexpected love. "The author's extensive research is apparent in the details of shipbuilding as well as the moral fiber of people who lived during that period of Scottish history. A resident of Aberdeen, Kirton lightly weaves Scottish brogue into the fabric of the story--just enough to make the scenes authentic and pull the reader in. His characters are artfully drawn, particularly his female characters. I would give "The Figurehead" a 5-star rating because it's beautifully written and leaves me wanting more. -- Jean Henry Mead, author, "Diary of Murder," "A Village Shattered," "Escape, A Wyoming Historical Novel" Here are the books I hope to be reviewing this week coming... "Blindsided" by Gemma Rice "The Ladies Temperance Club’s Farewell Tour" by Jeff Lee "Things to Do In Denver When You're Undead" by Mark Everett Stone. I am very excited about these three books, will let you all see the reviews of course. Have a great week. Soooz

1 comment:

  1. Some interesting sounding books there, I hope you have a great reading week.


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