What are you reading in August 2012?
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I just finished reading a book my little brother brought home from the library it was called SHIFT but I cant remeber the author. It was really good! these two guys took a bike ride across contry and one took off on the other it caused a huge mess involving the fbi.
>>Cailiosa: I saw The Girl with the Borrowed Wings as an arc giveaway and I really wanted to read it! Do you love it so far?
>Danielle: I finished The Girl with the Borrowed Wings over the weekend, and while I loved Rossetti's writing style, the story seemed to drag a bit toward the end. That could just be me, though. It's a very introspective sort of book, so if you prefer a fast-paced story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this one is probably not for you.
Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman is up next. A read for Early Reviewers; I'm very intrigued by the feral child and autism angle.
I adored Seraphina! It definitely made my favorite books of 2012 list.
I won The Secret Fiend in the ER giveaway and am going to start it. It's an intriguing concept to me but also #4 in a series. We'll see how it goes.
I just read a sweet book, probably aimed at readers younger than YA, All alone in the universe. It's an earlier novel by the author of the Newbery-winning Criss Cross, which is on my tbr pile. It's a quiet book about the end of a friendship and learning how to move on and enjoy being with other people. I really enjoyed it.
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl. Kindl is one of my favorite authors. This Austen-esque novel is delightfully witty and intelligent.
The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede. I've enjoyed all the books in Wrede's Frontier Magic series. I really hope she writes more in this setting.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. A very interesting and entertaining take on dragons vs. humans. I was completely on board for most of the book, but some of the situations near the end of the story strained my credulity a bit. OK, a lot. Nevertheless, I recommend this one, too.
Just finished Thirteen Reasons Why. It sat in my pile for over a year. I didn't want to read it because I didn't want it to make me sad. However - it wasn't like that at all. It read more like a mystery to me. I didn't want to put it down. Loved, loved, loved it!
Just started The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson.
#14 -- Ooh, a new Frontier Magic? I'll be reading that as soon as I can get my hands on it!
Just finished Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan. It's not in the YA category but I think it should be :) Although I guess it really shouldn't be because the main characters aren't teens XD
Going to start Jennifer Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight this afternoon. I've heard good things, so I'm looking forward to it.
21> It's supposed to be a trilogy. The third book is due in Fall 2013.
22- FALL of 2013 - Wow a whole year to wait for the ending! I liked both books. I have no idea what the third book will bring.
I'm reading Twilight robbery (AKA Fly Trap) by Frances Hardinge. It's on the border of MG and YA, in that the heroine is only 12 years old, but the world she lives in is pretty harsh, being like an alternate C18th Europe in terms of injustice toward the poor and deprived. That said, the book is hilarious and features a homicidal goose. It's the sequel to Fly by night which was also awesome.
27: I LOVED Fly by Night!!! One of the best reads of my middle school years...I've been aware of the sequel (though not of its alternate title) for some time but have yet to get my hands on a copy. Surprisingly, the first book doesn't seem to be very well-known.
Everything by Francis Hardinge is great. I also recommend Well Witched aka Verdigris Deep (all her novels get their titles changed, it seems) and The Lost Conspiracy. I recently read on the Fuse #8 blog that her new book A Face Like Glass has not been picked up by a US publisher. However you can get it on Kindle from the UK, at least, you could when I last checked.
I'm really picky about audio books, especially of books that I've already read and have the characters' voices firmly planted in my head. With that in mind, I have to say that the audio version of Cath Crowley' Graffiti Moon is fantastic. The narrators were absolutely perfect for each character. Sometimes the narrators for YA audio books sound too old for the characters they play, but that wasn't the case here. I have to say, I don't know what the narrator for Poet looks like, but his voice was . . . ahem . . . very nice.
I wasn't so lucky with the other audio books I checked out from the library. The narrators for The Scorpio Races sounded too stuffy/uppercrust/whatever you want to call it, and the narrator for the audio of Finnikin of the Rock was so generically American. I listened to a sample of the Aussie version and it seems to be better, though the narrator still sounds too old to portray a 19 year old character. Darn it.
Thanks to Roni I picked up Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George as a Kindle special. I'm enjoying it.
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