Happy 2nd of June everyone! I missed doing this post last week since I had a book tour that day, so this one is going to be two weeks worth, okay? Good, let's do this.
Two book tours will be stopping by the blog this week! On Wednesday (June 4th) Fury's blog tour will be here for a review. And on Friday (June 6th) it's Some Fine Day's turn to drop by for another review (and maybe author guest post). Don't forget to visit the blog in those dates!
Books I Bought, Won or Received:
Crane by Stacey Rourke
Published: May 26th, 2014
Genre: NA Paranormal (Retelling)
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.
Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.
What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?
Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.
But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?
This new release was something I had to buy last week. I've always loved the Legend of sleepy Hollow and this retelling sounds fascinating. I admit it's a different read to what I'm used to because to what I understood, it has suspense and stuff.
Phantom Dreams by T.K. Harris
Phantom Dreams by T.K. Harris
Published: July 5thth, 2012
A scorned serial killer on an old vendetta.
An FBI agent who has been chasing monsters for too long.
A woman whose nightmares start invading her waking life.
FBI Special Agent Jack Matthews finds himself on yet another serial killer case, having barely recovered from the last disastrous hunt. Still stiff from a gun shot wound in his leg, under investigation for a botched job, and having lost his fiancée when she walked out on him, Jack is beginning to wonder if it isn’t time to move on to something new. But, for Jack, these cases are personal and he can’t say no.
Marketing specialist Kathy Gilliam leads a fairly boring life. If she’s not working or caring for her ailing father, then she is doing whatever it takes to avoid going anywhere near crowds of people. Her few distractions include her friend Margo Longfellow, occasional hiking trips, and her increasingly alarming dreams of women dying.
As her nightmares cause her to begin to doubt her sanity, the media releases news of the “Coast-to-Coast Killer” and Kathy discovers her dreams may be related. In a moment of panic, Kathy does something that places her on the FBI’s “persons of interest” list. Suddenly, her life is set on a collision course with Jack who must decide if Kathy is the killer or destined to become a victim.
I won this book at Chanzie's Blog, Mean Who You Are. I'm happy to be acquiring books of different genres to add up to my library. I don't usually read mystery but I'm hoping to change that soon!
Slip by Leslie J. Portu
Published: June 8th, 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Of late, Vivien Allen’s life has cruised safely on autopilot. And safety is exactly what she clings to. Heaven knows her sixteen years have been struck with enough drama to last a lifetime. Yet while the status quo provides a sense of comfort, Vivien can’t ignore the small voice inside that yearns for something different.
As junior year begins this longing is answered in the form of Christophe Laval, the young and fabulously different new French teacher. Before long an exciting yet indefinable friendship develops which complicates things considerably as she suddenly finds herself falling for Declan Mieres, the senior star lacrosse player.
The need to hide the two sides of her life becomes increasingly difficult, the omissions and half-truths weighing on her conscience. When at last she resolves to change her ways, the truth is far more frightening than any lie.
This is the first physical book I receive for review (yay me and thank you Leslie!). It sounds good and I love that cover, I'm crossing my fingers to like this one.
Drawing Amanda by Stephanie Feuer
Published: June 15th, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Inky draws his crush for a game–and paints her into real danger.
DRAWING AMANDA is set in the under-parented, high-expectation world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old budding artist Inky Kahn is still smarting from the death of his father. He thinks he’s found his big break when he bonds with the developer of a new computer game and snags a coveted drawing assignment, for which he uses his secret crush–Amanda–as a model.
But unbeknownst to Inky, the developer has a dangerous past, and is using his computer game to lure and stalk teenage girls. And Inky has inadvertently led Amanda right into his path. Blinded by his own ambition and sulking from his father’s death, Inky hides from the truth. Will Inky, with the help of Rungs, his cybergeek pal, discover the treachery in time and save Amanda before the creep ensnares her–or anyone else?
Thanks so much to Hipso Media for the eARC of Drawing Amanda! I participated in the cover reveal of this book a while ago and I'm thrilled to be able to read it before it comes out on June 15th.
To Read This Week:
I'm taking it low this week so I'm just going to read Slip by Leslie J. Portu. I read four books last week and now I'm so behind in writing the reviews. I don't think it's a good idea to read any more books (other than Slip) in fear of getting over them and not quite doing them justice in my reviews. Right?
And that's it for this edition of The Week's Entrée. What book(s) are you planning to read this week? :)