Saturday, May 21, 2011

WWW (5) and Waiting on Wednesday (May 17th, 2011) Double Feature

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading, a great YA blog that I subscribe to. Here's how it works... Each Wednesday I will answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?

Okay, so this is a little on the late side. It's been a crazy busy week with end-of-school-year parties, team parties to plan for my girls' softball teams, the start of swim team and All-Stars, and Field Days. I had this half written, though, so I figured I would finish it and post it (even though it's now Saturday)... This was a good week. I didn't hate a single book. I actually quite liked most of them.... :)

What are you currently reading?

I'm still working on My Fair Godmother and Disney After Dark since those are my bedtime reads for my kids. They take a bit of time at two chapters per night, but I must say, I find myself reading ahead after my kids fall asleep, My Fair Godmother, in particular.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins~ Perfect, the sequel to this comes out on September 13th. So far, I've loved everything she's written, and this is no exception.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini~ I was so excited to get a NetGalley of this, and so far it is really good. Releases May 31st.

What did you recently finish reading?

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad~ Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Look for my review soon.

Trapped by Michael Northrop~ I thought this book was really good. Read my review HERE.

Shimmer by Alyson Noel~ Riley Bloom book #2. I like these books so much better than the Immortals books. Read my review of both Shimmer, and it's predecessor, Radiance, HERE.

Hereafter by Tara Hudson~ Wow. This book was great. So far, it's in my top 5 for 2011. Read my review HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

The Poison Eaters by Holly Black~ This looks so good. I picked it up totally on impulse, and it's been nagging me to read it...

Abandon by Meg Cabot~ Do I even need to give a reason? Meg Cabot rules and this book looks AM-A-ZING! Oh. And the cover is great too.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins~ I've been wanting to read this forever and I've recently read such heavy books, that I thought some humor in order. :)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is another fun blog event. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, this event gives us a chance to talk about the books we anxiously await the release of. Since there is ALWAYS a looooooong list of books I'm waiting on (I actually keep a spreadsheet), I figured this is one that I MUST do.

Again, late, for the above posted reasons, but I still wanted to get this out there...

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?

Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped—and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.

This second novel by rising star Brenna Yovanoff is a story of identity, discovery, and a troubled love between two people struggling to find their place both in our world and theirs.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I loved The Replacement. It was probably one of my favorite new releases of last year. That is enough for me to be waiting on Yovanoff's next book (which is not related to The Replacement). This looks really good. Definitely part of the underworld/half-demon trend, but I have a feeling this will be better than most of the others out there.

Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


  1. The Space Between sounds really good! I liked The Replacement too!
    I'm so glad you said you loved Hereafter because I have it to read but for some reason I had it in my head that I might not like it. I'm much more excited to read it and now and will probably pick it next.
    I have My Fair Godmother and my Unfair Godmother to read as well. Too many books!

  2. I haven't read any Ellen Hopkings yet, but it looks like I'm missing out!

  3. i loved anna and the french kiss. i think you should DEFINITELY read that one next. :D

  4. Love the cover of The Space Between. So gothic and creepy! I have not read The Replacement yet, but I'm really looking forward to it.

    - Chel
    The Procrastinator's Corner


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