Reading-wise, this week was so-so. I don't know, I have all those books I've been looking forward to, Blackout by Rob Thurman, River Marked by Patricia Briggs... and it seems my brain just froze. I couldn't pick up any of those books and worse, it took me a week to read Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, sigh. However, I did re-read parts of Demon Angel by Meljean Brook and Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher. Seems like my brain wanted something familiar :) Of course, that reminds me that I haven't reviewed the rest of the Codex Alera series... Maybe soon. Then again, I'm so behind on my reviews... but at least, I haven't forgotten them :)
Okay, something more cheerful - my new books! I actually only had a couple few new releases for March on my TBB list and nothing before the end of the month. However, this week was spring break so most elementary and high schools were off. That meant no traffic!! But more importantly, a sale on children and YA books!! So I went ahead and got a bunch of books that caught my attention throughout the past year. So here is my YA galore :)
Oh and I cannot forget...
Eighth Grade Bites and Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer - I'm actually not very familiar with this series and author and haven't heard much about it on blogland. However, I always see her books at the bookstores. Always. What drew my attention is the covers and their concept and the fact that the main character is a boy. So we'll see how it works out :)
Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elekeles - An author and books that have gotten a lot of good buzz :) I was a bit hesitant about these books, because I'm not a huge fan of contemporary YA, but Ames loved it :)
Pegasus by Robin McKinley - Another book Ames have enjoyed greatly :) Also, I like the idea of pegasi :) Seems like a book for me :)
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes - I got this book because it's been featured at Book Binge and I trust the ladies over there :)
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - I've been eying this book for ages! Even before the release date. I mean, have you seen the cover?!? LOL. Just gorgeous and I hear the story is good :)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman - Mollie loved this book, apparently, a very emotional journey. Again, I wasn't too sure about it, but it's paperback so why not? :)
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen - She's one of the top contemporary YA author for me, probably the first one I've really read and collect her books. I'd actually like a bit more romance and wrapping up, but I really like her style of writing.
River Marked by Patricia Briggs - Seriously, do I need to say anything? :P Okay, yes I do. I want the next Alpha and Omega book!!!!
So tada!! I think I'm good on YA books for a while :) What do you think? LOL.