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Weekend Reading List

weekend-reading-listIt’s finally Friday and I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my son. But let’s face it, I’m also looking forward to getting through a few books this weekend. Of course, I cannot accurately predict how much (or little) reading I’ll get through. After all I could experience a dreaded reading slump or maybe I’ll just get stuck on a book I don’t really like. Truth be told, I really don’t want to force myself into reading, just to keep blogging about it.

However, I may have requested a few too many ARCs from Net Galley last weekend (16 approved ones so far) and on top of that, I may have a few too many books checked out from the library… So at the very least, I just want to be able to plan out my next few books. So if I finish them all this weekend, so be it. If not, well.. there’s always next week, right? After all, the whole point of reading is because I love it, not because I have to.

Here’s my possible weekend reading list:

Awakened1. House of Night #8: Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (Currently Reading)

Synopsis: Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

My thoughts: I have actually read this book years ago and I’ll be honest: I really hate this series. I know what you are thinking, I should just stop and not bother. However, at one point in time (and some rare occasions since) I enjoyed the Cast’s twist on what they describes as vampire finishing school and I have yet to read the final book in the series. But I want to get the series over with (what can I say, I’m glutton for punishment) and it’s been so long since I read these books, that I want to make sure I remember everything as I head into that last book.

The King2. The Original Sinners (White Years #2): The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

Synopsis: Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.

Kingsley’s plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can’t subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s…

My thoughts: I actually really enjoy this series and I was beyond excited to get approved to read the final book’s ARC. Problem is… I haven’t read the White Years… yet. So I will be catching up before I read the last book and since I already finished The Saint, this weekend is a good time to start (and maybe finish?) The King.

Homecoming3. The Hundred #3: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Synopsis: Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space.

These new arrivals are the lucky ones – back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone – but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS’s luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can’t stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he’d left behind.

It’s time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they’ve found on Earth, or risk losing everything – and everyone – they love.

My thoughts: I know it seems like I read nothing but series (which I admit, I read a lot of series), I wanted to read this one because it’s the final book (as of right now) and it will help me in clearing my trilogy challenge for the year. I actually enjoy The 100 CW show and though the books and show differ greatly, I am curious to see how the book continues on from the last place I left off at.

Blood Dark4. Blood Dark by Lindsay Pryor

Synopsis:

‘There are guardian angels, and there are monsters with wings’

Caitlin Parish should have been the last person to fall for a vampire. A member of the Vampire Control Unit, her relationship with master vampire Kane Malloy had explosive consequences. Caitlin’s colleagues count her as the enemy. And now she’s going back.

Kane has made powerful enemies of his own – and is being targeted by the head of the Global Council, Sirius Throme. With the stakes higher than ever before, Kane knows caring for Caitlin makes him vulnerable. Worse, her decision to return to VCU feels like betrayal.

With Throme threatening to tear Blackthorn apart, and the prophesied vampire leader finally revealed, Kane and Caitlin must both fight with everything they have to stop an all out war. But they’re fighting on opposite sides…

Right when she needs him most, Caitlin makes a shocking discovery about Kane. Has he been playing her all along? And can she trust him with her life when he won’t even trust her with the truth?

My Thoughts: This is another ARC I was approved for. I’ve never even heard of this series, but seeing as this book will be released on September 23, I really want to read it and have my review in before that date. If I enjoy the book, I’ll look into reading the rest of the series. My hope is to at least have started this book before I go into work on Monday, but we’ll see.

So here’s my question for you: what will you be reading this weekend? Feel free to leave me a comment or if you do a corresponding post, leave your link in the comment section!

Happy reading, fellow bookworms!

~Kristine

About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

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