Friday, December 31, 2010

My Top 10 of 2010

I apologize for my absence. These past two months have been crazy... to say the least!

I've seen similar lists on many other book review blogs, and loved the idea, so here's my list. ^_^

Oh, yeah! These are not necessarily books published in 2010, just ones I read in 2010.

In no particular order, I present...

My Top 10 of 2010:

Speak - Laurie Halse Andersen

Night Myst (Indigo Court, #1) - Yasmine Galenorn

Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1) - Tera Lynn Childs

The Reincarnationist (The Reincarnationist, #1) - M.J. Rose

Twice Tempted by a Rogue (Stud Club, #2) - Tessa Dare

Demonkeepers (Final Prophecy, #4) - Jessica Andersen

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) - Rachel Hawkins

The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1) - Bree Despain

Altar of Eden - James Rollins

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) - Kristin Cashore

Honorable Mentions:

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1), My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2), and My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) - all by Rachel Vincent (Book 4, My Soul to Steal, is on my list of book to read in 2011.)

The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1) and Darkness Calls (Hunter Kiss, #2) - both by Marjorie M. Liu (Book 3, A Wild Light, is on my list for 2011.)

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages: The British Isles, 500 to 1500 - Sherrilyn Kenyon (This is an *old* book of hers, from before she started the Dark-Hunters series, I believe. Also, I may have read this at the end of 2009; I don't remember for sure.)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Across the Universe

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My choice for the week:

Across the Universe
Beth Revis

Miss Revis is a local (NC) author. Which I discovered AFTER I missed the opportunity to meet her. Le sigh. On to her book:

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into a brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

(Blurb from author website, where you can see a trailer!)

I haven't read much science fiction in recent years, but this may be just the ticket to get me back into the genre. ^_^

Love the cover!

Release Date: January 11, 2011