Welcome to the TBR Intervention Challenge!
1.) So. I didn’t get to Embrace this week, so I’m going to read it next week. What I did read this week:
The Mayfair Moon – which is about werewolves and had some interesting lycanthrope mythology and hierarchical/societal values.
A Season of Eden – which revolves around the controversial subject of a student dating a teacher. It was interesting to see some of the psychological reasons a teenager would pursue such a relationship. Before you get too creeped out, she’s 18 and months from graduating and he’s 22 and a newbie teacher.
Of Sun & Moon – which is an original take on the tooth fairy and boogeyman stories.
Hmm… I didn’t realize I’d read books with such coordinating covers this week. Interesting….
2.) So… gonna try for Embrace again. AND I just got When the Sea is Rising Red in the mail. It’s one of my top ten anxiously awaited books of 2012… so yeah. Gonna try to spend some quality time with it this weekend.
After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.[/box]
So what are you reading this week?