Welcome to the TBR Intervention Challenge!
1.) So. This week, I finished one of my TBR Intervention books…. so I was halfway successful, I guess. The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell. Love it. It’s the second book in the Vespertine series, and it features Zora Stewart, Amelia’s cousin who, in the aftermath of the last book, is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. This book had the benefit of Zora being a prominent character in the last book, so I am already familiar with her and had an instant connection with her. I cannot wait for the third and final book in this series, Aetherborne.
I also read a short story, The Way Life Was Forever by Carey Corp. It is free for Kindle and not a huge time investment, and I found it to be very interesting. I think she tried to cram more in the story than the limits of a short story really allows, but her style is gorgeous and the world she created is extremely interesting. I think a full-length novel is definitely needed to flesh out this fantastic idea.
Next up was Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer which is all about Norse mythology and Valkyries but in a modern context. It was fast-paced and quite the adventure, and if you’re into Nordic mythology, you should definitely check it out. I have posted my review on this one, and I also have a giveaway going for the Kindle ebook… link below the cover images.
Lastly, I’m in the middle of Pazuzu’s Girl by Rachel Coles. This is Rachel’s first full-length novel, and it’s about Mesopotamian mythology… of which I know NOTHING about. It’s fascinating, and Rachel is a very artful writer. My tour stop for this book is on Monday, so check back for more info on that book….
Review & Giveaway of Dead Radiance HERE
2.) So… this week, since I did not get to Struck, I’m sticking with that one for my TBRIC book. Really looking forward to this one… I mean, a lightning junkie? I have to find out what that’s all about…
[box]Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.[/box]
So what are you reading this week?