Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fictional Distractions of the Week #9

Welcome to Fictional Distractions of the Week. It is inspired by Book Journey's It's Monday! What are you reading? and Fiktshun's My Reading Pile and it will show you what I'm planning to read during the next week.

Thanks to Christmas and how I'm struggling with my Top 10 lists (here and here - it's impossible to pick only 10 books for these lists!), Fictional Distractions of the Week is a little bit late. But it's here nonethless, so take a look at these awesome books.

The books I plan to read this week:

At first I'm planning to finish Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Even though I'm not far into it, it feels like it could be a really good read - especially since so many other bloggers have seemed to enjoy this immensely!
Goodreads Summary:
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

Once finished with Under the Never Sky, I'm planning to read Everblossom by Larissa Hinton which is a poetry and short story anthology. I got this for review a while ago and ever since I've been looking forward to starting it.
Goodreads Summary:
An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.

Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts. It changes.

From the author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, she now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to even romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed, you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.

I'm also hoping to start The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton which I've been hearing many good things about recently. It's supposed to be a really creepy read which I'm definitely looking forward to!
Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian.

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

What are your Fictional Distractions of the Week?


  1. I haven't heard of Everblossom, but I am hoping to read The Deepest Cut soon. I just got it for my nook the other day. I also should be getting my copy of Under The Never Sky that I won sometime this week and I am really looking forward to that. Have a great reading week! :)

  2. YAY! Under the Never Sky! I just finished it earlier today, wrote and posted my review and already want back to it. The wait for the sequel will be torture. o: I'm planning a re-read when the finished copy comes out! \o/ And Deepest Cut looks super good too. Can't wait to pick it up! Enjoy. :D

  3. I'm looking forward to starting Under the Never Sky as well! I hope it's awesome. :) Enjoy!


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