Monday, January 23, 2012

Fictional Distractions of the Week #13

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.

The books I plan to read this week:

At first I'll finish The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen. I don't have much of it left, but I'm still a bit unsure what to think of it. Actually I had higher expectations and I feel a bit disappointed.
Goodreads Summary:
What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

Then I'm going to read The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman. I have heard good things about it and it sounds like a really intriguing storyline, so I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Goodreads Summary:
There's hope for the future, but what about the past?

It’s the 24th century and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s) have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sized recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts. Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.

In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347. Hansum almost 17, is good looking and athletic. Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius. Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck. But you don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find his insecurities.

These three “hard cases” refuse the valuable lessons History Camps teach. But when they are kidnapped and taken back in time to 1347 Verona, Italy, they only have two choices; adapt to the harsh medieval ways or die. The dangers are many, their enemies are powerful, and safety is a long way away. It’s hardly the ideal environment to fall in love – but that’s exactly what happens. In an attempt to survive, the trio risks introducing technology from the future. It could save them – or it could change history.

Even though I've heard quite a few mixed things about this, I'm nonethless looking forward to hopefully start Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey later this week.
Goodreads Summary:
For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But he won't comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds.

The only one who can break his stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife. . . Eloise's aunt Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric-who may or may not betray them.

What are your Fictional Distractions of the Week?


  1. I'm currently reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. And I hope to read Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter and Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes this week too :)

  2. Curious to see what you think of Stolen Away. My friends on GR didn't like it at all I'm kind of wary of it now. O_O

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  3. I haven't heard too much about Stolen Away yet besides not so great stuff. I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

  4. Aw, I'm bummed to hear about The Vampire Stalker! I was expecting it to be pretty good. Best of luck with reading Stolen Away! I wasn't a fan, but maybe you'll like it more than I did! *crosses fingers* :)
    - Lauren

  5. I have been very curious about The Vampire Stalker so will be looking out for the review. I enjoyed Stolen Away but not as much as her other series. Hope you enjoy your week of reading :)


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