Monday, April 16, 2012

Fictional Distractions of the Week #25

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'm going to finish Embrace by Cherie Colyer which I'm really enjoying so far. While I have already heard good things about it, it was a lovely surprise and I'm happy to review it for its blog tour (remember to stop by on Friday for that).
Goodreads Summary:
How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

I've been excited for Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris for quite a while now and couldn't be happier to have received an eARC of it. Many trusted bloggers already read and loved it, so I'm hoping I'll be equally excited while reading it.
Goodreads Summary:
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

And I'm also planning to read Clockwise by Elle Strauss, whose blog tour will be stpping by on April 25th. It looks and sounds like a really cute read, so I'm looking forward to it!
Goodreads Summary:
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?

When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.

Which of course, she does.

What are your Fictional Distractions of the Week?


  1. I'm interested to hear about your opinion about unraveling.

  2. Clockwise seems interesting! Cannot wait to hear your review about that one :)

  3. Ooh, I'm really excited about Unraveling! I'm a "tiny bit" behind with my review copies and I try to avoid Netgalley these days, so I'll probably wait for the paperback edition. Can't wait! :) Let me know how it is if you read it x x x

  4. Unraveling was awesome!! LOVED it and I hope you'll like it as much as I did!

  5. ooh, can't wait to read your review of Unraveling! I'm dying to read it, but I wasn't lucky enough to get an ARC or an egalley. just another week, though, and then it'll be in my hot little hands!

    I'm reading The Immortal Rules right now and am LOVING it! SO GOOD.

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

  6. Wgat a great lisa of books ! I really can't wait to read Unraveling so I very much look forward to know what you think of this one !! Happy reading Carina :)


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