Monday, April 23, 2012

Fictional Distractions of the Week #26


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:

My first task for this week will be finishing Clockwise by Elle Strauss, a really cute time travel novel. While I wouldn't put it onto my list of favorite books so far, it's definitely an enjoyable read.
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.

Then I'm going to read Slated by Teri Terry, which I've heard really good things about - therefore I'm quite excited to finally get to it. I really hope it's as awesome as it sounds.
Goodreads Summary:
Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

I'm also hoping to at least start The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda, which sounds like a really different kind of read. I've heard a few mixed things, but I'm excited for it nonetheless. 
Goodreads Summary:
Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

What are your Fictional Distractions of the Week?
 

6 comments:

  1. Oh The Hunt? I hope you are going to love it as much as I did! My distractions will be Until I Die and Haging by a Threat! Hope those will be awesome!

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  2. I read The Hunt a few weeks ago. Not too bad at all. Anyway enjoy those reads!

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  3. The Hunt and Slated sound REALLY good, and Clockwise sounds really cute. :) my distractions this week are posted here. enjoy your distractions this week!! :)

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  4. Yay! :D Can't wait to read Slated and The Hunt. <3 They seem so awesome. Hope you'll get to read all of these :)

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  5. Ooh Slated and The Hunt I really want to read! I have The Hunt from NG so I'll be getting to that in a week or so I hear it's awesome!

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  6. OMG Slated sounds amazing, I'm so jealous you get to read it !!!
    I've heard a lot of creepy things about The Hunt so I definitely look forward to know what you think of this one as well !!

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