Monday, April 30, 2012

Fictional Distractions of the Week #27


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:

The first book I'm reading this week is The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. I've been intrigued by its cover and synopsis for a very long time now, but after 30% in I'm not really sure what I'm thinking about it. It's interesting, but a bit... weird.
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?

Since I had to download The Hunt onto my mom's iPad (there was no Kindle version available on NetGalley), I can't carry it with me everywhere I go, so I've also already started reading Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock. And I love it so far! Really hoping to finish this one as well during this week.
Goodreads Summary:
Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

And in case I have a bit more time, I'm hoping to at least start (hopefully finish though) Until I Die by Amy Plum. Sooo very excited for this one - I actually featured it as my Distractive Obsession on Saturday.
Goodreads Summary:
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

What are your Fictional Distractions of the Week?
 

9 comments:

  1. Jelous of every single book, but I hope you enjoy them and I can't wait to see your review!! :)

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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  2. I'm still unsure whether to read the Revenants series or not. Anyway I wish you loads of fun with those books.
    This week I will read something by John Green or I might continue with The Iron Fey series :)

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  3. Hemlock is one of my top reads of the year! I'm also excited to start the Hunt it sounds right up my alley!!

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  4. Great books! I hope you are going to love The Hunt!!! On my list is also Until I Die and Storm, which will be the next book I'm reading after I finished the one right now!

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  5. I am dying without Until I Die. I also have the feeling I'll be battling my sister for it who also loved Die For Me. But the other two are just as amazing! I'm actually quite jealous right now -.-

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  6. YAY what a great list of books :) !! I can't wait to know what you think of Until I Die because I'm dying to read this book ! Die For Me was amazing ! Happy reading ;)

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  7. Hemlock is on my list for this week too! I've heard great things

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  8. I can't wait to get started on Hemlock! I will be starting it next. :) Enjoy!

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  9. I love the cover of Hunt <3 I've seen it a lot on the past few weeks!

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