Monday, 18 June 2012

Reading Plan #8

On the Blog Last Week

What I Have Just Finished

The Gathering Dark/ Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
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I just finished this yesterday and I loved it. Definitely lived up to my expectations. They were quite high after all the good things that I had been hearing about it. Look forward to the next book. Review to come sometime this week.
Currently Reading

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

I have been hearing mixed things about this book so my expectation aren't high. I guess this is a good thing because I will not be disappointed. Although I hope that the book is at least 4 stars; that is what I aim for when I pick up a book. Hopefully I will be in the group that enjoy it but we shall see.

Edit (19:54 BST): This blog post was published in the early hours of the morning but now things have changed a bit. I have now finished The Selection. I am only bringing this up because of what people are saying in the comments. I have read and rated this book 5 star. This is higher than expected. I have even written my review. It was one of the books where it just came easily. You can check it out here.

To Read Next

Hourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire

With the recent release of the sequel Timepiece, I was reminded that I had not read this book yet. This is another book that has been on my list for ages and I am, hopefully, now going to get round to it. And, if I enjoy it, I will not have to wait long until the sequel.

Happy reading!


  1. I like to be able to read all of the books in a series without waiting. I forget things when I pause between books!

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  2. I'm still on the fence too about reading The Selection and Timepiece, so I'm looking forward to seeing your reviews when you finish them :-)

  3. I'm still looking forward to reading The Selection. I hope you enjoy it (and I hope I do, too).

  4. I, like Tanya above, am on the fence with The Selection. I do, however, really want to read Timepiece and Hourglass. Excited to see what you think of Hourglass. :)

  5. I love the covers of YA books, especially fantasy books. Some of them are so amazing. I would read The Selection just because I love the dress on the front. I hope it's a 4-star for you!

  6. I've heard good things about the audiobook for The Selection, so I think I'm going to listen to that one. I have Hourglass and Timepiece on my TBR piles...hopefully I'll get to them soon!

  7. Such beautiful covers!
    I love how you aim for a 4 star! I tend to read 4+ or 1s no inbetweens! I love the sound of all three- which is dangerous as they are all the beginnings of series!
    Have a lovely week!
    P.s My Monday round up :)

  8. Great books. I really want to read The Gathering Dark it sounds good. I have just ordered The Selection I can't wait to read it. I have had Hourglass on my shelf for a bit now but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Hope you enjoy your week of reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. I´m currently reading One Moment. I want to read Shadow and Bone, I need to buy it soon.
    Happy reading!

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  10. I really liked Hourglass! I thought it was awesome. I hope you like it as much as I did!!

  11. I hope you LOVE Hourglass! And then the sequel is even better! I loved The Selection too :-)


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