Hard to believe it’s December 21 already and time to write my Fall Into Reading 2012 Challenge Wrap-up!
Back on September 21, I set a challenge to read 8 books which would finish out my 2012 Reading Challenge on GoodReads as well. In October I didn’t think I had much luck meeting the goal because of NaNo. But I not only met the goal, I exceeded it by reading 14 books.
Looking over the 8 books I thought I’d read over the three months, the only one in common with this list is Cinder.
Four of the books I read over Thanksgiving weekend. FOUR. And once I started Josh Lanyon’s Adrien English series, I couldn’t stop until I finished all five. Ethan, Who Loved Carter I read in a single night. Once I started I couldn’t seem to stop.
Of these 14 books, my favorite was The Dark Tide, largely because it was the last one in a 5-book series and I was very happy with how it ended. 😉 It’s a mystery series, and I’ve never really read mystery before. I know why now…I’m not all that fond of it as a genre. The characters in the books, however, had me captivated from book 1, page 1. I am looking forward to reading more of Josh Lanyon’s books, perhaps even the mysteries because I love the way he writes characters.
In January I’ll do a full wrap up of all 56 (and counting??) books I read in 2012.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
She was usually able to ignore the jealousy she had toward her stepsisters — how Adri doted on them, how soft their hands were — especially when Peony was the only human friend she had. But she could not swallow the twitch of envy at seeing Peony in that dress.
~ pg 34-35, Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella set in futurist New Beijing. I don’t usually read science fiction, but I’m really enjoying this so far. The Cinderella aspects seem to be just the beginning, and I’m fascinated by the way Marissa Meyer has twisted the well-known fairy tale into something brand new.
Here’s the Goodreads summary:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.