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Monday, July 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm reading: 

Something from my bookshelf.


TITLE: Beyond Exile
SERIES: Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2
AUTHOR: J.L. Bourne
PUBLISHER: Pocket Books
PUBLICATION DATE: July 13, 2010
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 277 pages
GENRE: Horror/Zombies
ISBN: 9781439177525
Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe;there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.

Survivor, Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation; and the will to survive;as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility. But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?


I'm listening to:

Something from my review pile.

AUTHOR: Paula Hawkins
PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: May 2, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 11 hrs and 31 mins
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from--a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface--you never know what lies beneath.

Cast of Narrators:
Rachel Bavidge, as third person narrator/Nel's voice
Sophie Aldred, as Jules
Daniel Weyman, as Sean & Josh
Imogen Church, as Erin Morgan
Laura Aikman, as Lena

I just finished:

TITLE: Final Girls
AUTHOR: Riley Sager
NARRATORS: Erin Bennett and Hillary Huber
PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: July 11, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 12 hrs and 24 mins
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.
Now Quincy is doing well - maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won't even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started 10 years ago is finished.


TITLE: Broken Angels
SERIES: Katie Maguire, Book #2
AUTHOR: Graham Masterton
PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus
PUBLICATION DATE: April 10, 2014 (first published 2012)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 368 pages
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 9781781852187
Someone is brutally killing Catholic priests. Revenge, or something more sinister Irelands first female detective must get to the truth in the second Katie Maguire mystery. One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River. It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated. When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St. Josephs Orphanage. But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in timebut first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secreta secret that is beyond belief.


SERIES: Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1
AUTHOR: Patricia BriggsDavid LawrenceAmelia Woo
PUBLISHER: Dynamite Entertainment
PUBLICATION DATE: March 1, 2011
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 128 pages
GENRE: Graphic Novel, Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 9781606902035
"Mercy Thompson inhabits two worlds without truly belonging to either. To the human inhabitants of Tri-Cities she's an oddity, a fiercely independent woman who repairs cars for a living. To the town's darker residents; werewolves, vampires, and fae, she's a walker, a last-of-her-kind magical being with the power to become a coyote. Mercy warily straddles the fine line dividing our everyday world from that darker dimension...

What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!

8 comments:

  1. I liked the first Day by Day Armageddon book but thought that the other books had some issues that lowered the rating for me.

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    1. Oh, no! I am not very far into this one, but I'm enjoying it so far.

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  2. Nice assortment of books. I have been keeping up with the Mercy Thompson series but haven't re-read. It might be interesting to go back to the beginning. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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  3. I did read the first Mercy Thomson but never got going on the series...yet! The graphic novel would be very interesting though. Tempted.

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  4. Final Girls and Broken Angels sound good. Happy Reading! Donna from Girl Who Reads

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  5. Yeah! You've read Moon Called! I really enjoyed that book myself!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  6. What a great mix here! I listened to Moon Called and then forgot to go back and read all the other 100 Mercy books.

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  7. I think I have Moon Called on my wishlist. Stage one of the move is complete. We're out of our house and now we're trying to get it ready to put on the market. Come see what I'm reading.

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