Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Books Read for August and Mho's Awesome Book Haul

Here are the books I've read for August:

1. Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (e-novella) by Meljean Brook- A
2. Riveted by Meljean Brook- A (top 10)
3. The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville- A- (top 10) (releases in December)
4. The Market place by Laura Antoniou- A-
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- B+ (top 10)
6. The Mysterious Madam Morpho (e-novella) by Delilah Dawson- B+
7. A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare- B+
8. Playing to Win by Jaci Burton- B
9. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)- D
10. Beauty’s Punishment by Anne Rice- D-

Kindle Reads:
11. Maid for Love by Marie Force- B (free)
12. In the Marshall’s Arms by Emma Jay- B (free)
13. Out of her League by Ava Archcer Payne – B (free)
14. Wake by Abria Mattina- C (free)

A-A- =4
B+-B- =7
C+-C- =1
D = 2
DNF =0

 A small taste of what my TBR pile looks like:

Mho is beyond pleased he was sent Kresley Cole's first young adult novel. Poison Princess is the first book in the Arcana Chronicles that will be released from Simon and Schuster next month. Since Kresley is so good at writing those smutalicious love scenes in her adult books, Mho wonders how much smooching will occur in this one? Yup, Mho's mind is always in the gutter.

Synopsis: Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…

Velveteen is the first book in the Velveteen series from Daniel Marks who is known better as Mark Henry of everything nasty zombies. This is about a murder girl who wants revenge and comes out from Delacorte next month. Mho got a lot of snuggle time with Daniel in New Orleans this summer.

Synopsis: Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.

It’ll be brutal... and awesome.

The Farm by Emily McKay (better known for her category romances with Harlequin) sounds like one freaky deaky book! If you have a fear of bugs, you may not want to read this one because it features flesh eating ticks! This comes out from Berkley in December. Mho can't stop scratching himself now.

Synopsis: Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

Any interesting books to recommend that you read last month? Mho's always on the look out for more books to read.