April 03, 2012

March TBR: Round Up.

Hey everyone!

It's the beginning of April, so that means it's time for last month's round up!

So at the beginning of this year, as one of my resolutions, I decided to do this TBR for every month. Which just means that at the beginning of each month I pick a set list of books, that plan (and hope) to read for that month!

When I made this solution, I was looking for something that would help me stay on track with the books I needed to read (at the time they need to be read) and books I want to read. With this I'm much more organized about what I'm reading, and when. If you're having a hard time with that as well, you might want to give this a try and see if it works for you as well; there's nothing to lose(:

Last month, I had quite a long TBR pile, simply because there are just so many books in my shelves that I really need to pick up and finally read! Even though I didn't read the all, I just took the ones I didn't finish and stuck them onto April's list.

Here's this months books, with their synopsis, and a link to my review:

The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter.
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
"In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well."

Goddess Interrupted, by Aimee Carter.
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
"Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. Henry's first wife, Persephone."

L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad.
L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, #1)
"In L.A. CANDY, nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality T.V. show. With fame comes wealth, hot clothes and even hotter love interests -- and Jane′s lapping it all up with her eclectic entourage of pals who are always up for a wild night out and the chance to get a piece of her spotlight. But soon Jane realizes everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be."

Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead.
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
I haven't written my review for Vampire Academy yet, but once I do, I'll link it here(:

Annexed, by Sharon Dogar.
"Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex - but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her? In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peter's point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first to hate her and then to find yourself falling in love with her? Especially with your parents and her parents all watching almost everything you do together. To know you're being written about in Anne's diary, day after day? What's it like to start questioning your religion, wondering why simply being Jewish inspires such hatred and persecution? Or to just sit and wait and watch while others die, and wish you were fighting. As Peter and Anne become closer and closer in their confined quarters, how can they make sense of what they see happening around them? Anne's diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peter's story takes us on, beyond their betrayal and into the Nazi death camps. He details with accuracy, clarity and compassion the reality of day to day survival in Auschwitz - and ultimately the horrific fates of the Annex's occupants."

Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins.
Anna and the French Kiss
  "Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?" 

Audition, by Stasia Ward Kehoe. 
"When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent." 

A Long Long Sleep, by Anna Sheehan.
A Long, Long Sleep
"It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone-- and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long gone, and Rose-- hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire-- is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes-- or be left without any future at all." 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love VA! It's awesome. You should keep with the series(:
    Anna and The French Kiss was great too. And I can't wait to read The Goddess Test!

    Good luck with sticking to your TBR list this month. I'll be sure to check some of your reviews.


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