So, the first book I read was Chime by Franny Billingsley. It came out a little over a year ago, but my library has only had it a few months. If you haven't read this book yet, do! There is so much raw emotion and it grips your heart from the first chapter and never lets go. That's my favorite kind of story.
The next book I read was Maximum Ride: The Angle Experiment by James Patterson. I must admit, I wasn't super stoked to read this. I sampled one of Mr. Patterson's Witch/Wizard books and didn't like it much, but Maximum Ride is a whole other ball game. I am very excited that this book is only the first in a long series.
And then I re-read The Son of Neptune, book 2 in the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. The down side of re-reading books in an un-finished series is that you remember how much you really can't wait
for the next book to come out. October seems way too long to wait for The Mark of Athena, the next book in this series.
And I'm currently reading The Project, by Brian Falkner. I first read this sci-fi writer last summer, when he came out with Brain Jack. Almost as soon as I finished it, this book catapulted to the top ten of my favorite books. I then hurried to read his first book published in the US, The Tomorrow Code. This book was another great sci-fi. The Project so far, seems a little more on the thriller side of things then the sci-fi side, but I'm only 100 pages into it.
And I'm also still listening to Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever, the second Maximum Ride book. I'm listening to this on a very old cassette tape and although the sound quality is very bad, the material quality more then makes up for it. Avian American kids, evil genetic scientists and mysterious voices inside your head. What's not to love?
I also spent some time on Amazon yesterday and of course saw all the book I can't wait to read that don't come out until forever. The five most anticipated?
5. The Crimson Crown (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima
4. Mark of Athena by Rick Roirdan
3. The Invaders (Brother Band Chronicles bk 2) by John Flanagan
2. The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl book 8) by Eoin Colfer
1. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter (okay, so this is already out, but my library won't have it for another few weeks)
What about you? What have you been reading and what book can you just not wait to be published?