Saturday, December 31, 2011

TBR Intervention (3)

I have been a little lax on my TBR Intervention.  I am blaming the holidays (that seems so much better than a blaming me, right?).

But the new year is coming and I am dedicated to starting over with my TBR Intervention.

And my first book of the year, thanks to my friend Jen's contest, is:
Magician, heal thyself.

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself.  But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted.  Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture.  Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince--leader of a campaign against her people.  As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for.  Because the price of peace may be her life...

Here is my second book for the year (I figure I should set my goals high, right?):

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble.  But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place.  Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina--she's fearless.

Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank.  And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul--her life.

And finally because I love audiobooks when I am walking or on the train, I plan to read (or more appropriately I guess I should say listen to): 

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.

But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or . . . Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all; so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So . . . happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

So as we start the new year, what do you plan to be your first books to read?


  1. Yay -- I'm so happy that you won your first book of the year on my blog!!
    I'm still working on Piper's Son (my TBR book). The holidays have derailed my reading a bit. But I'm hoping for good news to report by next Saturday!

  2. I have seen a lot about Touch of Power lately. I look forward to seeing your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by my TBR post!

  3. The Truth About Forever is so, so, SO good! I hope that you love it as much as I did!!!!

  4. @Jen I am so excited to read another Maria V. Snyder book!!

    @Gwenny I have loved everything I have read by Maria V. Snyder, so I am very optimistic!

    @Melissa I stayed up way too late last night with The Truth About Forever...until my iPod died! I was crushed!

  5. I've just heard good things about The truth about forever. Hope you enjoy it! it will be interesting.

    Happy new year!
    And happy reading!

  6. @Lis I finished it today and I am working on my review but I can tell you that I loved it!

  7. Shanan, you have great books this year! =) After reading ALONG FOR THE RIDE, I am craving for Sarah Dessen's books. I so want THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER! I can't find a copy (bummer) but I know I will soon... hehe. Good luck with TOUCH OF POWER. It's on my TBR too. I hope you'll enjoy it. I've been seeing CRANK in the bookstore but I'm hesitant to pick it up. I hope you'll like it and let us know what you think.

    Good luck with those books! I'm excited to start my year and my reading right. I hope we all get to enjoy our books. Yay for the new year! Have a great new year ahead! =)

  8. @April I started Touch of Power and I cannot put it down--like it is about 1am here and I have just read more of it! It is so good.

    I really love Ellen Hopkins so I think I will love Crank. She is not easy to read--the emotions that she evokes with her poetry are very raw and powerful. But after I finish I am always affected--I am always glad I read it.

  9. Hi, Shanan!

    Oohh.. Touch of Power sounds great! Like a classical fantasy with a twist! And I see you're enjoying it... Looking forward to your review!

    And... Aha! I see another audiobook adict on the horizon! Welcome to the team! (nothing better than listening to an hour of -insert favorite voice actor name here- before sleep!)

    Best of lucks with your reading challenge this week! Happy reading,

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  10. @Ron I am loving Touch of Power! :) And I do love audiobooks before bed but I have found I have an annoying habit of falling asleep so I have to backtrack to figure out where I remember being when I was still awake--so I tend to go to sleep to youtube. :) Happy reading to you too!