March 4, 2011 | By: Tracy

March Book Club Selection -- You Choose!

First of all: Huge thank you to everyone who participated last month. I'm still working out the kinks of running an online book club, and I thank those of you who were willing to join in on the maiden voyage. You RAWK!!

Moving on to this month . . . so, I don't know if I've had a stroke of brilliance or if it's just my brain's way of shirking responsibility for picking the book everyone has to read, but I've decided to loosen up our book club a little.

I still want to alternate between YA and Adult geared novels, just to give everyone a chance to participate & try new things. However, instead of selecting one book, I'll offer up three choices each month.

Choose whichever one best fits your fancy. Then on Friday, April 1st (no fools up in my blog, Yo!) we'll post our discussion thread.

What do you think? Okay, even if you think it's a bad idea . . . tough. These are the rules we're playing by for this go around at least!

So here are this month's choices:

A Brush of Darkness : Allison Pang  (Urban Fantasy)

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.


Succubus Blues : Richelle Mead  (Paranormal Romance)

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?
But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore—free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.
But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...


I Am Number 4 :  Pittacus Lore  (Sci-Fi)

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.

Hopefully there is something here for everyone. Hey, if you want to read more than one of them, knock yourself out.

15 witty remarks:

LM Preston said...

Oh wow, looks like a great read list you got going on here. I have I AM Number four and I heard of Succubus Blues. Can't wait to see your review.

Misha said...

Oh wow, I Am Number Four sounds like a great read!

:-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL. I just put Succubus Blues on hold at library after our discussion yesterday. :D

I saw the movie for I Am Number Four last week. I didn't know it was a book until after the movie. I also didn't know it was part of the series until the end of the movie where the viewer was left hanging, wondering if there's a sequel. :P

I'm going to read Succubus Blues (obviously). However, I'm away in SF that week (spring break), but I will try to participate. :D

salarsenッ said...

Succubus Blues sounds cool. I just saw I Am Number Four at the theater.

Matthew Rush said...

I want to read that Allison Pang book.

Kindros said...

Looks like I'm reading a couple of these (brush of darkness and I am number four). Look forward to the discussion. :)

E.J. Wesley said...

I'm loving the title, "Succubus Blues"

Definitely going to check out #4 after seeing the movie. While it wasn't great (not HORRIBLE, just not great), the story premise is compelling enough to make me think the book could be awesome!

EJ

Melissa said...

Oh AWESOME! I've read I Am Number Four so I can participate in that and A brush of darkness is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read!!! SWEET!

Michael Offutt said...

I saw the movie "I Am Number Four" and didn't think it was very good. Crusader here sayin' hello :)

Colene Murphy said...

I vote on 1 or 2!! Those all sound great!

Roza M said...

Number 2! it's been on my reading list for months now. Love richelle Mead, she's a great writer VA was just Awesssoooome

Katie said...

I think this is an awesome job!! Definitely #3. I've been wanting to read it for months even before it became a movie! It sounds so awesome. But I think #1 sounds great as well.

alexia said...

What fun! When my schedule settles down a bit, I'll have to join in!

Heather Hellmann said...

You've just won an award! Stop by my blog to see it :)

http://heatherhellmann.blogspot.com/2011/03/thank-you.html

Adina West said...

Sounds like you have some great options. Happy reading!

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