Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #1

This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey
"This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!"

So here's what I'm reading!!!

In the heavens above, the three moons crash together, streaming fire and death in their wake; below, the seas rage as the roiling face of the world shatters. After Prince Varis Kilvar steals powers to transform himself into a god, chaos reigns from the king's city of Ammathor to the forbidding walls of the Black Keep. At his heels marches a demonic army torn from the very bowels of the Thousand Hells, and the risen God King uses terror to stake his claim over all lands.
Betrayed and bound to Varis by powers he does not understand, mercenary Kian Valara is forced to masquerade as the world's savior, while a beautiful Sister of Najihar prepares him for his last battle. Victory against a living god is far from certain, but vengeance? For Kian, when the battle rage falls upon his soul and the sword hilt is hot and alive against his palm, vengeance is never out of reach.

I'm about a quarter of the way through this book, and it is so far amazing. I don't typically read anti-fantasy, but I am so glad I gave this a try. West is an amazing writer.The writing in the God King is incredibly vivid and the plot has been thrilling!

Dark Light edited by Carl Hose:

Dark Light is the light that shines through when some of the finest writers in horror use the power of their words for something good. That’s the case with this anthology—42 writers coming together to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and all the good the organization does for families every day of the year.

Make no mistake, though. These are horror writers and the stories they’ve written are not pretty. Traditional and non-traditional horror, dark humor, ghosts, serial killers, alternate universes, magic, zombies, and other creatures of the night hide between these pages. Shadows move and dead fingers stroke unsuspecting flesh, razor sharp knives shimmer in the moonlight, and unknown things hide in closets and under the bed. The stories here are as varied as the writers themselves. If you’re a fan of horror, you will not be let down.

Despite the horrific nature of these tales, however, their very existence in Dark Light stands as proof there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel.

Turn the lights down low and enjoy the show.

I have only just started reading this book, but am already in love with it. I honestly can't wait to finish this, and have already begun sacrificing sleep to do so. I will be posting a review for this book on July 13th, so make sure to check back. It'll be part of a blog tour as well! Oh, and the best part of this book; it's an anthology of many authors who are helping raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House!

Broken City by D.D Chant:
Deeta richards has never seen the outside world. before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in. 
tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and tom knows only too well that deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. then tragedy strikes and deeta and her Sister jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. why does Tom know so much about these people? and why do they know so much about him? as this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...

I recently received this book for review. It sounds interesting, and I'm quite excited to read it. I also really like the cover art.


  1. You have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award!!!

    Click here for more details:

    1. thanks for the nomination Emily! I really appreciate it. However, I don't have the time to participate in blog awards at this time. I checked out your post though, and it looks like fun :)

  2. Congrats on the award :)

    Great books, too. The God King looks like my type of fantasy.

    1. The God King has been such a treat for me. I love fantasy, but never read anything that has so proudly claimed anti-fantasy. It's so good!


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