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Last week I finished reading:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story by Veronica Roth
The New Guy and The Invitation by Kelley Armstrong
Two bonus short stories from The Gathering that are a nice compliment to the novel and also available online for free. The New Guy shares the scene where Maya first meets Rafe and is a great look into her first impression, and The Invitation is told from Rafe's perspective when he goes to Maya's birthday party and it was interesting to see what was going through his mind and the complex dilemma he faced when it came to her. They both have spoilers for The Gathering but if you've already read the novel I definitely recommend reading these two (you can find them on Armstrong's website).
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
One of those books I started reading and then abandoned when the thesis stress got really bad, I finally had a chance to finish the audiobook this weekend. While I enjoyed it, it was really different than the two other series (Midnighters and Uglies) that I've read by Westerfeld and I felt it went a little too heavy on the non-fiction alternating chapters about parasites; they dragged down the story pace. Still, really creative and I definitely liked this unique spin on vampires.
The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
What I plan to read this week:
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
2012 reading challenges off my list, and one of those is to read a Westerfeld series (I read 2 last year!). Obviously Peeps is kinda cheating because it's only two books, but I already owned the first one and was curious about them. This one has different characters though and is more of a companion (though it does take place afterwards), it'll be interesting to see how it compares.
The Guardians by Sarah Manguso
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
What are you reading this Monday?