Monday, December 1, 2014

[Musing Mondays]: Currently Reading / Eagerly Anticipating

Hosted by: Miz B @ Should Be Reading
 Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Reboot by Amy Tintera
Published on May 7, 2013 by HarperTeen
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Right now, I'm currently reading Reboot by Amy Tintera. I have to admit that my eye was first caught by the cover. It's got this whole barcode, conspiracy, we-have-to-fight-the-government vibe going on. As soon as I read the summary though, I knew it was going to be one of those rare cases where I add a book to my TBR-list and actually get it. I know. *GASP*

I'm only a couple of pages in, so the world-building is still being set up, but I am super psyched for what's to come.
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published on October 7, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Brit Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants;but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there and in uncovering this, she may become the killer's next target.
But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick is a novel that I'm eagerly anticipating. If you know me at all, you know that I am a die hard fan of Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush series. I think her series was one of the first young adult series (when I was younger) that really helped transition me from "enjoying" reading books required for class, to doing an enormous amount of leisure reading from her genre in particular. (Which I believe is romance / paranormal thriller.) Black Ice, however, is contemporary and suspense which is pretty far out of her realm. As president of the Becca Fitzpatrick fan club, I trust that she was able to pull it off. 

I actually just ordered Black Ice, so stay tuned for my review!


  1. I'm not really certain about either of these books. I've seen them around but I haven't been interested in reading them.

  2. Neat books. Love the cover on Black Ice. Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  3. I have Black Ice on my TBR list. Reboot looks like a great book! I love the cover too. :)

  4. I actually just completed reading both of these novels, so if you consider either, I would highly recommend Black Ice . It was an extremely enjoyable read!

    Thanks for stopping by Laurel!

  5. Well, that's too bad. :(
    I just finished reading both, and they were fantastic reads!

  6. Usually I would say that the cover on whatever novel I was reading was what drove me to pick it up and read it.

    This time, it was the author. I am in love with Becca Fitzpatrick's writing.

  7. I sort of picked up Reboot for the same reason, too! The cover looks great, but the summary was even better. (Black Ice has been on TBR list since the summer, I believe.)

    Thanks for stopping by, Cynthia.