My Summer Reads

I was lucky enough to have attended BEA (Book Expo America) last month as an author, but I also came as a reader. One of the chief attractions of BEA are free books and a few of my companions ( a motley crew of my fellow Scene 13ers and some blogger buddies) even came up with our own name for it: ARC Snarfing. (Okay–that was me–but it did catch on!). My best and greatest “snarf” was this book, The Dream Thieves, the sequel to The Raven Boys, my big catch from last year. I was obsessed with The Raven Boys, as anyone who googles me can attest. I’m enjoying this one, but not quite as much. Maybe it’s because I snarfed another book that I like even more–which is Extracted, written by my fellow Spencer HIll Press and Scene 13 authors, Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley. And I swear it’s not because of the cover! (yeah–I designed that one). So is this fair? Neither of these have been released yet. I guess I will have to add one on that is currently available and that is Siege and Storm, the sequel to Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. I have been waiting ALL YEAR for this, and cannot wait to read it! Next on my reading list are three more Spencer Hill Press titles: PODS, by Scener Michelle Pickett, Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller, and Copper Girl, by Jennifer Allis Provost. These three books are currently available!

by Maggie Stiefvater

by Maggie Stiefvater

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…



Welcome to the war.

The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it.

The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens–their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.

Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war.

When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Telsa Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back.

Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both…again.


Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

and oops..I think I left one out…my book Breaking Glass, releases next week on July 9th. I won’t be reading that yet again, but maybe you might want to!


7 thoughts on “My Summer Reads

  1. I was so happy to snag a copy of Dream Thieves and i’m dying to read… but I need a big chunk of a weekend day to really savor! Hoping to dig in soon. – J

  2. Dream Thieves was my big score too! Mostly, because my train was late and I missed out on Extracted. (I’d gotten to read Breaking Glass early on. That’s right, be jealous.)

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