Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flashback Friday 1/31/2014

Flashback Friday is a meme hosted by our friends at Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast.  The Objective - Pick a book... any book that meets the following criteria:  

1.  Must have been published at least 2 years ago or 
2.  Preferably is still in print or available to read

Lori's Choice

I loved Graceling (Book #1) and this one is sitting on the shelf in my living room.  I really have no excuse for not reading it yet other than the fact that I am easily distracted by pretty new books.

Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore
Hardcover1st US Edition461 pages
Published October 5th 2009 by Dial Books 

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men.

This is where Fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame, Fire is the last remaining human monster. Equally hated and adored, she had the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own.

Then Prince Brigan comes to bring her to King City, The royal family needs her help to uncover the plot against the king. Far away from home, Fire begins to realize there's more to her power than she ever dreamed. Her power could save the kingdom.

If only she weren't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.

Connect with Kristin
Fire on Amazon

Nikki's Choice

Blood-soaked nightmares. Of another time. Of another place. Of another life. With a Supernatural gothic creepy undertone, I just find this book irresistible. I especially love to read chilling Gothic stories in the Winter. 

Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick
Hardcover272 pages
Published October 6th 2011 by Indigo 

Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar, even though you've never been there before, or felt that you know someone well, even though you are meeting them for the first time? It happens. In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist, Eric Seven, and a young local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the dark of the moon, a king was slain, tragically torn from his queen. Their souls search to be reunited, and as mother and son, artist and child, forbidden lovers, victims of a vampire they come close to finding what they've lost. In a novel comprising seven parts, each influenced by a moon - the flower moon, the harvest moon, the hunter's moon, the blood moon - this is the story of Eric and Merle whose souls have been searching for each other since their untimely parting.

Connect with Marcus
Midwinterblood on Amazon

Stephanie's Choice

An oldie but a goodie.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Paperback519 pages
Published May 29th 2004 by Vintage

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come

Connect with Audrey
The Time Traveler's Wife on Amazon

What book is sitting on your shelf just waiting for you to remember it and read it?

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