What have I been reading? Wow - everything I have handy! I keep starting new books depending on which room in the house I am in. Not the way to go - I don't recommend it.
I just read Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. I have been meaning to get it read since it came out, but so many books on the stack. I saw it sitting on the shelf and had to start it. Read it all day! I am not getting as much cleaning done as I want to, not that it is breaking my heart! This was a great read! She has well-developed characters that have been brought from other books in the series, while bringing in new, interesting characters at the same time. I enjoyed the expanded roles some of the characters had in this book. I still want Sookie to be with Bill, but that is just me - I realize that the whole vampire marriage thing makes that not work out, but a girl can hope right! The new Claude is amazing! I love the new bartending woman, Kennedy. One of my favorite characters is Pam - she is just a great vampire. I also really like Sam. I was thrilled with the closure on the Compton/Bellefleur issue.
Today I read Wings by Aprilynne Pike. This book was on my summer reading pile from school. This was an amazing story. She gives a whole new look to the fae. I wasn't sure about the whole flower/wing idea at first, but I really enjoyed the book. Her characters are well thought out. You instantly admire David, for so many things and you fall for Tam immediately. He has that mysterious air that demands another look. Lauren and her parents create the perfect family for the plot and the complications and struggles keep you turning the pages. I can't wait to go get the sequel: Spells .
I just started The Mark by Jen Nadol this afternoon. I am only on chapter five, but I am loving it. I feel for Cassie, I can't imagine what it would be like to "see" the deaths of people. I don't have much to say about it right now - more when I finish.