Coyer: Summer Vacation sign-up

June 16, 2014 Coyer 2

CoyerSummerVacation

I decided to participate in Coyer Summer Vacation. This is the first time I participate in a Coyer event, but I’ve seen it around a the blogosphere a few times already and always wanted to participate once.
If you want to know more about Coyer you can read Michelle her post on her blog Reading is Better Then Real Life.

Basically Coyer is a book challenge, although this Summer Vacation version of Coyer hardly has any rules, just make a sign-up post and you can participate. This post is to announce which books I plan to read this summer and why I want to read them this summer. I won’t challenge myself with too many books as I know I am a mood reader and usually end up reading different books then I planned if I plan too much.

camp paybackCamp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2)
by JK Rock

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find Camp Payback on Goodreads

Blurb:
Alex has big plans for camp this year, starting with making it the best summer ever. Having fun and breaking some rules will get her the payback she wants against her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Because of his disgusting texts, she’s headed to a super strict all-girls school in the fall.

Then she meets Javier and revenge doesn’t seem nearly as important as getting to know the troubled loner determined to keep a low profile at camp. But Alex’s trouble-magnet personality and Javier’s need to stay in the background don’t mix nearly as well as their irresistible chemistry.

With her home life eroding under her feet and her last year of summer camp speeding to a close, Alex wants to make her mark on the world and squeeze every bit of fun out of her time with Javier. Too bad her old plans for revenge turn back on her just in time to ruin everything. Will she lose Javier too?

Why I want to read this book this summer:
I read the first book in this series last summer and as it’s about summer camp it’s the perfect kind of book to read during summer.

the cullingThe Culling (The Slave Girl Chronicles #1)
by J.C. Andrijeski

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find The Culling on Goodreads

Blurb:
Jet is a 19-year-old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth. Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Canada, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from the culler ships. No one knows where the ships take the people they take, but they never return. When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard way.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
I’ve been looking for a good sci-fi book and this one sounds really good. I am really happy I got this one for review from Netgalley. Also it’s been a while since I read a Netgalley book, so I feel like I have to read a few Netgalley books to get my rating up a bit.

third daughterThird Daughter (The Dharian Affairs #1)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Format: e-copy and paperback
Source: I bought the e-copy and then later on won the paperback
You can find Third Daughter on Goodreads

Blurb:
The Third Daughter of the Queen wants her birthday to arrive so she’ll be free to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon may force her to accept a barbarian prince’s proposal for a peace-brokering marriage. Desperate to marry the charming courtesan she loves, Aniri agrees to the prince’s proposal as a subterfuge in order to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love.

Third Daughter is the first book in The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance takes place in an east-indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
I am a big fan of Susan kaye Quinn her writing style and I think this is one of the few books by her I haven’t read yet. I wanted to read this book as soon as I heard about it and I actually bought the e-copy when this book was just released and then later on I even won a paperback as well. And yeah I still haven’t read it, while I really want to.

gameboard of the godsGameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)
by Richelle Mead

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find on Goodreads

Blurb:
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
Richelle Mead is one of my favourite authors and I pre-ordered this book before it was released and now I think even the second book is already released or almost and I still haven’t read this book. I hope I can read it this summer.

ELECTED Front CoverElected
by Rori Shay

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Elected on Goodreads

Blurb:
It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret—the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
If I am in the mood for a dystopia book this summer I plan on reading this book as I really like the sound of the blurb and I’ve had it for review for quite some time now.

the fallenThe Fallen (Sons of Wrath #0.5)
By Keri Lake

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Fallen on Goodreads

Blurb:
To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.

Show loyalty. Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good. Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.

This is the life of a Sentinel.

Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens. Unbreakable. But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.

Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind—an enticement I’ve resisted for centuries, until she came along.

Karinna lusts for vengeance.

She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit—the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.

I want her. To have her, though, I’ll have to break the rules.

For one taste of the forbidden, I’ll have to commit the most heinous sin of all …

**Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language

Why I want to read this book this summer:
Having read the first two books int his series already i was very excited to hear Keri had written a short story as a sort of prequel. And it’s even free everywhere. I really want to read it, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, so i hope to read it this summer.

UntamedUntamed (Untamed #1)
by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Untamed on Goodreads

Blurb:
Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs…but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.

She’s a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he’s an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan’s life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can’t include him in her carefully-controlled, extremely public lifestyle…and yet she cannot give him up.

Will a shared passion for art—and, increasingly, each other—be enough to keep them together? Or will it be the thing that ultimately tears them apart?

It’s hot. It’s sexy.

It’s UNTAMED.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
I planned to read this in time before the second book in this series came out, but ofcourse for some reason I didn’t read it yet. And I really want to read it and as I often want to read contemporary romances in summer, I thought it would be a great idea to read this book this summer.

the other meThe Other Me
by Suzanne van Rooyen

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Other Me on Goodreads

Blurb:
A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Fifteen-year-old Treasa Prescott thinks she’s an alien. She doesn’t fit in with the preppy South African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du Preez. Gabriel plays the piano better than Beethoven, has a black belt in karate, and would look good wearing a garbage bag. Treasa thinks he’s perfect. It might even be love, as long as Gabriel doesn’t find out she’s a freak.

As Treasa spends time with Gabriel, she realizes she might not love him as much as she wants to be him, and that the reason she feels uncomfortable in her skin might have less to do with extra-terrestrial origins and more to do with being born in the wrong body.

But Gabriel is not the perfect boy Treasa imagines. He harbors dark secrets and self-destructive tendencies. Still, Treasa might be able to accept Gabriel’s baggage if he can accept who she longs to be.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
Because I usualy read a lot of contemporary romances in summer and I’ve been wanting to read this one for a long time now. It sounds great and I haven’t read a lot of LBGT Books yet, so I am curious whether this is a genre I like them or not.

written in redWritten in Red (The Others #1)
by Anne Bishop

Format: mass market paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find on Goodreads

Blurb:
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

Why I want to read this book this summer:
I heard so many great things about this book and a few weeks ago I finally bought it and I plan to read it this summer!

star wars prequel trilogyStar Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (Star Wars: Novelizations #1-3)
by Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore and Matthew Woodring Stover

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find on Goodreads

Blurb (contains spoilers)
For the first time in one stunning volume, here is the complete, epic story arc: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Experience the sweeping tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power-and witness the tragic transformation of Anakin Skywalker from mere slave to one of the greatest, most powerful, and feared villains of the galaxy: Darth Vader.
“The path has been placed before you, Anakin.
The choice to take it must be yours alone.”
On the barren desert world of Tatooine, young Anakin Skywalker toils by day and dreams by night . . . of traveling the stars to worlds he’s only heard of in stories. When Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, cross paths with Anakin, it marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend. Courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin comes of age in a time of great upheaval. The attempted assassination of Senator Padme Amidala thrusts the Republic close to the edge of disaster-and brings Anakin and Padme into a secret romance as intense as it is forbidden.
As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a decision with profound ramifications. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic-and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.
THE PHANTOM MENACE
by Terry Brooks, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
by R. A. Salvatore, from a story by George Lucas and a screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales
REVENGE OF THE SITH
by Matthew Stover, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas

Why I want to read this book this summer:
Ever since I finished watching the Star Wars movies I kept thinking about it and I really want to read these books and imerge myself in the Star Wars world again.

I didn’t realize I already listed 10 books, I am not sure whether I’ll manage to read them all, but I hope to be able to read at least a few of this list. I plan on posting on Mondays from now to list which books I read that week.

2 Responses to “Coyer: Summer Vacation sign-up”

    • Lola

      I really enjoyed Camp Boyfriend, so i really want to read Camp payback this summer. It’s the perfect kind of book to read during summer. And I am so happy I finally bought Written in Red, I want to read it soon!

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