My To-Be Read List #21: poll

Posted May 7, 2016 by Lola in My To-Be Read List / 28 Comments


My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book.

As my reading list for my Kobo is already all planned out for this month, you can vote for my next ipad read! All of these are review copies I got through netgalley. One fantasy book, one sci-fi book and one cozy mystery. All are first books in a series. Three different genres, three different books! You can vote at the bottom of the post. I can’t wait to see which books wins and please let me know in the comment for which book you voted and why!

Ancient MagicAncient Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress #1)
by Linsey Hall

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Ancient Magic on Goodreads

I’m good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third—but not because I want to be good at hiding. I have to be. I’m a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. Being born with the dragon’s covetousness should be a sweet gig – I have the power to find and steal any type of treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals.

But it doesn’t come without a price – stealing powers requires that I kill, and others would destroy me if they discover what I am. In a world full of magic, hiding my species is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts is the only way to pay the bills. It’s a dangerous job when you can barely use your magic, but that’s one of the things I like about it.

When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hired me to find an ancient scroll, I didn’t want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds me of too much of murky memories from a past I can’t remember. But I don’t have a choice. The scroll reveals what I am. And if anyone finds out, I’m dead.

ArtificialArtificial (The Kepler Chronicles #1)
by Jadah McCoy

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Artificial on Goodreads

She struggles to feel human.

In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong.

Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear.

He struggles not to.

For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him.

Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street.

He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another.

Reining in MurderReining in Murder (A Carson Stables Mystery #1)
by Leigh Hearon

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Reining in Murder on Goodreads

When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive…unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert–the thoroughbred’s neurotic and controlling owner–only to find she’s been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths in three days is unheard of in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She’s confident she can track down a killer…but she may not know how ruthless this killer really is…

Now it’s time to vote!


28 responses to “My To-Be Read List #21: poll

  1. Ani

    I’ve been interested in cozy mysteries lately, so I’m going to vote for Reining in Murder. It DOES sound interesting and I’d be interested in seeing what you think. I’ll have to add it onto my own TBR if it’s good.
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    • I like cozies, they are a lot of fun. Reining in Murder sounded original with the horses aspect. I hope I can read it soon.

    • I sure have been reading a lot of cozies lately, although I got in the mood for other genres as well lately. I’ve been reading some fantasy books. Artificial sounds really good indeed!
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    • Kristen is the reason I wanted to read it as she said the world building was really done well. I have to check out the author her youtube account to see what kind of videos she makes.
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  2. It’s so strange reading a blurb in first person! I was quite surprised when I started reading that, because I have only read one or two others that explained the synopsis like that. Just like the character is talking to you! *laughs* It’s got a pretty neat cover, and feels very… maybe modern-fantasy? Which I quite like! I didn’t vote for it, though, because Reigning in Murder, whilst sounding a little bizarre, was just so original that I couldn’t resist. These are three books I’ve heard nothing about before today, and I hope whichever comes out highest in the vote (and the other two, when you get to them) is highly enjoyable! *hopes it is Reigning in Murder that wins*

    Happy reading, Lola!
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    • It sure is an unique style to have a blurb written in first person, but I kinda like it, even though it’s a bit weird at first. And I agree modern fantasy is a good way to describe the cover, I really like this style with the bright colours.

      Reining in Murder sounds really original with the horse aspect. I love finding books like that that catch my attention and stands out in some way. This is the first cozie I came across with horses and even if it doesn’t win i plan to read it soon.
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