Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Where is Your Bookmark? (12/10/2013)

After spending time in Victorian England, hiding in shadows, dabbling in magic and machines, and uncovering conspiracies, I thought a little celestial company might be in order, that of the young adult variety.  I knocked out Lenore Appelhans's  The Memory of After in less than a day.  Set in the after life, on what is called Level 2 (the original title of the book), a young woman finds herself in the middle of a revolt between the angels, when all she wants to do is be reunited with the young man she loves. I am now reading the third book in Amy Plum's Revenant trilogy,  If I Should Die.  Right before that, I read Plum's novella, Die For Her.  Both books, set in Paris, feature angelic heroes fighting to save lives against a foe whose sole purpose is to take them.  A not so ordinary girl is at the center of the story, in love with an immortal revenant.  I enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy, and am looking forward to seeing how the author pulls the overall story together in this final book of the trilogy. 

What are you reading right now?  Is it something you would recommend?




Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts 
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where  
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a 
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.


Here is a taste of If I Should Die by Amy Plum:
In the Dead of the Night I sat on a bridge spanning the Seine, watching a bouquet of crushed white lilies float toward the spotlit Eiffel Tower.  I strained to listen for the words I thought I'd just heard.  
I wish I could share the final line of the paragraph because it really sets up the mood of the book well and gives you an idea of what more is to come. Unfortunately, it contains a major spoiler from the previous book, and so I left it off.

Would you continue reading?


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30 comments:

  1. Yep. Definitely. Depending on the spoiler, of course!

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    1. Jenclair - Haha! The second book in the trilogy ended on a huge cliffhanger and this third book picks up right where it left off.

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  2. I just finished reading Ben Aaronovitch's 'Whispers Underground', in his series of paranormal mysteries. Not paranormal mysteries with sparkling vampires or the like, but a humorous, gritty London policeman narrator and a whole host of characters like goddesses of river, ghosts, and a whole new race of underground people. Very good. I just started a book on psychology, but I need a fiction to read and the same time and I don't know what to start.

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    1. Laurie - Aaronovitch's book sounds like it would be really good--and like something I would enjoy. I will have to look for it. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Not sure this is for me, but I do like the setting!

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    1. JoAnn - The Paris setting fits the story well, and the author does a good job of making the reader feel like he or she is there.

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  4. I have the first book, and since you are on the third, it must be a good series.

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    1. Nise - It is a good series. I hope you enjoy the first book and continue on with the rest!

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  5. I like the cover and the tease is interesting, though I don't read much speculative fiction. Glad you like the series.

    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  6. Great teaser! Now I'm intrigued and eager to know more. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel - It was a good one. The entire trilogy is, really.

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  7. Sounds good and I do like that cover.

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    1. Yvonne - I enjoyed the books. I hope the author writes more set in that world.

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  8. I love the cover and the imagery in the lines you shared. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Catherine - I like the author's writing. And a pretty cover never hurts. :-)

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  9. Curious but not sure if I would read it -- enjoy

    Thanks for joining us this week; I appreciate it.

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  10. I have been wanting to try this series by Plum! And I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Memory of After since I have that one on my TBR list as well!

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    1. Samantha - I think you'd like the books, and hope you get a chance to try them!

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  11. oh oh , a book set in Paris I had not heard about! thanks for sharing. would you be interesting in receiving for free and reviewing on your blog books set in France? go have a look on http://francebooktours.com and fill in the questionnaire in the Be A Tour Host page if you are interested

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    1. Emma - Thank you for the link! The sense of place in this trilogy is very strong, so I think you'd enjoy it.

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  12. Orchids and the Seine, yes, I'd keep reading. Here's Mine

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    1. Paulita - I like the tone the author sets from the start too. The setting is irresistible. :-)

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  13. How nice to think about being in Paris in the dead of night. You bet I'd keep reading.

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  14. I would continue reading, it sounds intense! I like the cover too.

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    1. Naida - It was! I finished this morning. I had hoped to finish last night, but I was so tired and my little one kept me up as late as I could manage. :-(

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  15. A book set in Paris - I want to read it! I need to check out this series!

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    1. Iliana - I hope you are able to. I really enjoyed the books!

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