Monday, 27 June 2011

Danger: TBR Pile.

It has been a while since I posted about my TBR pile (that threatens to topple over and crush me in my sleep). Here are some of the pretties on my list this week: 

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)

Goodreads blurb:

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the thing inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no 
normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch.
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of 
them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on, even if it seems no one believes her.

Beauty Queens

Goodreads blurb: 

From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

I was also lucky enough to read Twisted Velvet Chains in May. And, thanks to the lovely Jessica Bell, I got this in the mail last week: 

Twisted Velvet Chains

Goodreads blurb: 

Twisted Velvet Chains is a collection of poems which follows the experiences of one woman growing up with a bipolar, drug addicted, gothic musician mother. Each poem represents specific moments of their life that embrace vivid rich imagery, and illustrate the turmoil of emotions both experience while together. The collection is divided into four parts that flow one into the other from childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and post-death.

Huge thanks to Jessica

How about you? What books are on your TBR pile this week? 


Jessica Bell said...

:o) Too many! And I can't read fast enough, it stresses me out. There are so many friends' books I want to read in order to review and I just can't keep up with them all. Know of any speed reading spells?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't let it crush you!

Shannon said...

Jessica is the best! :)

My TBR pile is out of control! Not enough hours in the day.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Yeah, TBR pile grows absolutely every day. It's ridiculous. Good luck with yours!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Awesome! Automatons as a pocket of resistance sounds so cool, especially with a cover like that! Thanks for the great recommendations!

Regina said...

That's a great start to your pile. Love those. I have a couple of those on my list as well. The thing about the TBR pile is that it is never ending and that is so wonderful!