What are You Reading Today?

I’m reading Etched in Bone, Book 4 of Adrien Phoenix’s Maker’s Song, Urban Fantasy Series.

The reading has been slow since everything seems to be falling apart for Vampire/Fallen Angel Dante and his friends. This makes sense since most books are structured to have an “all is lost” low point about ¾ into the book. In a series this structure also arcs throughout all the books as a whole. So the “The Darkest Hour” in book 4 is right on schedule. The sad thing is On Midnight Wings, the next book and surely the turn of the tide for Dante doesn’t release until March 2012! I hate being left hanging.

A Woman at Schnuck’s grocery store is Reading

Cross Fire by James Paterson, the latest Alex Cross in the Thriller genre

My friend’s Son is Re-reading

Brisingr, the 3rd book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle (aka Eragon Series) from the high Fantasy genre.

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What are You Reading this Week?

I’m Reading:  Beneath the Skin by Adrian Phoenix.

Book 3 (of 5) in the Dark Urban Fantasy Maker’s Song Series, preceded by Rush of Wings and In the Blood.

Adrian Phoenix is an amazing writer, poetic yet gritty. This is not your typical Urban Fantasy Vampire series. I admit I had to struggle to I relate to the characters in the first book, especially rock star Dante, the enigmatic vampire (and something else) with a fuzzy grip on reality and personal boundaries. At the end of the first book I was intrigued and needed to know more. Within the pages of book #2 the hook was set deep, I came to empathize and care about Dante, Heather, Lucien, Von, and slew of other characters, most of whom are not what they seem to be. I’m only a third into Beneath the Skin and Phoenix has reeled me in under her spell.

Teen at Target is Re-readingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,  J.K. Rowling
Checkout Woman at Target is Reading:
Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
One of my Nephews is Reading:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
My Daughter is Reading:
Door to December by Dean Koontz

Learn More:
Adrian Phoenix: http://adrianphoenix.com/
Neil Gaimen:  http://www.neilgaiman.com/
James Patterson: http://www.jamespatterson.com/
Dean Koonz: http://www.deankoontz.com/
Michael Ledwidge: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/michael-ledwidge/
J. K. Rowling: http://www.jkrowling.com/