Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Books Chosen

Our May Books have been Chosen...

Adult Selection
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong
Released September 7, 2004


If you haven't read this series yet, this a great time to start! If you've already read/reviewed - this is a good time to dust that old review off and let us know about it.

Elena Michaels is the world's only female werewolf. And she's tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she's growing content with that life, with being that person.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she's trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she'll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really. 
Books in the Series - Reading Order (click images if you would like to go to
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)Stolen: A NovelDime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld) Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, Book 4)Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, Book 5)Broken (Women of the Otherworld, Book 6)Broken (Women of the Otherworld, Book 6)No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, Book 7)Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, Book 8)Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9)Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9)Men of the Otherworld: A Collection of Otherworld TalesFrostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 10)

May YA Selection:

Birthmarked Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
Released March 30th, 2010


After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents disappear.

As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she faces the brutal injustice of the Enclave and discovers she alone holds the key to a secret code, a code of “birthmarked” babies and genetic merit.

Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, BIRTHMARKED explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where a criminal is defined by her genes, and one girl can make all the difference.


Lisa said...

Both of those sound great. I'll def have to check out the Women of the Otherworld series. Sounds good :)

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

whoo hoo love the list..okay I'm excited about birthmarked..and got the playing fire book and loving that one too.

Lexie said...

aw man I was on such a roll too. ::sigh:: I'll def be reading Birthmarked but other then Armstrong's YA Darkest Powers books, I'm not keen on her Otherworld Universe so I'll be passing on Bitten.

Melissa said...

I loved Bitten! Great book! :)

Sarah said...

Bitten is a fab book - I really enjoyed it :o) I've sent you my review link but this is the first time I've joined in so I hope I've done it properly (please let me know if I need to change anything LOL)

Anonymous said...

It delights me more than I can say that you've chosen Birthmarked for May. What an honor! I hope you enjoy Gaia's story.
All best,