Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 5

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole for February

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She’s since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!

How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven’t read yet, so I’m going to use my wishlist instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wishlist and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I’ll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:

 

Libyrinth by Pearl NorthLibyrinth by Pearl North
Date Added: July 8, 2009

In her debut novel, Pearl North takes readers centuries into the future, to a forgotten colony of Earth where technology masquerades as magic and wars are fought over books.

Haly is a Libyrarian, one of a group of people dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: The books speak to her.

When the threat of the rival Eradicants drives her from her home, Haly learns that things are not all she thinks they are. Taken prisoner by the Eradicants, who believe the written word to be evil, she sees the world through their eyes and comes to understand that they are not the book-burning monsters that she has known her entire life. (Goodreads)

While I love the sound of this one (a book about librarians! a labyrinth library!), the excerpt didn’t wow me enough to want to read this one.

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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Dark Worlds by Zack DaggyDark Worlds by Zack Daggy
Date Added: July 15, 2009

On the surface, Careview may seem like nice place to live. What with its small town feel and family owned diners, many visitors have used such words as quaint and charming while passing through. Though for those that stay long enough, such words as sinister and evil have later been used. 

There is a darkness in Careview. One that connects the fates of four of its citizens. A serial killer with a collection, a psychic with an agenda, a woman with a family secret, and a returning son with a traumatic past, together must brave the storm. One that has been brewing beneath the surface for nearly thirty-one years. 

And all that time, I’ve been watching. (Goodreads)

Since I’m not a horror fan, not sure what I was thinking when I added this one to my wish list. Since the excerpt didn’t convince me otherwise, letting this one go.

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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Book of Shadows by James ReeseBook of Shadows by James Reese
Date Added: July 30, 2009

Herculine is only six-years-old when she watches her mother die horribly and inexplicably. A child alone in the nineteenth-century French countryside, she makes her way to the secluded convent, where she is taken in as a foundling orphan and raised by nuns who teach the children of the privileged to fear a wrathful God. 

But shy, unworldly Herculine is not like the others in this cold, forebidding place. And when she is led down a dark path by a rebellious fellow student, she soon finds herself convicted of crimes unimaginable.

But death at the hands of the ignorant and falsely pious is not to be Herculine’s lot. Held captive in the convent library, she is visited by four unexpected saviors with timeless needs of their own. By dawn, Herculine is free yet forever changed as she follows her liberators into a world of sensuous pleasures and great mysteries both wondrous and strange. (Goodreads)

Another title added from the Ultimate Reading List. After reading a sample, decided that it’s just not my type of read. Buh-bye!

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth LeiknesThe Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes
Date Added: July 31, 2009

Lucy Burns wants a normal life: friends, love, and a family of her own. And she could have it all if only she could break free from the job she hates. 

That job? Facilitator to hell. 


And her boss is a real devil.


She must spend her life leading sinners to their demise. After nineteen years of doing the Devil s dirty work, Lucy wants out.

Smart, sassy, fun, and wickedly funny, The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns is a fast and stunning read perfect for any occasion. Elizabeth Leiknes s fresh writing and comic wit will stick with you long after you ve put the book down.” (Goodreads)

Love the premise of this one! Loved the excerpt! Definitely a keeper!

VERDICT: Keep

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Graceling by Kristin CashoreGraceling by Kristin Cashore
Date Added: September 17, 2009

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight – she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace – or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone. (Goodreads)

Really enjoyed the excerpt on this one, so it’s staying!

VERDICT: Keep

This week’s stats: Keep 2, Let Go 3

Total stats: Keep 9, Let Go 16

Previous posts:

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 1
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 2
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 3
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 4

 

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