Upcoming Reads

After work yesterday, I walked to the library and grabbed some books and CDs.

I picked up Melissa Marr’s books Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange, to read before the release of Fragile Eternity. I read Wicked Lovely awhile back and really enjoyed it. The heroine is intelligent and strong (although she doesn’t always know it). Seth, the amazing friend turned love interest, is dreamy in a ‘pierced, boa-owning, reads everything, lives in train cars, and listens to Dresden Dolls and Rachmaninoff’ kind of way. If you’ve read Holly Black’s books Tithe, Valiant or Ironside, you’ll probably enjoy Marr’s work. I sped read through Wicked Lovely as a refresher last night. I never got around to reading Ink Exchange, so I look forward to starting that soon. Fragile Eternity is due out April 21st.

I also checked out the first two books of the Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones and City of Ashes, in anticipation of City of Glass arriving at the library soon. I haven’t read this series but I keep hearing recommendations, so I thought I’d give it a try. City of Glass is out now.

Perhaps a blog post will come out of  the completion of Trevor’s short story collection, Cheating at Canasta. I’m not quite done yet. I’m taking my time. I just can’t tear through Trevor’s work. His stories are so rich. In each story, he teases out many facets of the overarching themes of guilt and loss. The characters are very real to me and the landscapes often seem to figure as  missing characters. More on Trevor later.

Now to sleep! Tim and I are walking in the morning.