First Doctor - read 2 Doctor Who books Second Doctor - read 5 Doctor Who books Third Doctor - read 10 Doctor Who books Fourth Doctor - read 15 Doctor Who books Fifth Doctor - read 20 Doctor Who books Sixth Doctor - read 25 Doctor Who books Seventh Doctor - read 30 Doctor Who books Eighth Doctor - read 40 Doctor Who books Ninth Doctor - read 50 Doctor Who books Tenth Doctor - read 75 Doctor Who books Eleventh Doctor - read 100+ Doctor Who books
*challenge runs 1 January to 31 December 2012 - any books must be read in the 2012 calendar year to count
*any format is allowed
*cross-overs between challenges allowed
*link your post/reviews from your blog, goodreads, shelfari, librarything or the comments section (no blog necessary!)
*no list is needed beforehand - you can choose as you go (or change your choices!)
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Expected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
Summary: Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre -- his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman's noose, Aleister Crowley's childhood chessboard, etc. -- so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it. The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit. The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker's sanity.
My Review: Oh wow! I love this book so much. I think Joe Hill may be one of my favourite authors now. I read Horns by him last year and loved it and had to have more. This book was actually even better than Horns. I am so glad I bought it instead of getting it from the library.
Heart-Shaped Box is an incredible story about Judas Coyne who likes to collect really interesting and macabre things (like me) and one day decides to buy a ghost. So cool.
I have grown up watching pretty much nothing but horror movies and reading a lot of horror novels so it takes a lot to scare me, and this book didn't do it. However, it was written so well, I got so attached to the characters and wrapped up in the story that I just didn't care that it wasn't scaring me. All I cared about was what was going to happen next and how it would end. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone and I will be re-reading it every chance I get.