Thank you for popping by again this months to see what Random Book of the Month I have picked out of the Jar of Books. As always o n the 6th day of each month.
This month I had to pull out 3 books from my jar of books, as the first 2 books I pulled out I had read or had given up on. Finally the 3 book is one I haven’t read yet.
Book One Was: Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani
I gave up on this book on 11 July 2018
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.
Told with forceful honesty, Trail of Broken Wings reveals the burden of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, liberating power of speaking and owning truth.
Pages: 377. Publication Date: 1 May 2015
Aurar Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
I read this book 7 October 2018
My blood is toxic to vampires . . .
If there’s one thing I want, it’s go get off this iceberg. I’m thinking college on the east coast. ANYWHERE besides Alaska.
Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents jump in and save my life in exchange for my services as a vampire hunter. Did they just say vampires? Yep. And they’re not the kind that sparkle. They’re rabid, disgusting, rude . . . and way too suave. Those are the ones I really have to watch out for.
A knife isn’t my only weapon. My rare blood type sends vampires into temporary paralysis right before I have to finish the job by hand. Basically I’m a glorified chew toy.
Now I’m stuck with an overzealous partner, a group of suck junkies, and a maddening attraction to Mr. Joe Cool, dresses all in black, Fane Donado. I don’t know if I want to punch him or kiss him, but clearly he’s keeping secrets of his own.
The old Aurora is gone forever. Destroyed in the wreckage. I don’t know who I am anymore, only that I suddenly have intense cravings and a V.I.P. pass into Alaska’s underworld.
If vampires found out who I worked for it would be lights out forever. In the meantime, I have some undead ass to kick so long as it doesn’t kick mine first.
Pages: 242. Publication Date: 9 December 2012
Different (Tainted Elements Book 1) by Alycia Linwood
Eighteen-year-old Moira, an air elemental, never thought that waking up with an unusual blue fire on her arm would turn her life upside down. Determined to figure out why she has an element she shouldn’t have, her parents take her to a secluded island to keep her safe from anyone who might want to experiment on her. There she meets Noah, a boy who seems to know a lot about her elements. As he introduces her to a group of a new kind of elemental’s who are more powerful than anyone could have imagined, she doesn’t know if she can trust them, especially because the group’s leader, Jaiden, has an extremely dangerous ability. But when her parents get kidnapped by a mysterious man, she has no choice but to turn to Noah and Jaiden for help.
Pages: 241. Publication Date: 23 April 2014