October 12, 2013

What Should I Buy? (3)

I have a coupon. You all like voting. Therefore it is WHAT SHOULD I BUY time!

I started this feature back in August to help me figure out what to do with all of the Barnes & Noble coupons I get. I figured setting up a vote would A) allow you guys have a say in what I read and B) alleviate some of the pressure of picking a book to spend my coupon on. I know I don't NEED a new book, but, hey, I really can't pass up a good discount. Also, I'm addicted to buying books.

So. Come. Help me feed my addiction.

Oh, and PLEASE, remember, I'm looking for a vote that has a little more than just the title of the book and a "THIS WAS REALLY GOOD." Pitch it to me, a little. WHY should I read this book? WHY do you think I would like it? All help is useful. ALL HELP.

And I could use ALL OF THE HELP by OCTOBER 14TH (AKA when my coupon expires)

Ready? Set? GO.

1. Feed by Mira Grant
Why I want to read this book: Creepiness + bloggers + conspiracies = Gaby's interested.

2. Finnikin and the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Why I want to read this book: I loved Jellicoe Road sosososo much and I'm kind of interested to see if Melina Marchetta can be just as brilliant in a different genre. I mean, my Goodreads friends say she is, but I'd like to see for myself.

3. The Program by Suzanne Young
Why I want to read this book: This one sounds sufficiently scary. And I really like the color yellow. AND the second book in the series is coming out in April so... (that last one's not really relevant since April's still kind of far away but I thought I'd throw it in.)

4. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Why I want to read this book: I think this book is on the list because someone once told me I really need to read it. I can't remember who told me this and I don't remember why, but I did just remember it was recommended to me so I thought I'd put it on this list. Also: Historical. So.

5. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Why I want to read this book: Pretty cover. Everything's in ruins. I don't know. I am interested. (Sometimes it really is the superficial things.)

These are your options. Choose wisely, beloved followers. My reading fate rests in your hands. 


  1. Well! I just bought FEED for Jon for his random October themed gift and I KNOW Renae lovesss those books. SO I VOTE THAT. And Masque of the Red Death. Cuz it SOUNDS AWESOME.

  2. Finnikin.

    DONE. :P (also the only one I've read but WHATEVERRRRRR)

  3. Revolution for sure if you want a fantastic historical novel. It alternates between the French Revolution and present day. I really loved it.

  4. I really enjoyed The Program and Masque of the Red Death, so I'd say one of those.

  5. I just read Feed! I love zombie stories and this one was great. Awesome world building, good action scenes, well-developed characters...perfect for a pre-Halloween read!


  7. Feed, I don't have much to say about it now, but I'm currently reading it and I like it so far! :)

  8. Buy Finnikin and then read it with me. You're probably the only person I know who hasn't read it yet, because so many people I know and trust HAVE read it and loved it. But it's fantasy, which unnerves me a little. And I might need someone to hold my hand. So for purely selfish reasons, pick that one, because my copy is already on my shelf staring at me and challenging me to a duel.

  9. Finnikin!! I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did but it totally swept me up and got to the point where I stayed up super late reading it because I had to find out what happened and couldn't stop reading. SO good. =)

  10. The Program!! I haven't read it, but I've heard really great things about it and I really want to read it!!

  11. I would go for The Program on Finnikin. I'm so curious about both!

  12. I really would vote immediately for Finnikin! I loved this fantasy series by Marchetta, mostly because the characters are incredibly complex (not completely good or bad) and because the story is GREAT. HOWEVER, it is a bit slow at the start and even during the story. But the series as a whole is really great. (I know this is late, but I thought I'd weigh in anyway!)


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