Help - What Should I read??

I'm suppose to read a book published in 2009, i tried Night's Cold Kiss (Dark Brethren, #1) by Tracey O'Hara but its a little cringe-y and I'm not feeling it - unfortunately i own it, so i suppose i'll read it one day, just not today.
These are my other choices Generation 18 (Spook Squad, #2) by Keri Arthur Black and White (The Icarus Project, #1) by Jackie Kessler Gladiatrix (Kannon Dupree, #1) by Rhonda Roberts Chasing the Dragon (Quantum Gravity, #4) by Justina Robson But which one to choose? i have some other's but there second or fourth books in a series and im hoping to avoid reading them until I've read the first.... but desperate times desperate measures....

Can you guys help me choose which book? have you read any of these? where they good? (Don't tell me if they where bad, lol)