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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did like this modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Will write my review of the book soon.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of The Hive. I’m liking it a bit. It has an interesting storyline.

Summary:

Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive.

Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers – like Cassie’s dad – were powerless against it.

But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many “condemns,” and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It’s safer, fairer and perfectly legal.

Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice.

But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution.

One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she’s infamous. And running for her life.

With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself – and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable – as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive.

New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that’s gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day, based on a story proposal by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson

Reading Next:

Looking forward to reading The Memory Thief. The summary sounds very good. The cover is so pretty for it.

Summary:

In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.

Just been feeling sick and trying to keep blog active as best as I can. I’m reading at a slow peace since real life stuff been getting in the way.

Happy Reading!!!

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Hello Girls by  Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Book Summary:
Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and generations of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can’t hurt.

My Review:

Hello Girls was such a good read. You get to embark on this adventurous roadtrip with two best friends. I enjoy the story and the characters in it.

Winona must hide what happens at home. Her father is all powerful and has complete control over her. She is waiting until after high school to run off with her new best friend, Lucelle.

Lucelle works hard to save money and taking care of her family. Things never comes easy for her, even when her brother start selling drugs. She is ready to hit the road with Winona after high school.

Things don’t go as plan for both girls and they are on the run. Trying to escape from their horrible past on the open road. They willing to do anything to get money and survive.

This book was a quick read. It deals with bad family life and trying to survive on the open road. I like the bond these two girls have for each other. They always looking out what’s best for each other and trying to get one step a head from their family finding them. It a dangerous roadtrip which it leaves to self discovery. If you looking for some friendship adventures, then this might be for you.

Happy Reading!!!!

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The Chain by Adrian Mckinty

Book Summary:
You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim’s parents kidnap yet another child, and most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of The Chain.

My Review:

The Chain was such a good thriller/mystery read for adults. The storyline was so interesting and very original. I liked the characters within the book also.

Rachel is a survivor in the book. She beaten cancer and is next on the chain. When she head to her doctor appointment, the unthinkable happen. Her daughter is kidnap, she must pay ransom and kidnap another kid to continue the chain. Rachel teams up with Pete and they quickly work together to get Kylie home.

Kylie in the book is very clever girl. She tries hard coming up with way to escape. I like how we see Kylie point of view when she gets kidnap. We get a glimpse on how the little girl hanging in there. Will Kylie be able to make home alive?

This book is full of crazy twists and turns you don’t see coming. The chain is watching your every move, one bad mistake can cost your life. I got so engrossed in the book and it’s a quick read. If your in a mood for a thriller/mystery read then you should try The Chain.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart

Book Summary:
Before, I was a million things. Now I’m only one. The Burned Girl.
Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.
A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal” again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.
But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.

My Review:

Scars Like Wings is a must read. I really did enjoyed this book. I was hooked with the storyline and the characters growth.

It’s a miracle Ava is alive after surviving a house fire. She lost her family and cousin that day also. Within a year of hiding at her aunt house, it’s time for her to venture the outside world. Scars of the past still haunts her, she starts school at a new place. Which is not easy when people start treating you differently.

Will Ava be able to find herself again and start letting people in?

The book has a new fresh outlook to it. Instead of dealing with a pretty main character, you get some who is scar on the inside and out. It was written pretty good and the book draws you. This book recently came out this week. In mood for a new book, then try Scars Like Wings.

Happy Reading!!!

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Rules of Vanishing by Katie Alice Marshall

Book Summary:
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.

My Review:

Rules for Vanishing was a haunting good read. I did love the storyline and the characters in it.

Don’t go in the woods unless you want to play Lucy’s game.

On the eve of Lucy’s disappearance years ago, a mass text message is sent to play the game. Some kids believe in the story and sent out into woods to play.

The main character Sarah, is dealing with a lot stress. Her sister disappeared years ago playing the game. Now it’s her turn to play and go find her sister. Becca left her clues to help her along away. With the help of Sarah and Becca friends, will she be able to find her alive?

Follow the rules and you might make it out alive.

This book really draws you in. There some scary stuff in it, so you might want to read with the lights on. This book really mess with your head on what’s real or not. It has some awesome twist and turns. In the mood for a good fall read then this book than this will be perfect read for you.

You might have trouble sleeping after reading it.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Book Summary:
Survive the year.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.

My Review:

The Grace Year was an interesting read. I did liked the book but not love it. The storyline was intriguing and the characters are likable.

Each year woman are chosen to enter the grace year. No one knows what it is. Just that the woman are accuse to have power and each year they are taken away to get rid of it, according to the men in the village.

Tierney throughout her life just keep her head down and distance for everyone. Once she chosen for the grace year, she has her whole life turn upside down. A year of the unknown with people she hardly talk with it. There are hunters watching their every more. Trapped for a year, she must use her knowledge to survived.

This book starts strong. Slowly we learn of the people and who entering The Grace Year. The storyline idea was good, but drags out a bit in the middle of the book. It has a bit of lord of the flies feeling to it. If your into survival books, you might enjoy it. It was hard writing a review without giving anything away. The book comes out October 8th.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Red Skies Falling Alex London

Book Summary:
In this thrilling sequel to Black Wings Beating, twins Kylee and Brysen are separated by the expanse of Uztar, but are preparing for the same war – or so they think.
Kylee is ensconsed in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle’s stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar’s first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal.
The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides―or so they think. The Ghost Eagle has its own plans.

My Review:

Red Skies Falling was action packed. I love entering the world of Black Wings Beatings again. If you have yet read this book one, then you don’t need to read this review.

The brother and sister team are back again and getting ready to fight.

Kylee is off training with her new gift. She trying hard to control the ghost eagle. It no easy task when she can’t trust the people around her. Now that she separated from her brother, she has concerns for him and her family as a war is coming.

Brysen is holding down fort at home. He is keeping the hawk business alive, while trying to find his hawk. When an attack on the village is coming, he must be prepared and defend his home and hawks.

Will the brother and sister team see each other again?

I really love the original storyline of this world. It was very insightful on Hawks and training them. Sad some hawks die throughout this book but it’s an war story. Hopefully we have a happy ending in the third book. If your in mood for something different, then check out this series.

Happy Reading!!!

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Fear of Missing Out by Kate Mcgovern

Book Summary:
Everyone has a fear of missing out on something–a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on?
When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when–and if–a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it’s real. To see if it’s worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.

My Review:

Fear of Missing Out might hit close to home with some readers. The storyline deals with a girl who survived cancer and then she end up getting it back. There are characters you fall in love with.

In the beginning of the book, you met Astrid. She getting news her cancer has return. She been through chemotherapy before and it helps but there might be a chance with a new drug to help her. Before she make up mind on what to do she find a new option with her life, cryopreservation. She thinks on freezing her body until a cure is find. Now she goes a roadtrip to fight for her life with her best friend and boyfriend.

This book is such a heartbreaking read. You feel for every character in the book and rooting for Astrid along the way. During the roadtrip, I’m happy to see they can sight see along the way and try to reconnect to with father. This book is well written and I love every minute of it.

What decisions Astrid will make in the end?

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I do love this book a lot. My review of is up for it.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle if The Grace Year. So far it’s a weird book. Taking my time reading it and understanding the world building.

Reading Next:

Will finally read some library books.

Hello Girls sounds like a fun roadtrip book.

The Chain is an adult thriller/mystery. Which I like to read at times. My co-editor, Stay Fetters loved the book and has crazy twists in it. So looking forward to that.

What you guys plan on reading??

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{Arc Review} Unpregnant by Jenni Hendrixs and Ted Caplan

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she’d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines. Even the most consistent use of condoms won’t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in them to keep you from going out-of-state for college.
Veronica needs an abortion, but the closest place she can legally get one is over nine hundred miles away—and Veronica doesn’t have a car. Too ashamed to ask her friends or family for help, Veronica turns to the one person she believes won’t judge her: Bailey Butler, Jefferson High’s own little black cloud of anger and snark—and Veronica’s ex-best friend. Once on the road, Veronica quickly remembers nothing with Bailey is ever simple and that means two days of stolen cars, shotguns, crazed ex-boyfriends, truck stop strippers with pro-life agendas, and a limo driver named Bob. But the pain and betrayal of their broken friendship can’t be outrun. When their fighting leads to a brutal moment of truth, Bailey abandons Veronica. Now Veronica must risk everything in order to repair the hurt she’s caused.

My Review:

Unpregnant was such a fun read. I did liked the storyline a lot and the characters in it. If you enjoy stories on teen pregnancies. It was a heartfelt book and turning to an unexpected friend for help.

Veronica in the book must keep up appearances with her family and friends. She gets straight A’s, wear a purity ring, plays by the rules and have the prefect boyfriend. Soon she is getting ready to go off to college, but one thing is standing in her way. She accidentally gets knocked up.

Her life seems to go up in smokes. There no way she telling her parents the truth, nor she trust her inner circle friends. When her ex friend Bailey the only know the truth, she turns to her for a road trip to terminate the mistake. Along the way the girls encounter a lot of misadventures and a crazy ex boyfriend stalking them.

Will this road trip bring the girls close together again?

This book was so much fun. There some funny jokes throughout the book. I like how Veronica also trying to understand what happen to her and Bailey friendship. She also learns she can’t be perfect all the time. I like to see how much Veronica grow and learn from this roadtrip. If your in mood for a feel good friendship book with laughs and fun along the way, then you might enjoy Unpregnant. This book recently just came out.

Happy Reading!!!!!