There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday: –What are you currently reading? –What did you finish recently reading? –What do you think you’ll read next?
I purchased all of these books through Book of the Month! I love being part of this subscription service!
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert So far I’m enjoying the dialogue between Chloe and her family! The relationship between Chloe and the handyman gets off on rough ground…it’s going to be fun to find out how their link progresses!
Summer is winding down, which usually means that spooky content is all around us! I saw these Peanuts Halloween cards displayed in Walmart yesterday, and got sooo excited!
I’m also looking forward to reading some books with dark content, as two pre-ordered reads are coming my way next month!
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
‘Tunnel of Bones’ is the second installment of the Cassidy Blake series. After almost drowning when she was eleven, Cassidy has the ability to see ghosts, crossing into the ‘Veil’ at any given moment. Her best friend Jacob, a ghost himself, is also back to accompany Cassidy on a new adventure!
‘A Dream So Dark’ by L.L. Mikinney
When I finished reading ‘A Blade So Black last year, I pre-ordered the sequel immediately. I had to. After reading such an action-packed Alice in Wonderland retelling, with THAT cliffhanger, there was no question about it!
Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan
‘Sweet Melody’ is a lighter read, as it tells the tale of Lindsay, a young entrepreneur and Rhett, a struggling artist as they work together to revitalize Lindsay’s food truck business. I will post my review as part of a blog tour in mid-September!
Next month I’m trying my hand at the Disneyathon (Disney Reasathon) throughout the month of August. I don’t need to read Disney-related stories (but I am tempted in reading the Descendants stories!), but this readathon is divided into teams. I signed up for Team Mulan; I already own one of the group books, and I love Princess Mulan!
The following are the prompts for Team Mulan:
Read a book with at least 500 words
I picked up Outlander a couple months ago, so I can’t wait to finally begin reading it! It’s well over 500 pages (almost 800!), and I haven’t watched the program (surprisingly), so it should be fun!
Synopsis: The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Read a book that features a ‘squad’
The moment I heard about Emily Duncan’s debut novel, I wanted to buy it right away! It has a dark premise that I appreciate in stories. Very excited to finally read this book!
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.
Read a book with a strong female lead
I also received Crown of Feathers through OwlCrate. They put out great fantasy books! This is Nicki Pau Prieto’s debut novel.
Synopsis: I had a sister, once…
a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon
the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky
on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix
Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her
controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even
if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and
reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything.
And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and
intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
Read a YA Romance
Again, but Better is Christine Riccio’s debut novel. She is a well known Book Tube personality who took the plunge in writing her first book!
Synopsis: Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.
Team Mulan has the option of reading either Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim or Circe by Madeleine Miller. Since I already have a copy of Spin the Dawn (thanks to OwlCrate), this will be my group book of choice!
Synopsis: Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.
Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the
tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s
task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court
magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her
And nothing could have prepared her for the final
challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant
bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and
the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on
a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon,
and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.
in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering
with magic, this young adult fantasy is pitch-perfect for fans of Sarah
J. Maas or Renée Ahdieh.