It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday! What are you guys reading this week?

Here’s what I plan on trying to read this week.

Only A Breathe Apart- Katie McGarry

 39863269    Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophecies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be? 

Jesse Jameson is in line to inherit the land that’s been in his family for generations–there’s just one catch: to prove his maturity, he has to win the approval of his former best friend, Scarlett Copeland, and her father. But when Jesse finds out that Scarlett’s father is abusing her, he must decide what truly matters most: his family’s land or helping the girl he’s fallen in love with.

 

I only have 80 pages left and I can already feel the waterworks coming on. This is fantastic!!

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My Favourite Manson Girl- Alison Umminger

35262677     Perfect for fans of The Girls, this is a bittersweet, honest, and widely acclaimed coming-of-age novel that distills honest truths about American girlhood

Anna has had a miserable year. Everything feels wrong with her life. And rather than stay and face the mess, she steals a credit card and books herself a seat on the first flight out of town to Los Angeles, to crash with her sister. But soon after she lands, cold reality soon dawns on her: Hollywood isn’t the escape she needs. She is trapped in a town full of lost souls and wannabes, with no friends, no cash and no return ticket.

When she’s offered a job researching the murderous Manson girls for a dubious film, she reluctantly accepts – she needs the money. But soon enough, among the fake smiles and glitter-fuelled parties, things turn from strange, to dark, to dangerous…

This is not going to be the summer Anna had in mind.

My Favourite Manson Girl is a chilling story about being young, lost and female. This is a story about how girls disappear.

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The Devouring Gray- Christine Lynn Herman

41065997     Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.

The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all.

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An Assassin’s Guide To Love & Treason- Virginia Boecker

37678396     When Lady Katherine’s father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn’t the only secret he’s been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father’s mission, and to take it one step further–kill the queen herself.

Katherine’s opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare’s newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn’t know is that the play is not just a play–it’s a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.

The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play’s leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

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Happy Reading!

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The Netgalley Tag

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So I was tagged by Devouring Books to answer these questions about Netgalley and since I am an avid user of Netgalley and it’s one of my favorite topics I figured I would do it right away. This Tag was originally created by Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator, Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  • Tag a few people to do this tag too.

NetGalley Questions

AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?

There’s more than one author for me that’s an automatic read: Sarah J. Maas, Sara Raasch, Sara Holland, Stephanie Garber, C. S. Johnson, Caryn Lix, Astrid Scholte, Meg Kassel, Holly Black, Adrienne Young, Cassandra Clare, and Heather Fawcett. I know there’s a ton more authors on my list, but my brain is hitting a wall.

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REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?

Usually the first thing I look for is if I recognize the cover, especially if it’s one of a book I really want to read. But even if not, the cover, description, and author are reasons as to why I would request books.

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BADGES: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

I definitely do wish there were a ton more badges NetGalley had to offer. One I would love to see is the creativity and uniqueness of my reviews. We all review differently, so I think it would be cool to see how creative all our reviews are. Either way, I definitely think there should be a badge that focuses on reviews.

wishWISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

The current book I really want to read is Wicked Saints by Emily A. DuncanThis book sounds absolutely amazing and I would love to have the chance to review this beauty. Plus, the cover was just revealed and oh my! It’s a gorgeous one!

challenge2018 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last ARC that you reviewed?

The last ARC I reviewed that I received from NetGalley was Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn.

Let’s Talk NetGalley!

I love using NetGalley, so I’m curious: do you use Netgalley? If so, what’s one title you are hoping to get approved for? If you don’t use NetGalley for your blog, I highly recommend!

For this NetGalley Tag, I tag…

  1. Paper Eyed Girl
  2. A Bella Fairy Tale
  3. So Many Books, So Little Time
  4. The Scarlet Reader

*Cover Reveal* Finale by Stephanie Garber

Oh. My. Gosh.

Have you SEEN the cover reveal for Finale by Stephanie Garber?! It’s gorgeous and so pretty and I cannot wait to read it! Stephanie released the cover on her Instagram account. To read more about Finale, check out Entertainment Weekly’s post!

Check out the cover in all its glory!

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Isn’t it gorgeous?! What do you think of the cover?

Finale is the final installment in the Caraval trilogy. If you have not read Caraval yet, I highly recommend it, and check out the synopsis below!


Caraval

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

*arc review* The beasts heart by Leife shallcross

It’s a ok story. I love aspects of it since related to the films so much. And the secondary story’s of the family I really enjoyed. Just the pacing was off with beast and “belle” it’s a I with French sounding I’d have copy and paste to remotely spell her name out. But the romance part for these 2 seemed lacking to me and tad boring. But magical aspect of the story held the story up to. Overall 3.5 stars. A really cool take on one of my fav fairy tales just with spots boring. Worth a read once to see different eyes on the amazing world of beauty and the beast.

Book is out feb 12th 2019.

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The 3 w’s which are a day you say what are you currently reading? What did you currently finish & what you think will read next?

1. What I am currently reading is the beasts heart which is a beauty and beast retelling. It started off really interesting and unique but starting to get repetitive so we’ll see and it’s out in February

2. What did I recently finish was archenemies by Marissa Meyer. And this book out of all my books at New York comic con I was the most excited for. This book starts from the point renagades did. Not many questioned answered like certain death and felt like I was watching the flash or arrow since it’s like who even knows their identity’s ect. But another story no questions you have answered but it’s a very good world which Marissa is amazing for. 4/5 stars

3. What I think I’ll read next is comics will break your heart

Another book from Nycc and I just need to read a contemporary once again.

*Waiting on Wednesday*

The book that I can’t wait for is Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins. My Co-Blogger, JT picked me up a copy from NYCC and I can’t wait to read it when it arrives at my house. I’m still super stoked about it!!

Danielle Rollins is one of my favorite authors and she writes under a few different names, Ellie Rollins and Danielle Vega. If you haven’t done so, I suggest you check out her Merciless series. They are creepy and I love it!

Enjoy!!

  35053301  Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear.

New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success.

When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction.

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   Danielle is the author of THE MERCILESS series, and SURVIVE THE NIGHT (as Danielle Vega) as well as BURNING, BREAKING, and the forthcoming STOLEN TIME trilogy (as Danielle Rollins.) She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a cat named Goose.

THE MERCILESS has been acquired by Lionsgate with “Pretty Little Liars” creator I. Marlene King on board to write, and Hannah Macpherson directing.

SURVIVE THE NIGHT has been acquired by Warner Bros. with Pharrell Williams producing, and Tracy Oliver, the writer behind the hit comedy Girls Trip, set to write the script and direct.

Her newest project, the sweeping time travel trilogy STOLEN TIME, was acquired by HarperTeen, at auction in 2016. Foreign rights have already sold in France, Germany, Brazil, and Spain.

 

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday SawKill Girls- Claire Legrand

First Chapter First Paragraph is a new meme that we will be trying out. It’s where we post the first paragraph in the book that we are currently reading. I’m so excited about this book and I hope you are too!!

 

38139409  Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

“Everyone knows about the island of Sawkill Rock:

The silly old legends of its healing waters, which are impossible to altogether dismiss when one considers the people of Sawkill themsleves- their hard white teeth and supple limbs. The brazen, easy way they walk and shop and love. Their flagrant indifference toward life beyond the Rock, and their deft handling of even the bleakest tragedy: Oh, what a shame that was, they say, and bow their shining heads for a moment before gliding on, untroubled.”

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