WWW Wednesday!

Haven’t done this in ages, but I thought it would be fun today! What are you reading Wednesday!

What I just finished reading:

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

This book I rated 5 stars! It was fantastic! It was an intense read and I had such a good time with it!

What I’m currently reading:

Horns by Joe Hill

I’m reading this a chapter a day because it is pretty intense and I don’t care to get into the mind frame of the book for too long, but overall it’s fantastic so far!

Diamond City by Francesca Flores

I am almost finished reading this book and might get done with it tonight! Unlike Horns it is much lighter and tons of fun! If I finish it today my review should be up tomorrow!

What I’m Reading Next:

Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

I don’t know much about this book. This came as a random draw from the books I own to read next. It looks like a cool sci-fi so I’m definitely excited for it! If you’ve read this book, let me know what you thought of it!

What are you currently reading?

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WWW Wednesday

Hello everyone! It’s midweek once more and it’s time to catch up on. What I’ve finished reading, what I’m currently reading, and what I will be reading next. Let me know your answer to these questions in the comments!

What I finished reading last:

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life

said my mother

as she held me in her arms as i wept

think of those flowers you plant

in the garden each year

they will teach you

that people too

must wilt

fall

root

rise

in order to bloom

I loved this gem of a poetry book. My favorite poems were the ones dealing with immigration. There were poems that brought tears to my eyes.

Currently reading:

S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennet

Nine students. Three bloodsports. One deadly weekend.

It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S. Just when she despairs of making friends Greer receives a mysterious invitation with three words embossed upon on it: huntin’ shootin’ fishin’. When Greer learns that the invitation is to spend the half term weekend at the country manor of Henry de Warlencourt, the most popular and wealthy boy at S.T.A.G.S., she is as surprised as she is flattered.

But when Greer joins the other chosen few at the ancient and sprawling Longcross Hall, she realises that Henry’s parents are not at home; the only adults present are a cohort of eerily compliant servants. The students are at the mercy of their capricious host, and, over the next three days, as the three bloodsports – hunting, shooting and fishing – become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying realisation that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school…

So far this book has put my stomach through a lot of trama. I have no idea what’s about to happen in this book, but boy does it have sick and twisted down pat.

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness?

What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall?

Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results.

Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school.

Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.

I just started reading this book, but even though I don’t think it is meant to be unsettling how much it mirrors life now is insane. I could see something like this happening in the near future. We are all stuck to technology like it is the air we breath already. If technology began to dictate every single aspect of our lives I wouldn’t be surprised.

What I will be reading next:

Layover

Flynn: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn’t expect to fall for him—and I never expected him to leave us.

Amos: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together—taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out—you’re not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie.

One missed flight was about to change their lives forever….

This book is miles from every other book on this list. I have no idea what to expect from it, but hopefully I enjoy it!

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know what book your thinking of reading next down in the comments below!

-Till next time!

WWW- Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! Which means it is time to talk about What I just finished reading, what I’m currently reading and what I will be reading next! I would also love to hear your answers to this done in the comments.

What I just finished reading:

Alone by Cyn Balog

When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it’s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell the estate—which means they’re not going back to the city…or Seda’s friends and school.

As the days grow shorter, Seda is filled with dread. They’re about to be cut off from the outside world, and she’s not sure she can handle the solitude or the darkness it brings out in her.

Then a group of teens get stranded near the mansion during a blizzard. Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion—and in herself. And as the snow continues to fall, what Seda fears most is about to become her reality…

This book was creepy and unsettling, but oddly cute too! My full review will be up for you all tomorrow.

What I am currently reading: I jus

I Like You Like This by Heather Cumiskey

In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her.

Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls—an ill-fated effort, except that she captures the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be her school’s resident drug dealer. Suddenly, Hannah’s life takes an unexpected detour into Deacon’s dangerous and seductive world—but when her relationship and family unravel around her, she is forced to reexamine what she believes about herself and the people she trusts the most.

I just started reading this book a little bit ago so I don’t have an opinion yet, but I have high hopes for this being a great read!

What I will be reading:

The Denounced: Book 1 A Grey Sun by S.J. Sherwood

A convicted Denounced, sentenced to Death.

When sixteen-year-old Ned is wrongly convicted and kidnapped to a secret location, he meets ninety ‘Denounced’, and a terrifying truth begins to unfold – one that will change the world forever.

Forced to lead a Pod of five, Ned begins to realise thousands of lives could depend upon him. A survivor by nature, he now has to face his past, confront his destiny, and fight a System that has never lost.

A Grey Sun is the first in a three-part series following six Denounced teenagers as they struggle to live in a world where a simple mistake will cost you your life…

I am so excited to be reading this book! It sounds like a fun dystopian adventure that will take me on a really fun journey to remember.

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know your own answers for WWW- Wednesday.

-Till next time!

WWW- Wednesday

This is something I haven’t done in a very long while, welcome to WWW- Wednesday! Where I answer three questions. What is the last book I finished reading? What book am I currently reading? and What book do I think I will be reading next?

Last book I finished reading:

The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman

You may believe the government protects you, but only one girl knows how they use you.

Lauren has a disorder that makes her believe everything her friends tell her—and she believes everyone is her friend. Her innocence puts her at constant risk, so when she gets the opportunity to have an operation to correct her condition, she seizes it. But after the surgery, Lauren is changed. Is she a paranoid lunatic with violent tendencies? Or a clear-eyed observer of the world who does what needs to be done?

Told in journal entries and therapy session transcripts, The Innocence Treatment is a collection of Lauren’s papers, annotated by her sister long after the events of the novel. A compelling YA debut thriller that is part speculative fiction and part shocking tell-all of genetic engineering and government secrets, Lauren’s story is ultimately an electrifying, propulsive, and spine-tingling read.

Read my review here! This book was so compelling and I loved it!

Currently reading:

Mick & Michelle by Nina Rossing

Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that he is not a boy, but a girl—and that her name is Michelle. Having always been the perfect, good boy, Michelle is terrified that the complicated truth will disappoint, hurt, or push away the people closest to her. She can’t continue hiding for much longer, though, because her body is turning into that of a man’s, and she is desperate to stop the development—desperate enough to consider self-medicating with hormones.

Most of all, Michelle fears that Grandpa, who is in a nursing home after a near fatal stroke, won’t survive the shock if he finds out that his favorite grandchild, and the only boy, is a girl. If she kills her beloved Grandpa by leaving Mick behind, she isn’t sure embracing her real identity will be worth the loss.

I am not sure how to feel about this book yet and I am hoping to get a better feel for it by the end, but I’m almost afraid of not rating it properly due to being unsure of the representation.

What I hope to read next:

Sienna McKnight by R.K. Syrus

Her war, her rules.

The heroine no one expected in a sci-fi technothriller you won’t want to put down.

A YEAR AGO Sienna McKnight, fresh out of West Point Military Academy, led her Special Ops team through a frozen hell at the bottom of the world to bring back something they wanted.

TODAY, March 19, she is on her way back to the Gulf of Oman and its hostile shores to challenge her own destiny.

TOMORROW, March 20, Sienna will fall. She will rise again. She will be reborn. She will become the heroine no one expected.

I am very intrigued by this superhero origen story of sorts. I really don’t know what to expect with this one, but I’m excited to see where it goes!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what your currently reading in the comments below! What book out of these three most interests you?

-Till next time!

It’s Wednesday! What are you reading?


Welcome once more to what are you reading, Wednesday! This is one of my favorite memes around because I love hearing about what everyone is reading and what initial thoughts are on a book. As a book worm those are things I love to know! 

First off though I will talk about the book I most recently read. 

This Impossible Light by Lily Myers 

From the YouTube slam poetry star of “Shrinking Women” (more than 5 million views!) comes a novel in verse about body image, eating disorders, self-worth, mothers and daughters, and the psychological scars we inherit from our parents. 
Fifteen-year-old Ivy’s world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy’s body won’t stop expanding. She’s getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy’s life. 

  

Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If Ivy can just limit what she eats—the way her mother seems to—she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother’s issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of—and apart from—her family. 

  

This Impossible Light explores the powerful reality that identity and self-worth must be taught before they are learned. Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins. 

This Impossible Light was a gorgeous poetry novel that felt so achingly real and sad dealing with a downward spiral into an eating disorder. Such a beautifully written piece of art and I wish for everyone to read it! 

What I am currently reading: 

Silence is Golden by Robert Thier 


The Comedy! The Romance! The Heist! The Jungle! THIS BOOK is EVERYTHING!!!!! If you haven’t read the first book Storm and Silence…. READ IT NOW!!! It’s free on wattpad so no excuses…. READ IT!!! It’s too good to miss!!!

Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

Cover reveal to be revealed here on my blog tomorrow!!!! 

So far this book is hitting me like a truck. Just the premise of it and what happens right at the very beginning is so sad.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore


I’m almost finished with this book… I’ve been reading it for a while and do to spoiling myself as to what happens with one particular relationship ahead of time I needed to take a breather before coming back to it. Soon I will finish this book. Soon I swear it!!

What I think I will be reading next: 

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.
Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner.
Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fears.
Sure, Eva’s “gift” comes in handy when she’s tutoring math and she can learn where people are struggling just by touching their calculators. For the most part, though, it’s safer to keep her hands to herself. Until she meets six-foot-three, cute-without-trying Zenn Bennett, who makes that nearly impossible.
Zenn’s jacket gives Eva such a dark and violent vision that you’d think not touching him would be easy. But sometimes you have to take a risk… 

This book sounds too cute and too cool for me to put off much longer. Plus, I am in need of a good geeky kind of read and this feels like just right. 

So, what are you reading? Or what have you just finished reading? 

Thank you all for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments. 

-Till next time! 

What Are You Reading Wednesday?


This is only the second of this kind of post I’ve ever made, but I honestly just wanted to ask you all what your reading right now so let me know in the comments! 

What book did I just finish reading?

A Court of Mist and Fury!!


This book is GOLD! Plus Rhysand is probably the character I’ve crushed on more then any other in any book ever. Well except maybe Rikkard Ambrose from Storm and Silence, but that’s a discussion for another day. 

Full review to come!

What book am I currently reading? 

The Dead Inside 


This book is taking my insides and mushing them into little insignificant pieces of pulp. The Dead Inside is a hard book to read. The events that take place are inhumane and cruel. I both can and can’t believe that Straight Inc. existed. This is one of the most important books I’ve read so far this year. Shedding light to these atrocities is so necessary no matter how sick to the stomach it makes me. 

What I will be reading next? 

Freeks by Amanda Hocking 


After The Dead Inside I’m going to need something lighter to settle the dark spots. Freeks is a decision to cleanse my mind so I don’t want to yell at characters (actually real people) that I can’t do anything about anymore. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

-Till next time! 

What are you Reading? Wednesday


Last completed:

Today I just finished reading The Diviners by Libba Bray, it is something that I am proud of, because of this book I feel like I’m almost out of the kind of reading slump that wasn’t really a reading slump I was in. This book was amazing and I hope to get a review up for it soon! 

Current read:

I’m finally moving on to read The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai. A collection of short stories surrounding the idea of sacrifice that I am really looking forward to reading. This collection comes from a French self-published author whom I am excited to hear the voice of. 

On the horizon: 

A few books that I hope to read soon that are high up on my Tbr are: Freeks by Amanda Hocking, A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, and This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton. The most likely to be read first is This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton, it is an arc I received from a giveaway hosted by the author and the story sounds too good to resist! 
P.s. Dear friends, I am sorry this post is rather shorter then usual, I wanted to create an update of some sort and being sick puts a damper on what you feel up to. Sleepy and hoping for a quick recovery, Tiana Wolfe. 

-Till next time!