It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 4/19/21

Good Morning, Readers!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to start this week.

Last week was my husbands birthday, so I didn’t get much of anything done. There were a few days where I didn’t read anything at all. Maybe the week will be different. I’m not promising anything because this is also the week of the Library book sale that I’m in charge of. Wish me luck!

This week I’m reading a finished copy that the publisher sent me, a graphic novel from one of my favorite authors, an arc that was sent to me by the publisher, and two comic books about some kickass women.

What are you reading this week?

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Sing Me Forgotten- Jessica S. Olson

51940680. sy475 Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house.

Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.

But Isda breaks Cyril’s cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she’s ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memories hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison.

Haunted by this possibility, Isda spends more and more time with Emeric, searching for answers in his music and his past. But the price of freedom is steeper than Isda could ever know. For even as she struggles with her growing feelings for Emeric, she learns that in order to take charge of her own destiny, she must become the monster the world tried to drown in the first place.

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Fight Club 3- Chuck Palahniuk

51807884. sx318 sy475 A new movement has replaced Project Mayhem, and even Tyler Durden doesn’t know how to play by these rules.

Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn’t her husband–it’s Tyler, who’s very invested in his heir, and the world he’ll inherit, as Die Off Industries plots to fine-tune mankind.

Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk is back with his greatest creation, the sequel to the book that spent six months on the 2016 New York Times bestseller list.

Teaming once again with award-winning artists Cameron Stewart and David Mack, Palahniuk leads a full frontal assault of the culture, from online dating to weaponized STDs, as a strange picture frame opens a road to paradise. 2019’s bestselling twelve-issue series is collected in one massive hardcover.

Get in touch with your ugly side.

Collects Fight Club 3 issues #1-#12.

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Ariadne- Jennifer Saint

54860614. sy475 A mesmerising retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Perfect for fans of CIRCE, A SONG OF ACHILLES, and THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS.

As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur – Minos’s greatest shame and Ariadne’s brother – demands blood every year.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helping Theseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country, and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled by mercurial gods – drawing their attention can cost you everything.

In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns of powerful men, will Ariadne’s decision to betray Crete for Theseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herself sacrificed for her lover’s ambition?

Ariadne gives a voice to the forgotten women of one of the most famous Greek myths, and speaks to their strength in the face of angry, petulant Gods. Beautifully written and completely immersive, this is an exceptional debut novel.

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Magical Beatdown Vol. 1- Jenn Woodall

43572711Hyper violent street harassment revenge fantasy in the style of Sailor Moon about about an average video-game loving schoolgirl who transforms into a foul-mouthed and rage-fuelled Magical Girl when provoked. Watch in awe as she swiftly disposes of street harassers with her impressive array of magical weapons. Printed in fluorescent pink and blue ink on thick matte cover-stock.

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Magical Beatdown Vol. 2- Jenn Woodall

43572710More magic, more beatdowns! Hyper violent street harassment revenge fantasy in the style of Sailor Moon about about an average video-game loving schoolgirl who transforms into a foul-mouthed and rage-fuelled Magical Girl when provoked. Watch in awe as she swiftly disposes of street harassers with her impressive array of magical weapons. Printed in fluorescent pink and blue ink on thick matte cover-stock. This book can be read on its own or as part of the series.

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