It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 1/13/20

This week I’m going to finish up Dracula, read a book by an author that I love, and hopefully get to an arc that was sent to me by the publisher.

What are you reading?

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The Wicked Deep- Shea Ernshaw

35297394. sx318 Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

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Most Likely- Sarah Watson

46803605From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president’s senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they’re in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there’s more than just college on the horizon. One of these girls is destined to become the president of the United States. The mystery, of course, is which girl gets the gig.

Is it Ava, the picture-perfect artist who’s secretly struggling to figure out where she belongs? Or could it be CJ, the one who’s got everything figured out…except how to fix her terrible SAT scores? Maybe it’s Jordan, the group’s resident journalist, who knows she’s ready for more than their small Ohio suburb can offer. And don’t overlook Martha, who will have to overcome all the obstacles that stand in the way of her dreams.

This is the story of four best friends who have one another’s backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success–proving that great friendships can help young women achieve anything…even a seat in the Oval Office.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 12/23/19

Christmas is almost here and I plan on spending my time catching up on reading.

I plan on reading a book for a blog tour, and two books with 2020 release dates.

What are you reading?

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What Kind of Girl- Alyssa Sheinmel

44901351Girl In Pieces meets Moxie in this unflinching exploration of the many forms of abuse society inflicts upon women, and the strength it takes to rise above it all to claim your worth.

The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parker’s girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal’s office and said Mike hit her. But the students have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the polcie? Why did she stay so long if he was hurting her? Obviously, if it’s true, Mike should be expelled. But is it true?

Some girls want to rally for his expulsion—and some want to rally around Mike. The only thing that the entire student body can agree on? Someone is lying. And the truth has to come out.

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Throw Like a Girl- Sarah Henning

44123425Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince its coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring. But it will take more than just a flawless spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charismatic smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

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The Will and the Wilds- Charlie N. Holmberg

44786291A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.

Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.

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Seven Days Of You- Cecilia Vinesse 


“But you must be hungry, what with all the kicking ass and taking names. 


I don’t know. I’m a little hungry I guess. 


He grinned, and in the incandescent light of the store behind him, his green eyes seemed to flash. This is a hunger only ramen can cure.”


It has been my dream to one day visit Tokyo. I’ve been obsessed with looking at travel plans and finding what things I should do first. With all the beautiful scenery and amazing food, I would never want to leave. Except if this author was there at the same time. I would run all the way home. 
This book had a few of my favorite things. All things Tokyo, amazing love for coffee and using the word plethora. I couldn’t ask for anything more. At the end of this journey, I have nothing but hatred for everything this book has to offer. Which is nothing! I was overly upset that Godzilla didn’t make an appearance to eat and destroy every single character in this book. I’m not even sure why I wasted my time finishing this. I can only hope that she doesn’t write a novel where they meet again. For the love of humanity, just step away from the book world. 
Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo and she intends to spend them with her best friends. She hopes to show David (her crush) her true feelings for him before she leaves. These last seven days are going to be something to remember. Until she finds out that Jamie is returning from boarding school before she leaves. 
Jamie and Sophia used to be good friends. On the last day Jamie was going to be in Tokyo, he sends a text to who he thought was Mika. Instead Sophia gets it and it breaks her heart. They both say some immature things and it doesn’t end well. Heart break is written on both of their faces. And now Jamie is back. 
Sophia is forced to go to welcome him back and before she knows it she is leaving without a word to her friends. On her way out of the station, she runs right into Jamie. All those old feelings resurface and come back to haunt both of them. 
Her last seven days are supposed to be perfect and now they might be ruined do to the immaturity of both Sophia and Jamie. Sophia is finding it a lot harder to hate Jamie and maybe he’ll be her savior in the land of back stabbing and idiocy. 
This has to be one of the worst debut novels I have ever read. Every single character was immature, dull and highly cringe worthy. Every time they cursed I felt they looked over their shoulders to see if an adult overheard. They all acted like eight year old spoiled ass brats who didn’t get exactly what they wanted. Well guess what sweethearts!? Life will never go how you planned and you still have life left. 
I’m not even sure why I finished this. Seven days are what the Ring told us about and I hoped all hopes for… well, Godzilla and then Samara. Terrorize these people, girl!! 
If I was into kicking books (I’m not! I love all my babies) I would have kicked this shit right out the door!!!
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