Hello, everyone~ How are you?
Today are discussing the immediate books on my ‘to be read’ list! Honestly, I am so excited, I have tried to make this as in-depth as I can.
At first, it may look like every other blog post, however, if you scroll to the bottom I have written paragraphs about each book! Yay for us, something to actually read in a blog post, right?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy, read on!
Weapon (Whisper #2) by Lynette Noni
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: July 21st 2018
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult
Goodreads Rating: 3.84 / 5
I already knew he was a psychopath. But now?
He’s more dangerous than ever.
And I have less than twenty-four hours to stop him.
After escaping Lengard and finding sanctuary with the Remnants, Alyssa Scott is desperate to save those she left behind ─ and the rest of the world ─ from the power-hungry scientist, Kendall Vanik. But secrets and lies block her at every turn, and soon Lyss is left questioning everything she has ever believed.
When long-lost memories begin to surface and the mysteries of her past continue to grow, Lyss battles to retain her hard-won control. Allies become enemies and enemies become allies, leaving her certain about only two things: when it comes to Speakers, nothing is ever as it seems… and the only person she can trust is herself.
Grace Year Kim Liggett
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: October 8th 2019
Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Fiction; Fantasy; Feminism; Horror; Romance; Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 4.16 / 5
No one speaks of the grace year.
We’re told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That’s why we’re banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we’re allowed to return to civilization.
But I don’t feel powerful.
I don’t feel magical.
Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness – and each other – for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry – if they’re lucky.
It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them – if they survive it…
The Grace Year is The Handmaid’s Tale meets Lord of the Flies – a page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.
Grace & Fury (Grace and Fury #1) Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Published: July 26th 2018
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult
Goodreads Rating: 4.85 / 5
Bold, brutal and beautiful, this is a must-read with the glitter and romance of The Selection and the thrilling action and intrigue of Red Queen.
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other on an island prison where women must fight to survive.
Serina has spent her whole life preparing to become a Grace – selected to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining example of the perfect woman.
But her headstrong and rebellious younger sister has a dangerous secret, and one wrong move could cost both sisters everything.
Can Serina fight? And will Nomi win?
The Wicked We Have Done (Chaos Theory #1) by Sarah Harian
Publisher: Penguin/InterMix Books
Published: March 18th 2014
Genre: New Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Romance; Science Fiction; Young Adult; Thriller; Fiction; Fantasy; Mystery; Action
Goodreads Rating: 3.80 / 5
Evalyn Ibarra never expected to be an accused killer and experimental prison test subject. A year ago, she was a normal college student. Now she’s been sentenced to a month in the compass room—an advanced prison obstacle course designed by the government to execute justice.
If she survives, the world will know she’s innocent.
Locked up with nine notorious and potentially psychotic criminals, Evalyn must fight the prison and dismantle her past to stay alive. But the system prized for accuracy appears to be killing at random.
She doesn’t plan on making friends.
She doesn’t plan on falling in love, either.
‘Weapon’ Side Note
Oh, My, Goodness, guys! I am so excited to read this massive book. My real edition of this beautiful novel by Lynette Noni is so gorgeous. I must’ve said it a thousand times, but when I met Lynette Noni at SuperNova, I bought my third edition of ‘Whisper’, the first in this series of Weapon. Honestly, on a real note, I would pay to get another one of Weapon just to have her sign it just to have both copies of the novels with signed editions if I ever meet her again.
Right, back to the book. I am so excited, I bought this back on Black Friday, and have been holding onto it since then as a way to start my 2020 Reading Challenge off with a bang, but I got to day three and have only read one chapter. So I am determined today to read as much as I can around studying. I am finishing this beauty in record time, it is my goal!
‘Grace & Fury’ Side Note
Okay, I have to clarify something- I have been saying for a long time that ‘Grace & Fury’ has subpar dialogue and rigid interactions, however, when I was writing a draft of an upcoming post, I had a thought- this novel is only 320 pages long.
If I wanted to, I could smash this out and write the best review of this novel (and I don’t mean a review completely trashing it, I am not a terrible person, I mean critiquing it and marking ways to improve it).
I know it sounds like a terrible waste of my time, but I bought this book, it’s taking up space on my shelf and I’ve written about it enough on my blog already, I might as well read it by now!
‘Grace Year’ Side Note
I saw this at my local Big W for literally weeks- maybe a solid two months, but refused to buy it because I was cheap it and cost $16 and the books there were usually $12. I was sulky, but on the day before Christmas, my partner pushed me to buy myself a last-minute Christmas gift and honestly, I feel like it was the best thing I could’ve done. Worth the extra $4, in my opinion.
But from what I can tell from the blurb, it’s going to be something I am branching out from my usual genres, and I’m both nervous and excited. It has a big premise, and hopefully, it can pull through.
‘The Wicked We Have Done’ Side Note
To be honest, this has been sitting on my kindle for so long, that I forgot what it was about, so I left it at 4% and forgot about it. Recently, I decided to go through some of what was on my kindle and read the blurb, and it actually sounded so interesting! I would’ve read this novel ten times over by now if I actually was more focused. Dammit!
That is all for today! Thank you all for reading, I hope you guys enjoyed.
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