Happy Hump Day Everyone!
You know what time it is!
Every Wednesday I participate in a meme called WWW Wednesday.
This meme is a challenge where you simply share what you’re reading, what you’ve recently finished, and what you hope to read in the near future.
The meme is currently handled by Taking On A World of Words, and anybody can participate.
Simply read the 3 W questions below and answer them should you want to:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”
In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
Opinion so far:
I’m about an eighth of the way through this book so far, and while I’m entertained, it’s definitely not perfect. The first section of the book centers around a man named Tim, but I personally feel like he lacks a true drive or personality. I kept asking myself when the actual book would start.
That being said, once I got through that section I started enjoying the book a bit more with Luke’s POV. Obviously he’s the main character, so I’m excited to blaze through now.
Keep your eyes peeled for a review. I have a feeling I will get through this maybe next Monday or Tuesday, depending on my reading inspiration levels.
When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different. Built by a 1700s land baron to contain the madness and depravity of his eldest son, the house is plagued by shadows of the past and the lingering taint of bloodshed. David is haunted, as well. For twenty-two years ago, he turned away the woman he loved, and she took her life in sorrow. And David suspects she’s followed him to the Alexander House.
This book was great! Characters, plot, the mystery, everything meshed really well together. That and the spooks were pretty great too. I’ll definitely be reading some more of Janz’s works in the future.
To check out my review of The Siren and the Specter, click here.
Next on my TBR:
Opinion so far:
Okay, I have a plan now I promise!
Once I’m done reading The Institute, I’ll take a brief detour with The Andalite Chronicles (because I miss my Animorphs awfully fierce), then I’ll read Station Eleven.
I’ll probably be spending most of November trying to catch up to what I wanted to read for Halloween, but that’s fine by me. Halloween every day? Don’t threaten me with a good time!
That’s a Wrap!
Okay folks, that’s my WWW Wednesday for this week.
What does your reading pile look like? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you have any opinions or feedback on the books I chose? Feel free to share in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe or follow my bookish journeys!
Happy Reading Everyone!
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