Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today I’m having surgery, but before I go to days, possibly weeks of grogginess and irritability, I wanted to share my current reads.
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?
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
Opinion so far:
I’m just under halfway through this book, and so far I’ve really been enjoying it! The worldbuilding and characters are pretty great, although I will say Ruby’s mindset can get on my nerves here and there. Things will drag here and there also, but I’m still in it to win it and can’t wait to see what happens next!
I’m hoping to finish this one maybe this weekend. It just depends how I feel after the surgery. Stay tuned!
Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows … unless it’s the other way around?
Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while travelling for her parents’ TV show.
But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colourful, grisly local legends. And the city’s biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.
Cass takes on her most dangerous challenge yet…
Man oh man was this a fun continuation of the Cassidy Blake series! This time they’re in NOLA, and I loved every minute of it. The ending was a little jarring for me, but besides that I have zero complaints. If you’re looking for a spooky MG series, this is the one to give a shot!
Book Review: Bridge of Souls
Next on my TBR:
Opinion so far:
Up on the ole TBR, lots of things!
After I finish up Darkest Minds, I’ll be reading One If: A Virago Fantasy by Carol Allen. This is a book I bought sometime last year and is part of an effort to catch up on the books I already own before buying any more. It sounds very scifi/fantasy, so I’m really happy to give it a shot.
Following that will be Never Fade, the second book in The Darkest Minds series. I’ve already decided I’m going to continue this series, so I don’t want to put too much time in between each one. Here’s hoping I love it!
Third is A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander. This book has been on my bookshelf collecting dust, and who doesn’t love a creepy MG story? I’m expecting this to be a nice, quick read.
Last is a buddy read of the first graphic novel of Locke and Key by Joe Hill. I’ll be reading this along with Misty from Misty’s Book Space, and I’ve gotten so far behind on any graphic novel reads that I was super excited when she said she wanted to read along with me! If all goes well, we’ll read the entire series together. Hooray for book buddies!
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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The Darkest Minds sounds so interesting, I may have to add it to my TBR. Thanks for mentioning it!
Thanks for stopping by! I watched the movie several times and had to read the books!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Darkest Minds enough to want to continue with it. Ruby annoyed me some when I read it as well. Book two was my favorite out of the whole series.
Me too! I think it’s mainly that shes so introverted she gets caught up in her thoughts pretty often and sometime ignores what’s right in front of her. Hopefully she gets a little better with time.
Oops hit send before I meant too!! I am looking forward to our buddy read. It’s been a while since our last buddy read together.
Yeah, I’m glad too! It’s been a while, but I just think we needed something we were both crazy excited about testing out. Fingers crossed!
Hopefully we enjoy this one. After we read it I can finally watch the show.
Oh, you’re gonna love the show, although I am hoping the novels will give us more. Fingers crossed!
I have been wanting to watch it since it came out but I’m a stickler for reading the book first at least usually sometimes I slip up lol.
Yeah, that makes sense. It just looked too appealing to pass up on netflix, but I’m glad we are giving the novels a go. 🙂