February is already over, so it’s time for my wrap up. I didn’t get to read very much this month, due to Mother Nature deciding we needed 7 inches of rain in one day and my basement attempting to convert itself into an indoor swimming pool. Anyways, I ended up reading 4 books, with one being a reread (The Diviners). My average rating was 4.75 stars. Without further ado, here they are:
Title: This Heart of Mine
Author: C.C. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.
A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?
Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.
Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living took more courage than dying?
I’m back from my flooded basement fiasco, hopefully. It’s late, but it’s still Wednesday, so you know what that means. It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week, my pick is Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova.
Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.
Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.
Then a bus crash turns Lula’s world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn’t the only one who’s been brought back…
We’ve gotten a monumental amount of rain here, and because of that, my basement is flooded. It’ll be a few days until we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming while I sort this out. Thank you for being so understanding. ❤️
I’m here today to help launch the preorder campaign for Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Get all the info you need about the special preorder bonus and the book itself here!
Title: Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: June 26th, 2018
The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel…
Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up… and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.
Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman… one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.
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While typing up yesterday’s haul post, I realized that I have a few great series that I started and then never finished for one reason or another. It’s not that I didn’t like the books. In fact, some of these are favorites. I just got distracted somehow, because honestly that describes me as a person in general. Anyways, I wanted to share them with you guys, and hopefully this holds me accountable so I actually finish or catch up on these series soon. For the sake of spoilers, I’m going to share the synopsis first book, and then also say what the last book I finished in that series was. Here they are:
I decided to actually do my taxes early this year (I know, I’m shocked too), so I got my refund and decided to do a bit (a lot) of book shopping to catch up on some series, grab some new releases, and finally get physical copies of some of my favorites. I have a lot to share, so let’s get to it.
It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. My schedule got messed up last week due to failing wifi and other life things, so my apologies. Also, on an unrelated note, Happy Valentine’s Day! Anyways, back to the books. This week, my pick is Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi.
Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?
I’m here today to do the “I Dare You” book tag. I was tagged by Karen Jo at Sincerely Karen Jo. The rules for this tag are as follows:
- You must be honest
- You must answer all of the questions
- You must tag at least 4 people
Let’s get started!
I randomly disappeared at the end of last week, and I wanted to apologize for that. It wasn’t really planned. For one, my wifi was a total mess due to a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow in one day. The other reason is my husband actually had a few days off, and I ended up forgetting to schedule posts, and then when I remembered, there was the wifi issue again. Once again, totally my bad.
BUT. I am back, and I come to you today with a slight dilemma. Normally, today’s post would be a “Currently Reading”, but I’m not reading anything, and I can’t figure out what I should read next. I wouldn’t say that I’m slumping, but I do have a weird lack of motivation sort of funk going on. What I’m trying to get at is I would love it if you guys would share books that got you out of a “reading funk”. Now I know, I know. I’m the blogger here, I should be the one giving the recommendations. This is me waving the flag of defeat, and reaching out to you guys to help keep my reading train going!
I’m open to pretty much anything, and I’m excited to see what books you guys recommend! This week, I have an “I got my tax return and went ham” haul and a fun tag scheduled, so be sure to look for those later in the week.