WWW Wednesday

Hi everyone! I thought I would participate in WWW Wednesday today. This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. You can link your blog post to Sam’s website that way we can interact and find other bloggers =)

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The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

IMG_7024.JPGI am reading Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver which I am LOVING ALL OF IT!!! And I cannot wait for the next book because it’s amazing. I am almost done with this one and I think it’s something everyone should read because it’s different.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Lyra

From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.

But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls.

Gemma

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.

But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learnes terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.

Two girls, two stories, one novel.

While the stories of Gemma and Lyra mirror each other, each contains revelations critically important to the other story. Their narratives can be read separately or in alternating chapters.


What did you recently finish reading?

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I recently finished Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4) by C.C. Hunter. I wrote a review for it linked here. I rated this one a 5 out of 5 stars. The series is all about a boarding school full of teenage paranormal creatures going through mysterious things. I would definitely suggest checking out the book that started it all, Born At Midnight (Shadow Falls #1).

 

 

 

 


What do you think you’ll read next?

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Roseblood by A.G. Howard. Thanks to NY Comic Con/BookCon for giving away ARCs!

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.


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Standalone Sunday

Hello everyone! Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan@bookslayerReads. This meme is about Standalone book (that is not part of a series) that you loved and would recommend. Check out her lovely blog, she’s a sweetheart ❤


13579626A tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Click here if you want to add it to your Goodreads TBR


One of my favorite books of all time despite the low ratings on Goodreads, it’s haunting and the story is rich with eeriness. The story is told by the family living in the house and the Ghosts who also reside. This is the perfect read for Autumn/Winter. Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments!!


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New York Comic Con Haul: Vol. 1

Hi everyone!! This past weekend I went to New York Comic Con with my brother and met up with my friend Lilly @ Lair of Books who by the way snagged so many books for me on the day I couldn’t go. So a huge THANK YOU to Lilly for that!!! She’s so awesome.

I’ve been going to Comic Con for the past couple of years now, it’s a thing my brother and I do which is super fun. It was really cool to have a book friend with me to share my excitement on the freebies since my brother isn’t a reader lol. Jay, if you’re reading this, I love you little man! (he also grabs freebies for me if I’m at another booth, even though he has no clue what the book is about lol)

I will be separating this haul into 2.
Volume 1 is about all the books I purchased and the freebies I grabbed that are already released.
Volume 2 is all about the ARCs that have not been released yet (this one will be posted tomorrow).

*note: the title of each book will link you to the Goodreads page

Books Purchased:

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  • When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
    Genre: YA, Magical Realism, LGBT
  • Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver (one of my highly anticipated books of the year, I am so happy about this one)
    Genre: YA, SciFi
  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig 
    Genre: YA, Mystery, Contemporary, LGBT
  • The Fade Out, Vol. 1: Act One by Ed Brubaker 
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson 
    Genre: Graphic Novel, YA, Fantasy
  • Coraline by Niel Gaiman 
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fantasy, YA

Freebies that are Published:

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  • Queen of the Dark Things (Dreams and Shadows #2) by C. Robert Cargill 
    Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Adult
  • Lightless (Lightless #1) by C.A. Higgins 
    Genre: SciFi, Adult
  • Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich 
    Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Humor
  • Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1) by Chuck Wendig 
    Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
  • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter 
    Genre: Retellings, Fantasy
  • Iron Cast by Destiny Soria 
    Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, YA
  • The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N. K. Jemisin 
    Genre: SciFi, Fantasy
  • Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvian Neuval 
    Genre: SciFi
  • Whitefern (Audrina #2) by V.C. Andrews 
    Genre: Horror
  • Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown 
    Genre: Dystopian, YA, SciFi

I most definitely cannot wait to read some of these books!


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