Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (7)

Well, hello there! It seems like it's been forever since I wrote my last "It's Monday" post, but I promise that it's not because I forgot; it's because I was in the middle of two review copies, Damsel Distressed and My True Love Gave to Me, and I only just finished the second one last night.

But finishing them means that it's time to start some new books, and although I do have some more ARCs and review copies to read, I decided to take a little time to myself this week and read a book for pleasure while still working on those review copies.

In case you're new to "It's Monday," I'll give you some details.
  • The weekly meme is hosted by BookJourney
  • You get to share what you're reading and what you plan on reading this week with your readers
  • After you post, visit BookJourney and leave your link on the link-up
  • Feel free to peruse the other posts - I always do.
 Without further ado, I give you my reads for the week:

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Yes! I am finally getting to it after buying it oh so long ago. Unfortunately, I know one of the big events in the book because people on Goodreads don't know how to hide their spoilers. I almost didn't want to read it after I found out, but I had already purchased the book. So if you don't hide them, shame on you.

Synopsis:
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.


The Remedy by Susan Srikant

This book was sent to me by Susan Srikant in exchange for an honest review. I already read and reviewed one of her other books, and it was quite enjoyable. I'm very much looking forward to sitting down for a few hours with this middle grade novel.

Synopsis:
Joss Hall's little sister, Bibi, is dying, and it's all Joss's fault. Everyone agrees the situation is hopeless, but there is no way Joss is going to sit around and do nothing. She and her friends, Domino and Anton, decide to hike through the dark and dangerous forests of Burkett Mountain in search of a mythical creature with healing powers called a jarrlock, hoping to find a way to help Bibi before it's too late.

This entertaining adventure story takes readers on a quest filled with curious creatures and magical medicine.

Beau, Lee, The Bomb and Me by Mary McKinley 

I saw this title on NetGalley, and I was immediately attracted to the gorgeous cover. I also was a fan of the title, so I read up on it, and requested it. I really liked the synopsis, especially because I was bullied in high school, so I'm hoping that it's just as amazing as it seems... well... except for the whole Twilight reference.

Synopsis:
When Beau transferred to our school. I thought: "Good; fresh meat." Because I knew he would be tormented the entire time he was at Baboon High. Like I am. All day. . .every day. Growing up is a trip. . .

In high school, there are few worse crimes than being smart or fat. Lucky me, I'm both. But when Beau Gales blows in to town, it takes about two minutes for the jackasses at our Seattle school to figure out he's gay, and that makes him an even bigger target. Have you ever heard the saying: 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'? There's something to that.

When the bullying gets violent and Beau decides to run away to San Francisco to ask his Uncle Frankie for advice, we all go. Beau, me, Leonie (designated class slut), and a scruffy rescue dog called The Bomb--a tribe of misfits crammed into my mom's minivan. Throw in a detour to the
Twilight town of Forks, armed robbery, cool record shops, confessions, breakups and makeups, and you have the kind of journey that can change the way you look at the whole world--and yourself.   


So what are you reading this week? As always, feel free to tell me in the comments or leave a link to your post.

 

20 comments :

  1. I really love the cover of "Beau, Lee, The Bomb, and Me" too! Hope you have a great reading week! :)

    Here's my Monday: http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/2014/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

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    1. It's so stinking adorable, and I love how the dotted lines show the road trip.

      Thanks. I hope you have a great reading week, too. I'm heading over to your blog right now! :)

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  2. Oh great! Looking forward to your review for Isla - my copy arrived on Friday. I'm reading Mad Kestrel, a pirate story with some magic, and Fifty Shades Darker. Don't ask.

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    1. I'm looking forward to finally seeing why people are saying that Isla is the best in the series.

      I've never heard of Mad Kestrel, but I'm guessing you were dared to read the 50 Shades books. lol

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    2. It's a book I won in a giveaway. So far, it's not too impressive, but I'll keep reading. You guessed correct about 50 Shades, haha. My co-blogger dared me to read all three. She likes them. I'm suffering.

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    3. I hate when I dislike books I've won. It makes me feel bad because I know that someone else really would have liked it.

      A lot of my friends read those when we were in college, but I refused, and I'm still a 50 Shades virgin. lol

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  3. Looks like a great selection. I'm reading Thunder, which is shaping up to be a strong debut. :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm hoping I read all of them this week or by the beginning of next week.

      I've never heard of Thunder. What's it about?

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  4. I tagged you for the Ten Book Challenge! Check out my post for more: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/ten-book-challenge.html

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  5. Ugh. Spoilers. Coming across those accidentally is never fun. I hope it doesn't make you like Isla any less! I'm reading mainly review copies this week, though I haven't decided on which ones I'll be reading besides Survival Colony Nine and Afterworlds. Have a great week!

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    1. I know, right? I wish people who post them would lose their Internet privileges sometimes. I know that if I have to post them on here to explain something for a meme, I always warn my readers. It's just common courtesy.

      What are those two books about? I haven't heard of them.

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  6. The Remedy looks really good - I love the cover!

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    1. It does. I love the cover too. It's simple, but it definitely lets readers know what it's about.

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  7. Cool! I'm adding all of those to my ever-growing to-read pile. And yeah I hate that too! Too bad you can't unread spoilers. ;) Also, I tagged you for the Seven Deadly Sins Tag! Here's a link to my post:

    http://4evercrazyforya.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-seven-deadly-sins-tag.html

    Have fun!
    Cassia

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    1. That would be awesome if you could unread a spoiler. I would love it.

      I've been tagged for the Seven Deadly Sins Tag. I've got quite a long list of tags to do, but it's on my list. Keep an eye out for it. :)

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  8. I hate it when people don't hide Goodreads spoilers, because they make it so easy! There's no complicated HTML or anything; it's so simple.

    Yesterday I began Anna and the French Kiss, and I'm planning to read Lola and Isla right after! (: I hope you enjoy all the books on your list.

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    1. I know. All you have to do is click a box! So freaking easy!

      I loved Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door is pretty good too. I can't wait to see your reviews for them.

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  9. Beau Lee, the bomb, and Me looks like a really fun read. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It does. I'm really happy that they approved me. I can't wait to start it.

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