Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? (8)

It's Monday, so that means it's time for another "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" This weekly meme is hosted by BookJourney, and although I don't participate weekly, I try to. Sometimes things just get in the way or I find that I'm still reading the same book as I was the week before because I've been so busy.

If you keep up with my blog regularly, you might know that I planned to read three books last week. Unfortunately, I only got to read one, but I did start the second one! That's progress, right? This week's edition might be a bit repetitive, but I am going to try to add another book to it because I really, really want to read it. I just hope I can get around to reading all three, but that might be a bit difficult because I adopted two kittens on Thursday.

Okay... so here's what's on tap for this week:

The Remedy by Susan Srikant

You might have noticed that this book is now being featured in my "Currently Reading" box on my side bar. I started it a few days ago, and I'm really hoping to finish it today. Again, this book was sent to me by Susan Srikant in exchange for an honest review. I read and reviewed her book, The Disappearance of Lars Wellingsworth, and it was quite enjoyable. I'm looking forward to this one, and one other book by her.

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

While I was searching through the YA titles on NetGalley, I found this one. I was immediately attracted to the cute font on the 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 a lot in high school, so I'm hoping that it's just as amazing as it seems... well... except for the whole Twilight reference, but I'm willing to forgive Mary for that one because I wanted to go to Forks before Twilight was even a thing.

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. 
 

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

So after I finish reading the review books, I'd like to try to read something for myself before keeping up with some of the other review titles I have to read. I read The 5th Wave this summer, so I'm really excited to see what happens next, especially because this book is sitting on my shelf!

Synopsis:
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
 
    

 

What are you reading (or planning to read) this week? Feel free to tell me in the comments. You can also leave a link to your post so I can check it out. Who knows? Maybe you'll just help me add yet another book to my never-ending TBR list!

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  1. I hope you enjoy The Infinite Sea! I really enjoyed The Fifth Wave and Yancey is a fabulous author. I just finished Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer so now I'm just giving myself a little break in between now. Hope you have a good reading week ahead of you x

    Jess @ My Reading Dress


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    1. I've been seeing so many mixed reviews on it after the release that now I'm uncertain. The ARC reviews were pretty positive, but now all of a sudden, people are trashing it. I hope I like it. I pre-ordered it and waited this long, so it better be good. lol

      How was Belzhar? Did you like it?

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    2. It was...subpar. I mean, the writing was amazing but it's a contemporary at heart. Definitely wrongly labelled. I just popped up a review here.

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    3. I hate when books are mislabeled, but mostly I hate it when Goodreads members mislabel them, but it happens all the freaking time.

      I'm heading over to check out your review right now! :)

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  2. I have yet to pick up a Yancey book, I see his book covers all over the blogosphere. I just finished One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern yesterday, which was pretty amazing. I just love her work. Last night, I finally started Miss Peregrine's. It seems like everyone but me has read it, so I'm finally getting to it!

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    1. I hadn't picked one up until The 5th Wave. I'm not really interested in his other stuff, so I'm sticking to these and then I'll see about his future releases.

      I've never heard of One Hundred Names. I'll have to check it out on Goodreads to see if I want to add it to my TBR list, which now seems a bit uncontrollable. lol

      And no... You're not the only one who hasn't read Miss Peregrine's. I have been looking to read it for a while, and now it's the October BOTM for All About YA (Goodreads group I'm a mod for), so I'm hoping to get to Barnes and Noble to see if they still have both in hardcover. If not, I'll just use my Amazon gift credit. I really should use it for them, even though I wanted to buy the Burn for Burn books with it.

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    2. It's a really cute story. Well, obviously, since it's Cecelia Ahern, but I really liked it.

      I added it to my Fall TBR post for Top Ten Tuesday, but in the end I'm a mood reader, so I just pick up whatever I'm in the mood for. That and with required reading for school, I'm not sure my TBR post will look anything like the books I'll actually be reading. I've heard nothing but good things about it though.

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    3. I'm glad you liked it! :)

      I don't remember if I added it to my Fall TBR TTT, but it looks like I'll have to read it this month just because I am the one who is in charge of the Series Reads and Books of the Month posts. It would look bad if I didn't read it. lol

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  3. I've only heard about The Inifinite Sea but I have to say the others look and Beau, Lee, The Bomb and Me looks like a fine read.
    I'm currently reading The Mark of Athena and really enjoying it so far =)

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    1. I hadn't heard of The Remedy until the author contacted me for a review. It has a really high average rating on Goodreads, and the last book I read by her was good, so I have high hopes. Beau, Lee, the Bomb, and Me is going to be published in October, but it's not from a big publisher or anything. There is a Goodreads giveaway for it if you're interested.

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  4. The Infinite Sea sounds like a really interesting read! Hope you have a great reading week! :)

    Here's my reading week: http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/2014/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_29.html

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    1. I'm hoping it is, but I've seen so many negative reviews now that I'm scared.

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  5. Heard a lot about The Infinite Sea - enjoy! I actually am reading Deceived now, which is a great suspense novel. :)

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    1. Thank you! :)

      I haven't heard of that. Who wrote it?

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