ARCs in the Afternoon: Living the Good Death by Scott Baron

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Living the Good Death by Scott Baron

Living the Good Death
Scott Baron
Comedy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
November 20th, 2017
E – galley

Wearing nothing but psych ward pajamas and fluffy slippers, the odd girl wasn’t really dressed to kill. Being the Grim Reaper, however, she felt confident she could make it work.

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the kind of day when things just don’t go your way. Like when your botched suicide attempt and claims of supernatural powers get you hauled to the emergency room, placed under observation, then transferred to a locked-down psych facility.

The girl who thought she was Death had failed miserably in her efforts to shed the troublesome human body in which she was trapped. The result? Finding herself surrounded by nutjobs, locked in a mental ward ruled by a humorless doctor with a Napoleon complex and a penchant for sleight of hand. Sure, she did technically bring it on herself, but how was she to know that trying to off herself in public and using her outside voice to proclaim she was Death incarnate would result in a psych ward lockdown?

With that problematic little blunder behind her, the concerns now vexing her were pressing. Escape, both from the mental hospital, as well as from this plane of existence, was vital, but equally so was addressing the other issue haunting her. The big one. The one that could end the world. The issue that with Death missing, people would rather inconveniently no longer die like they were supposed to. Eventually, things would hit critical mass. She just didn’t know when.

The situation was, well, grim, to say the very least. An irony not lost on the girl claiming to be the Death.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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IMWAYR

Guys, I missed a week but now I’m back with another “It’s Monday! What Are You Readings” post. This feature is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date with the YA version being hosted by Kellee of Unleashing Readers and Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts. This feature is a great way to share what you’ve read, plan out your reading week, and to take a peek at what great books other people reading !

JUST FINISHED READING

Glass Sword

I read Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen quite a while ago, but there’s always buzz about this series so I decided to give Glass Sword a try. While I’m not sure if I’ll be reviewing this book or not, what I can say is that broken characters are my new favourite thing.

CURRENTLY READING

Firebolt               Sense and Sensibility

Yes, I am still reading these. Not that they’re terrible but I just needed time for other stuff and then Glass Sword sucked me in.

NEXT ON MY READING LIST

Marked     The Girl and the Grove     Jane Eyre

As you can see, I’m still determined to read Marked, but now I have two shiny new books that I really want to read. The first is The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith and this was provided to me by Flux through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m really thankful to them and I look forward to reading this and giving feedback. The second is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and as you may or may not know/ remember, I’m really trying to read the classics. More importantly though: I’m addicted to Alexa Donne, a 2018 debut author, who constantly describes her book as Jane Eyre in space. And because I’m #obsessed, I have to read Jane Eyre before I read her book. Obviously. 🙂

Work and studying has really slowed me down reading wise but I think I can still squeeze in two good books this week. What about you guys?

How was your Monday and what are you guy reading?

Kris.

ARCs in the Afternoon: Haven by Mary Lindsey

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Haven by Mary Lindsey

Haven
Mary Lindsey
Young Adult, Fantasy
Entangled Publishing, LLC
November 7th, 2017
E – galley

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey guys! It’s Monday once again and I’m hitting you with a late post. My Monday was pretty great and to help end yours on a good note, here’s another “It’s Monday! What Are You Readings” post! This feature is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date with the YA version being hosted by Kellee of Unleashing Readers and Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts. This feature is a great way to share what you’ve read, plan out your reading week, and to take a peek at what great books other people reading !

JUST FINISHED READING

Throne of Glass

So, I’ve been hearing a lot about Sarah J. Mass and I’ve been a tad ashamed to admit that I’ve never read one of her books. So I said, everyone gushes about her writing, it couldn’t hurt to buy one of her books. And oh-em-gee: loved it. But more on that later.

CURRENTLY READING

Firebolt

Still reading this. This is definitely one of the books I’ll be reviewing in the future so I don’t want to give too much away but I will say this: if you experience strong feelings of embarssment on behalf of characters or get strong second hand embarrassment then #beware. #thatisall

Sense and Sensibility

I’ve always prided myself as a big Jane Austen fan, I mean have you read Pride and Prejudice? But I realized I kind of need to experience her other books and somehow previous attempts have failed. So I decided to start with Sense and Sensibility. I have four words thus far: “Marianne, please just stop”.

NEXT ON MY READING LIST

Marked

Still really eager to read this, I guess the difficulty is the fact it’s a physical book as opposed to a kindle book and it just means more weight everyday.

So as guessed, my reading really has slowed down since my return to work but I;ve still managed to read some really good books. How was your Monday and what are you guy reading?

Kris.

 

Morning Muse: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

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Glitch

Glitch (Glitch #1)
Heather Anastasiu
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
St. Martin’s Press
August 7th, 2012
E-Galley

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

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