What Are You Reading Wednesday

I’m starting a new book in a new series, The Iron Fey. Why? I don’t know, because I like killing myself slowly. Just kidding. I do have a lot of other series’ I need to read/finish but oh well.

I bought The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa back in the beginning of November, so it hasn’t been on the shelf long, but my friend read it and loved it so now its my turn to judge.

download (1)A QUOTE (one complete sentence) that stood out to me on page 34 is,

‘You mustn’t take revenge, no matter how you feel about the girl. Especially now. There are more worrisome things on the move.’

download (1)WOULD I want to live in this world? Why or why not?

So, I’m still not very sure what the setting is entirely. Right now I know we are in a rural area. Meghan’s family lives on a farm, a pig farm more specifically. I don’t know what state, country, or continent though. I may of overlooked that or it may never of been specified. I have no idea. I tried to google and ending up spoiling a huge part of the story line for myself.

Anyway, I wouldn’t mind living on a pig farm. I actually love pigs. They make good bacon, too.

 

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What Are You Reading Wednesday?

I’m going to do this WAYRW a little different than usual. I finished Cinder and And I Darken yesterday and I haven’t had the opportunity to start a new book yet. I don’t have a favorite quote from page 34 and I have no idea what land I’m even about to read about.

I REALLY need to read the books I bought a long time ago before I read the new ones I am looking forward to, so I’m mixing a little of both to save myself from misery. I picked a random book from my TBR shelf that has been sitting there for probably ten years called Princess Ben. For newly purchased books I picked Scarlet, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles.

I don’t know how Princess Ben is going to go. I honestly haven’t even read the synopsis since I bought the book. I’m SUPER EXCITED for Scarlet though. I loved Cinder and I read in reviews from others that the series only gets better and better from here.

I’m going to pull a little TBR Tuesday into the mix and open up some discussion on this post, hopefully!

Have you read Princess Ben?

Did you enjoy it?

Should I try reading it or is it a dust collector/resell?

I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT SCARLET.

Did you love/hate it?

Without spoiling anything, what should I look forward to the most?


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What Are You Reading Wednesday

I’ve had IT in my currently reading section on Goodreads for over a month now. I had it for two weeks, but my library makes you return ebooks then put them back on hold. You can’t extend the loan past your two weeks like you could if you got a paper copy. I probably still won’t finish it in this go round. I imagine I will have to put it back on hold for a third go round.

Although, it did just start getting really interesting. I’m almost on page 300 and I’m finding that Pennywise (they haven’t given us his name in the book yet, you just know who Pennywise is) doesn’t always appear physically the same… like in the same form…. Hmmm…

Also, I’ve never seen the movies. The old or the new. So, I’m going into this book completely blind and living off of movie trailers and everyone else’s fear.

A quote that stood out to me on page 34 because it’s showing the beginning of everything starting up again but no one knows where to put the blame, so anything can be used against you to put you to blame,

Webby went, straightening his shirt with exaggerated moves and brushing the hair out of his eyes. Machen, who also gave a statement on the morning following Adrian Mellon’s death, said: The last thing I heard him say as him and his buddies walked off was, “Next time I see him he’s going to be in serious hurt.”

Would I want to live in Derry, Maine? HELL NO I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE IN DERRY, MAINE. That’s all you need on that. That should be pretty self explanatory. Y’all Pennywise ain’t no joke.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday

Okay, Okay, Okay I know y’all are tired of me reading the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series. But I’m still reading A Court of Wings and Ruin and I haven’t done a WAYRW over it yet. I’m almost done guys. Until next year anyway, before A Court of Frost and Starlight comes out. Then we’ll probably have round three. But for now I’m almost done.

A quote that stood out to me on page 34 is because it kind of foreshadows the spoiler down below,

“Whatever you’re planning, it’ll land us knee-deep in shit.”

“I’m not planning anything.” I plucked up a fallen pink blossom and twirled it between my thumb and forefinger.

That golden eye narrowed, clicking softly.

“What do you even see with that thing?”

He didn’t answer.

*SPOILER* This is before we know that Lucien’s eye can actually see through glamours and such. Which Feyre had a glamour on her tattoo that depicted her as High Lady of the Night Court. So, did Lucien know all along? It doesn’t say outright, but one could assume he had his suspicions.

Would I want to live in Velaris aka The City of Starlight aka The Court of Dreams? Yes. Duh. Who wouldn’t?

Would I want to live in the Hewn City aka The Court of Nightmares? Nah girl I’m good. That ain’t me.

Would I want to live in Prythian in general? I’d be down for, obviously, The Night Court, Day Court, Winter Court, or Summer Court. Not too sure about the rest. Definitely not Spring, Sorry Tam. Helion, Kallias, Tarquin, and Rhysand, especially Rhys, all sound like the kind of High Lords I wouldn’t mind ruling over me. Wink, Wink. Anyway.

 

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What Are You Reading Wednesday

This week I’m reading Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz.

There wasn’t really a quote that stood out to me on page 34, but I did find one that I thought was kind of comical,

What was so wrong about casually dating him when she felt like it, then taking her space when she wanted to be alone? Wasn’t that what every man wanted in a girl – someone independent, with no strings attached?

I think it’s definitely very interesting to read a love story from the point of view of someone who is very indifferent to love. I love the gender reversal aspect of this story from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. You can tell by this statement that Darcy really doesn’t care. She just wants nice and easy and care-free, where Carl wants more from her that she is not able to give him. Unfortunately for Carl, I don’t think he is long for this story. I’m only on page 50 so we shall see.

Would I want to live in Pemberley, Ohio? Nahhh, it’s not really my cup of tea. In Darcy’s world it is money and high class. I’m more middle class and freakishly poor due to college so I definitely wouldn’t fit in.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday

This week I’m reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I’m not as invested in this book as I thought I would be. Maybe I’m just succumbing to my Maas hangover after reading ACOMAF. Who knows?

A quote that really stood out to me on page 34 is,

Katsa sighed sharply, “I grant that you’re brave,” she said, “though you didn’t seem it at first.” She sprang to the table and struck him in the temple, just as she’d done with Murgon’s guards.

I think we definitely begin to learn about Katsa’s character here. We see her start to really deviate from her uncles orders and begin to grow into who she wants to be, not what he wants her to be.

Would I want to live in the seven kingdoms? Ehh, I don’t think so. Maybe Lienid if I HAD to choose.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday

This week I’m reading/trying to read three books, but I want to highlight my favorite of the three. Which is A Court of Mist and Fury (Affiliate Link) by Sarah J Maas. This is my second time reading this and it is my favorite book in the series!

A quote that really stood out to me on page 34 is,

I hated the bright dresses that had become my daily uniform, but didn’t have the heart to tell Tamlin – not when he’d bought so many, not when he looked so happy to see me wear them.

Would I want to live in Prythian? YES. Why? Uhh, because they can have more than one mate in their lifetime and HELLO RHYSAND. Just kidding, kind of, but it’s just really interesting. Obviously, if I wasn’t fae, I’d have to chill in the mortal realm and that wouldn’t be fun. I also wouldn’t want to live in Hybern. That’s quite alright with me. I’m thinking Velaris would make a wonderful home.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday

Hey guys! Welcome back to What Are You Reading Wednesday! This week I’ve got four books for you that I’m currently powering through, two that I’ve already finished as of today. Here I’ll post:

  • The book (Title, Picture, Link to purchase)
  • The summary
  • My initial thoughts (May get rid of this? Leave me thoughts in the comments. Half of this weeks post have it and the other half don’t.)

I thought this would be kind of a cool way to preview review blogs for y’all so y’all can have an idea of what is to come! Plus, it gives you something to read whenever I don’t have a review post ready to go up.

Here we go with this weeks What Are You Reading Wednesday!


A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by GRRM

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Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world….

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others–a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .

(Not so) initial thoughts: Obviously, I’m still working on this one. Bear with me, guys (I thought it was bare with me for the longest time *insert rolls eyes emoji here*)


Hard Limit (Hacker #4) by Meredith Wild

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Blake Landon is a man who has everything-wealth, good looks, and the love of Erica Hathaway. The power couple has been through hell and back, and when life has torn them apart, somehow they have always found their way back to each other, more in love and stronger than ever. 

Erica has never been more ready to say I do. On the verge of making the ultimate commitment, she uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake’s history. As she makes peace with her own past and the family who left her behind, she presses Blake to tear down the last walls between them. Determined to know the man he once was, she opens a door to a world beyond her wildest imagination-a world that has her questioning the limits of her own desires. 

As danger lurks and dark secrets come to light, will the past destroy their promise of forever?

Initial thoughts: I really needed this novel to be the redemption to Hardline (I’ve already read it as I’m writing this and it was.) This series is intense. It’s murder mystery, thriller, it’s everything.


Hard Love (Hacker #5) by Meredith Wild

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Days after their wedding, Blake and Erica Landon embark on their honeymoon-a journey that deepens their bond and promises to fade the scars of their past. 

Just when their troubles seem safely behind them, scandal surrounding would-be Governor Daniel Fitzgerald’s election threatens their newfound peace. Back home, Blake finds himself at the center of the controversy, haunted by the transgressions of his hacker past that he has no wish to relive. 

With Blake’s freedom at stake and their future in peril, Erica will stop at nothing to clear his name. But when Blake defies the authorities and refuses to seek the truth, their world gradually begins to crumble. Will he let his past win? Or can Erica convince him that their life together is worth fighting for-now more than ever… 


A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here? 

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? 

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.


PSA: Just because these are what I have planned to read, does not mean these will be all that I read. I have a lot of books I power through after this weekly post is put up, for instance I read three books Thursday-Sunday of last week that are not on here. Element of surprise, y’all. I have reviews scheduled through the end of October so keep your eyes peeled for those!

Happy Reading!

What Are You Reading Wednesday

Hey guys! Welcome to back to What Are You Reading Wednesday! This week I’ve got three books for you that I’m currently powering through. Here I’ll post:

  • The book (Title, Picture, Link to purchase)
  • The summary
  • My initial thoughts

I thought this would be kind of a cool way to preview review blogs for y’all so y’all can have an idea of what is to come! Plus, it gives you something to read whenever I don’t have a review post ready to go up.

Here we go with this weeks What Are You Reading Wednesday!


A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by GRRM

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Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world….

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others–a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .

Initial Thoughts: I’m still reading this book. And I will be fore awhile… Initial thoughts are on last weeks WAYRW, but they’re pretty much the same as this week… That it takes me forever to read ASOIAF books. Sorry y’all.


From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

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Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—was convinced that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

Initial Thoughts: I’m sorry y’all, this may be the first book I have ever DNF’ed. I’m halfway and I have no desire to pick it up and finish it. IT’S NOT A BAD BOOK. It’s just not for me… I haven’t 100% decided yet what will happen. And either way I am forever grateful to Karen McQuestion for giving me the opportunity to read this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.


The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist is a 1971 novel by American writer William Peter Blatty. The book details the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the two priests who attempt to exorcise the demon.

Initial Thoughts: Y’all. Let’s do the dang thing. I’m so excited to read but utterly terrified at the same time… So far I’m 100 pages in and it’s not scary though…. We’ll see. (I wrote this previous statement Monday. I’m now on page 190. I see where it got scary…)


A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Initial Thoughts: I’ve wanted to read this book for awhile. I heard negative things about the way the dogs were treated in the film and so it deterred me for awhile, but the author had nothing to do with that. I’ve never seen the movie and, quite honestly, I never will. I am excited to read the novel though.


What Are You Reading Wednesday

Hey guys! Welcome to our first, What Are You Reading Wednesday! This week I’ve got three books for you that I’m currently powering through. Here I’ll post:

  • The book (Title, Picture, Link to purchase)
  • The summary
  • My initial thoughts

I thought this would be kind of a cool way to preview review blogs for y’all so y’all can have an idea of what is to come! Plus, it gives you something to read whenever I don’t have a review post ready to go up.

Here we go with this weeks What Are You Reading Wednesday!


From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

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Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—was convinced that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

Initial Thoughts: It’s taken me about a week to read this book. I started Saturday of Labor Day weekend and it’s not bad, it’s just not my usual read. It’s different. The main character is obnoxious to me. I don’t know if she was meant to be that way or if it just kinda happened. She’s obsessive and that’s about all she is. To me, she has no personality, no thoughts of her own, it’s all about Lucas. I’m trying to finish it… trying… we’ll see.


Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass Series #6) by Sarah J Maas

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Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Initial Thoughts: THIS IS MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK. Y’all. Queen Maas is back for another go. Nook is trying to keep me from reading this book though y’all. Trying and right now they’re succeeding. I bought this as an ebook because I had a gift card and I just needed it right then, okay? I should’ve bought the hard copy.  It takes me a little longer than normal to read new releases simply because I have to wait a whole year for TOG #7 to come. I want to take as much time soaking in every detail as I can. I can’t wait for this review y’all. It’s gunna be good.


A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by GRRM

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Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world….

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others–a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .

Initial Thoughts: It takes me forever to read books in the ASOIAF series. Sorry y’all. Give me a month or two. I’m super excited for this book though. I’ve heard from friends once you make it past the first two that the rest are cake. So, we’ll see.


Alright y’all! That’s the end of our first WAYRW. Hopefully that gives y’all something to look forward to, especially with TOG and ASOIAF thrown in there!

Let me know if there’s anything specific you want to see me read and write a review about!

See you next week!