Recent Reads: 10-16 March 2019

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I’m now halfway through Priory!

If you followed me over on my Instagram, you may have seen that I hosted another impromptu, 24 hour read-a-thon, and it really helped me begin to power through the behemoth that is this book.

But if you want to see the progress I read over those 24 hours, you can click over to my Instagram Stories OR stay tuned next Sunday for my wrap up!

But for this week, I was able to finish 3 books and start 2 others! See which ones they are in this week’s reading update:

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Sunday (10th March)

Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon   *Currently Reading*

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29774026A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.


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Published: 26 February 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Genre: Adult Fantasy / LGBT

Pages: 848


Tuesday (12th March)

Meet Me In Outer Space by Melinda Grace 

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OuterSpace“Smart and unflinching, this #OwnVoices debut contemporary novel stars an ambitious college student who refuses to be defined by her central auditory processing disorder.

Edie Kits has a learning disability. Well, not a learning disability exactly, but a disability that impacts her learning. It isn’t visible, it isn’t obvious, and it isn’t something she likes to advertise.

And for three semesters of college, her hard work and perseverance have carried her through. Edie thinks she has her disability under control until she meets her match with a French 102 course and a professor unwilling to help her out.

Edie finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that she isn’t looking for an easy out. Luckily for Edie, she has an amazing best friend, Serena, who is willing to stitch together a plan to ensure Edie’s success. And then there’s Hudson, the badly dressed but undoubtedly adorable TA in her French class who finds himself pulled into her orbit…

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Meet Me in Outer Space is a sweet, heartachingly real story of love and college life by debut author Melinda Grace.


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Published: 12 March 2019

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 272

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*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

Click HERE for my review!


Thursday (14th March)

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck 

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BtN“When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice…even if it costs her the boy she loves.

On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful–as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Seventeen-year-old Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds under the cover of darkness, never to be seen again. As long as Veda follows the rules, she will be safe.

But when Veda’s grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun’s favor, she starts to see that the safety she’s been promised comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below.

With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real–or dangerous lies.


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Published: 12 March 2019

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 320

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*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

Click HERE for the book review!


Friday (15th March)

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

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36165054“The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more—until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.

The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?


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Published: 12 March 2019

Publisher: Delacorte

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 304

REVIEW COMING SOON!


Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry *Currently Reading*

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40556653““The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn … Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.”

Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully-kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions.

Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers she writes about. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York—a secret that could destroy or save their future.


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Published: 5 February 2019

Publisher: Blink

Genre: Young Adult Historical / Mystery

Pages: 304


Favorite Book of the Three Weeks: Priory of the Orange Tree

# of Pages Read: 1,210

Total # of Books Read: 3 Finished & 2 Started


What will you be working on this week?? Did you read anything interesting?

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,

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