WWW Wednesday | April 17, 2019

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!”

The Three Ws are: 
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

the red schools of magic
I’m at page 258 and I’m enjoying being back in the Shadowhunter world, though it’s no surprise to me that I’ll be rating this four stars instead of the usual five I give to everything Cassandra Clare. The key portion of that phrase being Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Clare only. Every collaboration Clare has published has earned lower star ratings from me since it always reads as different from her solo writing. It would’t surprise me if Clare only wrote a vague outline for the novel and the second writer filled in the blanks.

 

Recently Finished:

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two stars black

Social Misconduct is a disappointing read that tries to get at the horrors of a social media smear campaign, but instead only highlights hackers and the stupidity of those who fall for them.

Check out my full review here!
Release Date: April 23, 2019

 

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four stars black

The Test is a must read as it mirrors and offers insight into immigration as many countries attempt to deal with influxes of people seeking better lives elsewhere. Compassion should be a key component of any immigration program and The Test is a testament to that fact.

Check out my full review here!


What’s Next?

I’m not sure what I’m in the mood to read next. My reading schedule has been completely thrown off thanks to my job, so what I pick up next will probably be decided has a head out the door early Thursday morning. Here are a few of the choices I have lined.

Mud Vein

This would be a reread, but I’ve been meaning to read it since I bought the 10th year anniversary edition.

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

 

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They say that you are not a product of the environment that you’ve grown up in, that you create your own story, tell it your way. That you get to pick your own future. They lied. If you’re honest with yourself, you believed that lie, too, like I used to, because I wanted to, and even needed to believe that I had some semblance of control over my own self. The truth is that control is part of the lie. The ability to become a person of our own making is the perfect lie. I concede that it might appear that some people control their destiny, but I assure you, if you gave me fifteen minutes, I could pull apart that façade. We are born into a destiny that we never have the chance to escape. That’s why I must tell my story. For those of you out there like me who were told that you have choices, when you never had one single choice that was your own. For those of you out there who were, who are, judged for decisions you’ve made that were directed by your destiny, not by the façade of choices. The irony of the story within this story is how one person’s predisposed destiny can impact, influence, and even change the lives of those around him or her. How one destiny ties to another destiny.

I am Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percentage point from becoming President of the United States. If you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that I was the half point. But you can’t ask him, and he can’t tell you. He’s dead. They’re all dead and now I can speak.

Release Date: May 15, 2019

 

 

Pocketful of blame

Siobhan Davis promoted this book a few days ago and the synopsis has stuck with me since.

The Capaldi twins.
Chris and Sketch.
As different as night and day.
One my best friend.
One my lover.

Inseparable since childhood, I always assumed that we would grow up, escape our sleepy hometown of Pocketful, and live out a life of adventure together, away from our powerful fathers and the lure of money.

But life as I knew it changed two years ago when reckless Sketch broke my heart and dependable Chris picked up the pieces.

Except now Chris is dead, and I’m the only one with the answers to what happened that night. I’m the only living witness.

My connection with Sketch has been severed. He thinks I killed his brother and I’m determined to let him believe it. Because the truth could put us both in the grave.

Pocketful of Blame is the first in a four-book series and contains a cliffhanger ending.
Because of its explicit sexual content, mature themes, potential triggers, and bad language, it is suitable for readers of 18+.

What about you? What are your three Ws this Wednesday? Have you read any of the books mentioned above?

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