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Friday Reads – Let’s do this!

I’m trying this ‘planned reading’ thing again. I don’t think I’ll be able to do a full TBR but I think I could stick to a simple ‘weekend reads’ thing.

 

Here goes nothing.

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

I’ve had my eye on this one since it came out, but the hype kept me at arm’s length. Then I saw a Buddy Read set up for this weekend and decided that now was as good a time as any. Hopefully, I’m not left disappointed.

 

and if I make a big enough dent on this one, then I’ll start

 

 

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed–again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend–but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

 

This one I had as an ARC (for an embarrassingly long time) titled ‘The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ so I don’t know at what point she got half a life back but, here we are. Lol.

 


What are you planning on reading this weekend? Any words of encouragement to share, because I’m all out…

 

 

Dee ^_^

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Friday! – It’s the first of the year

This is late, I know it’s late. But, it almost didn’t even happen at all because I am a spazz who didn’t realize that it was Friday…oops.

 

But…I managed to pull myself together at the end so hurrah. Without further adieu:

 

 

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With her mother now gone and her father’s still a no show, Alice is unprotected, vulnerable and alone.

How will she manage to survive without her mother’s protection? Who was responsible for it? Is Alice the murderer’s next target? If so, who will protect her?

With the murderer still on the loose in Small Town, Alice must be prepared to confront the dangers around her in order to keep those close to her safe again, but can she do it after the heartbreak, betrayal and the loss she has already endured?

 

This one is an indie read, written by a Goodreads friend of mine. It’s addictive and a quick read. I devoured the first one and had to pick this one up.

 

 

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Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

 

This one has been on my radar a while, and you KNOW I’m a sucker for retellings so…it’s a no-brainer.

 


Back to reading I go.

 

 

Friday Reads!

aka that time I didn’t have a post ready so I went with this one.

 

This week, actually this month, has been pretty slow reading wise for me, so maybe telling you what I’m reading this weekend will motivate me to actually read.

 

So…enough stalling,

 

This

 

Weekend

 

I’m

 

Reading

 

 

 

 

I feel like everyone and their grandchild knows the synopsis of It, but for the few of you who live under a rock –

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.

It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.

Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality

I haven’t gotten very far into this (this shit is MAMMOTH) but I see why people say this is one of his most memorable pieces. It’s a lot to take in.

 

Wicked River is set to come out in May 2018, and it’s also very intense. If it does it right, this one could definitely be a top contender in its genre.

Synopsis:

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again

 

Tell me that doesn’t sound intriguing to you?

 


 

Anyhoo, I’ll get back to it.

 

Dee ^_^

 

 

Friday Reads

aka Should I make this a thing?

 

This is the first month, in a long time, that I haven’t posted my TBR. It feels strange, but it also feels liberating. The fact that I don’t HAVE to stick to the books that I broadcasted to a bunch of people on the internet, but I could pick up what I wanted, when I wanted. Freeing, I tell you!

 

But…I still needed to put up a post, right? So, I’m giving this Friday Reads thing a shot.

 

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

 

– Insomnia by Stephen King

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Ralph’s insomnia gets worse when Ed Deepneau gets out of control. Ed is obsessed with the notion that Derry is becoming the new Armageddon and that time is ticking away for the residents. An evil of unimaginable proportions has began and Ralph has the one chance to beat it.

 

– Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs

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Is nothing sacred? The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Tristan’s Church was a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastien-and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix.

As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans’ French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of more than a few patron saints. Because this is one killer they don’t want to cross…

 

 

– Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


 

So, what great works of literature are holding your attention this wonderous Friday afternoon? (Sorry, I won’t do that again.)

 

Dee ^_^