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This Week in Books: 8/18/2015

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I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next!

NOW: I am currently reading Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender, Silver in Blood by Jessica Day George, and Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings (an arc I received from Random House’s First to Read program.)

THEN: I just recently finished reading The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter, The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury, and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

NEXT: I will probably read The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

NEW ON MY SHELF

These are few arcs I received through Netgalley:

The Great Snapping Turtle Adventure by Susan Yaruta Young

25708574When Fred takes stepsons Max and Charles to Elliott Island for a day of crabbing, none of them are expecting to encounter anything out of the ordinary. But all bets are off when you drive out that long narrow road to the End of the World.

An old woman gives them a giant snapping turtle to sell, and their day gets weird. And when they stumble across the same woman’s gravestone–with her death date inscribed, but hidden in the ground–their trip becomes stranger still.

As every answer leads to more questions, what starts as a “Boys’ Day Out” becomes an adventure that will not soon be forgotten.

Lumière (The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline Garlick

19448543One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything.

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum.

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same prize, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.

Reveal (Crusted Chronicles #1) by Briana Courtney

13065962You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don’t know.

My childhood best friend Jeremy, happens to be a ghost.

Besides that, my life is totally normal. Well except that my dad went missing when I was six. But my mom makes it work. And I have annoying brother. See, normal?
So why does my life feel like a train wreck waiting to happen… oh yeah because now Jeremy is also missing.
Fate intervenes when Hugh, with his stunning golden eyes and similar dark hair, starts taking an interest in me. He divulges that he also shares my little “gift” of seeing the dead. Should I be freaked out? Yes. But am I? Okay, but only a little bit.

Senior year is hard enough as it is, but clearly I like a challenge.

What are you currently reading?

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