Hi everyone! (I feel like I need an intro of some sorts… do you have an intro?) I’m going to start doing WWWs again! I think I might do it every other week because the last time I did these posts (2/6/19 & 2/13/19) there wasn’t much change in my reading, so I think spacing them out will be better for my blog (and I don’t want things to get to repetitive). Also, in addition to the questions below from the original creator, I’m going to list a few of my favorite songs at the moment. I think one day I’ll try to list the songs that are constantly on repeat but there are hundreds of them, so that’ll be for a different day!
If you’re looking for some summery books and music be sure to check out my Recommendations Post!
Also, not that anyone in particular asked, but college is going really well so far! I started an online probability and statistics class back on the 20th of May, and I just started microbiology this past Monday! So if I post anything on Mondays or Wednesdays this summer, it’ll probably be later in the afternoon (after 3:00 pm est.) unless I have to schedule a time sensitive post. Okay enough about me (for now) and let’s get into this post!
This tag is hosted by hosted by Taking on the World of Words where you answer the following questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you want to read next?
They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes
“When Jordanian student Siwar
Salaiha is murdered on her birthday in College Park, Maryland, her
consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a Seattle baby boy. Stuck
in this speech delayed three-year old body, Siwar tries but fails to
communicate with Wyatt’s parents, instead she focuses on solving the mystery
behind her murder. Eventually, her consciousness goes into a dormant state
after Wyatt undergoes a major medical procedure.
Fast-forward twenty-two years. Wyatt is a well-adjusted young man with an affinity towards the Middle East and a fear of heights. While working on his graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Wyatt learns about Siwar’s death, which occurred twenty-five years ago. For reasons he can’t explain, he grows obsessed with Siwar and spends months investigating her death, which police at the time erroneously ruled as suicide. His investigation forces him to open a door he has kept shut all his life, a spiritual connection to an unknown entity that he frequently refused to acknowledge. His leads take him to Amman, Jordan where after talking to her friends and family members and through his special connection with the deceased, he discovers a clue that unravels the mystery of her death. Will Siwar get justice after all?”
I’m about a quarter of the way through this book! The synopsis of the book really drew me in. So far I’m still where Wyatt is a toddler, so there’s a lot to happen!
Edit: I’m not going to post a review of this book because of recent events.
Wegild: A Heartwarming Tale of Coldblooded Vengeance by Boris Slocum
“Tormented, robbed, and murdered by their Gheet neighbors, the Surrey folk of the County of Blenheim are a battered and cowed people in their own land. It’s what happens when you lose a war.
Deirdre is just a Surrey farm-girl, but when the Gheet murder those she holds most dear, she refuses to sit around and wait for her own slaughter. She wants justice, she wants vengeance, she wants blood, and she’s willing to do anything to get it, even if that means selling her soul to the Fiend, a dark and malevolent creature that lurks in the far-off barrow in the blackest woods of the forest.
One way or the other, she’ll have her vengeance.”
I just started this book about a week ago, and it’s a little to early for me to tell you if I like it or not. Book is on hold until I finish higher priority reads.
Control Freakz by Michael Evans
“Trillons of dollars were lost in the Great Crash.
Thousands of lives were ended with Protocol 00.
And Natalie’s life might be the next…
The past haunts her, the future scares her, and the present is out to kill her.
Natalie had always known her dad’s disappearance was connected to something much more sinister inside Area 51, but she never guessed that finding answers would require her to sacrifice everything. After the Great Crash and the election of President Ash, Natalie’s dad disappears and her grandpa soon after ends his own life. But these tragic events shrouded in mystery pale in comparison to the horrors that ensue with the onslaught of Protocol 00.
After Protocol 00 is enacted, Natalie’s entire family is taken by the Protection Services Agency, along with the families of her two best friends, Hunter and Ethan. With nothing to lose and the threat of government hitmen kidnapping them at any moment, the three must battle to survive in a horrid, post-apocalyptic world run by President Ash and his invasive government. Risking ruthless leaders, attempted mind control, and her very existence on the planet, Natalie, along with Hunter and Ethan, will stop at nothing in their quest to learn the secrets that destroyed their lives. But there are unrivaled powers working against them, and with impending doom looming at any moment, there is no one to trust and nowhere to hide. In a life devoid of hope, happiness, and safety, Natalie must battle both the darkness lurking inside and out of her in order to regain one fleeting memory of her past that has all but fallen away for good, but it might already be too late.
For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a breakthrough new dystopian series that uncovers dark government conspiracies threatening to end everything.”
I’m about half way through this book! It’s currently on hold until I get these books read for 6/11/19 publication.
Lovestruck by Kate Watson
“Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don’t stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio.
The God of Love is going to kill her. Even if he is her dad.
Being the daughter of Eros isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For one thing, a girl can get jaded when her parents have the most beautiful and fatalistic love story in history. For another, immortality royally sucks when the Oracle condemns you to eternity in the wrong profession. Do the Gods care that Kali wants to ditch the love stuff and be a muse?
To reclaim her heart and her destiny, Kali is left with no choice but to defy the Gods, tempt the Fates, date the mortal love of her life, and hope she doesn’t lose her best friend, Hector, in the process.”
I literally started this book last night after finish Liar (see below) even though I have no business starting another book when I have so many books I need to review.
Liar by C.L. Stone
“Worse than a thief, is a liar.
Kayli Winchester can finally let go of her thieving past and for once walk on the right side of the law. She’s had enough of the hustle and is determined to become the good girl.
But her brother, Wil, is still missing. On the hunt for him, she discovers something worse than a missing sibling: Marc, Raven, Axel, Corey and Brandon. These aren’t just scoundrels with hearts of gold. They’re flat out criminals. But they’re criminals who need her.
In a ruse to draw them away from her brother and learn more about this so-called Academy, Kayli joins them on a mission to Florida in search of a missing little girl. Kayli will do anything to make sure her brother is safe. She’ll find their leader. She’ll discover their intentions. She’ll infiltrate their ranks. And if they try to threaten her brother or herself, she’ll burn them all.
But when these five hot Academy teammates all contend for her heart, her resistance starts to crumble.
Maybe she wasn’t meant to be the good girl, anyway.”
Reverse harem book. This is book two of the Scarab Beetle Series. Review of book one is coming soon!
Bound Spirits by H.A. Wills
“Seventeen year old, Callie thought climbing out of her hell of abusive home life was going to be her biggest struggle, but it’s only the beginning. Starting over in a small nowhere town in Oregon with an aunt she didn’t know existed until a week ago, she makes five new guy friends that are each something otherworldly. Something supernatural– and they say she is too. As if high school wasn’t hard enough.
In this captivating and vivid, paranormal reverse harem, join Callie on her journey of healing from the horrors of her past, while discovering that the world is far weirder than she could’ve possibly imagined.”
Fair warning: this book is a reverse harem book *wink, wink*. Review to come some with full thoughts, but overall I liked this book and it was a fast read.
A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray
““A squandering emperor.
A wicked prince.
A handsome stranger.
And the reluctant girl who’ll capsize a kingdom.
Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament.
But doing so comes at a steep cost.
Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the kingdom—forever.
Filled with longing and heart, surprise and wonder, A SHIFTING OF STARS is perfect for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, RED QUEEN and SHADOW AND BONE.”
My review for this book is up (to see it click here)!!! I enjoyed this book and rated it 4.25 stars. The characters, adventures, and the hints of magic made this book hard to put down!
Darkblood Academy by G.K. DeRosa
“Welcome to Darkblood—oops, I mean Darkhen Academy.
There are three rules to survive the elite supernatural school:
1. Do not talk or even look at The Seven, the uber-powerful supes that rule the academy.
2. Never go into the Fae forest on a full moon… or else.
3. And most definitely do not fall for one of the extremely hot and unattainable instructors.
Too bad I’ve never really been a rule follower…
A year ago the supernaturals came out of the closet on primetime TV, and about a minute ago I, Luna Hallows, found out I was one of them—well, a half-blood anyway.
So here I am at Darkhen Academy, the only human and no magical abilities to speak of. The only reason I’m here is because of my father—a man I didn’t even know existed until now. He’s crazy powerful, and they think I could be too. But what could I possibly contribute to an exclusive squad of dragon shifters, fae, witches, and vampires?
I guess we’re about to find out because the merging of the supernatural and human realms isn’t going as smoothly as planned. If word gets out that humans are no longer safe from the supes, our worlds will once again be closed off.
It’s up to us to stop that from happening.”
I received an eARC of this book to review before publication, so after I finish They Called Me Wyatt, I’m going to read this! This book is set in the same world as the Hitched Series, but you don’t have to read that to understand this book! to see my reviews for this books, click on the numbers! 1, 2, 3, 4
New Favorite Songs:
- Easier by 5 Seconds of Summer
- I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber
- Summer on You by PRETTYMUCH
- If I Can’t Have You by Shawn Mendes
What are you currently listening and reading? Let me know below!!!
Happy reading until next time,