It’s Wednesday and time for another round of Whatcha Reading Wednesday from Bookishly Slytherclaw!
The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
I received an eARC of The Dead Queens Club through netgalley and knew I wanted to get to it in December since it comes out at the end of January 2019. The only thing I knew about it was that it was King Henry set in high school and that it was pitched as Mean Girls meets The Tudors. I really try to go into ARCs without knowing much so there isn’t much I can say about this book right now.
I’ve only just started it, but I’m really excited about this one and can’t wait to read more of it!
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
The Boy Next Door is a reread for me, but it fit a prompt for Reading Rivalry and it’s felt like a winter read for me since it’s centered around two ice skaters.
This is one of those easy contemporary books for me. It’s pretty fast paced, you pretty much know everything that’s going to happen, and can be super cheesy. Sometimes that’s exactly what I want though!
The two main characters have been skating together practically forever. Maddy is in love with Gabe, but he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. Then their coach assigns them a new routine and everything changes!
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
I first saw this book on the shelf at Walmart almost a year ago. I was really taken in by the unique cover, so I picked it up to see what the book was about – and I was so intrigued! But I didn’t have any money that day, so I reshelved it and quickly forgot about it. Then, Reading Rivalry had a criteria for a black and white cover, and it immediately brought this book back to my mind, so I knew I had to read it!
Dividing Eden follows a set of twins who are part of the royal family in the country of Eden – they’re the last born though, so not a lot of attention is paid to them, and they like it that way. A prophecy was given at their birth that one of the twins would be cursed. Jump several years into the future, and both the king, and the crown prince were killed, leaving the throne to fall to one of the twins – but which one has the better claim on the throne? The siblings are forced to compete in a series of trials to win the crown – but, like in all good competitions, there’s a twist: a new prophecy. One sibling will lead the country to light and prosperity, and the other will lead it to darkness and despair…so which twin wins?
Gone by Michael Grant
I read this book several years ago in high school, and I really loved it then. I quickly lost interest in the series, and didn’t really care to pick it up again. Until I was scrolling through my online library and saw the audiobooks for the whole series offered on my hoopla – so I impulse borrowed it! I will say that I’m not a huge fan of the narrator for this one, but I’m a bit picky!
Gone is a story set in modern-day America, in a town not far from San Francisco. The town is nicknamed “Fallout Alley” because of the nuclear plant that exists on the outskirts of the town. The main character, Sam, is sitting in the middle of a boring class period, when, in the blink of an eye, his teacher just…disappears. On closer inspection, it turns out one of his classmates disappeared too! In fact, everyone in the town that was 15 or older all blinked out at the same time! Does it have to do with the nuclear plant? What is so special about the age 15? What happens when the remaining kids turn 15? Does this have anything to do with the glowing ball of light that Sam has been hiding in his closet?
Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw
Oh, Yeah, Audrey is another of those books that I found when scrolling through Overdrive, looking for my next great read. I clicked on this one because it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn (who is one of my favorite icons), and SURPRISE! It was supposed to remind me of Audrey Hepburn! I love that it’s full of so many references and homages to Audrey and her movies – it’s such a cute book, and I’m really liking it so far!
Oh Yeah, Audrey follows Gemma, a 16 year old high school student who is determined to have the perfect Breakfast at Tiffany’s day! Gemma ran away from home for the weekend, hopped on a train to New York, and has set up a once-in-a-lifetime 24 hour tour of New York City through the eyes of Holly Golightly, but her plans are derailed by a glamorous New York boy!
What are you currently reading?
Felicia and Stephanie