WWW Wednesdays | November 27th

Happy Wednesday Storytellers! I’m super excited to be continuing WWW Wednesdays here on the blog as a way to saddle more of that bookish chit chat that I’ve missed having with you all! If you don’t know what WWW Wednesdays are–it’s a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, in which you answer these three simple questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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The Raven Boys

Author: Maggie Stiefvater | Genre: Fantasy, YA | Publish date: September 18th 2012

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

This is my Patreon October Pick and I’m excited to give this another go! If I remember correctly I got maybe 30% in this about three-ish years ago and then DNF’d because I wasn’t in the right mood for it. Hopefully, three times the charm and I can finally get through it!


Whiteout

Author: Adriana Anders | Genre: Romantic Suspense | Publish date: January 28th 2020

Whiteout (Survival Instincts, #1)Angel Smith is ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her final day, the research station is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives…only to realize that in a place this remote, there’s nowhere left to run.

Isolated in the middle of a long, frozen winter with a madman at their heels, they must fight to survive in the most inhospitable—and beautiful—place on earth. But the outside world depends on what Ford and Angel know and, as their pursuers close in and their new partnership burns bright and hot, they will stop at nothing to make it out of the cold alive.

This is going to be my first romantic suspense book and based off the tid bits and reaction texts I’ve been getting from my friend Ruby–I’m really excited to binge this bad boy tonight!

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Circe

Author: Madeline Miller | Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology | Publish date: April 10th 2018

CirceIn the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

This was my Patron’s September Read for me and I kind of hate myself that I took this long to actually read this. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I highly highly recommend the audiobook for this though. Without it I do think I would have DNF’d it, just because of how the story is written. Review for this to come Friday!

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The Grace Year

Author: Kim Liggett | Genre: Science Fiction, YA | Publish date: October 8th 2019

The Grace YearA speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture!

“A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author

Survive the year.

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.

In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.

With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

This one is still on the imminent TBR but it will be consumed soon!

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3 Comments

  1. Nicola Niemc

    November 27, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I loved Circe, although it did make me angry how, as a woman with power, she was treated so badly by the gods. I also can’t wait to get started on The Grace Year!

  2. Meeghan reads

    November 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I hope you’re enjoying TRB!! cough I need to read Circe… I’m thinking next year I might start doing polls where people can pick my TBR. Or just one book on my TBR. Because I am a mood reader and I hate being told what to do. 😂

  3. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    December 1, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I’m so glad you liked Circe! ♥

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