The Ones That Got Away #9

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This feature is going to showcase some recent reads that I haven’t fully reviewed. This may be because I didn’t finish the book or that I didn’t have enough to say to warrant a full and fair review of a book that I’m sure others will absolutely adore. I figure this way the books will be highlighted and someone somewhere might find the right book for them!

(BOOK IMAGES GO TO GOODREADS!)

Unravelling- Elizabeth Norris

Unravelling (Unravelling, #1)

Synopsis:

24 meets the X Files in the biggest teen blockbuster of the summer…

STOP THE COUNTDOWN. SAVE THE WORLD…

Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck.

And killed.

Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life…

Meanwhile, Janelle’s father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device – one that seems to be counting down to something that will happen in 23 days and 10 hours time.

That something? It might just be the end of the world. And if Janelle wants to stop it, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets – and keep from falling in love with him in the process…

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Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah- Erin Lange

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Synopsis:

The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child.
The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother.
The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college.
The Pariah: Choosing to be invisible has always worked for Sam . . . until tonight.

When Andi, York, Boston, and Sam find themselves hiding in the woods after a party gets busted by the cops, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off—the first decision of many in a night that will change their lives forever. By the light of day, these four would never be caught dead together, but when their getaway takes a dangerously unpredictable turn, sticking together could be the only way to survive.

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The Square Root Of Summer- Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer

Synopsis:

This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie’s past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone’s heart is about to be broken.

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours- Helen Oyeyemi

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Synopsis:

Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).
 
Oyeyemi’s creative vision and storytelling are effervescent, wise, and insightful, and her tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yourscaptivates as it explores the many possible answers.

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The Gracekeepers- Kirsty Logan

The Gracekeepers

Synopsis:

A flooded world.
A floating circus.
Two women in search of a home.

North lives on a circus boat with her beloved bear, keeping a secret that could capsize her life.

Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, tending the graves of those who die at sea. As penance for a terrible mistake, she has become a gracekeeper.

A chance meeting between the two draws them magnetically to one another – and to the promise of a new life.

But the waters are treacherous, and the tide is against them.

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Have you read and enjoyed any of these books? Let me know. It’s fun to discuss! 🙂

Ten Books that have been on my TBR for ages that I STILL haven’t read!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we are listing books that have been on our to be read piles for a long time…I’ve decided to look at some of the books on my kindle as I’m forever forgetting about reading those. Oh the shame…

Book images go to Goodreads

Sharp Objects- Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

I can’t wait to read more from Gillian Flynn. I’m not sure why this book and the next one have been on my kindle for so long without being read!

Dark Places- Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

I must get around to this one at some point too…

Magic Under Stone- Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Stone (Magic Under, #2)

I adored the first book, so goodness knows why this one is still lying unread!

Tarnished- Julia Crouch

Tarnished

I really enjoy Julia Crouch’s writing. I love a thriller. So I should love this? I hope!

Soulmates- Holly Bourne

Soulmates

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I hope to get to it sometime soon!

Something Like Normal- Trish Doller

Something like Normal

I have been meaning to read this book for ages. It’s been on my kindle for what feels like years… One day!

The Crane Wife- Patrick Ness

The Crane Wife

I adore Patrick Ness, yet haven’t got around to reading this book yet. Where are my priorities?!

Butter- Erin Lange

Butter

I have had this book since I started book blogging but still haven’t got around to it. Oops.

The Last Anniversary- Liane Moriarty

The Last Anniversary

This book is a newer edition to my kindle (I say newer, it’s 2 years old!) but I’m still surprised I haven’t read it yet!

A History of Loneliness- John Boyne

A History of Loneliness

I love John Boyne’s writing. I am intrigued by the synopsis of this book. I hope to read it soon!

Have you read any of these books? Do you suggest I ‘bump’ them up the TBR pile? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #137- The Faber Edition

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Faber’s Blogger Event. I got to hear about some amazing books that are coming out this year. Faber do seem to have some amazing books lined up and I’m so excited to read them.

From Faber

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

I really intrigued by this book. I have Erin’s other books on my TBR, yet to get around to, but this one has certainly piqued my interest and I hope to read it very soon.

Perijee and Me

This book is the cutest! It sounds adventurous and heart-warming at the same time. It is due for release later this year.

Highly Illogical Behavior

Last, but certainly not least- I got a copy of John Corey Whaley’s new book. I can’t wait to read this book which has mental health at the centre of the story.

Bought

More of Me

I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis of this book. I’ve heard good things about it too!

The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #2)

I really enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter, so I’m looking forward to see where the sequel goes.

From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2)

Again, this is another second book in a series. I loved the first one…intrigued to see what happens next! Horror usually isn’t my genre either so I’m surprised at myself!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading!

What I’m Reading Wednesday- The one where I’m joined by Alex Bell

Today, I am joined by the lovely Alex Bell, author of The Ninth Circle, Jasmyn, Lex Trent Versus The Gods and Lex Trent: Fighting With Fire. Alex’s most recent release (which is available on Amazon) is:

Frozen Charlotte

To read my review, please click on the book image!

Red Eye is the killer new YA series from Stripes Publishing. It is described as a fusion of pop culture, violence and technology, giving horror a contemporary feel.

Many thanks to Alex for answering the WWW Wednesday questions with me!

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Click on the book cover to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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ALEX: Butter by Erin Lange – I’m only a few chapters in but I’m really enjoying this book so far.

CHRISSI: I’m reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for part of my ‘Talking About’ feature with Beth. I’m about 150 pages through so far and it’s been a bit slow, but it’s intriguing.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Zig Zag Girl Keep Quiet

ALEX: The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths – I don’t read all that many crime books but I loved the premise for this one – 1950s post-war Brighton plus stage magicians and murder. Highly recommended.

CHRISSI: I recently finished Lisa Scottoline’s Keep Quiet. Hmmm… I have very mixed feelings about this book. I shall try and write a review for it soon. I thought it was incredibly melodramatic.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)  There Will Be Lies

ALEX: Next on my enormous pile is The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – this looks magical and unlike anything I’ve read before.  (Chrissi: Ooh, I want to read this Alex!)

CHRISSI: Next up for me is There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake. I picked up this book a while ago and I’m only just getting around to it! Oops. It looks like it’ll be an interesting, hopefully thrilling read!

*The Red Eye Blog Tour will visit Bookaholic Confessions tomorrow*

What are you reading this week? Please feel free to answer the questions yourself! Happy Reading!

Stacking The Shelves #25

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

 

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to take you to the books Goodread’s profile.

I’m quite in love with my haul this week. I’ve got quite a selection!

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I loved the synopsis for this book!

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I have to admit, the cover drew me in with this book!

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Another intriguing cover. I’m looking forward to this one!

Bought:

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I was recommended this book.  It’s a sweet read.

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I’ve read this book already for part of a review feature with Luna’s Library. I absolutely loved it. Our review will be published within the next few weeks.

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I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, so when it was going cheap on the Kindle I snapped it up!

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I know I’m late with this series, but at least I’m starting it!

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I’ve heard SO much positive feedback about this book. I need to see if I feel the same!

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Cannot wait to read this!

Please feel free to share your links to your Stacking The Shelves posts and I’ll stop by your blogs sometime this weekend!