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WWW Wednesday – 120518

It’s the first Wednesday of December & what’s a better way to revive my blog than WWW Wednesday. Doing this weekly really pushed me to read more every week. Very thankful to Sam @Samannelizabeth for hosting this.

If you want to join, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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Reading Slump, Reading Plans & Revival

Reading slump is any bookworm’s biggest nightmare. It is the sudden decline to read or pick a book no matter how hard you try. I have never experience a reading slump before because I’m good at dodging the nightmare the moment that I felt the pull to that dark place. But I have never seen this one coming, I was completely off guard. And it’s been 2 months without a blog post, a book haul or a bookstagram post. I completely shut down.

I didn’t notice that it has been 2 months since I last posted anything book related on my social media account. I was surprised when I checked my last blog post. So now, I’m trying to revive this blog and fight this slump. I will try to make this short and cut to the chase because I want to make this as organize as I can be. There are 3 things that I want to talk about in this blog post: what caused my reading slump, how I’m doing so far with this said slump & my plans to revive this blog.

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Queen of Kenosha

Hello fellow bookworms! A couple of days ago, I received a very exciting book mail! I received a digital ARC copy of this book and the author, Mr. Howard Shapiro, is kind enough to reach out to me for a physical copy. Shall we have a look at the gorgeous book?

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It’s so beautiful! The cover even have the velvety feels to it. This book will be published this October 9, 2018; so make sure to grab a copy!

Here is what the book is about!

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Book Review

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑 (3.5/5 moons)

Published: February 20, 2018

Publisher: Berkley Books

Format: e-Book

Pages: 304

 

 


SYNOPSIS:

They were six university students from Oxford–friends and sometimes more than friends–spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway–until they met Severine, the girl next door.

For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group’s loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can’t forgive, and there are some people you can’t forget, like Severine, who was never seen again.

Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine’s body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.

 

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Author Spotlight: R. A. Bishop

We have known many authors that are popular to readers and non-readers alike because of the books that they have written that made some impact to us. However, there are authors out there who have the same talent in weaving words and turning a book into a magical world yet they lack the recognition and the audience. So today I thought I might try out something new in my blog and that is the Author Spotlight.

This author is currently looking for an agent or a publisher that could help her to bring the new magical world that she created in the hands of readers like us. So if you are an agent or a publisher, do contact her.

So let’s meet this lovely author!

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Book Review

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑(4/5 moons)

Published: December 18, 2012

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 488

 

“The darkest minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”


 

SYNOPSIS:

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

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Book Review

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑(2/5 moons)

Published: September 15, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Dunne

Format: eBook

Pages: 320

 

“They had both been beaten by men who decided that the only things worth less than their souls were their bodies.”


SYNOPSIS:

For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. 

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.

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