Waiting on Wednesday: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

 

 

From Goodreads:

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of “human.”

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance.

 

 

I need a copy of this NOW.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Lowest Rated Books I’ve Read In 2018

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Y’all, I have been struggling with the recent TTT topics and this week is no exception. I’m not feeling today’s topic of “Platonic Ships” so I am going to make up my own:

Lowest Rated Books I’ve Read In 2018

 

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over

 

 

Layover

Layover

 

 

These Rebel Waves

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)

 

 

One Small Thing

One Small Thing

 

 

A Heart In A Body In The World

A Heart in a Body in the World

 

 

The Traitor’s Kiss

The Traitor's Kiss (The Traitor's Circle, #1)

 

 

A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black

 

 

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1)

 

 

Don’t You Cry

Don't You Cry

 

 

Everlife

Everlife (Everlife, #3)

 

 

I could keep going with this particular topic as there were several books I gave low ratings to this year. I was quick to DNF if I wasn’t feeling a book and even quicker to give a 1 or 2 star rating because I promised to be honest with how I felt about a book/story. Do you have any books you gave low ratings to? Are some of them on my list?

 

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Books Left Unread #148

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Starters by Lissa Price

Starters (Starters, #1)

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Price at the RT Convention when it came through Dallas back in 2015. She is one of the most gracious authors I have met! However, I cannot figure out why I haven’t read this one yet. 😦 Have you read it?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Evermore

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 

Evermore by Sara Holland

Evermore (Everless, #2)

 

 

From Goodreads:

The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestseller, Everless!

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.

 

Doesn’t this sound awesome?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Books I’m Thankful For

 

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

 

 

After The Fire

After the Fire

 

 

 

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

 

 

The Serpent King

The Serpent King

 

 

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

 

 

Speak: Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novel

 

 

The War Outside

The War Outside

 

 

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

 

 

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 

 

Moxie

Moxie

 

What books are you thankful for?

 

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Books Left Unread #147

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

 

Can you believe I haven’t read this one? Have you? Should I drop everything and put it top of my TBR?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Queen of Air and Darkness

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)

 

 

From Goodreads:

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

 

I’m excited to find out how this trilogy ends!

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