IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY POSTS HERE IS WHERE I EXPLAIN THEM A BIT MORE: WEDNESDAY WEEKLY #1
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (Borrowed a copy from my library)
It is a companion novel to Dumplin’, which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean’s star turn in the Clover City pageant.
Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.
PHYSICAL BOOK(S) READ
PHYSICAL BOOK(S) READING
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (bought the boxed set at Barnes and Noble) THIS IS A RE-READ FOR ME
I have a curse
I have a gift
I am a monster
I’m more than human
My touch is lethal
My touch is power
I am their weapon
I will fight back
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (bought a Kindle Copy)
Sweetness can be deceptive.
She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (eARC from Edelweiss)
Only when she’s locked away does the truth begin to escape…
Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there’s been a mistake. She didn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. In the meantime, she is going to use her persuasive skills to get the staff on her side.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage. And she may be the only person who can get Hannah to confront the dangerous games and secrets that landed her in confinement in the first place.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY COLLECTION
- SKYWARD BY BRANDON SANDERSON (BOUGHT A COPY AT BARNES & NOBLE)
- SHATTER ME BOXED SET BY TAHEREH (BOUGHT A COPY AT BARNES & NOBLE)
- MUSE OF NIGHTMARES BY LAINI TAYLOR (BOUGHT A COPY AT BARNES & NOBLE)
- BABY TEETH BY ZOJE STAGE (BOUGHT A KINDLE COPY)
- GOODBYE, PERFECT BY SARA BARNARD (NETGALLEY)
- THE MERMAID’S VOICE RETURNS IN THIS ONE BY AMANDA LOVELACE (NETGALLEY)
- THE 5-MINUTE BIBLE STUDY FOR THE ANXIOUS HEART BY JANICE THOMPSON (NETGALLEY)
- THE DEVOURING GRAY BY CHRISTINE LYNN HERMAN (NETGALLEY)
- THE RAVEN’S TALE BY CAT WINTERS (NETGALLEY)