Goodreads Monday (#7)

It’s Monday so you know what that means! Time for another Goodreads Monday! This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off  of  your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose ” Dear Martin” by Nic Stone.

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Synopsis

“Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.”

I ordered two copies in hopes of buddy reading it with my son who is 13.

Goodreads Monday (#6)

It’s Monday so you know what that means! Time for another Goodreads Monday! This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off  of  your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose “Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor.

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Synopsis

“Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?”

That cover is so stunning! Has anybody read this one yet? Is it on your TBR? 

Goodreads Monday (#5)

It’s the last Monday in May. Time for a little Goodreads Monday. This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose book one of  the  Prototype” series by Jacinta Howard. I have heard so much about this series. This would be my first book by this author.

The books in the series are:

  1. Happiness in Jersey
  2. Finding Kennedy
  3. Keeping Willow
  4. Loving Cassie

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Here is the synopsis for the first book, “Happiness in Jersey”( Prototype #1):

“The only thing in Jersey Kincaid’s world that she has time for are keeping her grades up so that she doesn’t lose her scholarship to South Texas University, playing the bass in her band, The Prototype, and satisfying her coffee addiction. Oh, and the occasional random hook-up she indulges in to pass the time.

Love? Eh, not so much. Save that crap for a Katherine Heigl or Natalie Portman movie.

Jersey’s seen enough in life (courtesy of her Pops) to realize that undying romance is nothing more than a myth used to sell books and movie tickets. As she knows too well, the only thing inevitable in life is death— love is definitely not promised.

That’s why when Jersey meets Isaiah “Zay” Broussard with his soulful gray eyes, quick wit and easy charm, she’s determined to remain aloof. She doesn’t have time to get sidetracked by fleeting fantasies, even if she does feel an unexplainable connection to Zay she’s never experienced before.

But when his interest in her only seems to intensify, despite her attempts to brush him off, she gets to see a side of him and herself she didn’t expect…”

                                       I think I will add this to my June TBR. 😊

Goodreads Monday + In Case You Missed It

Rise and shine sleepyheads! It’s Monday and the start of a brand new week! Time for another installment of Goodreads Monday. This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose, “ The  Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins.

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Synopsis

“It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.”

If you ask me what my top five favorite series are, the Hunger Games would most definitely be on that list. I devoured these books, watched the movies, bought the merchandise, and was so sad when it all ended. Although the main character in this book is Snow, a character we’ve all come to dislike with a passion, I do like a good villain backstory. How did he become the man he was at the end of the Hunger Games trilogy? I personally cannot wait to find out.

In Case You Missed It!

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” will be hitting the big screen! Everything is still in the early stages but I can’t wait to find out more details in the future!

 

Is “ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” on your TBR? How do you feel about Snow being the main character? I look forward to hearing your thoughts! ❤

Goodreads Monday (#3)

This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose “Serpent and Dove” by Shelby Mahurin.

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Synopsis:

“Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.”

 

This book has been on my to read list since it was released last year. I have a physical copy just waiting for me to read it! I have seriously heard nothing but good things about it and need to fit it in sooner rather than later!

Have you read Serpent and Dove yet? Is it on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments! ❤

Goodreads Monday (#2)

Time to get back in the swing of things. I’m almost done reading “Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1). Really enjoying it! It feels so great to just sit back and relax lol. I need to do it more often. But anywho, time for another Goodreads Monday.

This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it! For this Goodreads Monday, I chose “The Fifth Season” by N.K Jemisin.

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Published: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Orbit

Book length: 468 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Science fiction, Dystopian

Link : The Fifth Season

“This is the way the world ends. Again.

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.”

Have you read this book/series? Is it on your to read list? Let me know in the comments! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Goodreads Monday (#1)

It’s a chilly Monday here in Alabama. I’m  snuggled and cozy in my favorite oversized blanket, making my way through “ One of Us is Next” by Karen M. McManus. I had to take a little break because it’s Monday and time for the very first “ Goodreads Monday”. This segment is brought to us by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is pick a random book off your Goodreads to-read list and highlight it!

This week’s Goodreads Monday goes to none other than: “The Grace Year”

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Author: Kim Liggett

Published: Oct 8, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Book length: 416 pages

Genre: Young Adult/ Dystopia/Fiction

Link : The Grace 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.”

Is this book on your list? Have you already read it? What were your thoughts? Also, be sure to hit the follow button. I have some fun things in store once we hit 100 followers! ❤