“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Liar

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


The Liar by Nora Roberts

Hardcover, 512 pages
Publication Date: Apr. 14th, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
ISBN: 9780399170867
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions…

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows–and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning…

I just love Nora Roberts. I don’t really care what the book is about, if she wrote it, I’m gonna read it. LOL, but they all sound so intriguing so it’s never a hardship either. I like the premise of this latest mystery/romance as well. The multiple IDs part really caught my attention, and it makes me wonder if this woman’s husband is really dead… Hmmm, I guess we shall see…

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: All the Rage

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication Date: Apr. 15th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 9781250021915
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

I haven’t read anything by Courtney Summers before, but this premise pulled me right in when I first read it. With everything that’s going on in the news about violence against women, women’s rights, rape on college campuses and how many schools would rather condone it than lose potential future students… I think there is absolutely room in young adult literature for a book like this. I don’t get political about a lot of issues, but this is one that really speaks to me, both as a woman, and as a citizen. The more awareness there is — that can be generated — about how women are being treated on a cultural and institutional level, the better for future generations. Summers’s book has all the makings of being the next Speak, and I think it could prompt a lot of great, necessary, conversation. It also sounds like it’s going to be an emotional read, so I’m preparing myself now.

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Day 21 and A Snicker of Magic

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Day 21 (The Hundred, #2) by Kass Morgan

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
ISBN# 9780316234559
Page: 17 of an e-book ARC

Bellamy nodded with mock solemnity. “Well, if you grow flippers, I promise not to shun you.”

“Oh, trust me. I’m not going to be the only mutant.”

Bellamy raised an eyebrow. “What do you mean?”

Clarke cupped her hands, filled them with water, and splashed it at Bellamy with a laugh. “Now you’ll grow flippers too.”

 

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Hardcover, 311 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780545552707
Page: 28

LONELY

The word slithered across the cafeteria table, which didn’t surprise me at all. Lonely had followed me around for as long as I could remember. I never caught that stupid word in my bluebook, but it kept showing up anyway.