September 2016 Voting
Can I just pause for a second and say HAPPY 2 YEAR BIRTHDAY to My TBR List?! Can y’all believe we’ve been doing this for 2 years? I know, because my post template has the first months dates in it and that’s September 2014. I just can’t believe it! I feel like it barely just started. Thanks Michelle for creating this awesome meme!
Now a word about last month… you may have noticed there was no review. I’m STILL reading the book, Deeper. I’m enjoying it very much – it’s not at all Deeper‘s fault. The end of August just snuck up on me. I thought I had one more week. I should have the review this week though and I’ll mark it as a TBR List review for those that care. It’s a bummer because this marks the first month that I didn’t make my #2016HW reading assignment 🙁
My Three Choices
I’m continuing with my plan to get to my #2016HW reading list through the meme. Hopefully this month will workout better than last month. A couple of these choices will look familiar. I’m starting to feel sorry for one of these books, it’s been up quite a few times. I have a feeling I’ll be reading it in December. LOL!
- Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.
Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.
When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.
I’ve had my eyes on this book for quite sometime. I really have no excuse for not reading it yet!
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I can’t believe it took me this long to put it up for vote. When I heard about this book I was SO EXCITED to read it. And when I lucked into a copy at RT I couldn’t beleive it. And now it’s more than a year later and I haven’t read it! WTF?! I think it’s time!
- Flintlock by Ashley Nixon
Barren Reed hopes to protect the Orient from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into exile if he makes one more mistake.
Barren’s not the only one feeling the Elders’ wrath—they don’t trust Larkin either. Worse, Barren can’t comprehend Larkin’s wish to have a relationship with her father, and the secrets she’s forced to keep create a tension that may pull them apart forever.
When the Pirates of Silver Crest begin to die, bullets laced with dark magic are to blame. With more and more of these weapons infiltrating the Underground, discovering who’s behind the dissemination is no easy feat. As fear and tension mount among the people of the Orient, Barren and his crew find themselves in a race against time to stop the spread of dark magic before the world of Mariana spirals into collapse.
This is book 2 in a series I’ve enjoyed – I actually started it once but life got crazy and I dropped it – but I remember it being decent when I dropped it, so I feel confident I will like it.
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