Wednesday, April 16, 2014

W... W... W... Wednesdays ~ April 16, 2014

W... W... W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along, just answer the following questions:


  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?



What am I currently reading?  I'm currently reading 
Allegiant (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth. I am loving this series! I'm about half way through Allegiant, and I'm a little nervous about what's going to happen because I haven't heard many good things about this last book. I'll let you know! 





What did I recently finish reading? I finished reading  Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth. Loved it! Although, I was getting a little irritated with Tris and Tobias withholding information from each other. 


What do I think I'll read next? I think I'm going to read The Secret Betrothal - A Pride and Prejudice Alternate Path by Jan Hahn. In this book, Elizabeth is secretly engaged to someone other than Mr. Darcy! **gasp!** 





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Monday, April 14, 2014

Dystopia Reading Challenge 2014

Hey everyone! I found a Dystopian reading challenge to join! 



This is perfect because I have a lot of Dystopian books on my TBR pile! Because I have already read 6 dystopian books this year before finding this challenge, I will start off with level 2, Rebel, with the remaining books I have left. 

Here's what I have to read at the moment:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Aberrant by Ruth Silver

ICONS by Margaret Stohl (I just found ICONS this past weekend while I was at the LA Festival of Books. I just happened to walk by her book signing and picked up a book!)

Btw, the six books I've already read and loved were The Lunar Chronicles and The Maze Runner series.


If you like to join in on the fun, head over to Blog Of Erised and sign up! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

W... W... W... Wednesdays ~ April 9, 2014

W... W... W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along, just answer the following questions:


  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?



What am I currently reading? I'm currently reading Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth. I'm enjoying it so far!








What did I recently finish reading? I finished reading The Death Cure (Maze Runner Book Three) by James Dashner. I really enjoyed this dystopian series! I think my favorite was the second book in the series, The Scorch Trials






What do I think I'll read next? I'll probably read Allegiant (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth to finish off the series. :)







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Monday, April 7, 2014

Consequences by C.P. Odom ~ My Review


Consequences by C.P. Odom

Publication Date: December 17, 2013 
Publisher: Meryton Press 
Pages: 278 
Received: paperback from the publisher for my honest review. 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars






 
Consequences is a unique Pride and Prejudice retelling broken down into two sections. The first gives you a chance to see what could happen if Elizabeth rejected Darcy at the parsonage in Hunsford, and never saw him again at Pemberley. How devastating to her family that could be. The second shows what could happen if she accepted him right then, before all her prejudices are corrected.

I found the first book hard to read. It’s just so sad. The series of events set off by that refusal is tragic. But as unpleasant as it is, it's interesting to see how badly things could have turned out; the harsh realities of life. And I liked that, despite everything, Lizzy stays strong.

As for the second half, I would have liked to see Darcy and Elizabeth spend a little more time together while Elizabeth is learning who Mr. Darcy really is. Her opinion of him changes by observing him and Georgiana, since Darcy never writes that letter to clear his name of all the injustices she accused him of. 

I loved how insightful Charlotte is! In this story, she puts more of an effort into making Elizabeth listen to reason. Not only does she tell Elizabeth of her suspicion that Darcy might be in love with her, and encourage Elizabeth to say yes should he propose to her. Reminding her of how dire it would be for her and her family if her father should die. She also reminds her how being with Darcy would most likely bring Jane and Bingley together again. And maybe she shouldn’t believe everything Wickham says.

The ending of Consequences definitely gave me the warm fuzzies! I would recommend for any Pride and Prejudice fan! Just push through that first section! ;)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher for my honest review. 

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Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

W... W... W... Wednesdays ~ April 2, 2014


W... W... W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along, just answer the following questions:


  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?


What am I currently reading? I am currently reading The Death Cure (Maze Runner Series #3) by James Dashner. Wow! I'm really enjoying this series! It's a fast paced and action packed read! You don't know who to trust. 







What did I recently finish reading? I finished reading The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Series #2) by James Dashner. This was so good! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! 








What do I think I'll read next? I don't really have a plan. I think I'll read Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth. After watching the movie, I wanted to finish reading this series. But my daughter wanted me to read The Maze Runner series first. 





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