Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Wrap Up & Book Haul

*Books Read in March*
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

*Audiobooks*
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins


*March Book Haul*

Sorceress by Claudia Gray
Death Marked by Leah Cypress
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
King by Ellen Oh
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
Still Waters by Ash Parsons

*Bought*
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver


March was a bit of a slow book month for me, and it was nice to have a bit of a break!
I still managed to read some really awesome books in March,
and I listened to four audiobooks, which was really great.
I can't wait to get started on my April TBR!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22429350-the-start-of-me-and-you
The Start of Me and You
by Emery Lord
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Publication Date: March 31st 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781619633599
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Realistic Fiction
Source: Publisher

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Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances.

Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live? (Goodreads)
The Start of Me and You is one of the top books on my list of Most Anticipated Books of 2015. I really enjoyed reading Open Road Summer last year, and I was super excited to see what Ms. Lord was going to come up with next. Having read the book I can honestly say, she blew me away with this novel. It was so far beyond good. If you see me give a 5 star review, please know that means I really, really loved a book. (I’m kind of stingy with my stars.) This book was definitely worth all 5 stars that I gave it, and if possible, I would give it even more.

When we first meet Paige in the novel, she seems a bit lost. After the death of her boyfriend, she closed in on herself. But it’s been a year and she’s finally ready to get back to her life, so she comes up with a plan to recreate herself, which includes getting her old crush, Ryan Chase to finally notice her, and to join a club to get herself out there more. But then Max walks into her life, and changes all her plans forever.

I found Paige to be a very relatable main character, especially her need to have *introvert time*, where you just have to step away from the crowd for a moment and take a breath. I could totally understand the overwhelming feelings considering everything that she went through, and this made me appreciate her journey to recreate herself even more. Luckily Paige had a great support system in her three awesome friends, especially in Tess, her best friend. These girls shared an amazing friendship, one of those rare, special bonds that I am always envious of. I loved Paige, she was such a great character, and I loved how well I connected with her.

There are just SO many secondary characters in the story that you are going to love. As I already mentioned above, Paige has some really great friends, especially Tess. Tess is one of those friends that every girl dreams of having. She was so awesome. There’s also Paige’s crush, Ryan, who was pretty great throughout the whole story. And then there is Ryan’s cousin, Max, who you are going to fall head over heels in love with because he’s so close to perfection, it’s insane. Paige and all of these characters have an amazing chemistry and friendships and they really make this novel even more amazing.

While there is a bit of romance in the book, it’s definitely not insta-love, and it doesn’t overpower the story at all. The relationship was sweet and adorable; one that grew over time, especially with one of the characters being oblivious for the most part. But I adored it. The storyline for the book was cute, but it also dealt with some difficult issues as well.  I loved the setting of the book as well; a lot of the story took place in a book store/ coffee shop, and I enjoyed reading about it so much, I found myself wanting to visit so that I could stroll through the aisle while I enjoy a drink.

Overall; The Start of Me and You is a wonderful novel filled with really great characters, wonderful relationships, and a lovely story. This book gave me all the feels; I laughed, I giggled, I cried, I wanted to climb into the book and live with these characters. It was such a great read. If you’re a fan of Emery Lord already, you’ll definitely love this new novel. If you’ve not yet read something by her, I highly recommend that you do so. Her books are so great.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

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Liars, Inc.
by Paula Stokes
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Publication Date: March 24th 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062323286
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery | Thriller
Source: Edelweiss

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For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.
(Goodreads)
Liars, Inc. is the second book that I’ve read by Paula Stokes, the first being The Art of Lainey, which I really enjoyed. I was looking forward to seeing what kind of mystery Paula would come up with in this story, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

Max was an interesting main character. He’s far from perfect, and has done some things in the past and present that he’s not exactly proud of. Not only that, he’s super easily influenced by his best friends Preston and Parvati. When he and his friends start up Liars, Inc. as a way to bring in extra cash, the lying part comes easily to him. When his best friend comes up missing, with clues pointing to Max as the main suspect, he still can’t stop the lies. But there was something about Max, something that makes you like him despite all the lying and imperfections. He was definitely one of the more interesting characters I’ve read about before. I really enjoyed that the book was told from a male characters point of view. I feel like I do get to read this very often, and it’s always so interesting to see such a different perspective.

I loved the murder mystery storyline for the book. It was definitely intriguing! I figured out one of the biggest mysteries pretty early on the story, which makes me proud of my super awesome instincts. (Ha!) However, the twists and turns kept coming as I flew through the pages, and I was surprised when at the end I was only partially right about the mystery.

Overall; Paula Stokes definitely has another hit on her hands with Liars, Inc.! The book definitely kept me entertained, and the mystery was full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing about what has happened, and what will happen. Add this book to your to-read list today!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #192 - Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22469323-firewalker
Firewalker
(The Worldwalker Trilogy #2)
by Josephine Angelini
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Publication Date: September 1st 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781250050908

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Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini! (Goodreads)
 

Squeeeeeeeee!!
Did you know how much I absolutely adore Josephine Angelini's books?
Seriously, I love them.
So. Much.
I can't wait to get my hands on Firewalker!!
Trial by Fire was so unique and amazing, I just can't wait to read the sequel.
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Club Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15507958-me-before-you
Me Before You
by JoJo Moyes
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Publication Date:
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780670026609
Genre: Adult Fiction | Romance | Chick Lit
Source: Book Club Read

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Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. (Goodreads)
Me Before You was the book club pick for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Club for February. I was having a bit of trouble deciding on what to read, and my dear friend Kathy suggested that we give this book a try. I immediately agreed, and did so just by going off the ratings that I had seen for the book at that point. I was definitely not disappointed.

I knew this was going to be an emotional read even before I started it, and to be quite honest, the book broke me. I was able to keep my emotions in check for the most part, but in the last half of the book, I was an emotional mess.

You will fall in love with the characters in this story, especially the two main characters, Louisa and Will. Lou was lots of fun and a bit snarky at times, which I love in a character. When we first meet her she has no idea what she wants from her life or her future. But she grows and matures so much throughout the novel, she really felt like a completely different person by the end of the book, in a good way!  As for Will, you just couldn’t help but sympathize with him for what he had been through, and for the decisions that he makes in the novel. But you’ll totally fall in love with him as well.  Lou and Will have a wonderful chemistry together that makes this book so insanely special.

But they aren’t the only characters that you will love in the novel. There is also Lou’s family; her parents, grandfather, sister and nephew. Her family is one that grew on me more and more throughout the novel, and by the end, I was pretty much in love with them as well, especially with her parents. Nathan, Will’s health care worker was also a really great character.

The storyline for this book is one that will really, really make you stop and think... Think about the choices you make in your life, and how those choices can be taken away from you in a heartbeat. It’s about learning to love and to accept things that you can’t change. As I mentioned above, this book was a really emotional read. Sometimes you just need to read something that will give you a really good cry, and this book will definitely do that.

Overall; I’m SO very glad to have read this book with my book club. We all agree that it was so good, and in our discussion we pretty much flailed over all the awesomeness that is this book. It really is a great read, so if you haven’t picked it up, please do so! Now that there the sequel has been announced, I am really looking forward to it as well.

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Don't forget to check out the reviews for the book from my fellow book club members!!

Kathy at A Glass of Wine | Kimmy at Pingwing's Bookshelf | Kelly at KellyVision

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #191 - Winter by Marissa Meyer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13206900-winter
Winter
(The Lunar Chronicles #4)
by Marissa Meyer
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Publication Date: November 10th 2015
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
ISBN: 9780312642983


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13206900-winter

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Here is the stunning conclusion to the national bestselling Lunar Chronicles, inspired by Snow White.

When Princess Winter was thirteen, the rumor around the Lunar court was that her glamour would soon be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. In a fit of jealousy, Levana disfigured Winter. Four years later, Winter has sworn off the use of her glamour altogether. Despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve.

Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until she realizes that she may be the only one with the power to confront the queen.

Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will LOVE this amazing conclusion to the series. (Goodreads)

Is this cover GORGEOUS, or what?? I can't wait to add it to my collection.
I still need to read Scarlet and Cress, but both books are on my TBR for this year!
Maybe I can read them all right before Winter is released!
That would be pretty awesome. :)

**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21795576-everything-that-makes-you
Everything That Makes You
by Moriah McStay
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Publication Date: March 17th 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062295484
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Realistic Fiction
Source: Edelweiss

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One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona has notebooks full of songs she’s written about her frustrations, her dreams, and about her massive crush on beautiful uber-jock Trent McKinnon. If she can’t even find the courage to look Trent straight in his beautiful blue eyes, she sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore.

And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. She’s got more important things to deal with than her best friend Trent McKinnon, who’s been different ever since the kiss. When her luck goes south, even lacrosse can’t define her anymore. When you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back?

Hasn’t everyone wondered what if? In this daring debut novel, Moriah McStay gives us the rare opportunity to see what might have happened if things were different. Maybe luck determines our paths. But maybe it’s who we are that determines our luck. (Goodreads)
Everything That Makes You is the wonderfully written debut novel by Moriah McStay. This is a story of ‘What Ifs’. What would happen if your life went in a completely different direction than you expected? What if there was one circumstance that completely changed the course of your life? What if? What if?

The story is about Fiona Doyle, a girl who was in a terrible accident when she was a child and was left with disfiguring scars on her face. To cope, she writes songs that deal with all the frustrations that she experiences in her life; songs she never has the courage to sing in public, undeterred by her best friend Lucy’s insistence. She’d prefer to stay hidden, just another face in the crowd, than to bring attention to herself. The choices that Fiona makes in the story change her world forever, in ways that she never thought possible. 

We also meet Fi Doyle in the story, through alternating chapters. Fi is a girl who was never in an accident as a child, who instead is one of the top-rated lacrosse players in her state, who has a bright future ahead of her with a scholarship at a great college. But Fi makes different choices through the story, one in particular that changes her path in ways that she herself never expected as well.

While most of the secondary characters in the novel are in both storylines, they are all different in each story as well. I can say that in both storylines she was surrounded by pretty great people, especially by her brother Ryan. He was such a great brother to her, and you could tell he really loved his sister.

I really liked that the story was told from different viewpoints, but from the same character. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this before, and I was totally hooked, waiting to see what was going to happen for both Fiona and Fi. The story takes place from high school on through college, so we really get to see the different paths and choices that these girls make. It was definitely interesting to read.

Overall; I really enjoyed Everything That Makes You so much more than I expected to. I’m super excited to read more books by Moriah Mcstay in the future, as I’d love to see what she will come up with next! Add this book to your to-read list, or order a copy today!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR List

March 17:
Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21569527-the-heart-of-betrayal https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20560137-an-ember-in-the-ashes

1. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson - This book is probably my Most Anticipated read for 2015. This book doesn't actually come out until July, but I was lucky enough to get an ARC of it, and I'm doing everything I can to fit it into my schedule as quickly as possible. This book is a MUST read for me!

2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - I'm hearing good things already, so I'm really excited to check this book out. I have a feeling it's going to be super interesting!!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20698530-p-s-i-still-love-you https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009402-saint-anything

3. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - Seriously, who does NOT have this on their Spring TBR??? It's definitely one of my most anticipated, as I'm dying to see what's in store for Lara Jean!

4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen - I cannot wait to start Saint Anything. Sarah Dessen is one of my most favorite contemporary authors, and I'm always super excited to read something new of hers.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23171368-the-good-girls https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16005224-get-dirty

5. The Good Girls by Sara Sheppard - This is one of my most anticipated reads for 2015! The Perfectionists was my very first experience with Sara Shepard, and I'm hooked! I can't wait to get back into this story!

6. Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil - This is yet another book on my most anticipated reads for 2015. I really enjoyed Get Even, and I'm super curious to see what's going to happen next for these girls!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18053060-dorothy-must-die https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18602341-the-wicked-will-rise

7. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Because I heard this book was really awesome, and I need to read it before The Wicked Will Rise is released!

8. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige -  Because it's going to be so super awesome to start this right after I read Dorothy Must Die!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22718685-joyride

9. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry - I loooooooove Katie McGarry's *Pushing the Limit's* series, so I'm super excited for her new Thunder Road series!!

10. Joyride by Anna Banks - I really enjoyed Anna's *The Syrena Legacy series*, and I'm super curious to read her first contemporary! I have a feeling that it's going to be awesome.


There you have it, Bookworms!!
The Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR!!
I am SO Super Excited to read all these books,
and there are SO many more that I could have added!
Seriously, it's going to be a fantastic spring for books!!

What books are you most excited to read this spring?
Leave your link in the comments, as I'd love to come see what everyone else is excited to read!

Monday, March 16, 2015

ARC Giveaway *The Start of Me and You* by Emery Lord!!

Hey Bookworms!!

In celebration of the upcoming release of *The Start of Me and You* on March 31st,
I am giving away this lovely advance reader copy to one lucky winner!!
(Starbucks not included. lol!)

If you haven't yet read something by Emery Lord just yet,
trust me, you will want to.
I thought her previous book, *Open Road Summer* was amazing,
and *The Start of Me and You* is even better!!
You are definitely going to want this book.

Now on to the giveaway...


The Rules:
  • One (1) winner will an ARC of The Start of Me and You.
  • Open to US / CA Addresses Only.
  • Giveaway ends March 23rd.
  • Winner will be contacted via email.
    If you do not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • By entering this Giveaway, you are agreeing to the terms listed above.

    There are lots of options to enter, so follow, tweet and like!!

Good luck, Bookworms!!


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22535489-bone-gap
Bone Gap
by Laura Ruby
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Publication Date: March 3rd 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062317605
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery
Source: Edelweiss

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Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
(Goodreads)
Going by just the cover of the book, I really didn’t know what to expect when I started Bone Gap. The story that I got from this book was unique and mysterious and full of a strangeness that will have you wondering just what story you’ve landed in.

The storyline for the book revolves around Finn and his obsession with finding Roza after she was kidnapped one night. Unfortunately he’s absolutely no help at all in describing her kidnapper, and no one seems to believe what he says anyways. So we follow him through the story as he tries to figure out what happened and who is to blame. The story is mainly told from Finn’s point of view, but we also get many different characters points of view throughout the story as well, including Roza’s, Finn’s brother Sean, and Finn’s friend Priscilla/Petey, who I really liked. 

I like that the story is told from multiple points of view.  I always find it interesting because I feel like we get SO much more information this way. All of the characters in the book were interesting, and all for different reasons. The storyline for the book was definitely creative and unique, I can’t say I’ve read anything like this before, but it also reminds me a lot of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, just because of the how I felt while I was reading the book, trying to figure out what exactly was going on.

I think this review has been one of the hardest reviews ever to write for a book, because I just don’t know how to put what I thought about this book into words.  It is probably one of the most unusual books that I’ve ever read, and despite that, I could not put it down! I just had to keep reading so that I could figure out what was going on. And in the end, the book was definitely worth the read.

Overall, if you want to read something completely different from the norm, I definitely recommend that you check out Bone Gap. This book was unique and mysterious and will keep you guessing as you turn the pages. Check it out!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #189 - A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24376529-a-madness-so-discreet
A Madness So Discreet
by Mindy McGinnis
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Publication Date: October 6th 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 9780062320865

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24376529-a-madness-so-discreet

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Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us. (Goodreads)

First off... The cover for this book is madness itself.
MADNESS!!
Is that not the coolest cover?
And the story sound pretty intense as well.
I already have my copy pre-ordered, and I can't wait to check it out!!

Also, I really, really want to read Mrs. Miggis' *Not A Drop To Drink* series!
It's on my list of books/series I hope to read this year!!

**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


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