Story Cartel Find:
I was one of those kids who always found the loopholes in order to justify my actions. I said “no netgalley, no edelweiss”. The only logical route was to long into Story Cartel who, if you’re unaware, is pretty much the same thing but less known.
Little Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Slayer (Merlin’s Hoods, #1) by Carl Waters is listed as a paranormal urban fantasy adventure, where Giselle must quickly learn the powers behind the red cloak in order to save herself and her family. Picked this up because it fits my challenge of a fairy tale retelling, the plot sounds pretty bad-ass, and it has good reviews so far. First published: 03 Nov 2015. Goodreads rating: 4.37
Many of my holds were approved this week. My library actually added books that I had requested a month ago to their Overdrive app. I am very shocked and impressed.
Freaky Friday (Andrews Family, #1) by Mary Rodgers is a YA fiction novel where Annabel wakes up as her mother and is prepared to take full advantage of the freedom of being adult, or so she thought. Picked this up because it falls into a category or two of my 2016 challenges (book on the Rory Gilmore reading list, book I’ve seen the movie of, but have never read). Consequently, I will be able to finally post one of those cool movie vs. book reviews that I love reading so much. Woohoo. First published: 01 Jan 1972. Goodreads rating: 3.72
The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (Barney Thomson, #1) by Douglas Lindsay is a murder mystery centered around Barney Thomson, an awkward and depressed barber who gets tossed into the world of a serial killer. Picked this up because it was one of the more interesting choices for the challenge item “book that is becoming a movie this year” (hence the book title looking different/with a different name). I chose this before I read reviews to Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls. First published: 02 Dec 2003. Goodreads rating: 3.65
When by Victoria Laurie is a YA mystery. Maddie sees death dates floating above the foreheads of every person she encounters and is soon brought in to help with a missing persons case that may flip her world around. Picked this up because I read about it on Betwixt-These-Pages’ blog and couldn’t resist. First published: 13 Jan 2015. Goodreads rating: 4.11
The Green Road by Anne Enright is a historical fiction spanning 30 years and 3 continents and centered around Rosaleen and her four children. Picked this up because I apparently was recommended to read this book at one point or another? I’m guessing I saw it on a blog and thought “Oo, technically, they recommended this to all of their readers therefore it fits my challenge of a book recommended to you by someone you just met!” See the above statement on loopholes. ;). Apologies to whoever wrote or recommended it to me. I have a terrible memory for these sorts of things, but thank you! First published: 04 May 2015. Goodreads rating: 3.51
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is a YA contemporary/romance “about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die”. Picked this up because my original goal for this year was to read all of the 2015 goodreads Choice Winners. If I had known what this book was about, I’m not sure I would have picked it up due to the emotions that are bound to come with it. Have heard good things from those I follow 🙂 First published: 06 Jan 2015. Goodreads rating: 4.20
All In (The Naturals, #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a YA mystery/thriller novel that is, essentially, a YA version of the TV Show Criminal Minds. Picked this up because the previous book set this one up to be exactly what I was hoping from this series. Also, you know, Criminal Minds is an addiction. First published: 03 Nov 2015. Goodreads rating: 4.48
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is a New Adult, Romance novel about two people who attempt to embrace their attraction through a purely sexual relationship, but soon find out that “just sex” is more complicated that they thought. Picked this up because I read about it on The Worn Bookmark and couldn’t resist. Seriously Maren, your post went live on 16 Feb and I’ve already devoured this. Thank you <3! First published: 05 Aug 2014. Goodreads rating: 4.33, My Rating:
Whew. I think that’s it.
I can’t wait to see what books you guys have picked up this week!