Weekly Reading List #48


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers, here is my weekly reading list for this upcoming week. With everything that went on in Orlando, I know many of you may have known people there and were unfortunate to know someone who passed away. I deepest condolences to all you who lost someone and my prayers are with you all.

With everything that has been going on, for me reading has always been a good escape, a way for me to not drown in my loss and sorrow so I would like to share with you a reading list that may help some of you. One of which is a novel about friendship, another about love, and another about life after death, that life does go on. While they may be considered young adult novels, my hope is that these novels are of some comfort to some of you. I wasn’t initially going to have a reading list up for this weekend, but then I thought about the content and thought that maybe one of these novels would reach someone either in the hospital or someone who has lost someone, hoping they can alleviate some of that pain and sadness. Once again, my prayers are with you all during this tragic time.

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1. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)

By Claudia Gray

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.”

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2. Dog with a Bone (Black Dog #1)

By Hailey Edwards

“Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.”

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3. Firstlife (Everlife #1)

By Gena Showalter

“ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…”

And again here is a featurette of Barnes and Noble’s serial read on the Nook. This month’s selection is Dorothy Must Die. It’s never too late to download the Nook app to read this novel because they keep all the chapters previously released up until the end of the books run. (In this case June 30th.)

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

By Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.”

*Disclaimer: All synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.

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