By Cynthia Ayala
Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a great week. It’s freakishly hot here in Florida, but it’s the summer so I’m sure it’s hot wherever you are to…unless you’re below the equator. It’s been a busy two weeks for me, I was recently promoted to being a manager at my local theater, which is great! So I haven’t had a ton of time to read during my lunch breaks…provided I get one. Sometimes it just gets too busy and when I calms down, it’s time for me to go home. Which is why I snack whenever I’m in the office, just in case you know. Run in, have a quick bite of my granola bar, run back out on the floor. Also, I have become addicted to honey-lemon water, with a spoonful of sugar. I drink about 16oz of that a day now. I didn’t think I would like it, but I love it!
However, you’re not here to hear of my social life and addictions, and if you like catching up with me, well great! But here is my weekly reading list for this coming week. Let’s hope I can get some reading done this week. Happy reading!
“The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the current Riverkeep, is proud of this work. Wull dreads it. And in one week, when he comes of age, he will have to take over.
Then the unthinkable happens. While recovering a drowned man, Wull’s father is pulled under—and when he emerges, he is no longer himself. A dark spirit possesses him, devouring him from the inside. In an instant, Wull is Riverkeep. And he must care for his father, too.
When he hears that a cure for his father lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, he embarks on an epic journey down the river that his family has so long protected—but never explored. Along the way, he faces death in any number of ways, meets people and creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and finds courage he never knew he possessed.”
By Shannon Hale
“At Ever After High, everyone is expected to sign the Storybook of Legends, pledging to follow in their fairytale parent’s footsteps. But when Raven Queen came along, things became fairy, fairy confusing. Now no one’s destiny is certain, not even for the most royal of them all, Apple White.When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with a strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. The students transform into animals and objects, palace mice talk, and the beautiful green grounds on campus fade to black-and-white. Lizzie Hearts, Wonderland’s future queen, Cedar Wood, daughter of Pinocchio, and Madeline Hatter, heir to the Mad Hatter’s Hat and Tea Shoppe, seem to be the only ones who haven’t completely lost their heads. It’s up to them to save their best friends forever after from a curse that threatens to give their school-and their lives-a very unhappy ending. Don’t miss Book #1, Ever After High: Storybook of Legends and Book #2, Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All!”
“What happens when the hero who saved Wonderland from the destruction of the famed Jabberwock needs to find a worthy paramour before the Red Queen picks one for him? Devrel, the last of the Cheshire cats, has the perfect solution. He’ll just pluck one from the human world and gift her to him for his un-birthday.
Realizing her friends were playing a joke on her, Cadence is heading home when she sees the cat smiling at her. Next thing she knows, she’s in Wonderland and in the arms of a handsome man who thinks she’s slightly unhinged upon meeting her. Intrigued by Gareth, Cadence makes an offer to act as his companion in exchange for his protection as they journey from the Tulgey Wood to the Red Kingdom—a simple solution which endangers both of their hearts as the castle looms in the distance.”
*Disclaimer: All synopsis are provided by Goodreads.