Weekly Reading List #52


Woah, 52 weeks, a whole year of reading and book sharing, seems crazy that a whole year has passed but a year has passed indeed. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and a lovely weekend. I’m getting my eyes checked out this weekend for a new prescription and such, so here’s hoping that that goes well. Anyway, here is my weekly reading list, a list of books to get your book senses tingling. Happy reading.

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1. The Smaller Evil

By Stephanie Kuehn

“17-year-old Arman Dukoff is struggling with severe anxiety and a history of self-loathing when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to “evolve,” as Beau, the retreat leader, says.

Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman’s not sure, but more than anyone he’s ever met, Beau makes Arman feel something other than what he usually feels—worthless.

The retreat compound is secluded in coastal California mountains among towering redwoods, and when the iron gates close behind him, Arman believes for a moment that he can get better. But the program is a blur of jargon, bizarre rituals, and incomprehensible encounters with a beautiful girl. Arman is certain he’s failing everything. But Beau disagrees; he thinks Arman has a bright future—though he never says at what.

And then, in an instant Arman can’t believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous.

As the mysteries and paradoxes multiply and the hints become accusations, Arman must rely on the person he’s always trusted the least: himself.”

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2. Ordinaries (Shifters #2)

By Douglas Pershing & Angelia Pershing

“Tanner and Ryland have managed to defeat the Shifter invasion and save Earth from the fate of the other colonies. After uniting unlikely allies and protecting the world from the wrath of the alien Gian Council, these young heroes find themselves held accountable for the destruction in Washington DC and imprisoned in a bunker under the White House. Knowing this is only the first effort launched by the Shifter Council, they must find a way to escape captivity, leave the only home they’ve known, and travel across the universe to rescue Devon and the Ordinaries.”

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3. United as One (Lorien Legacies #7)

By Pittacus Lore

“The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn’t start this war, but they’ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all. . . .

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight.

They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don’t their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.

But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John—his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most—he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He’s got nothing left to lose, and he’s just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?”

*Disclaimer: All synopsis are provided by Goodreads.

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