Fiction, Lists

Kayla’s WWW Wednesday #1

Hi everybody! I’ve decided to try a new meme that I first saw on A Book. A Thought. It’s called (as you can tell from my title) WWW Wednesday and was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words.

This meme tries to answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish recently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Isn’t this cover so pretty? I’m a fan. This novel is on the short side, so I’m hoping to finish it quickly. Oh, and the prose is mesmerizing, almost poetic. The atmosphere of this ghost story is eerie yet beautiful, and I’m just getting started. Nina Lacour definitely knows how to pull in her readers.

Since I’m only a few pages in, here’s the summary from Goodreads:

Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes to the opportunity: living in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.

But she hadn’t known about the ghosts.

Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a job and a place to stay at a farm on an isolated part of the Northern California Coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home, a real home. The farm is a refuge, but also haunted by the past traumas its young residents have come to escape. And Mila’s own terrible memories are starting to rise to the surface.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a fan of audiobooks, and @NetGalley just approved me to listen to this beautiful novel written by Christopher Paolini and read by Jennifer Hale. I’m only about an hour in, and this book is 39 hours long, so I’ll let you read the summary from Macmillan Audio:

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.

Now she’s awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . . 

What did you finish recently?

I’ve just finished the first Jessica Shaw Thriller, and I’m looking forward to the next one. I have no idea when I’m going to have time to fit it into by TBR, but I will do so at some point.

In case you missed my review of this title, this is a novels about P.I. Jessica Shaw who is an expert at finding people. One day she receives a mysterious email with a picture of a little girl who’s been missing for 25 years. The little girl in the picture is her.

It was a roller coaster of a read, and I do warn you that there is profanity and a little bit of sexiness, so if that’s not your thing, beware.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Guess who’s book of the month came in yesterday! I have been told that this is the next Daisy Jones, and I so hope that is true. This time, instead of a rock n’ roll star, it’s a story about a pop star. Since I haven’t even cracked the cover on this one, I’m going to cheat and use the BOTM summary:

Cassidy Holmes isn’t just a celebrity.

She is “Sassy Gloss,” the fourth member of the hottest pop group America has ever seen. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, hotter than Christina getting dirrty, Gloss was the pop act that everyone idolized. Fans couldn’t get enough of them, their music, and the drama that followed them like moths to a flame—until the group’s sudden implosion in 2002. And at the center of it all was Sassy Cassy, the Texan with a signature smirk that had everyone falling for her.

But now she’s dead. Suicide.

The world is reeling from this unexpected news, but no one is more shocked than the three remaining Glossies. Fifteen years ago, Rose, Merry, and Yumi had been the closest to Cassidy, and this loss is hitting them hard. Before the group split, they each had a special bond with Cassidy—truths they told, secrets they shared. But after years apart, each of them is wondering: what could they have done?

Told in multiple perspectives—including Cassidy herself—and different timelines, this is a behind-the-scenes look into the rise and fall of a pop icon, and a penetrating examination of the dark side of celebrity and the industry that profits from it.

Have you read any of these lately? Do you know of any good recommendations? Please let me know in the comments!


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