Waiting on The Telling


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The Telling

Alexandra Sirowy


Lana used to know what was real.

That was before when her life was small and quiet.
Her golden step-brother, Ben, was alive, she could only dream about bonfiring with the populars, their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder.

Top Ten Tuesday

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*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*

Top Ten Five Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

Well it’s a bit of a weak start as I was only able to come up with 5 authors, but not bad for my first time!

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It was a case of “it’s not you, it’s me” with Sirowy’s debut, The Creeping.  It just wasn’t the book I wanted it to be and that is more my fault than hers.  I am eagerly awaiting her sophomore novel, The Telling.

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Shutter was an exciting story about ghost hunters, but Alameda’s 2nd novel, Pitch Dark, sounds so awesome! Space scavengers and deadly aliens! Sign me up.

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Under the Egg was one of my favorite reads of 2014, and while there isn’t a description for her second novel, The Gallery, I will definitely be reading it.

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I think it was another case of “it’s not you, it’s me” because everyone seems to LOVE Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.  I had some issues with it, but I think Albertalli is a talented writer and I’m looking forward to what else she writes.

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OK I know that, technically, Cat Winters is already on her like 4th novel or whatever, but I still have to read The Cure for Dreaming.  Winters creates such beautifully, creepy settings and interesting characters.  I own it, I just haven’t been in the mood to read it whenever I pick it up.  But 2016 is the year!

October Wrap Up

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Month: October, 2015

Books Read: 20

Revival Vol 3: A Faraway Place         Revival Vol 4: Escape to Wisconsin

by Tim Seeley

4 stars

I love this comic. Or is it a graphic novel?  I am never quite sure.  I’ll call it a comic since it is released in issues.  These two volumes bring together issues  #12-23 that follows the aftermath of a sort of zombie revival.  I say sort of Zombies because besides the fact that they were brought back to life and don’t seem to be able to die (not easily anyway) they don’t feed on the living.  This is such a creepy comic and it is pretty much what I was looking for when I started The Walking Dead and didn’t exactly find.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 5.41.53 PMThe Odds of Getting Even (Tupelo Landing #3)

by Sheila Turnage

4 stars

I know these books are middle grade (and possibly even the younger half) but I LOVE THIS SERIES. Mo and Dale, with their newest inter Harm, continue to be astute detectives.  I liked this third addition even more than the 2nd one (The ghostly aspect turned me off a bit).  Mo is just as sassy as ever and she might just be my spirit animal.

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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

by Cory O’Brien

3 stars

Thinking back probably 15 years to elementary school, my favorite social studies lessons involved ancient history. So it is no surprise that I love mythology.  And Rick Riordan definitely fed that love. This was a funny collection of myths from around the world.  I thought it was nice that it wasn’t just Greek/Roman/Egyptian/Norse mythologies that so often get the most attention.  I learned about myths from China, Japan, South America, the Native Americans, as well as “American” mythology.  My only complaint is that as the focused moved from the more well known, it seemed as if O’Brien wasn’t trying as hard.

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