WWW Wednesdays | 3rd August 2016

Hello, people. book lovers and chocolate addicts!

So, as you know, in My Booky Updates post, I told you guys I would now be posting every Monday and Saturday along with some other BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS, but also putting up a bookish meme every Wednesday. Sound Cool? Let’s begin.

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

You can join in if you want! Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday

*All external links take you to Goodreads*

What I’m Currently Reading:

House of WindowsHouse of Windows by Alexia Casale

I found this book at my Local Library. For some reason, I couldn’t find much good material and so was forced to lug this one home. It seems fairly interesting but I don’t know much about it just yet.

 

‘The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.’ Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick hates it when people call him a genius. Sure, he’s going to Cambridge University aged 15, but he says that’s just because he works hard. And, secretly, he only works hard to get some kind of attention from his workaholic father.

Not that his strategy is working.

When he arrives at Cambridge, he finds the work hard and socialising even harder.

Taken from Goodreads

So Far, So Boring.

What did you recently finish reading?

Well, a lot actually! Four books! 4?

First up,

Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3) 

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

  My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I liked this book a lot. I don’t get people who don’t like it. People are put off by its complex concepts. But, seriously, don’t be scared, READ it unless you’re a little child. Five Stars, of course!!!

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told of the true story of the Bugger War.
Now long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening…again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery…and the truth

Taken From Goodreads

Next up is

Moth GirlsMoth Girls by Anne Cassidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! You can find out why by clicking my review link here!!

 

Moth Girls is a story of friendships, guilt, and disappearances.
Mandy is like any other girl , growing up as she tries to fit in at her new high school. Feeling excluded, she joins two girls, Tina Pointer and Petra Armstrong who are willing to become her friend but not to welcome her into their own band ,’The Red Roses’. As Mandy struggles to be liked by the two girls, she finds that she is not brave enough to be truly accepted in their group. As Petra and Tina, obsess over a mysterious house, they soon disappear and Mandy blames solely herself.
After 5 years of searching, Mandy is determined to find out what happened to the two girls, known as the ‘Moth Girls’. It turns out, there is a lot more stories behind their disappearances than anyone ever thought.

Taken From My Own Personal Review

Being BillyBeing Billy by Phil Earle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. it was a good break from Dystopian! Want a review? Tell me in the comments below!

Faces flashed before my eyes.
And for every face there was a time that they had let me down.
Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn’t forgotten what they did.

Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy’s angry – with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away.

As far as Billy’s concerned, he’s on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can’t keep him out of trouble.

But he isn’t being difficult on purpose. Billy’s just being Billy. He can’t be anything else. Can he?

Taken From Goodreads

 

Twinmaker (Twinmaker, #1)Twinmaker by Sean Williams

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I had very high expectations for this book but I HATED it. The Blurb sounded very appealing, but the book was hardly about what it said it was going to be about: Improvement! The book DRAGGED on for way too long. I                                found myself skimming through the pages near the end!

 

You can be Improved….

In a near-future world in which technology can transport you anywhere instantly, can a coded note enable you to change your body—to become taller, stronger, more beautiful? Clair is pretty sure the offer is too good to be true. But her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try, longing for a new, improved version of herself.

What starts as Libby’s dream turns into Clair’s nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap. With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious—but powerful—stranger called Q, Clair’s attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups. Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.

Taken From Goodreads

And Finally, What I’m reading next:

This is the last two books I got from the library.

 

BlameBlame by Simon Mayo

I’ve read Mayo’s Itch series which I thoroughly enjoyed so I’m really excited for this new release of his. It’s a YA novel so I’m ready to indulge myself in it!

What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed?

That’s the situation in which Ant finds herself – together with her little brother Mattie and their foster-parents, she’s locked up in a new kind of family prison. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished ‘heritage’ crimes of their parents.

Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home – and when things finally erupt, they realize they’ve got one chance to break out. Everyone wants to see them punished for the sins of their mum and dad, but it’s time for Ant to show the world that they’re not to blame.

Taken From Goodreads

And I’m also really excited to get started on

 

FacelessFaceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

The blurb sound captivating and  the cover has drawn me in!

 

 

When Maisie is struck by lightning, her face is partially destroyed. She’s lucky enough to get a face transplant, but how do you live your life when you can’t even recognize yourself anymore? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student …a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did and didn’t shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what ‘lucky’ really means.

Taken From Goodreads

So, that’s my first ever bookish meme on this blog!! I hope you enjoyed!

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See y’all soon and stay happy and smiling!

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17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays | 3rd August 2016

    • I hope to read Blame soon, but I’m reading Xenocide and Children of The mind which are the same book but split in two. I thought Speaker of the dead was amazing and mind-blowing, but after reading Xenocide, Speaker for the dead is nothing! Will check out yours 🙂

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  1. lol I read the title house of windows and having read many Diane Wyne books I felt ohh what could this be and in the end, so far so boring! hahaha Nice books you going to read. Have fun 🙂 I miss my days in London, it was so easy to get good books from library, here, not such luck. 😦

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  2. I’m glad you liked ‘Speaker for the Dead.’ I always wondered about the Ender’s Game companion novels but haven’t toched any of them. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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