Weekly Reading List #15


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers—or who I hope are avid readers. I’m sure you have noticed that I have made some changes to my reading list. That’s because The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani is coming out this Tuesday, and even though I am a 23-year-old adult, well, I’M JUST SO EXCITED! I loved the first two books and I read the second one in a night, just could not put it down. I’m hoping this one does not disappoint.

Oh—before I forget—all synopsis are the courtesy of Goodreads.com. Happy reading.

1. The Accident Season

    By Moïra Fowley-Doyle

I got this book via the First to Read program powered by Penguin books. The book isn’t scheduled for release until August 18 of this year, but after I read the synopsis, I just had to get my hands on a free ebook okay. It sounds mysterious and thrilling. It already has me hooked.

“It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?”

2. The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)

    By Soman Chainani

Like I said above, I am so excited for this novel. The first two just blew me away and I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings. If you haven’t already noticed. Anyway, check out the synopsis and a reason why I’m hopelessly hooked.

“In the epic conclusion to Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.

But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

Readers around the world are eagerly awaiting the third book in The School for Good and Evil series, The Last Ever After. This extraordinary conclusion delivers more action, adventure, laughter, romance and fairy tale twists and turns than you could ever dream of!”

3. Specials (Uglies, #3)

    By Scott Westerfeld

I like this series because it reminds me a lot of the Twilight Zone episode “You look like Number 12”. That’s the whole reason I liked the series thus far. Now it’s the end and I just want to see how everything plays out, especially after the ending of the last novel.

“‘Special Circumstances’: The words have sent chills down Tally’s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor — frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally’s never been ordinary.

And now she’s been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it’s easy to tune that out — until Tally’s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she’s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally’s world will never be the same.”

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