So last week it was split between Spirit Bound and Searching for Beautiful. And now I must confess that it was an extra busy weekend and week so I haven't touched either book and I even had to take Spirit Bound back to the library unread. Why is everything so busy. We are working hard to de-clutter and though I plan on spending 15 minutes each day doing it, I usually manage to do a lot more. But I'm liking the results!
So let's play this week. Help me figure out what to read next. I'm not including review books, these are either from my shelf, on my iPad (Kindle app) or from the library. Want to participate? Head over to Icey Books and join in!
Why I want to read:
I loved The False Prince and this has been on my Kindle about a year now. My husband read it and loved it, so I need to get to it!
About the book:
A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen's blockbuster THE FALSE PRINCE!
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!
A Time to Kill hooked me on legal thrillers back when I was in college so I can't wait to read the sequel. I bought this shortly after it came out, but still have not read it, so it's calling to me.
About the Book:
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.
The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Chemical Garden trilogy and can and can't wait to finish it. Part of me doesn't want it to be over and the other part really wants to find out how this last book goes down. This is a library book, so it's only been languishing about a week, but I've been dying to read it since it came out last year.
About the Book:
Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.
Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.
In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.
I'm going to stop with three this week. So what should I read? You can use the survey for ease but I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments as well.