WWW Wednesday – August 15, 2018

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What have you finished reading?

What might you read next?

 

I am currently reading:

(Click on book image and it will take you to Goodreads description)

 

Cross Her Heart

The Cast

A Little Bird Told Me

I have finished reading:

Pieces of Her

Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio, #5)

She Was the Quiet One

 

What I will be reading next :

The Exes' Revenge

Open Your Eyes

Sunrise Highway

#FashionVictim

I hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Reading!!!!

 

 

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REVIEW: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie
Expected publication: September 4, 2018 by Wednesday Books

 

19 year old, Sadie and her younger sister, Mattie struggled to get by. Cold Creek is a small town with very few opportunities for employment. Many have to go to a neighboring town for work and school.

Mary Beth Foster was Mattie and Sadie’s neighbor and the manager of the trailer park where they lived. Mary Beth tried to look out for the sisters but basically, it was just the two of them. Their mother, Claire had been out of the picture for quite a while.

The bond between the sisters was very strong, but something horrific happens that severs that bond forever. Now Sadie is missing and Mary Beth Foster just wants to find someone who can help. Someone who will give a damn…

West McCray is a radio personality who just happens to overhear a little bit of Sadie and Mattie’s story. At first, he thinks what many others seem to be thinking…

“Girls run away all the time; girls go missing, there isn’t anything new here.”

West and his producer have been talking about West hosting his own podcast. His producer is the one who suggests he dig a little deeper into Sadie’s story. West doesn’t really want to do it at first, but finds that he can’t stop thinking about their story and ends up creating a serialized podcast called “The Girls

“when a devastating crime reveals a deeply unsettling mystery.”

After working on the story for awhile, West starts to get nervous. He’s scared of what he might find.

If you want the truth, I didn’t even want this story. And the more I have it, the less I want it because I don’t think it’s headed anywhere good. But I’m in this now, so I have to see it through.”

So where is Sadie? What or who is she looking for?

I thought this was an incredible read. A fantastic and powerfully written story. I was addicted and hated having to put the book down.

I thought the layout of the novel was interesting and the characters all very well developed. We get to hear from many people that knew Sadie and Mattie which was a great addition to the story. The story jumps back and forth between Sadie’s journey and “The Girls” podcast whose investigation retraces Sadie’s steps. The novel deals with some tough subject matter, but I thought the author handled these issues with sensitivity and respect. I was hooked from start to finish.

Sadie” is a compelling and riveting story about love, loss, revenge, and the power of a sister’s love.

I’d like to thank Wednesday Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

Music Monday – Self Control by Laura Branigan

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

 

Self Control by Laura Branigan

 

Sorry folks but it’s another song from the 80’s. I’m feeling nostalgic have been listening to this song over and over. Definitely one of my favorites!

 

 

Self Control lyrics:

Oh, the night is my world
City light painted girl
In the day nothing matters
It’s the night time that flatters
In the night, no control
Through the wall something’s breaking
Wearing white as you’re walkin’
Down the street of my soul

You take my self, you take my self control
You got me livin’ only for the night
Before the morning comes, the story’s told
You take my self, you take my self control
Another night, another day goes by
I never stop myself to wonder why
You help me to forget to play my role
You take my self, you take my self control

I, I live among the creatures of the night
I haven’t got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I’ll just believe it
That tomorrow never comes
A safe night, I’m living in the forest of my dream
I know the night is not as it would seem
I must believe in something, so I’ll make myself believe it
That this night will never go

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

Oh, the night is my world
City light painted girl
In the day nothing matters
It’s the night time that flatters

I, I live among the creatures of the night
I haven’t got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I’ll just believe it
That tomorrow never comes
A safe night, I’m living in the forest of my dream
I know the night is not as it would seem
I must believe in something, so I’ll make myself believe it
That this night will never go

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control
You take my self, you take my self control

REVIEW – The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman

Expected publication: August 21, 2018 by Minotaur Books

 

Emily was content with life. Her job was going well and she had some great friends. She wasn’t even looking for a boyfriend. But then she met Adam, the man of her dreams.

Soon she’s seeing Adam almost every night. Her friends wonder if she’s moving too fast and are also a little miffed because they feel like they never see her anymore. But she’s never felt this way before. Adam makes her feel safe.  But after they’ve been dating for a while, she starts to wonder why he hasn’t introduced her to his mother. He seems hesitant about them meeting each other.

When he finally decides to take her to meet his mother, Emily is beyond nervous. She spends a lot of time trying to make herself look perfect. “I’d done less preparation for a good friend’s wedding”. Her friend tells Emily that Adam’s mom will love her.

On their way to meet his mother, Emily asks about his mother and he states that she’s like any other mother, that she’s a good woman. When Emily makes a rather innocent joke, Emily is shocked at how angry Adam gets. He feels her joke is disrespectful to his mother. They head on to visit his mom, Pammie. Some strange things happen during that first visit to his mother’s house, but Emily chalks it all up to nerves and tells herself she’s over analyzing things.

But it’s their next visit at Christmas when Emily realizes that while Adam may be the man of her dreams, Emily is also in for a nightmare…and that nightmare is Adam’s mother, Pammie.

I loved the cover of this novel and was really intrigued by the book’s description. I was excited to start reading.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel but there were times I found myself getting annoyed with some of the actions of the characters and the situations they were in. I know that’s rather vague, but I don’t want to ruin anything. At the same time, I still found the story intriguing and wanted to keep reading.

“The Other Woman” was an impressive debut novel. It was twisted and suspenseful, with characters that readers will love to hate and an ending that many won’t see coming.

I am looking forward to seeing what Sandie Jones writes next.

I’d like to thank Minotaur Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.