WWW Wednesdays – June 20, 2018

WWW WEDNESDAYS

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 any book image and it will take you to Goodreads description of the book.

Sadie

Her Pretty Face

All We Ever Wanted

I just finished reading:

Rust & Stardust

Before and Again

 

Somebody's Daughter

 

Next I will be reading:

Vox

Pieces of Her

I hope everyone is reading lots of wonderful books this week!

Happy Reading!!

 

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Teaser Tuesday – June 19, 2018

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker.

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Here are my “teasers” :

She still hasn’t been found. After a cursory investigation, Sadie was declared a runaway by local law enforcement, and, having exhausted all possible avenues available to her, May Beth Foster reached out to me. I was her last hope. She thought maybe I could bring Sadie back home to her alive. Because Sadie had to be alive because  – “I can’t take another dead girl.”

 

From the novel:

 

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie

 

 

Goodreads Description:

A gripping novel about the depth of a sister’s love; poised to be the next book you won’t be able to stop talking about.

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial—like podcast following the clues she’s left behind.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.

 

My Thoughts:

“If she dies she takes the truth with her”

I’ve been hearing a lot about this novel. It is apparently already the “most buzzed about young adult thriller of 2018“. I was really excited to get my hands on a copy. I am just getting into the story and looking forward to reading more.

 

Music Monday – The Cranberries – Zombie

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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:

The Cranberries – Zombie

I have had this song in my head for about a week. It was also mentioned in a book I was just reading so I figured it was a good pick for Music Monday.

R.I.P  Dolores O’Riordan

 

Zombie by The Cranberries
Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaking?
But, you see it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head, in your head
They are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head in your head they are crying
In your head
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie, ei, ei
What’s in your head?
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do do do do do do do do
Another mother’s breaking
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
It’s the same old thing since 1916
In your head, in your head
They’re still fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head, in your head they are dying
In your head
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie, ei, ei
What’s in your head?
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ei ei oh
Songwriters: Dolores Mary O’Riordan
Zombie lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

REVIEW: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

Those Other Women

Expected publication: June 26, 2018 by William Morrow
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I LOVE books that have anything to do with social media. After reading the description for this novel, I was even more excited to get reading.

I really enjoyed this novel!

Poppy Weston has just been betrayed by the two people she trusted most in the world. She didn’t see it coming and it’s left her reeling….and extremely angry. But with the help of her co-worker and new friend, Annalise, Poppy finds an outlet for that anger. However, it’s not long before something that was giving her such satisfaction turns on her and ends up leaving her feeling worse than ever. She’s thankful that she has Annalise, although it seems like Annalise is keeping things from her. Poppy realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about her new friend.

“Why didn’t she know anything about Annalise beyond the woman she saw in front of her? Why had they never chatted about Annalise’s childhood, her family?”

Poppy wonders if she can fully trust Annalise….

Annalise doesn’t like to talk about herself or her past. She thinks co-worker, Poppy is a good girl who always follows the rules. But she can clearly see that she has been betrayed and is in pain. It’s something Poppy can’t hide. Annalise wants to help her.

But there are things that Poppy doesn’t know about Annalise….things that no one knows. And when something happens that threatens to turn everything in Annalise’s life upside down, she doesn’t know what to do….or who to trust.

If she comes clean will she lose Annalise?

Frankie is overwhelmed with everything. She can feel the judgment and the disdain that Poppy and Annalise have for her yet she doesn’t know what she did to cause it.

Frankie has secrets too.

And then comes the worst day of Frankie’s life…

The Imposter “Just being logged in under the fake persona made her breathe a sigh of relief”

“Did she feel a level of guilt about lying to these women? Yes, of course. But it didn’t last”

Who is The Imposter? What do they want?

The story is told from multiple perspectives. We hear from Poppy, Annalise, Frankie, and The Imposter. Interspersed throughout the book are Facebook posts, private messages, as well as notebook entries which I thought really added to the story and gave insight into the characters.

I found “Those Other Women” honest and realistic in many ways. The author has written a story with relatable characters who have relatable issues.  The story deals with relationships and conflicts both online and in real life, and it was a very enjoyable read. I wish a few things had a little more clarification at the end but overall I was really happy with how it all came together.

Women can be really hard on themselves and other women. Many of us are so fearful of being judged. And behind the keyboard, it’s often even easier to say what you think/give your opinion. Over the years I’ve seen people say such vicious things to other people on social media. Nothing seems to be off-limits.

This really was a very entertaining and well-written domestic drama about social media, family, friendship, secrets, and lies. I’m really looking forward to reading more from Nicola Moriarty.

I’d like to thank William Morrow & Company for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.