15 July 2017

Summer TBR Wipeout: Update Post #1



Happy Saturday everyone! As I you guys know I'm currently participating in the Summer TBR Wipeout hosted by The Candid Cover. This week we are focusing in on some updates to our TBR. I'll let you guys know how my reading has been so far and what I have planned next. If you are interested in seeing my original post with my TBR you can click here. Let's go ahead and get started!

ARCs: 

So unfortunately for this section I actually have not finished or started any ARCs. I feel like I've been reading everything under the sun except what I should be reading in terms of my ARC selections. Nevertheless, in the next couple of days I plan on starting the following book:





Tu Books has acquired world rights for YA graphic novel I Am Alfonso Jones, written by Tony Medina and illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson. In the story, teenager Alfonso Jones is thrust into the afterlife where he watches his family fight to gain justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer. Publication is slated for fall 2017.


Series: 

I chose to complete three series in the time frame allotted. I'm on my way to doing pretty well with this one as I've started Payback which is the third and final book in the Masterminds series by Gordon Kormon. I love this series. It's a middle grade dystopian/heist story that has adventure at every twist and turn. I think after finishing this one I'll probably move on to The Bitter Kingdom or The Ship Beyond Time. 




From the master of middle grade, Gordon Korman, comes the final book in the bestselling Masterminds series — about a group of kids who discover they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history.

After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now, separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world.

Amber and Malik track down the one person they think can help them prove the existence of Project Osiris, notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster, also known as Malik’s DNA donor. But as Malik gets pulled into the criminal world — tantalized by hints of a real family — his actions put him and Amber into greater danger.

Eli and Tori get sucked into even bigger conspiracies as they hunt down Project Osiris’s most closely guarded secret — who does Eli’s DNA come from? With a surprising new ally, and another cross-country adventure, the four will have to work together and overcome the worst parts of themselves if they are going to end Project Osiris once and for all.
 

Continuing Series: 

So far I've just decided to continue reading the A court of Thorns and Roses series. I'm currently reading the second book A Court of Mist and Fury. I'm not sure what I will continue after that. It'll either be the Joanne Fluke series or The Last of August. 



Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
 

Binging Series

I just got a copy of This Savage so I'll probably read it this week.



There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

SC Book Award Nominees: 

This is the category I'm doing the best in so far. I've read the following books: 
  • Everything, Everything 
  • Nooks & Crannies 
  • The Secrets We Keep 
  • Serafina & The Black Cloak 

Let me know how you guys are doing!! I would love to know everyone's progress. 

**I've also read 3 comics! 


2 comments:

  1. I think it is great to step away from the ARCs and read books that you have been waiting to read. I have guilt issues when I do this, but I also find that there is less pressure. I am going to be reading ACOMAF soon, too. I have been excited to read it forever and I have pretty high hopes for it. I hope that we both love it! Amazing start to the challenge!! :)

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    1. Thank you!! And thank you for having it! It's really been pushing me to get some reading accomplished.

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