The Sunday Story #9

SundayStory The Sunday Story #9


The books I got this week.
Mailbox Monday hosted by Mari at Burton Book Review, Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

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For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (purchased)
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (purchased)
What’s Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang (ARC)
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett (ARC)
Don’t Turn Around (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Michelle Gagnon (ARC)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The book/s I have read the past week, and the book/s I plan to read throughout the week.
hosted by Shiela at Book Journey

Last week, I finished reading the following books:

I read Diana Peterfreund’s Killer Unicorns forever ago – pre-blog. I have to say that I didn’t enjoy the story as much. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed For Darkness Shows the Stars. And I mean REALLY ENJOYED reading it. This book is actually a post apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I have to admit that the only Austen book I have read is Pride & Prejudice. But after reading For Darkness Shows the Stars, I am inspired to read Persuasion. That is how much I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars!
I also finished Grasping at Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper. This book is a combination of reincarnation and people with abilities (like moving fast, stopping time, etc.). All I can say is that it’s very similar to all the other reincarnation books out there – a couple has been sweethearts forever, then one or both of them has been reincarnated, then one of them forgets his or her past. That’s basically what Grasping at Eternity is so, it’s really nothing new to me. 
And lastly, I finished My Life Next Door. I don’t read (or should I say not I am not a fan of) YA contemporaries. But I am so happy I chose to read this. It’s funny, sad, and touching; and makes you think about the choices YOU make in your life. This book is a keeper.
So, for this week, I plan to read the following books:
Yes, I plan to read the annotated version of Persuasion. I really enjoyed Shapard’s The Annotated Pride & Prejudice. It contains additional insights as to the whys and hows of Austen’s world. 

Recent Reviews:

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (ARC)
Witch’s Brew by Heidi Kling
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (ARC)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

 The Sunday Story #9


My name is JoAnne and I am a sucker for fairy tales. When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a princess, finding my handsome prince and living happily ever after. But my parents talked me into taking up law instead. I get a strange high from reading young adult and new adult novels. I know people secretly judge me for reading books not for my age. But frankly, I don’t care. I know what makes me happy – coming-of-age stories, spine-tingling romances, fictional boyfriends, and fairy tale endings.

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