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Monday, January 29, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? #139



Hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date


The RuinsTrapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine. Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.


Alice Close Your EyesWith haunting prose and deft psychological insight, Averil Dean spins a chilling story that explores the dark corners of obsession–love, pain and revenge.
Ten years ago, someone ruined Alice Croft's life. Now she has a chance to right that wrong–and she thinks she's found the perfect man to carry out her plan. After watching him for weeks, she breaks into Jack Calabrese's house to collect the evidence that will confirm her hopes. When Jack comes home unexpectedly, Alice hides in the closet, fearing for her life. But upon finding her, Jack is strangely calm, solicitous . . . and intrigued.
That night is the start of a dark and intense attraction, and soon Alice finds herself drawn into a labyrinth of terrifying surrender to a man who is more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. As their relationship spirals toward a breaking point, Alice begins to see just how deep Jack's secrets run–and how deadly they could be.




An Unkindness of MagiciansThere is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard.
In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn’t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it.
Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians. 



38 comments:

  1. I'm so curious about An Unkindness of Magicians! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to get to it as a friend gave it to me for Christmas.

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  2. I am curious about Alice Close Your Eyes. Thanks for sharing...and have a great week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Laurel, unfortunately Alice Close Your Eyes is proving to be a dud.

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  3. The Ruins does sound like a good one. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. It wasn't the greatest read, but I will be reviewing it this week I think. Hoping to see the movie first to compare it to.

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  4. These are all new to me. I'm currently reading You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie. Happy reading!

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  5. I think I need more caffeine, I read it as what are you wearing hahaha Hope you have a lovely week!

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  6. I hope you are enjoying your current read. Alice Close Your Eyes sounds creepy

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    1. Surprisingly it's a romancey novel? It's not the best so I'm having to force myself through it.

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  7. I haven’t seen either of your reads before, they look dark and thrilling. Hopefully you are enjoying them.

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    1. Thanks Heidi :) The Ruins and Alice Close Your Eyes are duds so I'm hoping An Unkindness of Magicians is better:)

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  8. Close Your Eyes looks good and I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on An Unkindness of Magicians. I love the cover. Have a great week!

    PS - You asked if I was reading all the Bond books on my blog and I am! So far I've read 5. You can find the reviews here: http://iwishilivedinalibrary.blogspot.com/p/james-bond-book-vs-movie.html if you're interested.

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    1. Thank you Katherine I'll have to go back and read your other reviews for the Bond books :) I'll let you know what I think of An Unkindness of Magicians. I wouldn't recommend Alice Close Your Eyes though.

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  9. The Ruins sounds spectacular! I might have to read that one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. All the books sound interesting. Of the three id pick the Ruins as my first choice to read. Only thing I been reading is my text book :(

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    1. Sorry Babe. Why don't you start an audiobook?

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    2. I've considered it. Especially to listen to going to school

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  11. Looks like some pretty fantastic books! Hope you had a great week, and that you're upcoming week is just as good! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  12. Ooh, some scary reads, especially that twisted, second book. I will check out the magicians one as you know I love fantasy.

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