Welcome to the TBR Intervention Challenge!
1.) So. Better late than never? Yeah. It’s Monday, but I’m joining in anyway. So what did I read this last week? I finished SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick. Loved it. Patch…oh Patch. Then I ended up getting GRAVE MERCY from Around the World ARC Tours, which rearranged my schedule a bit. It. Was. Amazing. I absolutely adore GRAVE MERCY. Then on a whim, I decided to try SLACK TIDE by Vanessa Barger. It was an entertaining way to spend an afternoon… and it’s about selkies, which I’m pretty unfamiliar with. So it was fun to change things up. Next… I did finish one of my TBR challenge books from last week — THE WEEPING by O’Dell Hutchison. It was a fantastically creepy ghost story about a girl who burns to death in a theatre… and creates a lot of trouble for the troubled hero of the story. Lastly, DEAD RADIANCE. I’m about a third of the way through it, and it’s really interesting.
Review of Grave Mercy HERE
Review of Slack Tide HERE
Review of The Weeping HERE
2.) So… this week I’m not sure I’ll be able to knock something old off the TBR list, because I’ve got two ARC Tour books headed my way, that have to both be read and reviewed in a 7-day time span. So first up is:
Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishingability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.[/box]
[box]Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.[/box]
So what are you reading this week?