Friday Reads: February 5, 2016

Friday Reads

Here are the books I’m planning to read this weekend…

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I’m halfway through Isla and it’s so good! I wanted to read the entire thing in one sitting but I’m trying to force myself to read it slowly over the week since it’s the last one in the trilogy. I don’t want it to end!

9627755Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

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My Round 3 Secret Sister sent me The Book of Ivy last fall and I LOVED it. I finally picked up the concluding book in the duology and I cannot wait to read it!

23198876The Revolution of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #2) by Amy Engel

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty–forced marriages and murder plots–for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall’s borders.

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy’s life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she’s fought for.

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ADSOM was one of my favorite reads of 2015, and I’m participating in a readalong this month in preparation for the release of  A Gathering of Shadows on the 23rd.  I need to read Parts 1-5 and then somehow force myself to stop until the chat on Monday night!

A Darker Shade final for IreneA Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.

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What are you reading this weekend?  Do you read multiple books at once like I do?

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8 thoughts on “Friday Reads: February 5, 2016

  1. I try to read multiple books at once but it doesn’t always work. A Darker Shade of Magic sounds really interesting. I love the title, for one. Definitely am going to put it on my to-read list.

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