Friday Reads 2-15-19
Whew boy! Friday! And it's a long weekend because we get Monday off for Presidents' Day. I mean, we are ringing bells in church Sunday morning, but still.
I got 5 boxes of books this week, so I have plenty to read!
Also, my boss handed me a book to read yesterday. Like I don't have enough books. But whatever.
I finished my book club book yesterday, so I'm trying to decide what to read next.
Here are the ones I'm thinking about:
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte - This appears to be a weird combination of sci-fi and fantasy. It's a fantasy world that is divided into 4 quadrants but there are also things called comm disks which make me think Star Wars. Lots of political machinations and sneakery. And also, that cover!!
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr - I like to keep the types of books I'm reading mixed up. The first one was a fantasy, and this one is a modern day thriller, I think. It's about a girl who finds out her parents aren't actually her parents.
Stain by A. G. Howard - This one is back to Fantasy again. It's billed as a retelling of The Princess and the Pea, but a little more twisted. The princess of daylight is Lyra, but she can't speak so she's cast out of the land. The Prince of Thorns and Night is dying and the only thing to save him is marrying the Princess of Daylight. An imposter princess appears and Lyra has to prove she is the real Princell without actually being able to speak. I don't usually love a retelling, but we'll see.
Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren - And now switching back to contemporary, we have a girl who wants to be known for her hockey skills, not just because she's the only girl on the team. Unfortunately, when the team makes national news, the big story is the girl, and no one is happy. I think she falls for her team captain.
I think that's way more than I can actually read in a week, but it's a good place to start. What's on your nightstand this weekend?