W…W…W… Wednesdays

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

What are you currently reading?

Saving Mary  Saving Mary by Deidre Havrelock

If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be captivated by this true story about a spiritually sensitive girl and the path that led to her possession. Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene—the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.
Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.

What did I recently finish reading?

The Bull Years  The Bull Years by Phil Stern 

For Steve, Sophia, Dave, and Brooke, life hasn’t turned out as planned. Rather than easy fame and fortune, these happy-go-lucky teenagers of the 1980’s found young adulthood a mystifying series of dead-end jobs, failed relationships, family scandal, and surging frustration.
Now approaching middle age, all they want is to reverse their gradual alienation from life and one another, reconnecting with their earlier, innocent selves.
But there’s a catch. Before any of them can move forward, they must collectively confront that one outrageous night back in college that first drove them apart, revealing secrets potentially shattering everything they ever were.

What do I think I will read next?

Pack of Lies (Red Ridge Pack Series # 1)  Pack of Lies by Staci Weber and Sara Dailey

The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.
Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.

meme…Book Trailer Thursday – 2

We’re excited to take part in Book Trailer Thursday meme hosted each week by http://zoweesbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/  Check out her lovely blog if you’d like to join in 🙂

For our Book Trailer Thursday meme we’re featuring the best-selling YA dystopian novel Divergent, by Veronica Roth. I have to say – I’m not a mega fan of the book, as you’ll see when you read the review – I’ve not posted yet as I’m waiting for the other blog readers to tell me if I’m being terribly unfair to the book…we’ll see… Anyway, for a dystopian it feels quite unrealistic, which is probably my main gripe: there’s no single overarching power or government in control of the environment that forces people into the various ‘factions’, it doesn’t feel like a situation that would naturally occur. Overall, it felt a little like YA dystopia-by-numbers: 1984 Room 101 type scenario – check; Hunger Games-esq violence – check; random division of society – check… It just wasn’t overly original to me, although it’s well-written.

So – what about the trailer – I expected something good for a big budget, publisher driven book – but it’s not really – it’s not unlike what many indie authors are producing for their own books, with minature budgets. Yes it’s polished, but there’s not much to it – again – it lack originality for me. And also – rip-off of The Hunger Games flaming mockingjay much?

What do you think?

meme…Book Trailer Thursday – 1

We’re excited to take part in our first Book Trailer Thursday meme hosted each week by http://zoweesbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/  Check out her lovely blog if you’d like to join in 🙂

So – for our very first Book Trailer Thursday meme we’re featuring Jade Varden’s Justice – Mel reviewed the book for the blog a few weeks ago (read it here) and the sequel The Tower is due out soon…