Tell Me Tuesdays is a meme/feature created by the awesome ladies of Please Feed The Bookworm and La La In The Library where we can share how we choose the book we are currently reading from our TBR pile!
I'm always curious about that, cause as much as I tend to make myself a rough schedule for books to read and the like, I'm quite a mood reader and sometimes I just HAVE to ignore my schedule and read something else!
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.
Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.
Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”
Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.
In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...
I got approved on NetGalley for Lies We Tell Ourselves and I'm doing a buddy read of it with my bloggy friend and awesomely talented Becca of Pivot Point Reviews and Pivot Book Totes! And I'm also finally reading Mortal Danger, after I got the sampler with the 5 first chapters and read some really great reviews from some of my bloggy friends!
So what are you all guys reading and how and why did you decide to pick up that book? Shiny new ARC? Comfort read? Scheduled for review? Must have new release? Tell me!!
Ooooo Can't wait to see what you think of Mortal Danger Pili! I loved it, but it's definitely one of those books that's going to be a love it or hate it read for people. I need to know what's going to happen next, can it be time for book two?ReplyDelete
Jenny, yours was one of the reviews that made me decide to get the book! I'm only at 30% but it's shaping up as a "love it" for me so far!Delete
Ahhh, yes, I liked Mortal Danger :D I have a post and giveaway coming up with Robin! She's super sweet :) I hope you enjoy these two, Pili!ReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
And of course, your review was another of the ones that made me buy the book, Alyssa! ;)Delete
Cannot wait to read the post with Robin!
I hope you enjoy those two books. :) I'm really excited for Lies We Tell Ourselves! I won a print ARC, but I may not get to it until September. I'm reading The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas. I spotted it on Netgalley and was too curious to not read it. :D It's a pretty good book. I'm also reading Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton. It's come close to being a DNF for me several times, but I'm pushing through with the hope that it gets better.)ReplyDelete
Thank you Kaitlin! I do hope your perseverance with Tortured Souls pays off!Delete
Ahh Lies We Tell Ourselves is one of my most anticipated reads of the year so I hope you'll love it, Pili!! :)ReplyDelete
I've read too many mixed reviews about Mortal Danger to make up my mind but I do hope it lives up to your expectations!
I am currently reading Fearless and I've had this book on my shelf going on two years and have been waiting to read it for 3.5.. so I think it's about time I finally picked it up. So far so good (aka I am head over heels).
Happy reading, Pili!!! :)
Rashika @ The Social Potato
Brace yourself Rashika, Lies is amazing but very very tough read!Delete
I do hope you'll love Fearless and will enjoy finally devouring it!!
I don't think the first book would be for me.. but sounds interesting :D I hope you love it. <3 And sigh. Mortal Danger. I did not love it :( Sobs. Excited to see what you think of it. <3 Amazing post, as always, Pili :)ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear that you didn't love Mortal Danger sweetie! I'm quite liking it so far!Delete
Right now I'm reading Become by Ali Cross, and that one I chose at completely random for Random Reads! I really am loving that feature :) I am also reading My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer, and that one is a review book for a blog tour!ReplyDelete
I need to do the Random Reads thing too, to clear up the TBR pile a bit too! Hope you're loving both books Lili!Delete
Oh, I thought I'd already have read Mortal Danger by now, LOL. Soon though ;) Hmmm . . . I'm reading Shadowfall, the first book in Juliet Marillier's most recent trilogy, and it's pretty good. I'm also reading Jane Yellowrock #3.ReplyDelete
I've heard good things about Shadowfall and it's in my wish list, cannot wait to see your review for it!Delete