Monday, October 5, 2015

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hey everyone I am doing my first what are you reading post today. This meme was created by  Sheila (Book Journey) here is the link to her website if u want to paticipate :)

First off I am going to try and finish Game of Thrones. I think I have three or four chapters to go and I think I'm going to take a break between each book because they are pretty good sized books and I don't want to get burned out on them.
  Now on my to read for this week I have two similar books, They are both an Alice in Wonderland retelling ( which I have been into a lot of book that are fairy-tale retellings lately

The first one is Splintered by A. G. Howard,

                "Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own."

and the second one is Insanity by Cameron Jace I love the cover of this book  
                           " After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll's paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland's real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science."

And there is the Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory that I am really looking forward to reading and I might have to start this one this week 
          "Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors.

Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse.

Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use.

Yet Katherine is her mother's daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: of women warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation."

book summaries are from 

 Here are my books that I might read this week, if u guys have any recommendations please let me know I am always looking for new books to read


  1. I love the cover for Insanity - and all the references too. I hope you enjoy all your reads - and, it's so wise to take a break between Game of Thrones books, especially since book 2 is not as good as book 1 (in my opinion :-)

    Tanya Patrice

    1. yeah I think Insanity is what i'm going to read next my sister says it's really good :)

  2. I've read Splintered and it was quite enjoyable - I haven't read further than the first book in the series though. Insanity is new to me but the blurb sounds pretty interesting.

    Happy Reading!

    All Things Bookish – Jade Louise

    1. I think I'm leaning more towards reading Splintered next I don't think I will read them back to back though that might get a little confusing

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