WWW Wednesday: When the couch has my body’s imprint ….January 2nd 2019

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

All you have to do is answer the three following questions:

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

Let’s get started!

 

What did I recently finish?

Well I just finished yesteray an ARC of the latest Amy Harmon: What the Wind Knows.

It is a big book (120.000 words) yet I read it literally in one sitting leaving an imprint of my body on the couch!

I ended the day with a headache for reading so long (my eyes are getting older *sigh*) and completely bewitched by her talent!

Per Amy’s request the review on the blog will be published on February 1st, day of the release but I already know it will be among my “Best Books of 2019”. Yes it was that good!

For those of you interested I leave the synopsis below.

In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.

The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.

As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

 

 

What am I reading?

Well immediately after I began The dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White but it felt wrong as I was not in the right mood!

So now I am reading something sweet and easy, a high school romance : Binding 13: Boys of Tommen by Chloe Walsh. It was recommended by a Fb follower! But based on the synopsis of the second book I can guess it won’t stay sweet for long ….

Synopsis

His first, last, and only true love has always been rugby.
Until now.

He wants to save her.
She wants to hide.

She’s damaged.
He’s determined.

Fate brought them together.
Love binds them.

Johnny Kavanagh has everything going for him. On the rugby pitch, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Primed for stardom, he’s heading straight for the top. Nothing can possibly get in his way, right?
Not even the shy new girl at Tommen College. The one with the sad eyes and hidden bruises. The one that distracts him like no one ever has.
Plagued with a hidden injury and desperate to impress the scouts watching his every move, Johnny has been placed on a pedestal so high, he has no room to make mistakes.
Striving to maintain balance, and on the crest of the International Summer Campaign, Johnny needs to keep his head in the game. He needs to stay focused, and cannot afford to let distractions get in the way of the bigger picture.
But what happens when a lonely girl with sad eyes becomes the only picture?

Life has never been easy for Shannon Lynch. Bullied and tortured, she arrives at Tommen College mid-way through the school year praying for a fresh start and desperate to shake off the demons that plague her.
On her very first day at the prestigious private school, she comes into contact with the notorious Johnny Kavanagh.
Thrown through a hoop over her feelings for him, and desperate to keep a low-profile, Shannon finds herself once again the target of bullies as she forms a fragile alliance with rugby’s rising star.

Falling into a complicated friendship and grappling with their undeniable chemistry, Johnny and Shannon must face obstacles that threaten their relationship.

Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks collide.

Friendship, first love, rising fame, horrifying secrets, and pain all fuel together in Binding 13.

Hearts are binding and lives are entwining in Binding 13.

Binding 13 is the explosive first installment of a brand-new series from Chloe Walsh. Based in Ireland, the Boys Of Tommen series is bound to captivate and lure you into the world of rugby, love, and teenage heartbreak.

 

What will I read next?

Well I hope to read Winter Loon by Susan Bernhard. This book has been recommended by my unicorn author Emma Scott!

Synopsis

A haunting debut novel about family and sacrifice, Winter Loon reminds us of how great a burden the past can be, the toll it exacts, and the freedom that comes from letting it go.

Abandoned by his father after his mother drowns in a frozen Minnesota lake, fifteen-year-old Wes Ballot is stranded with coldhearted grandparents and holed up in his mother’s old bedroom, surrounded by her remnants and memories. As the wait for his father stretches unforgivably into months, a local girl, whose own mother died a brutal death, captures his heart and imagination, giving Wes fresh air to breathe in the suffocating small town.

When buried truths come to light in the spring thaw, wounds are exposed and violence erupts, forcing Wes to embark on a search for his missing father, the truth about his mother, and a future he must claim for himself—a quest that begins back at that frozen lake.

A powerful, page-turning coming-of-age story, Winter Loon captures the resilience of a boy determined to become a worthy man by confronting family demons, clawing his way out of the darkness, and forging a life from the shambles of a broken past.

And you what are you reading?

And yes I will catch up with your blogs and my comments. Couch reading had me somewhat derailed from commenting back 😉 

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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20 Replies to “WWW Wednesday: When the couch has my body’s imprint ….January 2nd 2019”

  1. Nice picks. I see I am so late that you have Winter Loon’s review up! I must go check this out. I have been so darn busy and then my youngest…OMG the problems with her. Happy belated week. =)

    Mary

    1. Better late to the party, than not at all…=)

  2. Oh, wow, reading that in one sitting is quite an achievement! I haven’t really had that in quite a while. I just keep getting distracted by stuff all the time

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well I had the whole day and wanted to read it all at once!

  3. h wow I’m gonna have to check What the Wind Knows since you are so passionate about it! I have indeed enjoyed tales about Ireland’s independence so I think I would like it too!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh I really hope you’ll love it Daniela!

  4. Wow, a best of 2019 book already? That definitely gets my attention and makes me want to read What the Wind Knows. That cover for Winter Loon is beautiful too. I hope that’s another great read for you.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes yes alread y Suzanne! I know 😉

  5. My couch and I have bonded too. LOL You always share wonderful books and authors I’ve not read before. These all sound good.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha kinship Laura!

  6. I have found some really great books so far this year and its only the second day hehe I do love me some sexy irish lovin’ though. So glad that you enjoyed that one.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh I know the feeling! We are barely at the beginning yet some great books have already come our way 😉

  7. Amy Harmon’s latest is one of my most highly anticipated this year. It seems like her new releases always find their way onto my best of the year lists. Now I’m even more excited for What the Wind Knows! (Hope your couch recovers… LOL)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha yes it will recover Tanya! It is still brand young and springy LOL I hope you’ll love this one as much as I did!

  8. I love it, the couch has my imprint. That’s been me for the last few days, reading too. ☺️

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha Alexandra relaxing after the celebrations really. We are not that young anymore and need to recover LOL

  9. I don’t read warfiction love stories much but the new Amy Harmon’s book sounds pretty good. I’m glad you loved it.! I hope you enjoy your current read! Happy reading! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven! And honestly this is more the “behind the rebellion” than really on the war front. I think you would love it LOL

  10. “the couch has my body’s imprint” I can relate haha I love that and great post by the way <3

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hi Abigail! How are you? And yes it is so good sometimes to do nothing but read!

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