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Description: A weekly feature celebrating unread books on our shelves! Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up. Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

“The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter,23272028 who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

 clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can

A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy.”

*Description and Book Cover found on Goodreads

I found this book through the Epic Reads Youtube page, I often frequent it to see if anything piques my interest. A happened across the trailer for A Study in Charlotte, and it despite it’s cheesiness it was surprisingly cute and refreshing an the author’s voice pulled me in. I’m not usually into mysteries but I love any YA book set in a prep school with a good hook.

My sister bought this book for me eve the summer but I never got the chance to read it, school among other things got in the way. But I am excited to start reading it over the weekend. What books have been sitting on your shelf?

You can watch the Trailer here:

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WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next. Hosted by: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com

What I’m Currently Reading: How to Break A Boy by Laurie Devore

Goodreads Description: “Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer.

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Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do–through intimidation and manipulation.

After Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend, Olivia is
over it. She decides to make a change–but it’s impossible to resist taking Adrienne down one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit DuRant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne’s war.

Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but this time she won’t go down without a fight–not if it means losing Whit.

And definitely not if it means losing what’s left of herself.”

I started this book over Spring Break and couldn’t put it down. The author has a way with words and Olivia and is not the usual heroine we are used to getting in YA. Though I can say that I would personally steer clear of her in real life it’s refreshing to get stories from different point of view and relate to different types of characters.

Recently Finished: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Goodreads Description: One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Kh18798983orasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.”

I really enjoyed the romance in this novel and it was a quick read. If you’re in a reading slump and looking for something to get out of it I definitely recommend this book.

Reading Next: Nothing planned yet, still trying to find something that catches my eye. If you have any suggestions let me know!

 

*Book covers found on Goodreads.