Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week and look ahead to next!
Happy Wednesday, Everyone. Hope you’re all having a good week so far. Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Clean Break ~ Tammy Cohen
I picked this up as a lunch-time read and I’m enjoying it so far. I was really sad the hear that the funding for Quick Reads has been withdrawn, they are a great way to entice reluctant adult readers. It’s a huge shame.
Marriage is complicated, especially for Kate.
Her husband Jack has a temper on him, and has been an absent father for years.
Kate knows it’s time for a divorce.
The trouble is, Jack refuses. And now that he has found out Kate has met another man, his jealous rages escalate.
Can Kate rid herself of her jealous husband before it’s too late?
Mother of Eden ~ Chris Beckett
This was a great sequel to Dark Eden. It an imaginative, and scary version of a future ‘after earth’. Highly recommended!
“We speak of a mother’s love, but we forget her power.”
Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden.
Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.
Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men – and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all.
When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela’s fabled ring on her own finger—or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden’s history.
Definitely Final Draft by Riley Redgate.
I probably would have started this by the time this post publishes. I hope so, anyway. It sounds great!
The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he’s suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed.
At first, Nazarenko’s eccentric assignments seem absurd. But before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman’s approval. Soon Laila is pushing herself far from her comfort zone, discovering the psychedelic highs and perilous lows of nightlife, temporary flings, and instability. Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity—but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.
What have you been reading this week? Leave a comment/link and I’ll do my best to take a look.