WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

WWW Wednesday is a meme from Sam at Taking On A World Of Words

The Three Ws are:

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

I’ve waited for this book for months, and I did plenty of happy dances (a sight you don’t want to see) when I received an ARC from NetGalley.  Schwab is one of my favorite authors and has never disappointed.

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Over the weekend I finished It Came From the Sky.  I’d hoped for a humorous read with this one, and it exceeded my expectations.  My review will be posted here next week, but I’ll tell you this was a treat to read – five stars.

From the author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and As You Wish comes the unforgettable story of the one small town’s biggest hoax and the two brothers who started it all.

This is the absolutely true account of how Lansburg, Pennsylvania was invaded by aliens and the weeks of chaos that followed. There were sightings of UFOs, close encounters, and even abductions. There were believers, Truth Seekers, and, above all, people who looked to the sky and hoped for more.

Only…there were no aliens.

Gideon Hofstadt knows what really happened. When one of his science experiments went wrong, he and his older brother blamed the resulting explosion on extraterrestrial activity. And their lie was not only believed by their town―it was embraced. As the brothers go to increasingly greater lengths to keep up the ruse and avoid getting caught, the hoax flourishes. But Gideon’s obsession with their tale threatened his whole world. Can he find a way to banish the aliens before Lansburg, and his life, are changed forever?

Told in a report format and comprised of interviews, blog posts, text conversations, found documents, and so much more, It Came from the Sky is a hysterical and resonant novel about what it means to be human in the face of the unknown.

I waited months for Addie Larue, but the wait for this book has been nearly three years.  The second in the series, The Empress, destroyed me – I’m still not okay.  To say I’m anxious to get to Nemesis is a gross understatement.

In the heart-pounding conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Diabolic series, the Empire teeters on the edge of destruction as rumors spread that Nemesis is still alive.

Three years ago, Tyrus Domitrian shocked the galaxy by killing the woman he swore to love forever. The woman for whom he upended the Empire. The woman with whom he wanted to build a new and brighter future.

Now, the once-idealistic heir apparent has become the cruel Emperor Tyrus, wielding his authority with an iron fist, capable of destroying planets with a single word, controlling all technology with a simple thought. He has bent the Grandiloquy to their knees, and none has the power to stand against him.

But there is a muttering among the Excess. They say that Nemesis is not truly gone. They whisper of her shadow spotted in distant star systems. They say that Nemesis lives. That she will rise, and rally the people to topple the man who was once her truest love—and is now her fiercest enemy. 

40 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

    1. It’s the first book I’ve read where I’ve had to set it down, take a break to collect myself, and then dive back in. Twists I never saw coming. So yeah – I’m just a tad anxious to get into it so the author can FIX everything, lol.

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  1. Stop the Presses!! A new Schwab book? How have I missed this one?? I lovelovelove her writing, and must go find this at once!!

    Thanks for this series of posts, Teri. I always learn good stuff here! 🙂 (You know. In case my TBR pile should ever shrink to something shorter than ceiling height.)

    Off to check this out at once! 😀

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    1. Aaaah, I see. October, eh? Well, I’ve pre-ordered, anyway, and will be very happy when it is delivered to my Kindle! And NOW I see that you read this via Net Galley. (Reading too fast. Sorry.) But, still. I’m happy to know I WILL be getting a copy when it’s released. THANKS again!

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      1. Yep, I’ll have finished the back books, and read both Peace Talks and September’s release of Battle Ground by then, if all goes well. I’m really looking forward to a new Schwab book. (BTW, Kell and Rhy said hi, and reminded me I owe you an email!)

        Have a great Wodin’s Day! 🙂

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  2. It Came From the Sky looks like a lot of fun. I see it doesn’t release until August 4th, so I added it to my wish list on Amazon. I want to use the “look inside” feature before purchasing, but I have a feeling this one will be going to my TBR!

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  3. Don’t sell yourself short, I’m sure your happy dance is fabulous. 😛 I still need to read that, too, and I loved Vicious, so I’m really hoping to love Schwab’s new book! I still need to read It Came From the Sky, too, and I’m glad to see that you enjoyed it! Might have to move it up my books, because I could use a humorous read right about now, I think. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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  4. Chelsies Reading

    I can’t wait to read Nemesis that series has been mind blowing so far. The publicaction date still feels so far away but we’re almost there lol

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