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Reading Wrap Up: March 2016

Well, March flew by a lot faster than I thought it would! I would say I had just an okay reading month this time around. I hit a bit of a slump for a while there, but I’m happy to say I think I have finally gotten past it! Here are the books that I did manage to read this month!


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The Rattler

Author: Jason McNamara | Illustrator: Greg Hinkle | Publisher: Image Comics | Genre: Sequential Art, Graphic Novel, Horror | Release Date: March 29th 2016 | Format: ARC | Page Count: 104 | ISBN: 9781632156556

10 years have passed since Stephen Thorn’s fiancee vanished without a trace, and he has grown into a prominent, if bitter, victim s rights crusader. Despite the cold trail and lack of leads, he stubbornly refuses to give up the search.  And then he begins to hear her voice in the strangest of places. Pursued by his own organization and questioning his sanity, Stephen embarks on a grisly journey to save his long-lost love. As he unravels the truth of her disappearance, the body count rises and Stephen finds himself ensnared in a trap that has been set for him long ago.

My Review


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The Rules of Attraction

Author: Bret Easton Ellis | Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Genre: Contemporary, Literature, Fiction | Release Date: September 1st 1987 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 283 | ISBN: 9780671622343

Through vignettes told in each of the characters’s voices, readers have a kaleidoscopic view of clashing expectations and crushing frustrations, of adolescent dreams fueled by inchoate desires. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant–and sometimes hilarious–evocation of college life in the 1980s.

My Review


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The Serpent King

Author: Jeff Zetner | Publisher: Tundra Books | Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary | Release Date: March 8th 2016 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 384 | ISBN: 9781770498839

Dillard Early, Jr., Travis Bohannon and Lydia Blankenship are three friends from different walks of life who have one thing in common: none of them seem to fit the mold in rural Tennessee’s Forrestville High. Dill has always been branded as an outsider due to his family heritage as snake handlers and poison drinkers, an essential part of their Pentecostal faith. But after his father is sent to prison for sexual abuse of a young parishioner, Dill and his mother become real pariahs. His only two friends are Travis, a gentle giant who works at his family’s lumberyard and is obsessed with a Game of Thrones-like fantasy series (much to his alcoholic father’s chagrin); and Lydia, who runs a popular fashion blog that’s part Tavi Gevinson and part Angela Chase, and is actively plotting her escape from Redneckville, Tennessee. As the three friends begin their senior year, it becomes clear that they won’t all be getting to start a promising new life after graduation. How they deal with their diverging paths could cause the end of their friendship. Until a shattering act of random violence forces Dill to wrestle with his dark legacy and find a way into the light of a future worth living.

My Review


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Back To The Future, Vol.1: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines

Author: Multiple Authors | Illustrator: Multiple Illustrators | Publisher: IDW Publishing   | Genre: Sequential Art, Graphic Novel | Release Date: May 31st 2016 | Format: NetGalley ARC | Page Count: 120 | ISBN: 9781631405709

Back to the Future creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well… TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc’s involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project.

Review Coming Soon!


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Strangers on a Train

Author: Patricia Highsmith | Publisher: Blackstone Audio | Genre: Fiction, Classics, Thriller | Release Date: July 7th 2015 (first published 1950) | Format: Audiobook | Length: 9 hrs 41 minutes | ISBN: 9781504647632

The psychologists would call it folie a deux…Bruno slammed his palms together. “Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?” From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities.

Review Coming Soon!


 

*Books I started in February, but finished in March

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Morning Star (Red Rising #3)

Author: Pierce Brown | Publisher: Del Rey | Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy | Release Date: February 9th 2016 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 518 | ISBN: 9780345539847

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied – and too glorious to surrender.

My Review


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The Passenger

Author: Lisa Lutz | Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense | Release Date: March 1st 2016 | Format: ARC | Page Count: 304 | ISBN: 9781451686630

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?

My Review

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