WWW Wednesday 10/11/2017

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

*I started Moxie yesterday & am currently 53% head over heels in LOVE with this book! trying to stop myself from inhale reading it has been a challenge. The MC Viv is someone who knows she wants to be a part of the change needed in her school but fears being ostracized. Her mother is her inspiration for the creation of Moxie, a “zine” aka magazine calling all girls to stand united against the sexism & misogyny widely accepted in her school. Best part: getting to see the Zines Viv creates, LIVING for the illustrations! ❤ review to come this week.

On Monday I finished & reviewed the EPIC time traveling adventure that was Invictus by Ryan Graudin (my review). If ever I were to have a checklist of things I’d like to see in a YA Sci-fi book, Invictus sure came close to meeting them all. Fun, well paced, amazing characters you can’t help but get attached to…sigh…I miss this crew so MUCH!!! *sobs* while I wait for Graudin to bless us with news of ANYTHING else set in this world, I’ll console myself by reading her other books 🙂

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

Next I’ll be reading The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano. I was lucky enough to get a Galley from Harper & can’t wait to dive in. From the synopsis I’ve gathered that this is sort of inspired by King Midas and his golden touch. I’ve also heard mention of mental health & disability rep being included in this story which makes this a MUST READ for me. 

What are you wonderful bookworms currently reading? planning to read next? any good ones? & if you’re reading any of the ones I mentioned, let me know down in the comments what your 1st impressions were <3’s!


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20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 10/11/2017”

  1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying Moxie!! I want to read that book so, so badly. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on The Glass Spare! It looks super interesting, but I haven’t heard much about it.

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    1. Thanks Kourtni! I ABSOLUTELY believe you would LOVE Moxie! I also haven’t heard much from The Glass Spare which is odd because it’s out at the end of the month. I’m hoping to enjoy it *fingers crossed* & I will def let you know 🙂

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      1. I’m really going to have to see if my library has Moxie! I’m hopefully going there tomorrow so fingers crossed!!


  2. Ohhh I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Moxie – I’ve been seeing this book around a lot lately 🙂 I also have The Glass Spare on my TBR – I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about that one once you’ve read it, it sounds quite good 😀 Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Moxie is a MUST read for any feminist bookworm in need of a little encouragement to keep fighting against the inequality women face. I am OBSESSED with this book! I haven’t heard much about The Glass Spare but sine it’s a Fantasy with mental health & disability rep, I have to check it out. Happy reading! ❤

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    1. Thank you Larkin! Something tells me you’re going tonLOVE Invictus 😉 but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you just in case 🤞🏼lol. I’m very curious about The Glass Spare since I’ve heard of Lauren DeStefano but have never read any of her books 🙃

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  3. I’ve been trying to decide whether to get Moxie or not and I think you’ve pretty much convinced me that I need it.

    Invictus really is brilliant isn’t it. The only bad thing about it is it’s a standalone.

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    1. Moxie is going into my top 10 for 2017, and this is with me only being at 55% it’s just THAT good! *Moxie Girls Fight Back* 💪🏼 I still am holding on to some hope that we’ll see some news of a sequel for Invictus since publishing houses are notorious for duologies now lol. The ending leaves room for a just in case haha!


  4. ‘The Glass Spare’ sounds awesome! It sounds like it’s got lots of things going on within it and I do love novels layered in complexity. They mirror real life and enable you to really get absorbed in the story 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

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    1. Thank you, I’m about 15% into it & so far between the 4 siblings in this story there seems to be a whole lot of complexity lol. Glad that the beginning so far has managed to pull me in, will def review next week 🙂

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  5. I loved your review for Invictus! I’m not the biggest SFF fan, but everyone’s rave reviews have got me really interested in it and I’m really considering giving it a try. Also I’ve heard such amazing things about Moxie and I can’t wait to read your review 🌸

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    1. Thank you! Invictus is a time traveling adventure but the characters are what make it so good. It’s not too heavy on the SFF front, more historical if anything since it all started in Rome during the time of the gladiators. Moxie is a MUST read though 😃 💪🏼 #girlsrule #Moxiegirlsfightback

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