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This Week In Books (June 15th 2016)

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This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

∧ Then ∧ The Scorch Trials, James Dashner

the scorch trials


Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

I am so happy The Scorch Trials did not let me down. I was worried my excitement would have sent my expectations over the moon and the story would not stand a chance. But all is good and I really enjoyed being reunited with the Gladers. The Maze Runner stays my favorite book so far, but The Scorch Trials is a very good sequel.

≈ Now ≈ The Death Cure, James Dashner

the death cure


It’s the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?
What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.

The time for lies is over.

 
I decided not to wait to get to the next book. I really hope to get some answers from this one.

∨ Next ∨ The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

the raven boys

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

To prepare my review for the Hype or Like book of the month, I decided to start The Raven Boys this week.

No thrillers or crime stories this week! I’ll make up for it soon with titles I am dying to read.

Have you read any of those books? What are you reading this week?:)
Do share in the comments!
Happy reading!

47 thoughts on “This Week In Books (June 15th 2016)

    1. I am planning a big review/comparison with the movie adaptations for The Maze Runner’s series, I’m all excited about it 🙂 (and still angry at the movies, haha!)

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  1. I need to read the Maze Runner series now. I watched and liked the movie but yet to pick up any of the books. Glad you enjoyed The Scorch Trials and I hope that The Death is Cure ends up being just as good. Happy reading, enjoy your current and next reads.

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 There are so many mixed reviews about the series that I was a little leery at first, but I am really enjoying it too much not to try to push it on you, haha.

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    1. You would be absolutely right 🙂 They all are about teenagers fighting like hell in a dystopian world. I only have watched the movie adaptations of The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, so I don’t know what the books are worth. Although there’s nothing really original in the story, The Maze Runner is a very enjoyable series.
      Thank you for the link, I’ll check your post now! 🙂

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        1. I haven’t dared getting to the books because I already know the story and the comparison to the movies is inevitable. I probably won’t read Divergent because I find it less interesting than THG. I heard THG was really worth reading.

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    1. Thank you for warning me! I started it earlier this afternoon, and I am really hoping for the right ending. Now I am reminded of why I am leery of series.
      I am glad I picked the right book to read next 🙂
      I’ll visit your post now!

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  2. I’ve heard mixed things about The Maze Runner, but it is on my tbr list! I’m happy to hear you love it so much, maybe I’ll move it up a little 🙂

    The Raven Boys is on my bookshelf at home as well 😀 I’ve been forbidden from buying new books until I finish the ones I’ve got already, so I should get to it fairly soon 😛

    I’ve done Sam’s version of the meme here: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-15th-june-2016/ ^^

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. I was a little leery of the series because of the mixed reviews, but I don’t see where the bad feelings are coming from. It is not the most original story but it makes a truly enjoyable read, and some details make it totally worth reading. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it 🙂
      I tried going on a book buying ban for June. It lasted 2 days, haha! I know I should behave because my TBR is growing out of control, but NetGalley, this meme and reviews make it very difficult not to add new things!
      I’ll check out your post now, thank you for the link !

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        1. Brrr, the movies. I hated The Maze Runner’s adaptation, and I will only be watching the second to write a big review / comparison.
          I just finished The Death Cure so this weekend is perfect for me 🙂

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    1. I learned about the new prequel last week, I am glad to know I still have bits of the series to discover!
      I’ll be looking forward to reading your thoughts about The Raven Boys 🙂

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    1. My favorite stays the first in the series, but I did enjoy The Scorch Trials. Same goes for The Death Cure. I am almost done, I like it, but there’s something missing.
      I have heard great things about the characters in The Raven Boys, I can’t wait to meet them.

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  3. So glad you liked The Scorch Trials! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the finale of this series. To be honest I can’t remember my thoughts since I read so many books since I read that one, haha 😛
    I am reading The Raven Boys right now, and I am surprised in such a good way, it’s really, really good! I hope you’ll like it! 😀

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    1. Happens to me all the time, haha! I’m almost done with The Death Cure. I like it, but not as much as the first book.
      I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying The Raven Boys, I can’t wait to finally see what all the fuss is about 😀

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  4. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying The Maze Runner series! 🙂 The Raven Boys is an entertaining read, although I didn’t enjoy it as much as most people… I still have to read the sequels though. Happy reading! I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week.

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