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WWW Wednesday 24th February 2016

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WWW Wednesday

This meme will be categorised together with my book reviews. All links will get you to the book’s Goodreads listing, as always 🙂

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What I’m currently reading

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More of Me

I still couldn’t decide, so my SO chose for me and he chose this one. I’m not very far into it yet but I’m already enjoying it a lot and am ashamed to say that I had understood the blurb completely wrong! I thought this was going to be a story about a girl with DID, but it turns out her body actually, physically splits every year around her birthday. Unless I’ve misunderstood it again and my first thought was correct – in that case, well done Kathryn Evans for fooling me. Either way this has been very enjoyable so far and the many ages of Teva are extremely believable!

Blurb:

Teva seems normal. But at home she hides an impossible secret: 11 other Tevas. Because once a year, Teva splits into two, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, forced to watch the new Teva taking over her life. But at 16, Teva’s had enough. She’s going to fight for her future – even if that means fighting herself.

Imagine all your friends growing up, moving on, and you being stuck in one year of your life… More of Me is an incredible, unforgettable story of identity, friendship, love and sacrifice.

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What I recently finished reading

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EVO Shift (ARC) – There’s no listing for the book yet, but here’s her author page on Goodreads 🙂

As always a full review will follow tomorrow, so for now let me keep it short. Buy this book. If you haven’t read the first one, EVO Nation, buy that one and read it first. It was a tense read with some natural (and much needed) laughs and some great character development. Yana really came into her own and Towley had me glaring at the screen for most of the second half. And then the ending really packed a punch but, again, more on that tomorrow!

Release Date: 1st March 2016, available as eBook

Blurb:

She killed him, but did it make a difference?

Her kind has been exposed, abused, and segregated, and now Teddie Leason is Britain’s most wanted EVO at just nineteen. Teddie has to decide whose side she is on, what she fights for, and whether it’s worth her life.

How can she protect the man she adores, the Uncle who has taken her under his wing, and her unfaltering friends, when she can barely take care of herself? Dealing with new power and a history that has long since been forgotten, has rendered the world’s most powerful EVO vulnerable and at risk.

When will she be dealt a winning hand? Could a clandestine, renegade group of EVO change not only her fate, but that of everyone affected by this unprecedented war? And how does Teddie fit in a world bracing for a shift of unfathomable magnitude?

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What I think I’ll read next

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A Darker Shade of Magic

There’s no thinking about it this time, I know I’ll read this next. Since I’m reading More of Me now, it’ll be A Darker Shade of Magic after! Probably followed by the sequel straight afterwards, since that’s out this week. I’ve entered a couple of giveaways so we’ll see what happens with those.

Blurb: 

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped

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Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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22 Comments

    • I’m sure I will, it’s definitely my kind of book! 🙂
      I’ll take a look at yours now 🙂
      Happy reading!

  1. V. Kathryn Evans V. Kathryn Evans

    Going to try and come back and join in later – so much work on today!

    • No worries, if you can’t join in this week there’ll be other Wednesdays 🙂 I only participate every second week since I don’t have the time to read enough books for a new update every Wednesday. Looking forward to it if you join in!
      Happy reading! 🙂

  2. Oh, you have some really interesting books that I’ve never heard of (other than ADSoM). Off to look them up now as I think I need to add them to my TBR 🙂

    • You won’t find EVO Shift on Goodreads just yet, but EVO Nation is the first book and that’s on there 🙂 You should be able to find it via the link! More of Me is really good, too, I definitely recommend them both 🙂

  3. I look forward to the review- thank you again for being an ARC reader 🙂

    • No worries, it was my pleasure 🙂 The review is written and scheduled for tomorrow morning, 9.30 🙂

  4. Looks like I’ll be reading A Darker Shade of Magic next – everyone’s raving about it. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    More of Me sounds like my kind of twisty book

    • More of Me is excellent, and a fast read! When I wrote this post yesterday I was around p.70, now I’m nearly on p.200! I definitely recommend it 🙂

        • Before More of Me I had just finished a very long series so I really wanted something shorter 🙂 I hope you like it if you give it a shot!

    • I am, More of Me has been fantastic so far and I’m nearly done with it. It’s exceeded my expectations by quite a lot!
      Happy reading! 🙂

  5. I’m pushing A Darker Shade of Magic up towards the top of my tbr. I can’t resist much longer! Looks like it will be a March read for me!

    Here’s my WWW.

    • I’m very nearly done with More of Me now and can’t wait to start ADSOM. Looks like I’ll be able to start reading tomorrow!

  6. Sam Sam

    I hope you enjoy ADSoM. I liked it more than I thought I would a few months ago. It was a great sudden surprise and I’m excited for the sequel as well. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • That reminds me, I need to buy the sequel. I expect ADSoM will be a fast read for me and I want to be prepared 🙂
      Thank you, my pleasure! Happy reading! 🙂

  7. All your choices are new to me but I’m quite intrigued by More of Me, especially as it wasn’t quite what you originally thought it would be.

    • I’ll be honest, I’m still not sure whether my original idea was correct or not. I’m nearly done with it now and I keep looking for hints to prove or disprove my initial thoughts! It’s really got me hooked.

  8. kay kay

    Glad to hear you liked EVO Shift! I’m excited to start on EVO Nation. Not sure when though. I’m also planning to read A Darker Shade of Magic. I’ve heard excellent things about that one as well. 🙂

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