Weekend Readings #008

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This weekend, I had planned on heading onto Amazon and picking up a Kindle copy of Evertrue, but Amazon are having issues with the eCopy and sadly it's not for purchase as yet. So this weekend I plan on finishing:

Bird by Crystal Chan.
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Grandpa stopped speaking the day he killed my brother, John. His name was John until Grandpa said he looked more like a Bird with the way he kept jumping off things, and the name stuck. Bird's thick, black hair poked out in every direction, just like the head feathers of the blackbirds, Grandpa said, and he bet that one day Bird would fly like one too. Grandpa kept talking like that, and no one paid him much notice until Bird jumped off a cliff, the cliff at the edge of the tallgrass prairie, the cliff that dropped a good couple hundred feet to a dried-up riverbed below. From that day on, Grandpa never spoke another word. Not one.

The day that Bird tried to fly, the grown-ups were out looking for him, all of them except Mom and Granny. That's because that very day, I was born.

Twelve year old Jewel never knew her brother, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Then one night, on her birthday, she finds a mysterious boy sitting in her oak tree. His name is John. And he changes everything.

Horde by Ann Aguirre.
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.
What are you reading this weekend?


  1. I just got Bird in the mail! Soooo excited!! I just finished reading Eleanor & Park...I think I'll go with Bird next. :) I'm totally looking forward to your review of it!

    1. Awesome Cait. I've already started it and the main character Jewel breaks my heart. Her inner voice is sure to reduce most readers to tears.

      Are you part of the Text Publishing blog tour?

  2. Yes I am going to read Bird very soon too! Can't wait to see what you think about it, I think we're all excited :D

    1. It's beautifully written Jeann, I think it's one you'll really enjoy. My review won't be posted until the 2nd of February as part of the tour, but finding it really emotional so far.

  3. Bird sounds amazing and the cover is gorgeous! I really need to seek out a copy of it! Can't wait till you post up your thoughts during the blog tour. :D


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