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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading is hosted by Book Journey.

I can’t believe week as come and gone so quickly. It seems as though March just started and here it is March 25th already. Despite the world of itchy, red eyes, scratchy throat, and a sore nose, I’ll be glad when spring is here to stay. Just last Monday, I received 8 inches of snow, closing the federal government for a day. By Saturday afternoon, it was in the low 70s and back to the cold of a high of the upper 30s on Sunday afternoon. Ugh! And to top it all off, we’re supposed to be receiving another 1 – 2 inches of snow tomorrow. I’m so very ready for spring, aren’t you?

Here’s what I’m reading this week:

The Here and NowThe Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Format: Kindle Edition

Published: April 8th 2014 by Delacorte Press

Source: publisher, NetGalley

Summary: Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.
The Ring and The CrownThe Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

Format: Kindle Edition

Published:  April 1st 2014 by Disney Hyperion

Source: publisher, NetGalley

Summary: Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of her Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen.

But even with the aid of Emrys’ magic, Eleanor’s extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen’s Guard.

Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie’s face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she’s always wanted. And Aelwyn will get what she’s always dreamed of–the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor’s court: trust no one

Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)Never Go Back by Lee Child ; narrated by Dick Hill

Format: Audiobook, Audible Unabridged
Published: September 3rd 2013 by Random House Audio

Source: public library

Summary: Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

What are you reading? I often add recommendations to TBR lists. And I’ll be reading a few soon.

Thanks for reading with me.

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