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WWW Wednesdays (Oct 22)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Unfortunately I am still reading the same book.  It is really good but I just don’t seem to have any reading time lately. 😦  hopefully soon…

  Enchantment (Spellbound, #3) Recently Finished:  Enchantment (Spellbound #3) by Nikki Jefford. Love this series and really loved this book.  Review here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/10/17/enchantment-spellbound-3-by-nikki-jefford/

The Treatment (The Program, #2)Currently Reading : The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young. I don’t know about this one. I loved the first book but I’m having a hard time getting into this one.  Not sure if its the book or me not having much time to really get into it.

Up Next?

Steadfast Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray.  I have this downloaded on my kindle and can’t wait to dive into it.  Loved the first book!

I also have these in my sights!

Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (Oct 1)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Unfortunately I am still reading the same book.  It is really good but I just don’t seem to have any reading time lately. 😦  hopefully soon…

The Right Song  Recently Finished:  The Right Song by Shane Morgan.  Really liked this book. Different from my usual reads but good. Review posted here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/09/24/the-right-song-by-shane-morgan/

Enchantment (Spellbound, #3)Currently Reading : Enchantment (Spellbound #3) by Nikki Jefford.  Love this series and really enjoying this third book.

Up Next? 

I am dying to read The Treatment (Program #2) by Suzanne Young, so that is most likely up next, but I still have these others in my sites so will be on my TBR soon list!

The Treatment (The Program, #2)Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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Teaser Tuesday (Sept 30)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

“Roger was the handler who took me,” I say, lowering my voice as shame–shame -I know I don’t deserve–sickens me.  “And in The Program he was making trades. I gave him a kiss in order to keep a memory, one that led me back to James.

Page 34

The Treatment (The Program, #2) The Treatment (Program #2) by Suzanne Young

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Program, so I am hoping this one is as good.

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WWW Wednesdays (Sept 17)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

The Right Song  Recently Finished:  The Right Song by Shane Morgan.  Really liked this book. Different from my usual reads but good. Review posted here:

Enchantment (Spellbound, #3)Currently Reading : Enchantment (Spellbound #3) by Nikki Jefford.  Love this series and really enjoying this third book.

Up Next? 

A friend loaned me The Treatment (Program #2) by Suzanne Young, so that is up next, but I still have these others in my sites so will be on my TBR soon list!

The Treatment (The Program, #2)Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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WWW Wednesdays (Oct 23)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers: Unfortunately, I am still reading the same book as last week, only because I had to take a break to finish writing my book.  Which I am happy to say I just finished yesterday….yayyyy for me!  Now on to the dreaded editing phase.  So my answers are the same as last week.

The Program (The Program, #1)  Recently Finished: The Program (Program #1) by Suzanne Young.  Awesome book!  I posted a review here.

https://cynthiastacey.com/2013/10/17/the-program-the-program-1-by-suzanne-young/

Origin (Lux, #4) Currently Reading: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout.  OMG I love love love this book!  I am about half way done and it is amazing so far.  

Next for me? With my schedule, who knows but these are on my watch list still:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan, #1) First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh mafi

SpellCaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Grey

Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria Snyder

First Grave on the Right (Charlie Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones

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The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young

The Program (The Program, #1) The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young.  Published April 30, 2013 by Simon Pulse.  CDN $11.99 Kindle edition.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them. (Goodreads excerpt)

Well, I read this book on the advice of my 15 year old daughter.  She told me I absolutely had to read it.  I was a little wary at first, but I am really glad I took the plunge.  The book is broken into three parts dealing with different aspects of the book- the epidemic of suicide-the program-and after the program.

Throughout the book I went through different emotions of sympathy, anger, rage, hope and a few others thrown in.  My daughter kept asking if I was angry yet as I was reading so she obviously felt the same way.  I don’t want to give anything away but how or why a government or parent would want a child to have their entire memories erased is beyond me.  I understand the desire to not want to lose a child to suicide, but would you opt for them to be just a shell of themselves instead?  To me that isn’t living.  The story is told exceptionally well and you really get into the emotionally heart wrenching state that the participants of the program find themselves.

One of the best things about this book is the characterization of Sloan.  You truly get a sense of who she is as a person, her fears, her hopes and her need to cling to her past at all costs.  She is defiant, courageous and loyal to the end.  You find yourself cheering for her throughout the book.

The interaction between James and Sloan is awesome.  They are cute and sweet and truly believe they are ‘soul mates’.  James is Sloan’s rock and the one person who keeps her all together.  Their love is tested when tragedy strikes and I won’t say what happens to them but part of the story line is the question of ‘can love conquer all’.   The chemistry between the two is realistic and amazing and you really get a sense of who they are as a couple and what they mean to each other.  I’m rooting for them all the way.

This is a hard review to write without giving anything away so I will leave it at this:  I really enjoyed the book, much more than I thought I would.  It isn’t depressing, but is more like a future dystopian novel where the repressed need to fight the government in order to survive.  (With a love story thrown in for good measure.)  The book gives you much to think about.  All in all, an enjoyable read.

I give it 5 stars.  I can’t wait for the release of the second book.

WWW Wednesdays (Oct 16)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

The Program (The Program, #1)  Recently Finished: I read this on the advice of my 15 year old daughter.  I was a little skeptical at first but it was surprisingly good.  I will post a review soon.  My only issue is that the next book is not going to be available till may 2014 😦

Origin (Lux, #4) Currently Reading: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout.  I have just barely started but love the series. 

Next for me?

Not really sure but still have Unravel me on my TBR list.  And these others have been in my TBR list for a while.   Who knows what else might pop up between now and then.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan, #1) First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh mafi

SpellCaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Grey

Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria Snyder

First Grave on the Right (Charlie Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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