Quick Update + Currently Reading | 30/09/13

Apologies for the lack of posts lately – I’ve been completely consumed with university and family stuff that I haven’t had the chance to really sit down and properly read (which is why there is a lack of #fridayreads and reviews)! I’ve settled down quite a bit now, and can somewhat manage my time better so I will be posting more reviews up hopefully very soon!

Fangirl honestly put me in a bit of a reading slump but I recently picked up I Have The Right to Destroy Myself by Kim Young-Ha and it’s exactly what I needed! Given my circumstances, I’ve been a bit slow at reading but I’m slightly more than halfway through so hopefully I can get it done by this week!

Enough talking, time to show you my recent book purchases!

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  1. I Have The Right To Destroy Myself by Kim Young-Ha
    Goodreads • Bookdepository

    I don’t encourage murder. I have no interest in one person killing another. I only want to draw out morbid desires, imprisoned deep in the unconscious. This lust, once freed, starts growing. Their imaginations run free, and they soon discover their potential… They are waiting for someone like me.

    A spectral, nameless narrator haunts the lost and wounded of big-city Seoul, suggesting solace in suicide. Wandering through the bright lights of their high-urban existence, C and K are brothers who fall in love with the same woman – Se-yeon. As their lives intersect, they tear at each other in a struggle to find connection in their fast-paced, atomized world.

    Dreamlike and cinematic, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself brilliantly affirms Young-ha Kim as Korea’s leading young literary master.

  2. Vivian Versus The Apocalypse by Katie Coyle
    Goodreads • Bookdepository

    A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, seventeen-­year-­old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated ‘Rapture’ -­ or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church’s thrall for too long, and she’s looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed ‘Rapture’, her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling…

    Viv is determined to carry on as normal, but when she starts to suspect that her parents might still be alive, she realises she must uncover the truth. Joined by Peter, a boy claiming to know the real whereabouts of the Church, and Edie, a heavily pregnant Believer who has been ‘left behind’, they embark on a road trip across America. Encountering freak weather, roving ‘Believer’ gangs and a strange teenage group calling themselves the ‘New Orphans’, Viv soon begins to realise that the Rapture was just the beginning.

  3. Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
    Goodreads • Bookdepository

    When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy fromNew York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

    Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

    Not even close.

    For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

    And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

    Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

    It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn…

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One thought on “Quick Update + Currently Reading | 30/09/13

  1. Pingback: Burn For Burn. Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian. | Words That Flow Like Water

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