Modest Musings

Modest MusingsWelcome to Modest Musings!

This is were we will tell you what books we have acquired this week.  Whether it is through purchases, NetGalley or one of our many book list emails.  Please feel free to tell us what you think and if there is a particular book you are interested in seeing a review of.  Hope you enjoy!

Jessica’s Modest Musings

Sweet Oblivion by Bailey Ardisone – Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.

15988916Reaping me Softly by Kate Evangelista – Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

Spiral by Maddy Edwards – Sixteen-year-old Natalie Monroe lives a normal life with her dad and her new stepfamily, going to school and hanging out with friends. Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens to her. For most of her life she has been in love with her best friend Jackson Cage. When she’s around him, she’s happy. Then Pierce Jeffry comes to town. If being around Jackson makes her happy, being around Pierce makes her knees weak. The only problem is that he’s keeping a massive secret, one that he doesn’t want her to have anything to do with.


The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.


Lynn’s Modest Musings

18631388The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis – Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roving the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.

Taken by Erin Bowman – Gray Weathersby has grown up expecting to disappear at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. They call it the Heist—and it happens to every boy in Claysoot. His only chance at escape is to climb the Wall that surrounds Claysoot. A climb no one has ever survived . . .


The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross – In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the “thing” inside her. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch.

Chasing the Lantern by Jonathan Burgess – Life was rough for Lina Stone. A career as a sky pirate under swashbuckling Captain Fengel seemed like a step up. Instead she finds that her new skipper has lost his airship and is dangerously in debt to a powerful criminal cartel.

downloadThe Girl and the Raven by Pauline Gruber Sixteen-year-old Lucy Walker left Lexington, Tennessee after the death of her mother to live with her uncles. A change of scenery is exactly what she needed. New school, new friends, new job. But there’s a lot going on beneath the surface and Lucy is determined to get to the bottom of it. However, when attempts are made on her life, she’s forced to put aside her stubborn independence and team up with the overprotective, but good-looking upstairs neighbor and her late grandmother’s quirky best friend. They’ve got to figure out why a demon is trying to kill Lucy and put a stop to it before it’s too late.


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