What I'm Reading ~ Weekend 6/22-24/12

Short-Straw Bride

Sorry, I didn't post one of these last week, but I have come to the conclusion that I will do these kind of posts in more moderation in the future. Mostly because I don't have the time, but I love to hear from you, so don't misunderstand me here :)

Let's get on to the books!

I have been dying to get to Short-Straw Bride forever! And I am happy to say that I am loving it! And might be done with it by the time the post goes up!
And if you don't know what it's about then here's the blurb:

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?

And I'm also in the midst of Swipe, a Christian teen dysotopian read by Evan Angler!

Here's the blurb:

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, "Swipe" follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn't even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It's almost Logan Langly's 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn't been able to shake the feeling he's being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is "Left Behind" meets "Matched" for middle-grade readers.

Well, that's what I am reading this weekend.
What are you reading?
You know I'd love to hear about it ;)
Have a great weekend!


  1. oh my gosh, Faye, LOOOOVE the new blog look!! Wow, your blog looks ready for summer now :)

    Looking forward to your thoughts on both books, but especially Short-Straw Bride. I couldn't put that one down!
    I finished two reviews this week: Short-Straw Bride and The Unraveling of Wentwater...my plan is to review Submerged next, but we'll see :)

    Please pace yourself as needed with the weekend posts, we bloggers totally understand being busy and still making time to blog. You have to do what works for you and have FUN :) I think you've been doing really well posting your book reviews lately, but no stress allowed girl :) You're doing a GREAT JOB and I always look forward to your posts, no matter when you're available to do them :)
    Hugs and blessings Faye,

    1. Thank you!
      I hope you liked Short Straw Bride as much as I am now :) I have heard that C.S. Laskin is terrific!
      I am also hoping to get to Submerged soon.

      Thank you for your warm encouragement, Kara!



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