Got My Eye On

It's been awhile because I have been unable to get my act together but it's baaaack and more eclectic than ever!

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are the books I've added to the very top my wishlist with credit to my lovely enablers :)

15728577Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

I wasn't thrilled with Julie Murphy's Dumplin' and I'm not the hugest fan of YA but Kelly says this one has a young heroine who is an asshole and now I am intrigued.

Here's what it's about:
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope.

But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.
& Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

This book is being touted as the new "YOU". It will be mine.

Here's what it's about:
This is a love story. This is a tragedy. This is a book about a break up so bad that when you put the pieces of the love story back together, what you get is MURDER ...


Mike knows that most of us travel through the world as one half of a whole, desperately searching for that missing person to make us complete.

But he and Verity are different. They have found each other and nothing and no one will tear them apart.

It doesn't matter that Verity is marrying another man.

You see, Verity and Mike play a game together, a secret game they call 'the crave', the aim being to demonstrate what they both know: that Verity needs Mike, and only Mike.

Verity's upcoming marriage is the biggest game she and Mike have ever played. And it's for the highest stakes.

Except this time in order for Mike and Verity to be together someone has to die ...

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Tori made it sounds so fascinating in her review. You can read her words HERE.

Here's what it's about:
In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake

Lark writes: "I also really liked Chudo Yudo, the dragon disguised as a dog"

Seriously, a dragon disguised as a dog and he reads! How could I not want this book?!

Here's what it's about:
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…

Did you find something irresistible during your blog perusals this week? Please share! I need more books :)


  1. I have had Side Effects May Vary for so long on my kindle. I should really get to it!

  2. I used to want to read Side Effects May Vary but really, I don't want to read about a moronic teenager now!

    1. But it sounds like she's mean so that kind of makes up for it :)

  3. A Kind of Cruelty sounds really interesting and I've always wanted to read the Deborah Blake series. Hey, it has a dog so it would also work for the February challenge too!

    1. Yes! If I weren't such a painfully slow reader I would add it to my queue this month but I know I'll never finish in time.

  4. Side Effects May Vary sounds fun. In a twisted
    kind of way lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. Yeah, it sounds different and bitchy. I'll probably love it. I hope you enjoy it if you read it.

  5. Side Effects May Vary sounds awesome. Love that premise- a little revenge, then she goes in remission? Oops. And I've looked at the Blake books before, the Baba Yaga angle had me really interested. I still might read 'em.

    1. Hope you love 'em if you find time to squeeze them in.

  6. These are all new to me. Wickedly Dangerous looks like my kind of book though. Thanks for putting this on my radar.

  7. Ooooo Wickedly Dangerous looks yummy.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. A dragon disguised as a dog. WHAT. I'm glad you have your act together. I need to find mine stat.

  9. The Power is absolutely fantastic and thought-provoking! I loved it too!


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