What Am I Reading This Week – February 9, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

As usual, I’m starting Mickey 7 by Edward Ashton today. I think it looks very interesting and early reviews have been largely 4-5 star positive. I can’t wait to delve in.

  • Genre: SciFy Thriller
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2022
*Soon to be adapted into a major motion picture from Oscar-winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) starring Robert Pattinson* The Martian meets Dark Matter in Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place. Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.

The End of Getting Lost by Robin Kirman was a story where psychological manipulations reigned supreme. I liked this story and it held my attention, but I can’t say that I loved it. Simon & Schuster moved up the publication date on this one making my already tight reading schedule even worst. I’m so glad I double check NetGalley every once in a while for publication date changes.

  • Genre: Psychological / Domestic Thriller
  • Pages: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2022
A young woman and her husband travel around Europe to celebrate their first year of marriage—a year that the woman has no memory of—in this searing novel of intimacy and deceit. The year is 1996—a time before cell phones, status updates, and location tags—when you could still travel to a remote corner of the world and disappear. This is where we meet Gina and Duncan, a young couple madly in love, traveling around Europe on a romantic adventure. It’s a time both thrilling and dizzying for Gina, whose memories are hazy following a head injury—and the growing sense that the man at her side is keeping secrets from her. Just what is Duncan hiding and how far will he go to keep their pasts at bay? As the pair hop borders across Europe, their former lives threatening to catch up with them while the truth grows more elusive, we witness how love can lead us astray, and what it means to lose oneself in love The End of Getting Lost is a tightrope act of deception and an elegant exploration of love and marriage—as well as our cherished illusions of both. With notes of Patricia Highsmith, Caroline Kepnes, and Lauren Groff, Robin Kirman has spun a delicious tale of deceit, redemption, and the fight to keep love alive—no matter the costs.

Bright Ruined Things is my second book by Samantha Cohoe. I enjoyed her first one and have high hopes for enjoying this one. I especially love that it’s a Tempest retelling. Early reviews have been mostly positive so far.

  • Genre: Historical Fantasy (YA)
  • Pages: 342 Pages
  • Publisher: Wednesdays Books (St. Martins Press)
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2022
“A deftly-plotted tale about ambition and belonging, Bright Ruined Things takes Shakespeare’s The Tempest and brilliantly reimagines its themes of family and love. Cohoe writes with a magic that dazzles and cuts right to the core.” – Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights Forbidden magic, a family secret, and a night to reveal it all… The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the island’s magic and its spirits. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, will see her as an equal, and her crush, Miles, will finally see her. But tonight is First Night, when the Prospers and their high-society friends celebrate the night Lord Prosper first harnessed the island’s magic and started producing aether – a magical fuel source that has revolutionized the world. With everyone returning to the island, Mae finally has the chance to go after what she’s always wanted. When the spirits start inexplicably dying, Mae realizes that things aren’t what they seem. And Ivo, the reclusive, mysterious heir to the Prosper magic, may hold all the answers – including a secret about Mae’s past. As Mae and her friends unravel the mysteries of the island, and the Prospers’ magic, Mae starts to question the truth of what her world was built on. In this YA fantasy, Samantha Cohoe wonderfully mixes magic and an atmospheric setting into a fantastically immersive world, with characters you won’t be able to forget.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

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19 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – February 9, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. Hoping you enjoy Mickey7 as much as I did. It wasn’t exactly what I’d expected. And now I need to check my NetGalley dates again to see if anything changed. My reading schedule is like yours this month.

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  2. I like the sound of Mickey 7. It sounds like it will make a good movie, too. Sorry you’ve got a tight reading schedule. I hope it all falls into place for you!

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    1. Me too. I only have about a month or so more and then my schedule lightens back up. I have no idea how I managed to take on so many books.😇

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    1. I think the hardest thing on audio will be how it shifts timelines all over the place and hopefully there are different narrators – one for the wife and one for the husband because they each have their own chapters and their “voices” are not very unique to the character. I’ll be curious to see how the audio goes.

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