Weekend Reads #33

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

It is an exceptionally good weekend for me because I will be starting my two reading challenges and I get to spend a few hours with some friends. There is no better way to spend a weekend of work than to make the most of the time doing things you love.

So as for the books I will be focusing on this weekend, as it is the beginning of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon and Dewey’s Read-A-Thon, I will be making the most of this and trying to read two books. There is a good chance I will read one and maybe start another, but either way I will not let this opportunity pass me.

untitled (21)The first book I plan on reading this weekend is Control by Lydia Kang. Set in 2150 the plot sounds completed, interesting and mysterious. Dyl and Zel are left distraught after the death of their father, orphaned and alone, Zel knows she must protect her sister. Suddenly Dyl is captured and Zel is sent to a house of teenagers with extraordinary abilities. Zel knows she must save her sister from the kidnappers who believe Dyl’s DNA holds some powerful secrets.

I was wary of this plot the first time I read about it, however the book is receiving good reviews and it’s looking likely to become a trilogy. Control is showing potential in the book world and I know I want to at least give it a try. Not to mention it seems like the perfect weird and wonderful novel to start off my weekend of reading challenges.


The second book I am hoping to start this weekend is Uninvited by Sophie Jordan. This is another plot that was questionable but after reading it i couldn’t stop thinking about the book and knew I needed to read it. Uninvited follows the life of Davy Hamilton whose life is turned upside down when blood tests reveal she is a murderer in the making. Davy carried the kill gene, the piece of DNA that determines you have the ability to become a murderer. Davy is ostracised from her old life, abandoned by friends and even isolated by her own family. She finds refuge in the friendship of a fellow kill gene associate only to be left wondering if she should be afraid of him too.

This book is already filled with suspense as I am dying to find out what happens, I’m hoping both of  these books will help me over the hump of the 24 hour read-a-thon as they both sound packed with exciting twists and turns. I can’t wait to get started on these books and make the most of my weekend off work. I hope everyone has a great weekend and good luck to any fellow challengers over the next couple of days, lets reduce those TBR shelves.


3 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #33

  1. Shaina says:

    Hi MrsMamfa,

    Hope you’re enjoying your Dewey’s RAT and that you’ve been too busy with your nose in a book to post any updates. 🙂

    Here’s some cheer to keep you going during Hour 5! Hope you can complete both of your challenges this weekend.


  2. inspringthedawn says:

    I hope you have managed to find some quality reading time and are enjoying the readathon. Good luck with your books and making some room on your TBR shelves. 😉

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