Season 2: Episode 3: Read More! Books with appealing covers

Season Two: Episode Three: Read more! Books with appealing covers

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the category: a book with an appealing cover.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
*Jackie’s read

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

 

 

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
*Jackie’s read

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, theHazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set.

 

Revival by Stephen King
*Leigh’s read

In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs–including Jamie’s sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.

 Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
*Mary’s read

Agoraphobic Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that– and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results. Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her boyfriend Clark. Soon all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be. When their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.