Happy Sock Sunday & Earth Day! I’m so excited about my next read The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis! I’m SUPER EXCITED to share that I got a signed copy of this book!!! I’m Starstruck! Authors are like SUPERSTARS to me! Anyways, I can’t wait to read both of these books! I will also be reading and reviewing her upcoming release, The Leading Edge of Now, which comes out in September. This book really caught my attention because it addresses the new #Metoo movement that I’ve been following in the news. Many have believed this era would only be a moment but I don’t think so.
Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.
Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn’t interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.
Then Maggie’s whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she’s ever met. Ben’s life isn’t easy, but he doesn’t see limits, only possibilities. After a while, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn’t have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she’s currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the magnetic lead singer of Maggie’s new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben’s brother.
But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future…before she loses everything she has grown to love.
The Leading Edge of Now Release Date: September 4, 2018
Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her.
That might have been okay if he’d spoken to her even once since her father died.
Or if moving in with Uncle Rusty didn t mean returning to New Harbor.
Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now the place just reminds her of all she s lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her forever.
People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn t sure about that. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most?
Marci Lyn Curtis, the critically acclaimed author of The One Thing, has crafted an honest and emotional story that will resonate with the wide range of readers impacted by sexual assault.
Sexual assault does not define this story, however, just as it does not define Grace. Wry humor and true love emerge as Grace, like many in the #MeToo era, seeks to find her truth, face her truth, and speak her truth.
I can’t wait to read both books! 🤓
Well, I hope you all had a great weekend! Today, is Earth Day and I celebrated by reading which conserved a little energy that I would’ve used to watch tv. Just doing my part! ❤