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The Monday Musts: Servants of Fate by Sarah Fine, Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman, and Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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The Monday Musts is a new weekly meme I started and will be doing instead of Music Monday. This way I can combine my love of music to fit better with my book blog.
 
Thank you to Tonya for making me the above graphic to go with my new meme! <3

 
I would love for others to join me in doing The Monday Musts! I have included a Linky at the end of my post, so please share your Monday Musts!

 
It's super easy to do. What is a must read book? What album/song/artist is a must listen? And finally what has caught your eye that is a must see? (Can be ANYTHING. Other blogs, bookish things, pictures, etc.)
  

This week's MUSTS:
 
Must Read:
 
 
The Servants of Fate series by Sarah Fine! I absolutely LOVED this trilogy! It's Sarah's adult PNR series, but the idea behind the Ferrys and the Kere are so awesome! The Kere are in charge of marking souls for death, while the Ferrys are responsible for sending those souls to their proper final resting place. Each book features a different character/couple, but Fine has seamlessly kept the bigger picture at the forefront. Oh and she is a master at writing the sexy times!
 
Must Listen:
 
 
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Narrated by: Heather Wilds
 
Unfortunately, I don't listen to many audiobooks. I am one of those people that has to be able to focus on them, so while I'm at home doing things around the house or even blogging, I just can't concentrate on them. I don't have a long commute to work, so that takes the car out of the equation. The only other time that leaves me to listen to them are at the gym, but that's only 30-40 minutes a day, so I easily forget what was happening.
 
This is one book that I did get through and OMG I would put my earbuds in every opportunity I could to listen. Heather Wilds did such a good job narrating and I felt this book was even more poignant because of the narration. There were some beautiful scenes, but also some really horrifying ones and to hear that happening over reading... I don't know. It really affected me. It is set during Nazi Germany before WW2, and will definitely be one of those books that stay with you.
 
 
Must See:

So, I will go ahead and confess that I haven't read this book yet, BUT I do know about it. And oh my heart. This movie will probably break me. I love how quirky Emilia Clarke's character is! And Sam Claflin's seems like a grumpy hero which I love.  I hope I'll get to read this one soon, as I put it on hold through Overdrive!
 



What are your Monday Musts?

 
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22 comments

  1. I love the Monday Musts! I have fun coming up with mine each week. :) I so need to read or listen to Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke. I loved Prisoner of Night and Fog. But, like most series, I couldn't handle the wait between books and didn't ever read the second book. Me Before You. I'm terrified of this book/movie/etc. I'm not sure I'll ever read/watch it. I'm fine with feels in a book. I relish feels in a book. I just don't like to be destroyed and I'm afraid that's what this one would do to me.

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    1. Yay! Kim, seriously, that means so much to me. I am so glad others are doing it with me. I'm always afraid people will just stop, so I'm thrilled it's still going! I understand about not handling the wait between books. That is me too. I really enjoyed Conspiracy. It wasn't as good as the first, but I did like seeing how it all wrapped up.

      I'm afraid of Me Before You too, even though I've technically read the ending at Target. I have a feeling read it in its entirety will shred me.

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  2. Yes that trailer is AMAZING!! You so need to read the book though!!!

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    1. Haha but Grace- I'M SCARED! LOL. I'm scared of all the feelings and that I won't recover. But I'm excited too because there's so much love for her books.

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  3. Yesss to Sarah Fine! :D Did you hear about her new adult series? It sounds so creative and amazing! I can't wait!
    I need to get those Anne Blankman books on audio! I adore those books and would love to re-read via audio.
    I saw the trailer and told Nereyda I want to read the book because I like to torture myself it seems. I know the ending, but I still want to read it because they even come for a vacation to my home country! :)
    Happy Monday, Jess!

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    1. I did hear about it! I saw you mention something about it, so naturally I went and looked it up! I love her books. I really need to read more of them.

      I loved the audio. OMG- some of the scenes with Reinhardt... I thought I was going to be physically ill HEARING it. It invoked so much more emotion.

      I can't wait to read Me Before You, even though I agree- TORTURE. I'm on hold for it so I hope it comes available soon.

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  4. That trailer for Me Before You is perfect and I need to read the book ASAP. I think I'm going to grab the audio for that one so I am sure to get it read before June. Although I know the book is going to destroy me, but I cannot resist.

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    1. Oh good idea! I wish I could do audios more easily than I do! Maybe in my next life where I live in NYC and take the subway everywhere, I'll do them. HAH.

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  5. I've been curious about The Prisoner of Night and Fog. I've heard amazing things, and I'm so glad that the audiobook was wonderful, especially since you aren't a huge audio listener. I can't get enough of audiobooks!

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    1. YES! OMG. Quinn. There was something about HEARING that book that just... GAH. I can't even articulate it. I was such a mess with that one, but I loved it too.

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  6. I love adult PNR so that series by Sarah Fine sounds like one that I need to have in my life :D I know for me with a commute of around 1h30 on work days, audiobooks were a game-changer but I also have a hard time focussing if I'm doing something else around the house. It takes a truly exceptional book to make me want to plug my ears in at home - sooo, I guess I need to check out Prisoner of Night and Fog! Oh, and Sam Claflin!!!! Eeeep ♥

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    1. Oh yes! You'll really enjoy Sarah's series Micheline! And yes- if I had that commute I would also be the same way! Sadly, my puny little 5 minute drive doesn't do it. HAH.

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  7. Well done trailer. Making me cry! Thanks Jess! Haha

    Anyway. I'm with you on the audiobooks. I have a hard time concentrating on them if my brain isn't being forced to actually read the words. Except memoirs. For some reason I can follow those perfectly. Ah well.

    Those Sarah Fine books look awesome!!

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    1. Yeah, I won't be seeing this in theaters. I remember watching If I Stay and like gasping for breath between my tears. I'm not doing that again.

      READ THOSE SARAH FINE BOOKS SHERI.

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  8. That trailer made me tear up! I swear! I need to read the book as well, but I'm very much excited about the movie! And the series looks like one I would just love! I'm so checking it out!

    :D

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    1. It did for me too! I have only watched it once because... too many emotions. I can't wait to read it even though I know it'll break me. I love all of Sarah's books so I highly rec them!

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  9. Oh God that trailer! You must read the book soon!!! I can't wait for the movie to come out. Why can't June be here sooner? I remember when The Fault in Our Stars came out in theaters. I went with my teen daughter and the auditorium was filled with teenage girls. That is what it will be like for this movie, but with 20 - 40 year old women, all swooning at every scene.

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    1. I am on hold for that one on Overdrive, so hopefully I won't have to wait TOO long! Yes- you are right! That's exactly what the theaters will look like. So maybe I can go after all since I won't be the only one ugly crying.

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  10. I wasn't at all interested in Me Before You until I watched the trailer because of your post, and now I might just go see it. After all, any story where Finnick lives is worth looking into :) The Hunger Games movies actually did a pretty good job of making me feel like they were actually somewhat close to the real characters.

    The Prisoner of Night and Fog books are amazing! I don't even like historical fiction usually, but I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I thought the second book was even better, so hopefully you'll like that one as well.

    Great post!

    - Eli @ The Silver Words

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    1. Haha, I do love Finnick! It's awesome to see him in a new role! I hope you go see it! I'm really looking forward to it!

      I really liked Conspiracy! It was a great ending for Daniel and Gretchen even though half the book I was so anxious for what would happen.

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  11. I agree with you 100% with Sarah Fine's series! I absolutely loved the trilogy and they were the first books by her that I read! Amazing mix of paranormal romance + mythology + urban fantasy!!

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    1. Ooh! Definitely read her Guards of the Shadowlands series Pili! They were wonderful!

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